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: Charles Baker <email@example.com> Subject: Cc: [Redacted - long list of email addresses] Received: from [18.104.22.168]
Lendmark is a financial firm that provides individuals with loan
amount at an affordable interest rate. We offer loan to ease your
stress from been turned down by your bank. For further info contact us
vie email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IP Address Analysis
ipTRACKERonline.com Header Analysis Quick Report Originating IP: 22.214.171.124 Originating ISP: As-natcom 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 Gmail address.
- The email was mass-mailed to many recipients all of whose email addresses were visible in CC. A legitimate company would not reveal individual’s email addresses like this.
- The email gives no indication of where the company offering the loan isbased or who they are regulated by.
- The email originated from Nigeria, which is a known Advance Fee Fraud hotspot.