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 or apply for a loan, only to communicate with scammers.
From: Vincent Lance Jessy <email@example.com> Subject: Loan Offer To: undisclosed-recipients:; Bcc: [Redacted]
Do you still need loan from us? We can close loan transaction within 24hours as we have funds available right now to give out as loan.
I am looking forward to your reply.
Why is this a loan scam?
- The email address used is a free Gmail address.
- The email was mass-mailed to many recipients using BCC.
- The email gives no indication of who is offering the loan, where they are based or who they are regulated by.
- The email gives the indication that the recipient has previously communicated with the sender about a loan, but they hadn’t.