mainlogo2

TITLE: If I had a Photograph of You...
SCAMMER NAME: Hajia Mariam Abacha
SCAMMER LOCATION: Lagos, Nigeria.
MISC: ISP EMP-UPTO1
SCAMBAITER: Shiver Metimbers

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2004 2:12 AM

ATTN;
I am Hajia Maryam Abacha, widow of the Late Gen. Sani Abacha former Nigerian Military Head of State who died as a result of cardiac arrest.

I therefore decided to contact you in confidence so that I can be able to move out the sum of US$35,760,000.00 ( Thirty Five Million Seven hundred and Sixty Thousand U. S. Dollars ) which was secretly defaced and seal in big metal box for security reasons in your account.

I personally therefore appeal to you for your urgent assistance to move this money into your country where I believe it will be safe since I cannot leave the country due to the restriction of movement imposed on me and members of my family by the Nigerian government.

You can contact me through, or my family lawyer . Upon the receipt of your acceptance to assist me, my lawyer shall arrange with you for a face to face meeting
outside Nigeria in order to liaise with him towards the effective completion of this transaction.

However, arrangement has been put in place to move this money out of the country in batches in a secret vault through a diplomatic security company to any of the European country as soon as you indicate your interest. I also want you to be assured that all necessary arrangement for the hitch-free of this transaction has been concluded.

Conclusively, I have decided to offer you 25% of the total sum 5% will be for whatever expenses that will be incurred, while 70% is to be used in buying share in your company subsequent to our free movement by the Nigerian government.

Please reply urgently and treat with absolute confidentiality and sincerity.

Best regards,

HAJIA Maryam.

ABACHAc/o Ba

 

 

[I put my usual "gimme a picture" opener into operation]

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

From the office of:

Mr. Stuart Fielding
Managing Director: Flash Mob Designs Inc.
London W4
United Kingdom

Thank you for your email.

I am very interested in your proposition as I am always looking for further investment opportunities. However unless you are able to come to meet with me in the UK then you will have to provide me with some guaranteed proof of identity before I am prepared to proceed any further. I am afraid that a passport or other ID will not be suitable as I know how easily such things are forged.

I am sorry if I appear rude to you, this is not my intention, but when it comes to matters of serious business I do not have time for niceties. I am by nature a friendly and generous man, but where business is involved you will find me deliberate and serious.

First a little information about myself and my company. My Name is Stuart Fielding and I have been working in this industry for eighteen years. My company is called Flash Mob Designs Inc. We are a design company responsible for the design of all types of electronic and electrical appliances ranging from men's shavers, to mobile phones and music systems, right up to motor car designs. Our annual profits are around £8.4 million UK pounds per year, and I employ just over 200 employees.

To return to your proposition. As I have indicated, I am very interested in your proposition, but before I would be willing to proceed or give out any private information I will require that you are able to send be some definite proof of your identity. May I suggest the following: That we agree on a password phrase, and then you get a new photograph of yourself holding a sign with the password written on it? That way I will know for certain that the person in the picture is you.

I am happy to help you financially in this respect if needed, but first you will have to prove your identity to me. I am afraid that without proof of your identity I will be unwilling to proceed. My terms above are absolutely non negotiable.

Again, I urge you to read the above carefully before replying to this email. I do not want to appear rude but being such a busy person I cannot afford to have my time wasted by people who do not read my emails correctly.

Thank you again for your email.


Mr. Stuart Fielding
Managing Director: Flash Mob Designs Inc.

[I'm using the business name Flash Mob Designs in order to secure a picture to help advertise the fellow anti-419 site ARTISTS AGAINST 419]

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2004 3:21 AM

From Hajia Maryam Abacha.

Attn;Mr. Stuart Fielding.
My Business Partner.

My Dear Stuart ,

Thank you very much for accepting to assist and help me move this money into your country.I also thank you very much for your kind gesture to assist me and my family in this important transaction.

As I told you in my first email to you,this US$35,760,000.00 ( Thirty Five Million,Seven hundred and Sixty Thousand United States Dollars ) was put into two trunk metal boxes for Security reasons and my Family lawyer;Barrister.Steven Mcdonald have secretly deposited this two metal trunk boxes into a Security Company in Holland.All you have to do for me is to accept to be the beneficiary of this funds so that you will receive this funds from the Security Company in Holland.

As I have already promised you,I will give you 25% of this funds immediately you receive this funds,you will assist me to invest 70% in your country while we shall use 5% to settle the expenses that will be incured in this transaction.

As I am under surveillance and bad treatment by the Federal Government of Nigeria,my Family lawyer;Barrister.Steven Mcdonald will handle this transaction on my family behalf.I will be reporting to you by email to direct you on what you will do.All the directions from my family lawyer; Barrister.Steven Mcdonald will be discussed before he will reach you.

So kindly contact my family lawyer;Barrister Steven Mcdonald on the following detailed contacts;-

Legal Firm;Philips Consulting LTD.
Contact Man;Barrister.Steven Mcdonald
Email; xxxxconsultingltd@yahoo.com
Direct Tel; 00 234-80-372 xxxx
Direct Fax;00 234-1-440 xxxx

Please kindly contact my family lawyer;Barrister.Steven Mcdonald with the detailed contacts above so that he will further advise you on your receipt of this funds.I have directed my family lawyer to contact you in respect of this transaction so as he contacts you,fill free and follow his directions.I need absolute trust and Good Faith in this business and I assure you that I will fufill all the promises and assurances I made to you in this transaction.

