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: Jack Thomas <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Loan X-Originating-IP: [126.96.36.199]
Are you seriously in need of an urgent loan, to pay bills, buy a property, for business e.t.c? From a trusted and reliable loan company? This is your opportunity. We offer loan with interest rate of 3%. Kindly email us now for a loan: ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Jack Thomas Financial Home
IP Address Analysis
Header Analysis Quick Report Originating IP: 188.8.131.52 Originating ISP: Globacom-as City: Lagos Country of Origin: Nigeria * For a complete report on this email header goto]ipTRACKERonline
Why is this a loan scam?
- The email address used is a free AOL address.
- The email was mass-mailed to many recipients using BCC.
- The email gives no indication of where the company offering the loan are based or who they are regulated by.
- The email originated from Nigeria, which is a known Advance Fee Fraud hotspot.