The California Department of Business Oversight issued a warning to consumers to beware of email scams purporting to be from representatives of Impac Mortgage Co.
The emails originate from a fake email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, and appear legit, using Impac Mortgage’s logo and invoking the name of CEO Joseph Tomkinson. The scammers are sending unsolicited emails to recipients, offering them loans and requesting that the recipient pay money before the loan is provided.
Consumers should “exercise extreme caution before responding to any solicitation promoting loans or other offers,” the California Department of Business Oversight said in a recent bulletin. The real Impac Mortgage Corp. was founded in 1995 in Irvine, Calif., and has originated and purchased more than $90 billion in residential and commercial loans.