Loan Scam – email@example.com
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: GM, To: Recipients <firstname.lastname@example.org> From: Pamela Wright <email@example.com> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you are well?
Would you be interested in a Loan/business Funding? We give out Loans at affordable rate of 2% per annum without any upfront fees. Loan processing and funding takes approximately 8 business days from the day you submit your loan application. Reply for more information.
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 appears to have been sent from a Pakistani government email address, but this is most likely spoofed.
- 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.