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.
Received: from [126.96.36.199] Subject: Re: Apply for a loan To: [REDACTED] From: Mrs Tiala Wells <email@example.com> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply for a loan
We offer a very low-interest rate on our loan
Our offers are
1) Personal loan
2) mortgage loan
3) Business loan
contact Leon Brown (email@example.com) today for a very quick and reliable loan
Mrs. Tiala Wells
IP Address Analysis
ipTRACKERonline.com Header Analysis Quick Report Originating IP: 188.8.131.52 Originating ISP: Neology (pty) Ltd City: Johannesburg Country of Origin: South Africa * For a complete report on this email header goto ipTRACKERonline
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 Yahoo address.
- The email gives no indication of who is offering the loan, where they are based or who they are regulated by.
- The email originated from South Africa, which is a known Advance Fee Fraud hotspot.