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: "Paul Chuang (莊博智)" <Paul.Chuang@bionime.com>
We are presently offering loans to interested persons, individuals and Corporate bodies at an
affordable interest rate of 3%. We also offer long and short-term loans. Please kindly forward
your application to us via email at:( email@example.com ) for more information about
our loan program and for further proceedings.
Mary Ellen Dupree
Director of Finance
Provincial Finance Limited.
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 financier.com 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.