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 [192.168.1.3] (unknown [22.214.171.124]) Subject: Dear Sir/Madam. To: Recipients <email@example.com> From: firstname.lastname@example.org Reply-To: email@example.com
We are an Investment Funding Firm/Advisory Company based in the United
Kingdom, scouting for viable projects and businesses to be funded as low as 4% interest rate per annul.
We are offering this funding program to diversify our investors investments, we have funds upwards of 5 billion ready for a qualified project(s), for one tranche or multiple draw downs with a large contract and multiple or series of tranches. The minimum lending requirement is from ( 5 Million) USD or EURO to ( 5 Billion ) or even more depending on the nature and viability of the business or project.
Currently, we are funding for:-
* Business Expansion
* Oil & Gas
* Starting Up a Franchise
* Business Acquisition
* Capital/Infrastructural Project
* Commercial Real Estate Purchase
* Mining Corporations
* Contract Execution, etc.
If you have any lucrative project or think you have idea of making good profit in any venture, please do not hesitate to let us on ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) to know about the project and we will get back to you.
IP Address Analysis
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WhoIs details for fredmitchells.com
Creation Date: 2020-03-18T00:32:40.00Z Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2021-03-18T00:32:40.00Z 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 anonymously registered only 6 months ago.
- 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.
- The ridiculous upper amount of loan being offered.
- The email originated from Nigeria, which is a known Advance Fee Fraud hotspot.