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: JOSHUA BENJAMIN <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Loan Offer To: undisclosed-recipients:; Bcc: [REDACTED]
Have you been looking for financial help for your new home purchase,
construction, real estate loan, refinancing, debt consolidation,
personal or business purpose? Welcome to the Joahua Benjamin Loan
Company, Financing made easy with us. Contact us as we offer our
financial service at a low and affordable 3% interest rate for long
and short loan terms, with 100% loan guarantee. Interested applicants
should contact us for further loan acquisition procedures at:
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.