Loan Scam – email@example.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.
From: "Information Department<firstname.lastname@example.org>" <email@example.com> Subject: Safe and Guaranteed Loan Offer !! To: undisclosed-recipients:; Bcc: [Redacted]
Are you in need of an urgent and a secured loan?
Barclays Bank is conrently giving personal and business loans at 2 percent annually.
Contact us today by email; firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thank you, as you contact us today.
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 claims to be from Barclays Bank, but does not use a Barclays domain. Scammers often claim to be real businesses, but obviously don’t have access to their real domains.