An unsolicited email to my inbox this morning...
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'Please do not be offended by the way or manner i came to you, it is about the only way i could get to you after going through your profile and I prayed over it and selected your name among other names due to the nature of my proposal,which requires a reputable and trustworthy person. Someone who will be kind and sincere to me.
'l am Miss Lady*urs Gri*es, the only daughter of late Mr and Mrs G*imes Johnson. My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan here, the economic capital of Ivory Coast, he was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their business meeting. My mother died on the 22th may 1991 and my father took me so special because l am motherless...'
Further down, it reads...
'I am now ready to do all these since my father my bread winner is no more. l am honorable seeking your assistance in the following ways.
'(1) To serve as my guardian in your country while I will depend on your expert advise since l am a girl of 19 years.
'(2) To make arrangement for me to come over to your country in order to further my university education and to secure a residential permit for me in your country.
'Moreover , l am willing to offer you 15% of the total sum (USD3.4million) as compensation for your assistance in the transfer of this deposit to your country.'
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The temptation to write back and correct the frequent spelling errors and grammatical inadequacies is great. She doesn't stand a chance of getting residency if she can't tell her adverbs from her adjectives.