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: Senior Financial Consultant <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: To: undisclosed-recipients:; Bcc: [REDACTED]
We are Gulf Business Service Limited, an Investment and Loan company
seeking new business opportunities of mutual interest.
We are offering business loans at 2.5% PA for 5-10 years duration with
a 12-24 months grace period, contact us for further information as
regards terms and conditions.
We also have an investment partnership valued for USD500M from an
already executed contract, my clients need an investment manager to
manage the said fund for 5 years on an agreed percentage ratio.
We look forward to working with you.
Senior Financial Consultant
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 where the “company” offering the loan are based or who they are regulated by.