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: Osman Ibrahim <email@example.com> Subject: LOAN UPDATE. To: undisclosed-recipients:; Bcc: [Redacted]
This is an opportunity for you.
Regarding the loan you once applied for in this company, we here by
use this medium to inform you what ever problem that make you not to
complete the transaction or not to continue the transaction,we need
you to reply to our email and tell us the situation.
if you step back because of the fee we can reduce the fee and transfer
the loan to your bank account and after that you will pay the other
half, so we advice you to reply back so that we can continue from were
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Why is this a loan scam?
- The email address used is a free Gmail 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.