On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 12:52 PM, Daniel Andrewsnext email after the artist replied:
Your Name: Daniel Andrews
Your Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Landscape Painings
Message: Hello, I saw your contact while surfing via the
I will like to know if you have a Landscape or Seascape painting in
price range not exceeding $700. Get back to me if there is any available
sale. Regards, Daniel Andrews
On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 10:23 PM, Daniel Andrews [email@example.com] wrote:and finally his real intent begins to emerge on the third email:
Thanks for your prompt response to my request. I am interested in the one
called "Tokyo Tower" under the Kimono series. Please let me know if it is
available and the selling price?
From: Daniel Andrews [firstname.lastname@example.org]I think it's a thing about the software the scammers use to generate these emails that SO many of them are signed by their faked name with a period. Just a weird little niggly thing. Fortunately, the artist googled the name, found this blog and enough other emails with the same content to know that her email exchange was, in fact, not with a real customer. At least she won't become a statistic.
Date: Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: Landscape Painings
Thanks for your help. I will prefer to have it unframmed. As regards
the payment I will give instruction to my clients there in the united
states to send you a cheque in that amount. And I will be needing the
address, the name to which the cheque will be issued to include your
telephone number. So please get back to me soonest with all this
information. Once i am in receipt of the nessesary infomation we can
set up the transactions.
I will be arranging for a courier pick up at your location as soon as
the check cleared by your bank. That way the painting is secured. So
there is no need for shipping charges.
I await your response soonest.