Below is the email I received regarding one of my paintings.
----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Joseph Caldwell [email@example.com]
Subject: maui sky
Good day to you over there, My name is Joseph Caldwell I'm from Seattle and i hope this message finds you well.I was going through your works and my eyes caught...., i will like to have it for my new apartment this month. please let me know if the piece is available, if yes let me have the detailed price and more information about it. i will be waiting to read from you.
Note: Aleksandra was also kind enough to send the full headers of this email, to see what the IP number might be of the originating server - often this will at least tell you the country the scammer is sending their emails out of, but unfortunately in this case the IP number just reflected it was being sent from the google servers, because the scammer was using gmail. Also notice in the scam email - which I've seen before, how the scammer forgot to personalize the part of the email "...and my eyes caught.....". And although this email is vague and makes no mention of a third party shipper or that they are moving from one country to another, it does have the classic signs of poor formatting and grammatical errors.