Email Fraud Alert received from: Mary-Ann
I recently received an email with this subject line: Loans from Old Mutual at 5% interest and I am concerned that it could be an attempt at defrauding me. Let me know in the comments section what you think, please.
The full contents of the suspected fraudulent (phishing / scamming) e-mail appear below:
Thank you for your interest in our services. Attached is our Loan Application Form which you must complete to Qualify for Verification and Evaluation for a Business or Personal Loan Finance.
Kindly complete attached form and return with a Copy of Identification, Payslip and Bank Statement (3 Months) each via email at
(email@example.com) or by Fax: (+27 086 605 5999).
Please do let us know if you are an Individual or Business Owner Purchasing the said Business.
Loan Application Consultant
Old Mutual Financial Company (SA) Limited
Licensed Financial Services Provider
+27 (0)63 246 6542 (telephone)
+27 (0)86 605 5999 (fax)
The above email was sent by “Melissa Green” from this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I, Mary-Ann, have the following thoughts/comments on this suspected fraudulent email message from “Melissa Green”:
I received an e-mail from old mutual adress is email@example.com, signed by a Melissa Green, 021 8139942, 078 083 2852, loan was approved and this person requested R5750 upfront for Attorney contract and insurance costs, this rang some bells and I contacted Old Mutual directly, only after a few calls I was informed that this was fraudulent, I did not pay any moneys, but they have my particulars, can they be traced, blocked and investigated, unfortunately I sent some of my particulars and I am afraid that they can do something illegal with it