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: cyprien goureau <email@example.com> Subject: loan offer To: undisclosed-recipients:; Bcc: [Redacted]
Hello Mr. and Mrs (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
We are people who offer loans between individuals and small businesses that require serious personal investment for just 2% interest according to the amount required. We provide local loans and international loans to people from all over the world, our organization is not a bank and need a lot of documents, so we know how much money you want to provide, as well as the repayment period and you will be satisfied shortly after receiving your loan or investment request.
You have contacted me directly by email for your credit: (E-mail: email@example.com))
Why is this a loan scam?
- It was sent from a totally different email address to the one that you are asked to reply to.
- 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.