I will like you to reply me immediately your receive this email so that we can conclude the transfer of the funds immediately.Remember to give me your telephone and fax numbers so that I will try and call you.I have directed my family lawyer;Barrister.Steven Mcdonald to send you by email attachment my family pictures,my Driver Lincence and my International Passport so that you will know me as your business partner.

I am urgently waiting to hear from you immediately you receive this email so that we proceed immediately and I look forward to having a clean and good business with you.

Thank you and best regards.

Hajia Maryam Abacha
Kano State,Nigeria.

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

From the office of:

Mr. Stuart Fielding
Managing Director: Flash Mob Designs Inc.
London W4
United Kingdom

Dear Mrs Abacha,,

Thank you for your email, but respectfully I wish to draw your attention to my previous email.

Before I am willing to proceed with your deal I will require identification in the manner I requested in my previous email; this is that you have a new photograph of yourself taken holding a password phrase which I will decide on. I am afraid a passport or other form of ID is unacceptable because I know how very easy such items are to forge. If you are in agreement with my terms then please do let me know and I will forward complete instructions for the photograph.

I am afraid my terms above are non negotiable. If they are not to your liking then please take my advice and find another partner. I am already a very wealthy man and I will not take any chances over my security.

Kind regards,

Stuart Fielding


Mr. Stuart Fielding (partners)
Managing Director: Flash Mob Designs Inc.

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2004 5:36 AM


My Business Partner.

My Dear Scott ,

Thank you very much for your email which you sent to me is well understand and well noted to me ,like as i told you before i am under surveillance and bad treatment by the Federal Government of Nigeria ,

However i will make sure that i send you my photo so that you will beleave me as well and again i will like to advise you dont be afraid of any thing i agree with your terms so i will try and forward you all those informations so that you will feel free by doing business wiht me i hope your mind will relast for now .

I will like you to reply me immediately your receive this email so that we can conclude the transfer of the funds immediately.Remember to give me your telephone and fax numbers so that I will try and call you.I have directed my family lawyer; Barrister. John Okoma i told him he said that he will make sure that you receive my photo as soon as possible and again i agree on your terms to send you all those are terms by email attachment my family pictures,my Driver Lincence and my International Passport so that you will know me as your business partner.

I am urgently waiting to hear from you immediately you receive this email so that we proceed immediately and I look forward to having a clean and good business with you.

Thank you and best regards.

Hajia Maryam Abacha
Kano State,Nigeria.

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

From the office of:

Mr. Stuart Fielding
Managing Director: Flash Mob Designs Inc.
London W4
United Kingdom

Dear Mrs. Abacha,

Thank you for your email.

Once I am in receipt of your photograph in the manner described below, I will immediately contact your lawyer to initiate the start of this deal.

The most important aspect of this deal for me presently is to be 100% trusting in my prospective partner, which is why I wish to be so careful about the photograph. In my experience, absolute trust in you partner always guarantees a fast and beneficial outcome. I require a new photograph of yourself, holding a sign or poster containing some kind of object/password which only I have told you about. The reason I ask for this is so that I can be sure that the person in the photograph is indeed yourself, then I will be able to trust you fully in this deal. With regards to the completion of this deal, once your photograph has been received I am available IMMEDIATELY to proceed.

Now to the matter of your identification, I suggest that of course a password phrase associated with my company would be one that is best to use, do to aid you I have attached a image of the password phrase to this email.

Please print out the attachment as large and clear as you can, then hold it up and have your photograph taken holding it. When I receive a satisfactory photograph I will then be 100% trusting in you and will be happy to proceed with this deal with the utmost urgency.

Please note, this is VERY important: The image must be very large and clear. I am afraid I cannot accept small or unclear images. IF THE IMAGE YOU SEND TO ME IS SMALL I WILL REJECT IT. Please do not waste your valuable time by sending me a inadequate image because I will reject it immediately.

Once I receive a satisfactory image I will contact you, and if necessary I will be happy to supply my identification also. Please let me know on what day you will be able to send the picture and I will ensure that I am in my office so that I may contact you immediately.

I am ready to proceed with this deal immediately your image is received.

Below you will find detailed instructions on how to scan the photograph correctly if you need them. PLEASE take note of them carefully as I WILL reject any small or unsuitable images.

Again I must stress to you the importance of a large clear image. Please do not delay our progress by sending me an inadequate image.

Kind regards,

Stuart Fielding


Mr. Stuart Fielding
Managing Director: Flash Mob Designs Inc.

[SCANNING INFO ATTACHED]

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2004 5:49 PM

FROM:Maryam.

I AGREED ON YOUR SUJECTION.RIGHT NOW, I WILL LIKE US TO MEET IN MILAN WITH MY FAMILY LAWYER SO THAT WE WILL DISCUSE ON THE SUBJECT MATTER.

IF YOU AGREED PLAESE MAIL ME .MY LAWYER WILL COME WITH YOUR COMPANY'S LOGO AS YOU SAID.FOR YOU TO IDENTIFY HIM.

THANKS,

HAJIA MARYAM ABACHA.

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

From the office of:

Mr. Stuart Fielding
Managing Director: Flash Mob Designs Inc.
London W4
United Kingdom

Dear Mrs. Abacha,

As soon as I receive the photograph I will make arrangements to fly to Milan.

Let me know when you expect to send me the photograph and then once it has been received I will forward you my flight itinerary.


Kind regards,


Mr. Stuart Fielding
Managing Director: Flash Mob Designs Inc.

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Monday, April 12, 2004 1:27 PM

Attn;Mr.Stuart Fielding.
My Business Partner.

My Dear Stuart ,

Thank you very much for accepting to fly to Milan.I also thank you very much for your kind gesture to assist me and my family in this important transaction.

