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: BASIC LOAN AGENCY <email@example.com> Reply-To: BASIC LOAN AGENCY <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: APPLY FOR LOAN WITH EASE WITHIN 24HOURS
You need a loan? I’m a registered and reliable lender, I borrow people who have financial difficulties, people trying to pay school bills, those trying to buy a car or start your own company, suppliers and government agencies. For more information or an application form for a loan
Why is this a loan scam?
- It was sent from a totally different email address to the one that you are asked to reply to.
- 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.