Loan Scam – email@example.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.
From: John Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: undisclosed-recipients:; Subject: Loan Offer.......Apply Now Reply-To: email@example.com
_Hi My Name: is John Wilson Do you need a loan to start up a business or
clear your bills? Do you want to solve your financial problems? We offer
loan with a small interest rate at 3%. Apply now for a loan today..
us back via email: amount.. country.. phone… contact us with this
particular email: firstname.lastname@example.org_
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 addresses 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.