However i will like to claeriffy you and make sure that you understand that this transaction is real so please my dear Stuart,like as i told you in my first email that i am under surveillance and bad treatment by the Fedderal Government of Nigeria,

So please i hope that you dont want to set me up with this logo that i want to sent to you because i have taken the photo as you said and directed to me so i want to be 100% assure before i will sent it to you by email attachment temorrow .

I am urgently waiting to hear from you immediately you receive this email so that we proceed immediately and I look forward to having a clean and good business with you.

Thank you and best regards.

Hajia Maryam Abacha
Kano State,Nigeria.

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Dear Mrs. Abacha,

My thanks for your prompt reply.

My dear, please be assured that my intentions are entirely legitimate. You can rest assured that I would never do anything that would harm the very good reputation of my company. I have spent many many years building up my company from a very small start, and I would resist anything that would damage my good name.

If you let me know on what day you will be able to send the photograph that would be appreciated. Once I know when the photograph will arrive I can make plans to fly to Milan. Please can you forward me details of the meeting place?

Kind regards,


Mr. Stuart Fielding
Managing Director: Flash Mob Designs Inc.

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2004 5:00 PM

SIR,

AM SORRY FOR NOT SENDING YOU PICTURE UPTIL NOW.AM WAITING FOR MY SON ABDUKADIA BE COME BACK BECAUES HE IS THE PERSON THAT WILL DO THE SCANN FOR YOU.

PLEASE ON MONDAY TOMORROW I WILL BE SENDIN IT TO YOU.

THANKS,

HAJIA MARIAM ABACHA.

PLEASE CONFIRM RECEIPT OF MY E-MAIL THROUGH THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS.THANKS.

[I decide to ignore Mariam's email]

 

 

[Mariam sends me her picture, and decides to spell her name differently too!]

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Monday, April 19, 2004 12:23 PM

FROM:MARYAM ABACHA.

THIS IS THE PICTURE.I WILL LIKE YOU TO FORWARD YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER WHERE I WILL REACH YOU AND YOU MAKE ARRANGMENT ON HOW TO MEET WITH OUR FAMILY LAWYER IN MILAN FOR FINAL COMPLETION OF THIS TRANSACTION.

I WILL WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU.

THANKS,

MARYAM ABACHA.

[I'm not at all happy with the picture quality]

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Dear Maryam,

Whilst I must thank you for the picture, I am afraid I am going to have to reject it. My reasons:

Although the content of the picture is correct, and the size of the picture is correct, the person who has scanned the picture for you has use too much JPEG compression. This has made the picture very blurry and blocky. For instance, look at your face in the picture. It is made very unclear by blocky squares and blurring.

Of course I realise that this is not your fault, it is the fault of the person who scanned the image. Please tell the person who scanned the image to scan it again but DO NOT use any jpeg compression.

Once I receive a clearer version of the picture I will be ready to forge ahead.

Kind regards,

Stuart Fielding.

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Friday, April 23, 2004 4:49 PM

[Mariam/Maryam attaches another picture, but with no text]

[Again, I'm not happy with such a poor quality picture]

 

 

[Lets see if I can explain things a bit more clearly to this dopey tart]

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Dear Mariam,

The picture is FAR too compressed. Please tell the person who scanned it for you to LOWER the jpg compression. It has made the picture VERY unclear and blurry. There is nothing wrong with the pose of the picture, that is fine, but is has been compressed too much which has resulted in a blocky and blurry image

Please find attached two picture examples. Hopefully these will explain to you more clearly what I mean when I say your picture has been over compressed.

As you will see, the image titled "wife_good.jpg" is a picture of my wife which has been saved with very little jpeg compression. The picture titled"wife_bad" is a picture which has been saved with too much jpeg compression.

As you can see, although the pictures are the same, the "wife_bad.jpg" picture is very blurred and unclear because it has not been saved correctly. This is exactly the same problem that you have with your picture. Is it a very simple matter to scan the photograph in again and then save the picture with little or no jpeg compression. If you do that then the picture you send will be perfectly acceptable.

I hope that explains things clearly for you.

Kind regards,

Stuart Fielding.

[I attach a random picture of a woman taken from the Internet]

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 8:33 AM

ATTN:"Stuart Fielding (Managing Director)".

WHAT IF I SEND THE ORIGINAL COPY TO YOU.SINCE YOU NEEDED TO SEE IT.PLEASE TELL ME YOU SEND ADDRESS SO THAT ORIGINAL COPY OF MY PICTURE WILL BE DHL TO YOU.

THANKS,

MARIAM ABACHA.

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Dear Maryam,

That will be acceptable. Below you will find my private home address. I do not want you to send it to my business address as I need to keep this business secret.

Please let me know the shipping number when you have it.

Stuart Fielding
XX XXXX XXXXX
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
XXXXX
United Kingdom

Kind regards,

Stuart Fielding
Managing Director

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 3:18 PM

ATTN;"Stuart Fielding (Managing Director)".

AM SENDING TO YOU ORIGINAL COPY OF THE PICTURE. I WILL LIKE TO HAVE YOUR PHONE NUMBER THAT DHL WILL CALL YOU AS SOON AS THEY REACH TO UNITED KINGDOM.

THANKS,

MARIAM ABACHA.

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Dear Maryam,

I do not know why DHL should need my number. I receive around 10 packages a week from DHL and I have never been asked for my number. However, for your information here is: (UK) +44 70920 37387

Kind regards,

Stuart Fielding.

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 6:04 AM

ATTENTION:"Stuart Fielding (Managing Director)" .

Sir,am sorry for not be able to send to you original copy of my picture as we said.I was not around,i came back during the weekend.Today i sent my son to mail to you my picture.

