Friday, December 26, 2014

A New Character, A New Loan Scam Take

Meet Frank Unsteen, my newest character in the stable of characters I use to screw with email scammers.  For his photo, when needed, Frank will use that of the late beloved TV actor Fred Gwynn of The Munsters fame.

Frank came along in time for a Christmas loan scam.  Frank has an interesting way of looking at scam emails.

Here's the game, starting with the scam ploy:

On Monday, December 8, 2014 11:43 PM, Katrina Benson <> wrote:

Merry Christmas to all,

We have a 2% interest on the loan, even at the minimum and maximum above $5,000 $150 million for individuals and businesses, we offer everything types of loans, such as;

Christmas loans
Car loan
private loans
loan for entrepreneurs

Applicant Information

Full Name:
Amount needed:
Phone #:
Purpose of loan:
Monthly income:  

Frank cued in on the "Christmas loans" category, and ran widdit:

How can you arrange for me to borrow Christmas?  Please give me details.  

Frank asks, the scammer unwittingly answers:

Please fill and return the information below and get back immediately for us to proceed

Applicant Information

Full Name:
Amount needed:
Phone #:
Purpose of loan:
Monthly income:


So Frank fills out the request in keeping with his original question:

Full Name:  Frank Unsteen, Jr.
Amount needed:  the entire holiday
Duration:  December 25, 2014
Country:  USA
Phone #:  ***-***-****
Age:  50
Purpose of loan:  I wish to make Christmas my own this year
Occupation:         Late TV actor
Monthly income:  Rather skimpy of late (see what I just did there?)  

Our scammer didn't recognize the play on Frank's name; but she apparently didn't take so well to Frank's loan request:

this serious lon business.  no time for game.  

Oh c'mawn...make time for game.  All work and no play make you a dull scammer.  

I guess the scammer's okay with being dull...

So if anyone feels like their Christmas was unusual this year, blame Frank.  He borrowed it.  Or at least, he tried to...

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Blogger Sandee said...

Love your new guy. I'm familiar with the television show so I get the pun.

Have a fabulous day. My best to Seymour. ☺

26 December, 2014 10:02  

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