Nigerian spammers are smart storytellers with incorrect grammatical structures.




>From Ms.Rose Juan,


>Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you, My Name is Rose Juan, the only daughter and the only child of late Mr. Adams Juan, I am 20 years old girl ,My father was the Director of Gold and Cotton products exportation in Burkina Faso.


>Before the death of my father on 18th Febuary 2007 my father told me that he deposited sum of (USD $950,000.00 Nine hundred and fifty Thousand U.S Dollars ) in a bank here in Burkina Faso,



>He also made me to understand that it was because of his position that he was poisoned by Government associates while on a business trip to France with them and he instructed me to look for a foreign partner not from this country who will help me and transfer this money out of here and invest it for me, my purpose of contacting you is for you to help me and transfer the money into your account,

>I hope you will not betray the trust I have on you because this money is my only hope in life and you will also help me to relocate over to your country to continue my education while you will invest my own share of the money for me viably, I will compensate you with 35% of this money for your kind assistance My problem is not the money but is who will take care of me and my school,


>I can assure you there is No Risk involve, the money is an inheritance from my late father I also secured the deposit documents of the fund with me.


>I am waiting to hear from you.

>Yours Sincarelly


>Ms. Rose Juan.





From: Levy < >

Title: Dear Friend,Treat Ugent Business Transaction From Doncan Levy


Date: Tuesday, 7 June, 2011, 5:18 AM

Dear Friend,Treat Ugent Business Transaction From Doncan Levy

Pls i want you to read this letter very carefully and i must apologize for barging this message into your mail box without any formal introduction due to the urgency and confidential of this issue and i know that this message will come to you as a surprise, Pls this is not a joke and i will not like you to joke with it.

I am Mr Doncan Levy A Manager in Bank of Africa (BOA) Ouagadougou , Burkina Faso. I Hoped that you will not expose or betray this trust and confident that i am about to establish with you for the mutual benefit of me and you.

I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($15)millions usd into your account within 7working banking days. This money has been dormant for years in our Bank without claim due to the owner of this fund died along with his entire family and supposed next of kin in an air crash since July 31st 2000. Pls go through the website ( )

I want our bank to release this funds to you as the nearest person to our deceased customer while i come over to your country to share this fund with you as soon as you confirm this fund into your account and ask me to come over.

I don’t want the money to go into our Bank treasure as an abandoned fund. So this is the reason why i contacted you so that our bank will release this money to you as the next of kin to the deceased customer. Please I would like you to keep this proposal as a top secret and delete it if you are not interesting.

Upon the receipt of your reply and indication of your capability, i will give you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 45% of the above mentioned sum if you agree to handle this business with me while 50% will be for me and 5% for any expenses that may arise on the process, Because i don’t want anyone here in our bank to know my involvement until you confirm this fund into your account and ask me to come over for the sharing as i indicated.

Am looking forward hearing from you immediately,

Thanks with my best regards

From Mr Doncan Levy







Dear Friend,

This message might meet you in utmost surprise, however,it’s due to my urgent need for foreign partner that made me to contact you for this transaction. I am a banker by profession from Burkina faso in west Africa and currently the bill and exchange manager of the bank.I have the opportunity of transferring the left over funds of ($15million) of one of my bank clients who died along with his entire family on 31 July 2000 in a plane crash.

You can confirm the genuineness of the deceased death by clicking on this web site :

Hence,i am inviting you for a business deal where this money can be shared between us in the ratio of 60/30 while 10% will be mapped out for expenses.If you agree to my business proposal.further details of the transfer will be forwarded to you as soon as i receive your return mail.

But before we proceed i will like you to promise me the below..

1.Are you sure you will not sit on this fund when transfered into your account?………………..

2. Are you sure you will be following my instruction as your introducer into this transaction?………………..

3.Are you sure you will keep this transaction your top secret since you know am still working in the same bank?………………………

4.Are you sure you are ready to assist me on


Thanks and GOD bless you and your family at large have a great day.

Yours Brotherly,

Mr.Benson Koffi


Now, here is the challenge: find as many grammatical and structural mistakes as possible either in the texts or in the pictures. This question will never appear in any school’s English monthly examinations. (except if the teachers wanted to)



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