Loan Scam – 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: Smith Haar <email@example.com> Bcc: [Redacted] Subject: Loan reminder
Are you still in need of the loan? We are having funds available right now and we can fund within 24hours if your documentation is done.Reply now of how much you need now and when you want to pay back so we can proceed.
First String Loans
1 S Van Ness Ave, 5th Floor,
San Francisco, CA 94103.
(+1)312 219 5860
WhoIs details for firststringloans.com
Creation Date: 2018-02-22T04:37:31.00Z Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2019-02-22T04:37:31.00Z Registrant Name: WhoisGuard Protected Registrant Organization: WhoisGuard, Inc.
Why is this a loan scam?
- The email was mass-mailed to many recipients using BCC.
- The domain used is only 5 months old and was registered using a privacy service to hide the owner’s details.
- The email gives the impression that it relates to an existing loan application, but it doesn’t.