Email French Loan Scams

Loan Scammer – Pierre Arnoux

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

From: Pierre ARNOUX <>
Subject: BONJOUR

Email body

Vous aviez besoin de prêts d’argent entre particuliers pour faire face
aux difficultés financières ?
Je suis un citoyen français en mesure de vous faire un prêt de 5000
euros à 7000000 euros et avec des conditions qui vous faciliteront la
Alors si vous avez besoin de prêts d’argent n’hésitez pas à me
contacter par mail :  pour en savoir plus sur
mes conditions bien favorables.
NB : Personne pas sérieuse s’abstenir

Pierre ARNOUX.
Très cordialement…

English tramslation

You needed money lending between individuals to cope
financial difficulties?
I am a French citizen able to make a loan of 5000
EUR 7000000 Euros and with conditions that make your
So if you need money loans please me
Contact by email: to learn more about
my favorable conditions well.
NB: No not serious refrain
Pierre Arnoux.
Sincerely …

IP Address Analysis Header Analysis Quick Report
Originating IP:
Originating ISP: Office Des Postes Et Telecommunications Du Benin
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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