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: LEON Donovan <email@example.com> Subject: LOAN
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within 24 hours
Hurry Up while it last.Promo will last till this month ending.
bridge cash loans ltd.
Why is this a loan scam?
- The link included in the email is not to Facebook, but to a fake page set up to look like a Facebook login screen for phishing purposes.
- The email address used is a free Yahoo address.
- The email was mass-mailed to many recipients using BCC.
- The email gives no indication of where the company offering the loan are based or who they are regulated by.
Update: 6 hours after I reported the fake Facebook phishing website to the hosts, they have removed it.