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: Derick <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Inquiry for Business investment To: undisclosed-recipients:; Bcc: [REDACTED]
I work with Alterra Capital as an assistant finance director, i am
reaching out to you with regards to business funding offer (loan) at
a very reasonably low repayment interest rate (5%), I represent a
client (a business man) who is willing to provide funding at the
above given rate for business investment.
I will give further information upon your indication of interest.
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 where the company offering the loan are based or who they are regulated by.