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.
Subject: Re: To: me <email@example.com> From: Luis Ribeiro Carvalho <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reply-To: Luis Ribeiro Carvalho <email@example.com>
There is an opportunity for finance, strictly for business upgrade/startup, either by direct cash injection or a loan.
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 Yahoo 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.