Loan Scam – firstname.lastname@example.org
This email was forwarded to me by someone who was nearly a victim of this loan scammer over 3 years ago and cut off all contact with them when they realised it was a scam. The scammer today wrote to them totally out of the blue.
From: Tommy Shilubane <email@example.com> To: [Redacted] Subject: Await your E-mail Soon
I have not hear from you for the pass days now, Just want to know what is going on.
The company is willing to give out the Loan in the sum of $155 USD so if you are about to pay that fee you are going to get the Loan so do get back to me if you need this Loan Okay
Await your E-mail Soon
Why is this a loan scam?
- The email address used is a free Gmail address.
- The email gives no indication of who is offering the loan, where they are based or who they are regulated by. Legitimate lenders would provide these details on every communication.
- Legitimate lenders do not suddenly write to people who applied for a loan with them 3 years before.
- The poor grammar is indicative of a West African scammer.
- Legitimate lenders do not charge upfront fees to get loans.