Email French Loan Scams

Loan Scammer – Michel Martin

LOAN SCAM ALERT! This post gives information on the email address, which is being used by Beninese Advance Fee Fraud loan scammers.

Loan Scam –

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

Received: from (
Subject: Bonjour ?

Email body

Je me présente Mr Michel Martin homme d’affaire français résidant en France .
je viens par ce présent mail vous fait part d’une offre de prêt financière allant de 500 EURO à 2.500.000 EURO avec un pourcentage de remboursement du montant s’élevant à 3% remboursable sur le nombre d’années souhaitez mais favorable. Si vous êtes intéressez par cette offre de prêt veuillez bien vouloir prendre contact. Tout sera suivi selon les lois française en vigueur
NB: personnes malfaisantes et de mauvaises volontés s’abstenir car je vérifie les documents à la préfecture aussi Afrique pas bien venu . Merci de bien vouloir prendre contact si vous êtes intéressé par cette offre de prêt à l’adresse
Monsieur Michel Martin

English translation

I present Mr Michel Martin French businessman living in France.
I come by this email makes you share a financial loan offer from 500 EURO 2,500,000 EURO with a percentage of the refund amount amounting to 3% refundable on the number of years but want favorable. If you are interested by this loan offer please kindly contact. This will be followed by the French laws
NB: evil people and bad will abstain because I check the documents to the prefecture Africa also not welcome. Thank you kindly get in touch if you are interested in this offer loan at
Michel Martin

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Originating IP:
Originating ISP: Isocel
City: Cotonou
Country of Origin: Benin
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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 address used is a free Gmail address.
  3. The email was mass-mailed to many recipients using BCC.
  4. The email gives no indication of who is offering the loan, where they are based or who they are regulated by.
  5. The ridiculous upper amount of loan being offered.
  6. The email originated from Benin, which is a known Advance Fee Fraud hotspot.

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