This email with the subject "APPLICATION FOR THE TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND BY SOME REPRESENTATIVES." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 09 Sep 2010 13:10:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MINISTRY OF FINANCE NIGERIA."<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE P.M.B. 14, Garki, Abuja Attn:Beneficiary, APPLICATION FOR THE TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND BY SOME REPRESENTATIVES. Good Day to you and your family as i bring to you greetings in the name of the LORD.I do like to let you know that a power of attorney was forwarded to my office this morning by two gentlemen,One of them is an AMERICAN national his name is ENGR. GILBERT M. UPSON, the other person is Mr. JACK MORGAN by name a CANADIAN national. My name is Mr.Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga. I am the new Minister Of Finance and i took over from Dr.Mansur Muhktar on the 12th of April 2010. I want you to know that your Banking Details which was sent to my Office this morning by the Central Bank Governor(Sanusi Lamido Sanusi) and the Transfer Unit as well. This Gentlemen claimed to be the representative of your Family, and this power of attorney stated that you have died, they brought an account to replace your informationвЂ™s and claimed your fund which is right now lying DORMANT and UNCLAIMED. Below is the new account they have submitted: BANK NAME:- ROYAL BANK OF CANADA (RBC). NAME OF ACCOUNT:LEAD AND SONS COMPANY. ACCOUNT NUMBER: 2984-0008-660. SWIFT CODE: BOPIPHMM. Be further informed that this power of attorney also stated that you suffered and died of a throat cancer. All you just have to do is for you to confirm if you are really alive, because its sound furious that such kind of a thing just happened.I was Instructed to find out if it really happened or not before the fund will be transferred to them. Please these email demands urgent response as whoever do read these if its you or a family Member or Friend who has access to your email address, should respond immediately. You are therefore given 24hrs to confirm the truth in this information if you are still alive by responding back immediately so that these office can know what actions to be taken, because they are just insisting that we carry out the transfer of which we are writing to you now on their absent to confirm if you are still alive.Since no response from you all these while on how you can get your fund released to you, we are now suspecting that it might be true and funny that something strange might have happened and that the story ENGR. GILBERT M. UPSON and Mr. JACK MORGAN might be true because the only evidence now is you or your family members contacting these office now and confirming if these people are from you, or else we will transfer the fund to them. Kindly Provide the following details for immediate Confirmation then action can be taken: 1:Your full names: 2:Your present address: 3:Your age and sex: 4:Your occupation: 5:Your Tel/fax: 6:Scanned copy of your I.D: Note: In case of any questions from you or your family members that reads this email, call should be made direct to my office mobile number:+234-70-7018-3603 You or family members should forward to me emails you have been receiving from those IMPOSTORS for adequate investigations to be carried out. You or your family members that reads this email should respond back as i await immediate response. Best regards, Mr.Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga Hon. Finances (OFR), Newly Elected Federal Ministry of Finance. Federal Republic of Nigeria.