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Really, really lame Nigerian bank scam...

I've gotten this one a couple of times and I continue to be puzzled by how it works. There's no contact information and it's so nonsensically proposed that you'd have to be a real piece of Samsonite to respond to it.

Anyway, hopefully you'll get a laugh out of it, too.

Dr Shamsuddeen Usman
The Honorable Minister of
Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Federal Republic of Nigeria | Ministry of Finance


Be informed that the report on your payment file this morning stated that so
many people were interested on your payment and that was what brought
about the
confusion and all the attempts to divert your fund. Now, every thing regarding
the tenure of our corrupt ex President Olusegun obasanjo have been cancelled

The new president Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'adua is a man that believes so much
the rule of law and transparency. We sincerely apologize to you and
your company
over all the damage caused by the government of Obasanjo to you and
your company
vendours. This is to inform you that MR. AHMED ADAMS from Pakistan and his
Nigeria partner, MR. SADIQ ABDUL came to my office today with a "POWER OF
ATTORNEY" signed by you and a new bank account as stated below.

ACCOUNT # 1-277-0084
BANK ROUTING#:102000021A.

The "POWER OF ATTORNEY" requested for a change in the receiving bank account
particulars and the federal ministry of finance is surprised because
you did not
inform us officially of the sudden change of the new beneficiary.
they brought the "POWER OF ATTORNEY" and the charges for the change of bank
account totaling US$550.00 (five hundred and fifty United States
Dollars) only.
But we rejected the money pending our clarification. On this note, we acted
professionally and in accordance to the laid down rules and
regulations of this
ministry, I interviewed them but unfortunately I was not satisfied with the
answers they gave which was not in line with the rules and regulations of this
ministry as regard to change of account or beneficiary. I want to state here
that the conduct of the two men became suspicious due to the unsatisfactory
information they provided concerning this transfer, and as a result, I decided
to give them seven (7) days
appointment ahead to enable me make necessary verification from you and the
appropriate authorities in the release of your fund. We have resolved
o do that
to avoid making wrong transfer. Please, kindly advise us appropriately
whether the two men are acting on your permission and instructions or
not. I am
anxiously looking forward to receive your urgent response.
Thanks for your anticipated co-operation.

Dr Shamsudeen Usman
The Honorable Minister of
Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria

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