Email Loan Scams

Loan Scammer – First String Loans

LOAN SCAM ALERT! This post gives information on the email address, which is being used by Advance Fee Fraud loan scammers.

Loan Scam –

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: Smith Haar <>
Bcc: [Redacted]
Subject: Loan reminder

Email body


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.
Website: http:\
(+1)312 219 5860

WhoIs details for

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?

  1. The email was mass-mailed to many recipients using BCC.
  2. The domain used is only 5 months old and was registered using a privacy service to hide the owner’s details.
  3. The email gives the impression that it relates to an existing loan application, but it doesn’t.

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