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: "Gilbert Markus." <email@example.com> Reply-To: "Gilbert Markus." <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: COVID Relief Loan with less %
I work with a Finance Company in the Unites States. My company is currently looking forward to lending money for start-up, business expansion and purchase of an existing business. Our interest rate and loan duration is very attractive.
We have flexible terms and will be happy to offer you a credit facility towards turning your dream into a reality. Further information is available on request.
i will be appreciate if you can contact me immediately.
Mr Gilbert Markus.
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.