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.
Subject: Hello [REDACTED] From: K K <KK@unimet.edu.ve> To: [REDACTED] Reply-To: email@example.com
Do you need funding for a business startup or expansion?
I am interested in funding business startups or expansion either by direct cash
injection or a loan.
If you have a running business that you can expand the better, the bottom line
is profitability without my direct participation.
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 Hotmail address.
- The email gives no indication of who is offering the loan, where they are based or who they are regulated by.