Loan Scam Alert

Loan Scammer – John Sewell

Loan Scam – johnsewell396@gmail.com

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.

Email headers

Received: from [154.118.62.172]
Subject: Loan Offer
To: Recipients <test@ewalletme.com>
From: "Mr.John Sewell" <test@ewalletme.com>
Reply-To: johnsewell396@gmail.com

Email body

Apply for a loan today with your loan amount and duration, Its Easy and fast to get @ 4% interest rates and monthly installment payments certified private Loan company approved by the Government. We give out international and local loans to all countries in the world, Amount given out ( $2,500 to $10,000,000 Dollars, Euro and Pounds.) FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email: johnsewell396@gmail.com Mr.John Sewell

IP Address Analysis

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Originating IP: 154.118.62.172
Originating ISP: Spectranet
City: Lagos
Country of Origin: Nigeria
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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 indicates that the person is a “private Loan company” and “give out International and local loans to all countries”. There is no such thing, lenders are not private individuals and real loan companies are authorised in the country that they are based, not worldwide.
  • The ridiculous upper amount of loan being offered.
  • The email originated from Nigeria, which is a known Advance Fee Fraud hotspot.