Loan Scam Alert

Loan Scammer – Rita Smith Loan Company

Loan Scam – ritasmithloancompany@gmail.com

The below loan scam email was sent to an email address that exists only to catch scam emails. It has never been used to register on any site, only to communicate with scammers.

Email headers

From: "Mr.Elliot J Pearson" <rga@alrosegroupofcompanies.com>
Reply-To: ritasmithloancompany@gmail.com
Subject: LOAN OFFER APPLY NOW...
To: Recipients <rga@alrosegroupofcompanies.com>

Email body

Dear Loan Applicant,

Are you searching for a Genuine loan at an affordable interest rate processed within 5 to 7 working days? Have you been turned down constantly by your bank and other financial institutions or have been deceived? This is your opportunity to apply for a loan from $25000 to $100.000.000 at 3% interest rate per year with a maximum repayment period of 10 years.

To apply contact

Mr. Elliot Pearson,
Loan Processing Manager
RITA SMITH LOAN COMPANY
GREECE ATHENS.
www.ritasmithloancompany.webs.com

From the fake website:

RITA SMITH LOAN COMPANY
Phone: +306988650017
Email: ritasmithloancompany@gmail.com
Hours of Operation
Mon-Sun: 8am – 11pm
Location: 11364 25 Kepseley Athens Greece

Why is this a loan scam?

  1. It was sent from a totally different email address to the one that you are asked to reply to.
  2. The email addresses used is a free Gmail address-
  3. The email was mass-mailed to many recipients using BCC.
  4. The ridiculous upper amount of loan being offered.
  5. The website is a free sub-domain. No legitimate company would use a free sub-domain for their website.
  6. The telephone number used is a mobile phone. No legitimate company would use a mobile phone as its sole contact.