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: "Scott Jones." <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Greetings. To: undisclosed-recipients:; Bcc: [REDACTED]
Do you have any project that requires funding? We are part of a Major Fund
Management team and we are currently offering funding for Projects that are
shovel ready” for execution.
Kindly advise with your project briefs if you have any project that needs
investment funding or loan.
email address (email@example.com)
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 AOL 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.