So, you will expect my picture this week.

Thanks,

hajia mariam abacha.

[I don't bother to reply. I'll wait until the photo arrives!]

 

 

[Well, quite a long time has gone by, and I thought Mariam had given up on me but...]

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2004 10:18 AM

TO:Mr. Stuart Fielding
Managing Director: Flash Mob Designs Inc.
London W4
United Kingdom.

Well, i sent it to the address you gave to me.That was last monday 10th of May and today is saturday 15th of May 2004. I felt by now you have receiced it.

Yahoo said that 95% of 4.0MB used and it show yellow line after that red.My box could not open again.So,that is it.

THANKS,WILL LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

BEST REGARDS,

HAJIA MARIAM ABACHA.

 

 

[Well, the letter from Mariam finally arrives. Time to give her the good news]

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Dear Mariam,

I am happy to tell you that I have now received your photograph and it is acceptable to me, thank you.

I am going to a fancy dress party this evening, so I will have my own photograph taken holding your own picture so that you have my own identification. I will be dressing as a circus clown for the party, so please excuse my clothes. [I hate clowns, but what the hell!]

I shall be in touch very shortly.

Kind regards,

Stuart Fielding.


[The spoils!]


[A proper scan of Mariam's picture]

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 2:15 PM

FROM:MARIAM ABACHA.
LAGOS-NIGERIA.

TO:Stuart Fielding \(Managing Director\.

YOUR MAIL WAS RECEIVED THIS AFTERNOON IN GOOD HEALTH AND CONTENT TAKEN NOTE OF.PLEASE I WILL BE WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY AS YOU SAID.

THANKS,

MARIAM ABACHA.

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Dear Mariam,

Hello me old mucker, and how are you today?

OK, please find attached my picture which was taken a short while ago at the fancy dress party. My apologies for the disheveled look of myself and my friends. I am afraid I had just a little too much to drink. The people on the photograph are (from left to right) Dick Hertz, Paige Turner, Moe Lester, and of course myself, Stuart Fielding.

Now that we have got these formalities out of the way, I sure am hoping we can get on with the business in hand. Please let me know what you need from me so that we can proceed quickly.

I would like you to note that we are now in Tribble hunting season here in the UK, so there may be some delay in some of my replies. I don't know about you, but I for one just can't shoot enough of the little buggers.

Looking forward to your next email.

Stuart.

[I knock up a picture using a great image from the Net with Mariam's pic added for good measure]

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 7:11 PM
Subject: Re: MARIAM ABACHA.

FROM:MARIAM ABACHA.
LAGOS-NIGERIA.

TO:Stuart Fielding \(Managing Director\).

YOUR MAIL WAS RECEIVED.BUT AM EVEN AFREAD TO LOOK AT THE PICTURES.YOU CAN SEND TO ME COPY OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT OR ID FOR ME TO KNOW YOU WELL.

THE DEATH CERTIFICATE AND DEPOSIT CERTIFICATE WILL BE FORWARDED TO YOU.AND MY LAWYER WILL CONTACT YOU.WE WANT TO DO THIS TRANSACTION BANK TO BANK SO YOU FORWARD ALSO AN ACCOUNT INFORMATION WHERE THE BANK HERE WILL TRANSFER THE FUND.

THANKS,

MARIAM ABACHA.

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Dear Mariam,

If you are afraid to look at the pictures then there really is no point me sending you a copy of my passport is there?

Regards,

Stuart Fielding.

 

 

[I receive an email from Mariam's son with a couple of certificates attached]

From: Abdu Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 7:30 PM
Subject: DEATH AND DEPOSIT CERTIFICATE..

I WAS TOLD BY MY MOTHER TO FORWARD THIS CERTIFICATES TO YOU.IT IS FOR YOUR PERUSAL.

THANKS,

ABDU KADIA ABACHA.(SON)

 

 

[Mariam gets back to me]

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 7:49 PM
Subject: Re: MARIAM ABACHA.

I DO NOT MEAN THAT. AM TRYING TO PROVE A POINT THAT IS NOT CLEAR ENOUGH FROM MY COPUTER.

PLEASE YOU CAN HELP ME WITH COPY OF YOUR PASSPORT.THIS ONE HERE IS NOT CLEAR.I TOLD MY SON TO FORWARD THROUGH HIS E-MAIL DEATH AND DEPOSIT CERTIFICATE,DO YOU RECEIVE THEM.

THANKS,

MARIAM ABACHA.

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Dear Mariam,

Please find attached my passport.

Sorry I cannot write for too long; I'm off to bag me some Tribbles.

Laterz,

Stuart.

[I attach my passport. The picture is of course US film actor Bill Murray, who incidentally played a clown in the film 'Quick Change' ]

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Friday, May 21, 2004 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: MARIAM ABACHA..

I DID RECEIVE YOUR PASSPORT AND IS VERY SWEAT. [I think she means "sweet"]

I WILL LIKE YOU TO FORWARD YOUR ACCOUNT WHERE THE MONEY WILL TRANSFERED TO BECAUSE WE WILL MAKE THE TRANSFER THROUGH CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA HERE INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT.AND BEFORE THIS WILL HAPPENED WE WILL SEND TO YOU PAYMENT RELEASED BOUND FROM BANK FOR YOU TO SIGN AND RETURN BANK TO ME.IS IMPORTANT.

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP.

MARIAM ABACHA.

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Yo Mariam my little muff,

Please find all my particulars listed below for your perusal.


