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.
Subject: Re: Loan To: Recipients <firstname.lastname@example.org> From: "SoftLink Int'L" <email@example.com> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Day Are you financially Down do you need a personal or business L0AN at 3% interest rate if yes contact SoftLink Int’L for application and more information Email: email@example.com
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 Hotmail 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.