Loan Scam – email@example.com
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.
Subject: Bonjour Monsieur & Madame Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: "Crédit Investissement Africaine" <email@example.com> X-SenderIP: 188.8.131.52
Je suis Français actionnaire et opérateur financier au TOGO. J’octroie des prêts d’investissement dans toute l’espace d’Afrique avec un taux
raisonnable de 2 % contacter moi directement : firstname.lastname@example.org
I am French shareholder and financial operator in TOGO. I grant investment loans throughout the space of Africa with a rate
reasonable 2% contact me directly: email@example.com
IP Address Analysis
ipTRACKERonline.com Header Analysis Quick Report Originating IP: 184.108.40.206 Originating ISP: Spacetel City: Cotonou Country of Origin: Benin * For a complete report on this email header goto ipTRACKERonline
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 or who they are regulated by.
- The sender claims to be located in Togo, but the email originated from Benin, which is a known Advance Fee Fraud hotspot.