Bank Name:

Plunder & Flee Banking PLC
24-27 Frasier Square
Daphne Street
East Niles
London W4 1EA
United Kingdom

Account No. 10451181
Sort Code: 44 53 72


One final question please Mariam; can you tell me if you have Mogwai's in your country? If you are not sure what I mean (maybe you call them something else) I can send you a picture. As well as owning a design company I also import rare animals, and now that it is Mogwai season here in the UK I am looking to import them. I am willing to pay up to $43,000 (forty three thousand dollars) for male Mogwai's and $50,000 for female Mogwai's.

I look forward to hearing from you soon,

Laterz,

Stuart.

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Friday, May 21, 2004 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: MARIAM ABACHA..

Dear "Stuart Fielding (Managing Director)".

I RECEIVED YOUR E-MAIL PLEASE I WILL LIKE TO SEE THE PICTURE OF Mogwai's.

THANKS,

MARIAM ABACHA.

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Hi Mariam,

Please find attached a photograph of my own pet Mogwai, which I call Scabby. He is a male Tibetan Mogwai and is 7 years old. They live for about 20 years, and as I have mentioned previously, are very much sought after because they are extremely rare here in Europe.

Kind regards,

Stuart.

[I attach a picture of Scabby, my pride and joy ]

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2004 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: MARIAM ABACHA..

Dear"Stuart Fielding (Managing Director)"

IS THIS AN OWL OR BAT THAT FLYS IN THE AIR.PLEASE TELL ME I HAVE NOT SEEN THIS BEFORE I BELEIVE IT WILL BE VERY RARE HERE TO FIND.

BY MONDAY I WILL BE GOING TO NIGERIAN SECURITY PRINTING AND MINTING FOR THE FUNDS.

THANKS,

MARIAM ABACHA.

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Hello Mariam,

 
No, the Mogwai cannot fly, but it is a very good swimmer and also can be very easily trained as it is an exceptionally intelligent animal.  My own Mogwai, Scabby can even juggle small Tribbles.  Such fun to watch him happily sit in a corner juggling away! 
 
Sadly it looks like you do not have them in your country. This is a great shame as I was wanting to purchase 10-20 of these lovely creatures.  However, I am also looking for Iguana's and Chameleons also.  I am willing to pay $800 each for Iguana's and $350 each for Chameleons.  If you are able to arrange an export of these creatures please do let me know.
 
Please let me know the news from the security company also.
 

Take care.

Stuart.

 

 

[Mariam gets back to me and brings up the inevitable "fees"]

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Monday, May 24, 2004 5:53 PM
Subject: Re: MARIAM ABACHA..

Dear"Stuart Fielding (Managing Director)".

I GOT YOUR MAIL AND CONTENT TAKEN NOTE OF.I CAN HELP YOU TO LOOK FOR Chameleons HERE I KNOW I CAN SEE THEM BUT I DO NOT KNOW THEIR PRICES.

JUST COMING FROM NSPM EVERYTHING IS IN ORDER BUT THEY ARE DEMANDING FOR DUMORAGE DEPOSIT OF US$7,700DOLLARS BEFORE THEY WILL GIVE ME CLEARANCE TO MY FAMILY TRAESURE.

HERE IS WHERE I NEEDED YOUR HELP MUST AND THAT IS WHY AM MAKING CONTACTS WITH YOU SO THAT YOU WILL ASSIST ME AND MY FAMILY IN GETING THIS FUNDS OUT.

BY TOMORROW I WILL BE MEETING WITH DIRECTOR NIGERIAN SECURITY PRINTING AND MINTING BECAUSE TODAY I DID NOT MEET WITH HIM IN HIS OFFICE.

SO,WILL WAIT TILL I HEAR FROM YOU.

THANKS.

BEST REGARDS,

MARIAM ABACHA.

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Dear Mariam,

Thanks for your email. It would be great if you could track down some Chameleons for me. I am having great difficulty importing them from my normal supplier in Reykjavik. I think the weather there is too hot at this time of year, and they do not seem to be breeding very well.

Please can you explain to me what "dumorage" means? Is this some kind of sado-masochistic activity? Not that I'm against that sort of thing mind you, but I need to be warned in advance if we're going to play that kind of game. Do you like to be the Dom or Sub? Personally I like the Sub, but hey, I'm easy really.

I'm happy to help where I can Mariam, and please let me know what the story is with the NSPM.

I look forward to your next email, and please find attached another photograph of me with my pet Mogwai, Scabby. This picture was taken last year at the annual Mogwai breeding festival in Munich, Spain.

Take care,

Stuart.

[I stick Bill Murray's head on a businessman's body, and Scabby into his hand]

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 9:19 AM
Subject: Re: MARIAM ABACHA..

Dear "Stuart Fielding (Managing Director)".

I GOT YOUR MAIL IN GOOD HEALTH AND CONTENT TAKEN NOTE OF.THE SAID FUNDS WAS DEPOSITED IN 1998 WITH NIGERIAN SECURITY PRINTING AND MINTING AND THEY SAID YESTERDAY, THAT THEY WILL CHARGE ME US$1,100 DOLLARS PER YEAR THAT IS THE DUMORAGE FEE.

THIS IS NOT SOME KIND OF sad-masochistic activity? AND IS NOT A GAME.

SO, I NEED TO MOVE AHEAD TO CLEAR THIS LIABILITY FOR THEM TO RELEASE THE MONEY TO ME FOR THE TRANSFER INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT.

AM ON MY WAY TO MEET WITH THE DIRECTOR AS I TOLD YOU YESTERDAY.I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH HIM TODAY.WILL MAIL YOU WHEN AM BACK.

THANKS,

MARIAM ABACHA.

