Scam Emails and a bit of baiting

Garskamp Personenvervoer Holding BV Project Funding Offer

Published / by Dave McDave / 5 Comments on Garskamp Personenvervoer Holding BV Project Funding Offer

WARNING: These are scams. They are Emails sent to a honeytrap address only ever used for this purpose. Do not reply to these people, they will try to con you into paying out money in return for nothing.

CAVEAT: Please note that some of these Emails may be impersonating a genuine company or person. We wish to make it clear that any such name mentioned within these Emails has no connection to the scam. For the sake of searching, we leave these messages untouched, but we will respond to any concerns left in our comments.

From: Garskamp Personenvervoer Holding BV <**********@**********> Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:26:54 +0100 Subject: Project Funding Offer
Dear Sir / Madam.Garskamp Personenvervoer Holding BV engages in provides mortgage loans to borrowers worldwide through institutional parties including banks and pension funds.The company was incorporated in 2000 and is based in Italy,Hague, the Netherlands. Garskamp Personenvervoer Holding BV operates as a subsidiary of Garskamp Personenvervoer Holding BV.Our funding will take approximately 10 banking days from the day you present the insurance certificate. The fund will be disbursed based on a clear loan of 3% interest rate per annul for 10 years renewable. Please only serious clients with prime bank instruments, Loan funds needed for financing Projects need contact us.Finally, we finance small scale loan company, intermediaries, small scale financial institutions because we have unlimited capital. For further details about purchasing a loan of user friendly respond immediately on our email: **********.********If you are satisfied with the above procedures send us a letter of intent writing on your company letter head.Regards, as we await your response.Best Regards Francesco L.Hoffmann Senior Project Fin. Officer


  1. Hello Dave:

    We have done some interacting with Mr. Hoffman, supposedly from Garskamp.

    We have not lost any money at this point, but would be curious to hear your story.

    You can email me at: **************

    Thank you.

  2. We publish Emails that arrive at a baited honeypot Email address. There is no reason a genuine company would have this Email on their systems. We can be pretty confident that what we publish can not be trusted. If we publish a genuine Email, you can be sure that company is using a dodgy mailing list for their marketing.

    Unfortunately, if someone is trying to scam, they are unlikely to be using their own name and address. Often they will try to imitate a genuine company and even to the extent of using genuine employees of that company in the correspondence.

    To be clear, Garskamp Personenvervoer Holding BV is a genuine company, and Mr Hoffman is likely to be a genuine employee, but they have nothing to do with this Email we publish here.

    We are unable to comment on your interactions with the company as we do not know any of the history. If you made the initial contact via their website, or a financial adviser, then you would be talking to the genuine people, not the potential scammers that sent the above Email. If you answered an unsolicited Email, then you would have to carry out your own due diligence on who you were dealing with.

  3. I have written and spoken with Mr. Hoffman many times. He uses the email you have posted.

    Are you saying you know of “NO SCAM” from him or his company, but your posting of his offer is on your site because of where it was posted or what? I’m confused.

    1. Having looked at the Email received by us, I can see our automated system has misreported the information. If you clicked on Reply-To on the Email shown above, it would have put you in touch with a scammer, not on the Email we were showing earlier.

      We cannot comment on your situation as we have no knowledge of your correspondence, how contact was initiated, nor can we make any comment on the real company and employees mentioned above. All we can say is that a generic Email account is a warning flag, and we have some evidence that people appear to be impersonating this company.

      We do not claim to be able to offer advice, but due diligence would be recommended. I emphasise we have no knowledge of the company/people involved, we would have no idea if you were talking to a genuine employee or a scammer.

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