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.
From: "Serviços" <email@example.com> Reply-To: wilcoxbott <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Hello Dear
ARE YOU IN NEED OF A LOAN/FUNDING FOR A PROJECT?
We are offering Loan/Investment funds to Companies and Individuals with profitable projects in any area of specialization at 2% interest rate APR for a duration of 2 to 20 years with a year grace period.
Our Loan offer is between USD$10M to USD$10B loan for business owners. Our lenders or investors are well vetted according to European Union financial institutions. Let us know if you are interested. We also pay 1-percent commission to brokers, who introduce project owners for finance to us.
Kindly respond immediately to enable us to conclude the process.
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 Fastmail address.
- The email gives no indication of who is offering the loan, where they are based or who they are regulated by.
- The ridiculous upper amount of loan being offered.