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: hong soon hwan <email@example.com> To: hong soon hwan <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: contact for business
We invite all interested project owners and investors to our project financing programme. I am the investment officer of an UAE/ Kuwait based investment company, we are ready to fund projects outside UAE/ Kuwait in the form of debt finance.We grant a loan to both Corporate and private entities at a low-interest rate of 2.5% ROI per annum. The terms are very flexible and interesting.
Kindly revert back to our chief investment officer if you have projects that need funding for further discussion and negotiation with the email Below .
Abdul Malik D
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 Yahoo 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.