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: Online Advert <email@example.com> Subject: DIRECTAXIS 5% COVID LOAN RELIEF
Directaxis offer loan @ 4% rates for covid19 relief. Please see attached flyer for more details and send enquiry to ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) & Fax: +27 86 464 9521
The special offer also opens to blacklisted individuals and debt review.
Lindsay Van Zyl (Mrs.)
Loan Application Adviser
DirectAxis Financial Services
Tel: +27 61 906 2843 or +27 61 275 8768
Fax: +27 86 767 6386
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 email address.
- The email was mass-mailed to many recipients using BCC.
- The phone numbers indicate that the scam email originated from South Africa, which is a known Advance Fee Fraud loan scam hotspot.