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.
Reply-To: email@example.com From: Mr Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Business Loan To: undisclosed-recipients:; Bcc: [REDACTED]
Are you starting a new business but you need extra financial support or you need it for personal use to pay bills and other expenses if yes send us the amount you need and the year you will pay back to our private email below:
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.