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.
Received: from [126.96.36.199] Subject: APPLY FOR ALL KINDS OF LOAN HERE!!!!! To: You <email@example.com> From: Guidance Financial Service Limited <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reply-To: email@example.com
We offer all types of loans, both personal and business/investment loans, at a fixed low interest rate of 3% only. We offer a minimum loan amount of 10000.00 to 20,000,000:00. If interested apply now for processing.
BORROWER INFORMATION REQUIRED.
1. Your full names:
3. Loan amount required :
4. Loan Purpose (Personal or Business/Investment):
7. Loan Duration (Minimum 1 year to Maximum 5 years):
6. Sex/Marital Status:
8. Mobile/Cellphone number:
IP Address Analysis
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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.
- The ridiculous upper amount of loan being offered.