Email Loan Scams

Loan Scammer – Martin West

LOAN SCAM ALERT! This post gives information on the email address, which is being used by Advance Fee Fraud loan scammers.

Loan Scam –

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

Subject: Direct loan at a low interest rate of 5% annually.
From: Martin West <>

Email body

Hello Friend,

My name is Martin West, a broker and consultant with a business funding and investment company. We are offering a business opportunity and providing investment funding in any lucrative business you possess the competence to manage. We are a cooperate individual company that offers funding in a form of a direct loan at a low interest rate of 5% annually. We are also open for a Joint Venture at 30% Return On Investment (R.O.I) for a period of 5 years with an option for reinvestment once both parties involved are satisfied with the profit accrued from the project.

Feel free to send your business plan, executive summary and financial projection for review prior to funding. We are willing to sign a Non Disclosure agreement with you upon request for your protection. If you are interested in this mutual benefit, please get back to me as soon as you receive this email at (

I look forward to hearing from you.

Respectfully yours,

Martin West

WhoIs details for

Creation Date: 2020-06-02T08:29:41.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2021-06-02T08:29:41.00Z

Registrant Name: WhoisGuard Protected
Registrant Organization: WhoisGuard, Inc.

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 on a domain that was only registered a couple of months ago, by someone using a privacy service to hide their identity.
  • The email gives no indication of who is offering the loan, where they are based or who they are regulated by.

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