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Loan Scammer – westernfund4 gmail.com

LOAN SCAM ALERT! This post gives information on the email address westernfund4@gmail.com, which is being used by Indian Advance Fee Fraud loan scammers.

Loan Scam – westernfund4@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: Dimitri Thomas Zembal <dzembal@uwo.ca>
To: Berwick McCartney Patterson <bpatte25@uwo.ca>
Subject: 
Reply-To: "westernfund4@gmail.com" <westernfund4@gmail.com>
x-originating-ip: [106.219.111.111]

Email body

Do you need a loan?

IP Address Analysis

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Originating IP: 106.219.111.111
Originating ISP: Bharti Airtel Ltd. As For Gprs Service
City: New Delhi
Country of Origin: India
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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 address used is a free Gmail address.
  3. The email was mass-mailed to many recipients using BCC.
  4. The email gives no indication of who is offering the loan, where they are based or who they are regulated by.
  5. The email originated from India, which is a known Advance Fee Fraud hotspot.