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Dear Mariam,

Please rest assured that I know this "is not a game" as you so eloquently put it. It was just that I did not understand the word "dumorage" as there does not seem to be a word in the entire English language like that. The closest we have is "domorage" which means, '"to spank with a wet lettuce", so of course I though it was time to don the rubber suit (again). My apologies if you misunderstood.

Now that you have explained I can tell you that the English word you mean is in fact "demurrage". Of course I understand about demurrage fees, they are used a lot here in the UK. Again, apologies for the misunderstanding which of course I understand is probably because you spell things differently over there.

Anyway, thanks for the info and I look forward to hearing from you again soon.

Stuart.

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 7:03 PM
Subject: Re: MARIAM ABACHA..

Dear "Stuart Fielding (Managing Director)".

I GOT YOUR MAIL CONTENT TAKEN NOTE OF. AM BACK FROM NSPM AND THEY TOLD ME THAT ONCE I CLEAR demurrage WITH THEM THAT THE TOTAL SUM WILL BE RELEASED TO MY FAMILY AND THEY WILL HELP ME TO PROCESS FOR THE TRANSFER ABROAD.

PLEASE BELEIVE ME THIS IS NOT A GAME AND I WILL NEVER DO THAT TO YOU. I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THIS TRANSACTION, ONCE THE MONEY GETS INTO YOUR ACCOUNT YOU HAVE YOUR PERCENTAGE THERE. SORRY FOR THE MISTAKE IN MY GRAMMER. AM GREATFUL FOR THE CORRECTION WHICH YOU MADE.

TODAY I MET WITH SOME HUNTERS ABOUT THE Chameleons AND THEY PROMISE TO PROVIDE UPTO THE NUMBER YOU REQUESTED FOR.

SO, I WILL TELL THEM TO LOOK FOR IT AND BRING PICTURES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.THEN HOW DO WE MAKE SHIPPMENT TO YOU.

THANKS,WILL WAIT TO HEARING FROM YOU SOON.

MARIAM ABACHA.

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Dear Mariam,

Thank you for your email and I am happy we got the demurrage thing sorted out. Phew, that was a close one!

I am much pleased to hear such good news about the Chameleons. Did the brave hunters tell you how many chameleons that they would be able to locate for me? Will it be easy for you to export these creatures to my country? Of course I am willing Mariam pay for the shipping/transportation costs up front, and if you let me know how many chameleons the brave hunters can get I shall calculate the total amount and forward it to you ASAP. I hoe there will not be a problem securing an Export License? I will need to see a copy of the Export License for the chameleons before I can send the money.

Please do let me see any photographs of the chameleons. Also, do not worry about transportation, I can pay you whatever the cost is to send them to me. All I require from you is to arrange a Chameleon Export Certificate. Once I have seen the certificate I will forward all required fees and payments for the chameleons so that you can arrange shipping ASAP.

Kindest regards,

Stuart.

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 12:17 PM
Subject: Re: MARIAM ABACHA..

Dear "Stuart Fielding (Managing Director)" .

YOUR MAIL WAS RECEIVED THIS MORNING IN GOOD FAITH. MY FAMILY IS LOOKING FORWARD TO MEET WITH YOUR FAMILY IN LONDON. WHEN ALL THIS BUSINESS IS OVER.

SO,WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO SEND THE MONEY TO ME, FOR CLEARANCE OF THE TAX HERE. WE HAVE TO PAY NSPM THIS WEEK SO THAT BY NEXT WEEK WE WILL START THE TRANSFER. SHOULD I GIVE YOU AN ACCOUNT FOR THE TRANSFER OR WESTERN UNION NAMES.

BASED ON WHAT THE HUNTERS TOLD ME, WE HAVE TO GIVE THEM SOME TIME TO LOOK FOR IT AND THEY WILL NEED MOBILIZATION FEE FOR THERE MOVEMENT TO NORTHERN PART OF NIGERIA AND TO EASTHERN NIGERIA.THEY SAID THEY WILL BE ABLE TO GET UPTO 30 OF IT. SO THEY NEEDED TIME TO DO THIS. AND SHIPPMENT, WHERE DO I GET THE CERTIFICATES OR SHOULD I CONSORT A LAWYER FOR THIS OR A CLEARING AGENT.

YOU TELL ME IN LONDON WHICH MINISTRY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANINMAL OR CHAMELEON SHIPPMANT. CAN DHL HANDLE THIS.

THANKS, WILL LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU AS SOON AS POSIBLE.

MARIAM ABACHA.

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Dear Mariam,

What money are you expecting me to send to you? When you mentioned payment last time you wrote "THEY WILL CHARGE ME US$1,100 DOLLARS PER YEAR". So, they are charging YOU, not me.

Are you expecting me to pay this fee? How much is this fee in total? When does it have to be paid? Why does it have to be paid? Who is the payment to be made out to? In what form will the payment be made? What will happen after the payment is made? Will this be the only payment required? What is the annual percentage rate of the clearance tax? Is it a one-off payment? Who shot JR?

You never told me at any point that I would be expected to pay any fees Mariam. Please explain yourself.

With regards to the chameleons, please tell the brave hunters that once I have seen the export certificate for the chameleons I will be happy to pay the mobilisation fees. I need to make sure that you are able to get a Chameleon Export License before I send any payment. Please arrange this export license and then attach a scan of the license for me to see. Once I have seen the license I will make plans to send the brave hunters the mobilisation fees.

Laterz,

Stuart.

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 6:03 PM
Subject: Re: MARIAM ABACHA..

Dear"Stuart Fielding (Managing Director)".

YOUR MAIL WAS RECEIVED IN GOOD FAITH.WHAT I MEAN IS THAT, THE MONEY WHICH I DEPOSITED WITH NIGERIAN SECURITY PRINTING AND MINTING VALUED AT US$35.700.000.00.DOLLARS IN 1998 WHEN MY HUSBAND WAS ALIVE AND ALSO IN POWER.

