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: 2021 Loan Scheme <email@example.com> Subject: New Business Loan. To: undisclosed-recipients:; Bcc: [REDACTED]
NEW COVID-19 Business Loan Scheme (Zero repayments for first 6 months and the equivalent of 12 months interest-free subject to certain terms and conditions* )
The COVID-19 Business Loan from World Bank And IMF is an initiative to support small businesses through the current challenges and protect job creation and sustainment in the world. If your business has been impacted by COVID-19 resulting in a reduction of 15% or more in turnover or profit, and you are unable to secure finance from banks and commercial lending providers, the World Bank And IMF COVID-19 Business Loan may be an option to help your business.For more information contact us on
( firstname.lastname@example.org )
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 Yandex 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.