Email Loan Scams

Loan Scammer – Merlin Grim

LOAN SCAM ALERT! This post gives information on the email address, which is being used by Advance Fee Fraud loan scammers.

Loan Scam –

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.

Email headers

From: Business Start-Up Consultant <>
Subject: We Fund Businesses and Projects Worldwide!!

Email body


My name is Merlin Grim and I am the Finance and Risk Management Officer for BB&T | Scott & Stringfellow LLC.
We are a business start-up and investment consulting company.

We provide loans for business owners and project managers that are privately seeking opportunities that can generate a higher rate of return for their private investment portfolio.

If you have projects or opportunities that meet this profile, do get back to me. If not, please pardon my intrusion.

Best regards,
Merlin T. Grim
Finance & Risk Manager
BB&T | Scott & Stringfellow LLC.

WhoIs details for

Creation Date: 2022-11-09T00:58:53.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2023-11-09T00:58:53.00Z

Registrant Name: Redacted for Privacy
Registrant Organization: Privacy service provided by Withheld for Privacy ehf

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 on a domain that was anonymously registered only 6 months ago.
  • The email gives no indication of where the “company” who are offering the loan are based or who they are regulated by.

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