I TOLD YOU THAT THEY ARE CHARGING YEARLY AT US$1,100 DOLLARS AND THE TOTAL FEE TO BE PAID IS US$7,700DOLLARS AND I EXPLAIN THAT BECAUSE OF THE ABOVE DEMURRAGE FEE WAS THE REASON WHY I AM CONTACTING YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE TO CLEAR THIS DEMURRAGE.

I KNOW THEY ARE CHARGING ME BUT I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE TO CLEAR THIS FOR THEM TO RELEASED THE MONEY TO ME AS SOON AS THEY RELEASED I WILL PROCEED FOR TRANSFER INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT.

AM EXPECTING YOU TO SEND TO ME US$7,700DOLLARS?YES, I MENTIONED THEY WILL CHARGE ME BECAUSE I AM THE ONE DEPOSITED THE MONEY.YES, AM EXPECTING YOU TO PAY THE FEE. US$7,700DOLLARS.I WILL LIKE YOU TO PAY THEM THIS WEEK,FOR THEM TO RELEASE THE MONEY TO ME FOR TRANSFER,YOU CAN SEND IT THROUGH ME TO DELEIVER TO THEM.VIA BANK ACCOUNT OR WESTERN UNION.AFTER PAYMENT IS MADE THE TOTAL MONEY WILL BE TRANSFERRED INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT ABROAD.YES,THIS IS THE ONLY PAYMENT THAT WILL BE PAID TO THEM.

IN REGARDS TO CHAMELEON. I SHOULD FIRST OF ALL GET CHAMELEON EXPORT LICENSE CERTIFICATE BEFORE THE HUNTERS WILL GO FOR IT.

NOT A PROBLEM I WILL TRY MY BEST TO SEE WHAT I CAN DO.

BEST REGARDS,

MARIAM ABACHA.

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Dear Mariam,

My apologies for the late reply but I have been in Scotland on a very important business deal. In fact I have managed to secure a contract with McTavish Mobile Systems to design and manufacture their new range of mobile/cell phones. I am extremely happy about this as we have been in contract discussions for the past 3 months. The contract is worth UK £3.7 million pounds per year to us, so as you can understand I am extremely excited about this.

With regards to the demurrage fees you mention, of course $7,700 is not a lot of money to me, but before I am willing to proceed I need to ask some questions, and I need you to take great care with the answers to make sure they are accurate. Here are my questions:

1. Can you tell me if this is the ONLY fee that will be required? If you can foresee any more fees, please can you ask the security company to try to tell me the COMPLETE and TOTAL amount required in order to transfer these funds.

2. What guarantee can you offer me that this fund really exists, and what guarantees can you give me that if I send the full fees that you will not do anything dishonest with my money.

I shall await your urgent reply. In the meantime, I'm of to celebrate my new contract and get pissed out of my brains.

Laterz,

Stuart Fielding.
Managing Director: Flash Mob Designs Inc.

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Friday, May 28, 2004 9:49 AM
Subject: Re: MARIAM ABACHA..

Dear "Stuart Fielding (Managing Director)"

I AM HAPPY TO HEAR FROM YOU THIS MORNING AND CONTENT OF YOUR E-MAIL TAKEN NOTE OF.YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK AT THE ATTACHMENT CERTIFICATE ISSUED TO ME WHEN FUND WAS DEPOSITED FOR YOU TO KNOW THAT, THIS REALLY EXISTS.

THEY TOLD ME THAT YOU WILL NOT PAY ANY OTHER MONEY. THAT PAYMENT OF US$7,700 DOLLARS IS THE ONLY PAYMENT YOU WILL MAKE AND KNOW OTHER PAYMENT.

I AM ASSURRING YOU 100% THAT I WILL NOT DO ANYTHING DISHONEST WITH YOUR MONEY OR MONEY YOU WILL SEND AND IT WILL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE.

THANKS WILL WAIT TILL I HEAR FROM YOU SOON.

BEST REGARDS,

MARIAM ABACHA.

[Mariam attaches the Certificate of Deposite which her son sent to me on te 19th. Sorry Mariam, that just doesn't do it for me!]

 

 

[OK, quite possibly a waste of my time, but I'm going to hit Mariam for a $200 fee myself!]

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

From the office of:

Mr. Stuart Fielding
Managing Director: Flash Mob Designs Inc.
London W4
United Kingdom

Dear Mariam,

Thank you for your quick response. Thank you also for attaching the deposit certificate.

However, despite what you have told me, I am still unhappy about sending you the $7,700. Please understand, $7,700 is not a lot of money to me, but of course I do realise that to most people it is a LOT of money. If I decide to send this money to you then I am indeed putting a GREAT amount of TRUST in you that you will not steal my money, and I do not know if I am ready to do that yet. However, I do have a suggestion to make that will make me trust you 100% and therefore be willing to send you the SEVEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS.

Again, I am putting an enormous amount of trust in you Mariam, so now I think that you must prove yourself to me by doing the same. Here is my suggestion:

You show your TRUST in me by sending me $200 (Two Hundred dollars) in cash by courier (DHL/FedEx etc.). When I receive your $200 TOKEN OF TRUST, then I will promise to do the following:

1. On receipt of your $200 I will IMMEDIATELY forward you the $7,700, PLUS your $200. I will return you $200 immediately as it is not the money that is important to me, it is the trust.

