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China falls for Nigerian 419 confidence trick

In the world’s most successful email scam, Chinese President Xi Jinping has agreed to give Nigeria a $1.1bn loan. Beijing officials have been embarrassed by the release the following email exchange:




Subject: Low-interest Loan

Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2013 10:10:14

Dear Peoples of China,

I am President Goodluck Jonathan. I am conversant with world news and have found your high repute, trustworthiness and contact details through personal research.

On the 21st of June 2012, a Mr. China, his wife and their extended relatives were involved in a fatal car accident along Lagos – Ibadan express road. I repose great confidence in you that you can help repatriating their 200,000 barrels of crude oil before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank. I have secretly deposited a key to the oil in a metal box consignment with Security Deposit Number 00SUCKER56. I have all necessary legal documents; all I require from you is your pin number, naked photos of your wife.


Hiya Jonathan (or is it Goodluck?), This sounds like a great opportunity! Almost too good to be true. Please tell me more.

Big Hugs

The Xi Man!


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