Mr Jacob Modise — BUSINESS LETTER.

First time I can recall seeing a scammer sending a real nice letter as an attached image. There is the header and brief text explaining that the image is the real content.

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Please Note: MY BUSINESS PROPOSAL document attached to this email is presented in
Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format or

Yours faithfully:  MR. JACOB MODISE.

The following is the image attached to this email:
(see below for a transcript)

Scam Business Letter by Jacob Modise


ADDRESS: 13A Park Maxwell Drive
Sandton, Johannesburg South Africa.
TEL: +27-713813498

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am Mr. Jacob Modise the Chairman of the Contract Tenders Board (CTB) of ESKIN HOLDINGS LIMITED. South Africa. Your esteemed contact details were reliably introduced to me at South Africa Chamber of Commerce. Confidently I did not disclose my objectives to anyone else because of the confidential nature of the transaction. I found your profile very interesting and decided to reach you directly to solicit your assistance in a business investment and the transfer of a reasonable sum o money to your reliable account.

The total sum of US $15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million United States Dollars) was extracted from various contracts awarded by my corporation, as a result of over invoicing, masterminded by the concerned officials who were delegated to represent final payment for contracts executed for the corporation over 7 to 10 years back. The money is now floating in the suspense account of Federal Reserve Bank of South Africa awaiting claim, by a foreign partner which position we now want you to represent. Now is the most favorable period to accomplish this deal.

In my last meeting with the officials involved, it was unanimously agreed that 25% of the total sum will be given to you. 70% will be for my colleagues and me. While 5% will be used to reimburse every expenses that may be incurred in course of the fund transfer to your nominated account.

 *NOTE: This transaction is 100% risk-free, as we have made every necessary arrangement for a successful deal. The ONLY thing I solicit from you is total cooperation, complete trust that our share will be safe when transferred to your bank account. Do keep this transaction strictly confidential for security reasons. If you are interested and capable to handle this transaction. Call or send me reply via my above phone number, fax no & email address. Also include your full names, private phone and fax  numbers. I will reply you very urgently.

I'm looking forward hearing from you, God Bless.
Sincerely Yours,


Mr. Jacob Modise.