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: Carlos Aracena <email@example.com> Reply-To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> Subject: Investment
I represent a private International finance company and we are currently seeking means of expanding our business interest abroad.
We offer a wide range of financial services to interested company or individual who is looking for soft loans to finance their PROJECT, we are also investors, we can invest in your country if you have any sector you want us to invest in our services is due at a very low & minimum rate of 1% to suit your needs because of the Corona virus ravaging the world presently. We specialize in both start up projects and existing businesses needing funding for expansion. It takes fewer than 21 days to release fund if you have an existing business.
Our interest is in the following sectors: Manufacturing, Export/Import, Oil/Gas, Banking, stock speculation, communication services, Agriculture, real estate, mining, transportation, health sector,tobacco, Forestry & fishing and General goods trade or any other sectors of business.
Please email us your Comprehensive project Executive Summary or business plan for review and possible approval for funding. Feel free to ask your questions contacting our 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 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.