2. I will also promise to give you financial backing if further payments are required.

As an experienced and wealthy businessman, I do of course realise that the transfers of such large amounts of money will probably require further processing fees. If you send me the $200 token of trust then I am willing to fund this transfer to the maximum amount of $25,000 (twenty five thousand dollars) and the condition that I can deduct this amount from the fees after the fund has been transferred.

I consider my offer extremely fair considering the large amount of money you are requiring me to send to you. Again, your $200 WILL be returned to you will the $7,700 payment (so I will send you a total of SEVEN THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED DOLLARS).

Also, if your hunter is able to get the chameleons I will also send they payment for them at the same time.

Let me know your thoughts.


Stuart Fielding.
Managing Director: Flash Mob Designs Inc.

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2004 1:30 PM
Subject: Re: MARIAM ABACHA..

Dear "Stuart Fielding (Managing Director)".


I GOT YOUR MAIL THIS MORNING IN GOOD HEALTH. PLEASE NOTE. UNDER THE MILITARY LAW OF 1995 SECTION 2 PROVE IT BE ILEGAL. FOR ANY NIGERIAN FIND DOING A THING LIKE THAT.

SENDING MONEY OUTSIDE NIGERIA BY COURIER IS AGAIST THE LAW OF FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AND BEFORE YOU WILL SEND ANYTHING OUT SIDE THE PERSON RENDERING THAT SERVICE TO YOU MUST SEE WHAT YOU ARE SENDING OUT AND THE PERSON WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO DO THAT.LET US DO WHAT EVER THING WE ARE DOING BANK TO BANK.

SO, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AGAINST IT.OTHERWISE THE PERSON SENDING IT WILL FACE THE LAW OF THE NATION.

PLEASE, TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I MEAN.THE SITUATION HERE, AM WILLING TO SEND IT TO YOU BUT I DO NOT WANT TO ENTER GOVERNMENT NET AGAIN.

I TRUST YOU SO MUCH AND I BELEIVE IN YOU AND I WILL LIKE YOU TO TRUST ME ALSO.ORIGINAL COPY OF MY PHOTO IS WITH YOU I CAN NEVER RUN AWAY WITH YOUR MONEY. IF YOU WANT ME TO SWEAR FOR YOU I WILL DO THAT.AS YOU SEE ME THAT IS HOW I AM.I DO NOT BELEIVE IN CHEATING PEOPLE. UNDERSTAND MY CONDITION HERE I DON'T WANT TO INVOLVE MY SELF IN ANYTHING THAT WILL MAKE GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA TO START MONITORING ME AGAING PLEASE

THANKS,

MARIAM ABACHA.

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Dear Mariam,

This is very disappointing. Please show me the section of the law that states that you cannot send out cash.

Stuart Fielding.

 

 

[Mariam feeds me some bullshit...]

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 2:55 PM
Subject: Re: MARIAM ABACHA..

Dear "Stuart Fielding (Managing Director)"

I HAVE BEING TRYING TO SEND MONEY VIA COURIER AND NON OF COURIER OFFICES AGREE TO POST MONEY OUT.

AS I TOLD YOU THEY DID NOT AGREE TO REGISTER MY MAIL WITH THEM AND I SEND TWO OF MY WORKERS THEY ALSO TRIED DIFFERENT OFFICES AND THEY DID NOT ALLOW THEM ALSO.

SO, I WILL LIKE YOU TO ADVICE ME ON WHAT NEXT TO DO.

THANKS,

MARIAM ABACHA

 

 

[I feed her some crap back...]

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Dear Mariam,

I have a friend who works for DHL and I have spoken to him about sending cash. He has told me that their customers do it all the time, and in fact it does happen a lot from Nigeria also. Of course he told me that normally it is not recommended but he told me the best and safest way to send cash is to put it into something like a birthday card, then mark the contents as "contract documents".

In fact I have sent cash by DHL myself on many occasions. I sent cash to my cousin who lives in Nairobi, Kenya, and there were no problems at all.

I am sorry Mariam, but before I am prepared to send you a VERY LARGE sum such as $7,700 then you must send me this token of trust.

If you are unwilling to send this money Mariam, please tell me NOW, so that we can finish this deal here and now. I am not prepared to take the risk of sending $7,700 unless you are prepared to accept the same risk.

If your answer is "no" then I am afraid this is the end of the deal.

Sincerely,


Mr. Stuart Fielding
Managing Director: Flash Mob Designs Inc.

 

 

From: Mariam Abacha
To: Stuart Fielding
Date: Friday, June 04, 2004 3:58 PM
Subject: Re: MARIAM ABACHA..

Dear "Stuart Fielding (Managing Director)"

You gave me an asignment which am trying if i will solve it here.I told nigerian system of governent has changed.Meanwhile i travelled to kano all this days to see if they will accept it from there.

But still know way here. I do not know what to do. Have tried my best to use success card both they opened it and they saw the money inside and they refuse to accept my document.

Thanks,

Mariam Abacha.

 

 

From: Stuart Fielding
To: Mariam Abacha

Dear Mariam,

Sorry you are having trouble. How about trying to put the money into the pages of a newspaper or magazine?

If you don't want to try this then please let me know. I would be happy to send you the seven thousand seven hundred dollars but this will only happen when I receive your token. If you are unable to do this then please tell me now so that we can both move on with our lives.

Thank you,

Mr. Stuart Fielding
Managing Director: Flash Mob Designs Inc.

 

 

UPDATED JUNE 16th, 2004

Well, it looks like Mariam has given up on me! It's almost two weeks since her last email. I knew asking for $200 was going just a little bit too far, but as my mum used to say, "If you don't ask, you don't get".

Not to worry, there are many thousands of Mariam Abacha's still out there, and at least she was kind enough to post me her photograph

 

A note from the webmaster