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:An Opportunity To: [REDACTED] From: Jeffrey W <email@example.com> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will like to connect with you. I am a private investor/direct lender, I believe we can discuss mutual subjects to see what opportunities there might be to help each other professionally. Let me know your thought.
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 gives no indication of who is offering the loan, where they are based or who they are regulated by.