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: Osman Ibrahim <email@example.com> Subject: You grab this opportunity To: [REDACTED - Multiple email addresses]
You grab this opportunity and don’t let it pass you by
Regarding the loan you once applied for in this company, we hereby
use this medium to inform you whatever problem that make you not to
complete the transaction or not to continue the transaction,we need
you to reply to our email and tell us the situation.
so we advise you to reply back so that we can continue from where
Why is this a loan scam?
- The email address used is a free Gmail address.
- The email was sent to multiple recipients, all of whose email addresses are visible in the To: line. A legitimate lender would not breach privacy in this way.
- The email gives no indication of who is offering the loan, where they are based or who they are regulated by.