Loan Scam – email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
From: Peter Downham <email@example.com> To: undisclosed-recipients:; Subject: Dear Sir/Madam, Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Financial Consultant with the ANZ International Bank, here in
London.I am in control of privately owned funds placed for long term
investments.We intend to invest these funds in form of Loans.
We can finance projects ranging from $1-500 Million USD. Credible
projects would be funded at a guaranteed 3% Fixed Interest Rate per
annum.If you have advanced stage projects in need of funding or
business clients in need of funds to expand existing projects, we would
be obliged to work with you.
Finance Officer at
ANZ International Bank plc
London, United Kingdom
The domain anz-bank.co.uk has no website associated with it, it is just used for the email address.
WhoIs details for anz-bank.co.uk:
Domain name: anz-bank.co.uk Data validation: Nominet was not able to match the registrant's name and/or address against a 3rd party source on 25-Jun-2018 Relevant dates: Registered on: 25-Jun-2018 Expiry date: 25-Jun-2019
Why is this a loan scam?
- It was sent from a totally different email address to the one that you are asked to reply to.
- One of the email addresses used is a free Yahoo address and the other from a recently registered fake domain.
- The email was mass-mailed to many recipients using BCC.
- The ridiculous upper amount of loan being offered.