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: philip morgan <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Loan offer To: [REDACTED - Long list of email addresses]
WE OFFER URGENT LOANS OF €19000 TO $72000 ANY AMOUNT OF YOUR CHOICE AND 2-4
HOURS SERVICE SUCCESSFUL TRANSACTION WITH 2% INTEREST RATES FOR BUSINESS
PURPOSES NOW APPLY WITH EMAIL MESSAGE AT:
FILL AND RETURN
Loan Amount :
YOUR ANSWER IS NECESSARY IMMEDIATELY
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 all of whose email addresses are visible in the To field – a legitimate lender would never breach client confidentiality like this.
- The email gives no indication of who is offering the loan, where they are based or who they are regulated by.