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: DO YOU NEED AN URGENT LOAN? WE OFFER LOAN AT 3% INTEREST RATE To: Recipients <email@example.com> From: PNT LOAN <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reply-To: email@example.com
Do you need an urgent loan? We offer Educational loan, Business loan,Housing loan, Agricultural loan, Personal loan, auto loan, and other good reasons at 3%. Contact us for more details
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.