Weird one this. For the past couple of months I’ve been getting emails to my work address offering business loans. Originally they were from one company called Capital Cosmos, which lasted until the week before Thanksgiving, and then suddenly they started coming from another called Club Capital. No matter the provenance, they’d both start off stating that the company I work for applied for a PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loan for some amount (and I hasten to add that I have no idea if this is true, not my department, etc) and would we be interested in a further business loan for $X, where X varies wildly per email.
And get this: whether from Capital Cosmos or Club Capital, I would get two emails per work day. Example: for the ones from the latter company it’s at around 8:15am and at 11:30am. So, yes, this week alone (it’s Friday as I type this) I’ve had 10 of these emails. The text in the emails from either company is extraordinarily similar. Example: both use the phrase “To expedite the process” in every email. All links go to a pardot.com URL (which is owned by Salesforce), with a randomized parameter to identify me.
I’ve never heard of these companies before. So, since they just sounded scammy, I decided to quickly do a WHOIS on their domains. Ready?
Both domains were created on 5th August, 2022. Gosh, what a coincidence.
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