Loan scams


Scam Email received 5/16/2019

Email From:

Sender Name:

Victoria Hugh’s

Other emails used:


Email Subject:



RE: BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP/ INVESTMENT LOAN I have decided to contact you through this medium after reviewing your profile. I am Mrs. Victoria Hugh’s I was informed by a consultant friend of mine that you may be looking  for investment finance for your project. Therefore, I would like to invest my available investment capital in your Company or Country with your able assistance.  My area of interest is in companies and project plans with potentials for rapid growth in long terms. I am also interested in placing part of my funds into your able professional business hands, if you are interested in a joint partnership venture and if your country’s bi-laws allow foreign Investors/ investment in form of Loan. I am writing to seek for your professional assistance due to my inexperience in your area of international business investment in your Country, as I am interested in establishing and investing my capital in your country on a large scale in an honest and credible venture based on your professional advice. Secondly, I am willing and ready to provide you with an investment project loan to aid you in Expanding, Establishing a new Business/ Project and in improving your existing company from the available funds that I have recently inherited to for good interest returns within a period of 1 to 15 years or more. My terms are simple, flexible and better than the conditions that your bank or any other financial house will offer you in your Country or elsewhere. If you feel that you have a worthy business plan or project that requires financing to improve or my hand in partnership, kindly respond by providing me with your information as requested below and I will expect you to briefly intimate me on your project plan. Your names in fullYour residential addressYour contact telephone and fax numberYour age and sexYour occupation and position at work placeYour company’s name and address (IF ANY) I would appreciate it if you can introduce yourself better and possible Investment project/ plan in your return mail. PLEASE NOTETHAT THE SOURCE OF MY INVESTMENT CAPITAL IS 100% LEGAL I look forward to discussing this opportunity further with you. Respond to this my alternative email address: Mrs. Victoria Hugh’sUK/ SWITZERLAND Victoria Hugh’s –

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

Ten Minutes 10 minutes.

How to check if you received a scam email

  1. Google the details.

    Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.

  2. Confirm the details.

    Visit their website and look for a phone number or email address. Search for the website yourself. Do not assume the details in the email are valid.

  3. Confirm using the information you have found

    Using the details you have researched, call or email the business and ask them to verify the information within the email.

  4. Check if the email has been sent to multiple people

    Google snippets of the email text to see if the same format has been used in the past. eg “Army officer from Syria but now living with the United Nations on asylum”

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