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: CFO <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: You Bcc: [Redacted] Subject: Re: GOOD NEWS
We are offering quick, collateral-free financing for economically viable projects and/or businesses of all sizes, including startup projects and existing businesses.
If you are seeking funding for a specific shovel-ready project, you will be funded at 3% principal annual interest.
If you would like to collaborate with us as a middleman/facilitator, you will earn a one-time 2% (“Success Fee”) of the value of every successful loan or project financing deal facilitated by you.
Our loan is special in case you want to receive money. Please get in touch if this is of interest to you for further details.
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 who is offering the loan, where they are based or who they are regulated by.