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: Info <email@example.com> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Loan Opportunity
Are you a business man or woman? Are you in any financial mess or do you need funds to start up your own business? Do you need loan to settle your debt or pay off your bills or start a nice business?
We offer loan at low interest rate of 3% and with collateral and non collateral, we offer Personal loans, debt consolidation loans, venture capital,business loans,education loans, home loans or “loans for any reason!”.
All Replies should be forwarded to Email: email@example.com
Mr. Richard Howell.
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 Hotmail 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.