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.
Reply-To: email@example.com From: Omar Bin Hamad <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Investment Offer To: undisclosed-recipients:; Bcc: [REDACTED]
We invite all interested project owners and investors to our project
financing programme. I am the investment officer of a UAE based
investment company, we are ready to fund projects outside the UAE, in
the form of debt finance, We grant loans to both Corporate and private
entities at a low interest rate of 2.5% ROI per annum. The terms are
very flexible and interesting. Kindly revert back if you have projects
that need funding for further discussion and negotiation. Kindly reply
to my email. email@example.com
Omar Bin Hamad
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.