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: Charles Evans <email@example.com> Reply-To: Charles Evans <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: LOAN OFFER (APPLY NOW)
I am Mr. Charles Evans, I work for a consortium with reserve block funds mapped out for sponsorship of projects. We Offer Private, Commercial and Personal Loans with very Minimal annual Interest Rates as Low as 3.5% within 1 year to 20 years repayment duration period to any part of the world. We are open to negotiation with people with genuine projects that needs DIRECT LONG TERM LOAN and if agreement is reached, funds will be made available in case you have projects and interested in furthering this conversation, let me know by responding through my email address:( email@example.com ). More information would be made available to you on ascertaining your seriousness and interest.
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 Gmail 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.