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.
Reply-To: <email@example.com> From: Statham Cindy Bowen <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Good rate at 3% interest rate APPLY NOW!!!
Are you looking for a loan for your business, for personal use? Have you thought about obtaining a loan? Probably you have been turned down by your local bank? REPLY FOR MORE INFO VIA: 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 AOL 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.