This email with the subject "Re:Your mail as discussed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 08 Mar 2008 10:58:05 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Roukoz H." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings to you. I am Mr. Roukoz .F. Hobeika and though I reside in the U.K, I am actually a citizen of U.A.E. I am the heir apparent to a family business with its "roots" in Dubai, U.A.E. The importance of my position in my family mandated that I be sent to study for a degree in the U.K. At the conclusion of my degree programme, my family decided to open the first European branch of the company in the U.K which deals in oil and gas products and I was put in-charge to run it. This was of course a good beginning for me. At present, we are almost at the end of another trading year and our auditors have once again brought it to our attention, that the tax rates applicable to our company is enormous simply because we are an international company based in the UK. These taxes are gradually "killing" our business, and after taken a critical overview of the records from "day one" the auditors seem very correct. At the end of 2006 I had no choice but to relate the disturbing situation to my father. After much "brain storming", my father has decided to close the UK branch at the beginning of 2008. He has directed that we salvage what is left of our investment and move into another country in Europe where their taxes are low so we could still do business with our European clients. Now, you must wonder why I have contacted you! I am contacting you now because there is an arrangement that I have personally mapped out to ensure that what ever cash remaining in the Company account be transferred to who ever is willing to assist me in this regards. All you will be required to do is to send an invoice from your end which we would prepare using your company’s details, stating that you supplied our company with equipment to the tune of $18,500,000 (Eighteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) through 2004/05. Once this agreement is set up, I will have a copy submitted to my bankers here so they can immediately begin the transfer processes of the stipulated amount in favour of the goods supplied (Supposedly) by you. After the agreement between you and I has been submitted to my bankers, I will file for bankruptcy so our access/funds would be used to pay you. Once I file in for bankruptcy, I will not need to pay any taxes, while the invoice still stands with my bankers. This way, I will be able to relocate from the U.K. You must understand that I personally have something in it for myself because what I declare to the company in Dubai is what will be stated and accepted. If you are willing to assist, please respond to this message and bear in mind that your confidentiality is required because if this arrangement fails, I will probably loose everything I own in the U.K and go down with tax evasion which is a serious offence here in the UK. For your assistance, there is a reward. This will be discussed as soon as I get a response from you. Feel free to reach me by my private email: email@example.com. I will be awaiting your response anxiously. Thank you in view of your anticipated urgent cooperation. Yours Faithfully, Mr. Roukoz .F. Hobeika -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, and is believed to be clean. MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support.