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: Charlie Kiobibasa <email@example.com> Subject: LOAN OFFER!!!!! Bcc: [REDACTED]
My name is Charlie Kiobibasa and I am a private lender, Would you be interested in the service of a private money lender to finance any of your deals? I offer loans @ 6% interest rate for a maximum duration of 10 years with no prepayment penalty. Kindly contact me via my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your interested in securing a loan.
Mr. Charlie Kiobibasa.
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 AOL address.
- The email was mass-mailed to many recipients using BCC.
- The email gives no indication of who the company offering the loan are, where they are based or who they are regulated by.