Loan Scam – firstname.lastname@example.org
Following on from this post, since this scammer was dumb enough to spam his initial email to an email address that had “scamwarner” in it, I thought I’d see just how dumb he is (using an untraceable throw away email address).
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: Milk Conley <Conley181@usa.com>
Subject: LOAN INFORMATION
Received: from [18.104.22.168] ([22.214.171.124])
MILK CONLEY FINANCE LOAN COMPANY offer financial services and loans and we are ready to fund you with your desire loan amount. We offer financial expertise on all aspects of Consumer, we are a well established company with over 14 years of financial services experience, we offer one-to-one attention to all our clients. We grant loans at 2% interest rate to any country in the world and we give loans ranging from 5,000.00 USD –10,000,000.00 USD to repay within a period of 1 year a maximum of 30 years. MILK CONLEY FINANCE LOAN COMPANY have developed an excellent reputation. We can help with all types of financial services.
We are the number one choice for:
*Business and retail finance
Please choose the type of finance you require above and fill the below application form.
Purpose of Loan :
Middle Name :
Date of birth (dd -mm- yyyy ) :
State / Province :
ZIP code :
Rent or own a
How long have you lived here ?
What is your
monthly income ?
Home Phone Number:
Mobile phone number :
What is the best time to contact you ?
Which site did you get our ad?
We await to receive the fill application to enable us process your request.
Mr Milk Conley
Address: 764 Lafayette St, Durham, NC 27701, USA
Contact Telephone: (+1) (931) (488) (6778)
IP Address Analysis
Header Analysis Quick Report
Originating IP: 126.96.36.199
Originating ISP: Wananchi-
Country of Origin: Kenya
* For a complete report on this email header
Why is this a loan scam?
- The email address used is a free address.
- The email was mass-mailed to many recipients using BCC.
- The email claims that they can offer loans in any country in the world – no legitimate lender could do that, as they would need to be registered, authorised and have a physical presence in each country.
- The ridiculous upper amount of loan being offered.
- The email originated from Kenya, which is a known Advance Fee Fraud hotspot.