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: DARLEHENSANGEBOT To: Recipients <email@example.com> From: firstname.lastname@example.org Reply-To: email@example.com
Benötigen Sie finanzielle Hilfe oder einen Kredit, um Ihre Rechnungen zu decken und Schulden zu begleichen? Wir bieten alle Arten von Darlehen an. Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns noch heute per E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Herr Joe Antonio
English translation from German
Do you need financial help or a loan to cover your bills and pay off debts? We offer all types of loans. Please contact us today via email: email@example.com
Mr Joe Antonio
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 who is offering the loan, where they are based or who they are regulated by.