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: Gurt Van <email@example.com> Subject: Re;await your reply;
We provide international loans for corporate and private entities all over the world.
Our interest rate for secured and unsecured loans ranges between 2.5-6.7% PA, with a 12 months grace period and private investment fund are also available depending on the project to be executed.
We look forward to bringing you on board – a new way of achieving financial stability.
Why is this a loan scam?
- The email address used is a free Gmail address that has no connection to the claimed name of the sender.
- 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.
- There is no such thing as “international loans” a lender must be authorised by the relevant authorities and have a physical presence in any country he is operating in.