Loan Scam Alert

Loan Scammer – Tom Crus

Loan Scam – tomcrus67@outlook.com & tominvestment005@gmail.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.

Email headers

From: Edward Lewis Mitchell <cassia.araujo@itajuba.mg.gov.br>
Reply-To: Edward Lewis Mitchell <mitchellloanfund@yahoo.com>
Cc: [Redacted - long list of email addresses]
Subject: LOAN OFFER
X-Originating-IP: [129.205.112.38]

Email body

We offer Loans to individuals, Firms and cooperate bodies at 2% interest
rate per annum, The Minimum amount you can borrow is $10,000.00 US Dollars
to Maximum of $50,000.00.to $100,000.00 provide the following:
1. Name Of Applicant:…….
2. Age:………………….
3. Location:……………..
4. Amount Needed……..
5. Duration:……………..
6. Phone Number………….
7. Fax Number……………
Contact Email:tomcrus67@outlook.com
tominvestment005@gmail.com
Sincerely,
Tom Crus.
Reply

IP Address Analysis

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Originating IP: 129.205.112.38
Originating ISP: Globacom-as
City: Lagos
Country of Origin: Nigeria
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Why is this a loan scam?

  1. It was sent from a totally different email address to the one that you are asked to reply to.
  2. The email addresses used are free Gmail addresses.
  3. The email was mass-mailed to many recipients, all of whose email addresses were visible in CC. A legitimate lender would not breach client confidentiality like this.
  4. The email gives no indication of who is offering the loan, where they are based or who they are regulated by.
  5. The email originated from Nigeria, which is a known Advance Fee Fraud hotspot.