From: Dennis VoutilaSecond Email (now he's getting all warm and fuzzy to reel the victim in):
Subject: Inquiry about your website
The images in your website is so fascinating and so vivacious looking at each piece of work make me know you added so much dedication in making each work come out to life but unfortunately i lost the weblink but i was able to save your email address am writing you because i need your help to get back to your website so that i can be able to see more of your work and purchase some for my apartment. I reside in Victoria Australia hope to read from you soon.
From: Dennis Voutila [email@example.com]
Subject: ....: Inquiry about your website
I keep wondering how much time and effort you devoted into your work to make the following piece a one of a kind and as i can see from the images you sent to me your work as a pleasant and a suiting feeling and am so sure it will bring comfort and happiness into my home and to those that view it. I will be purchasing the following piece listed below
[names of pieces inserted here]
Payment for those piece will be made through UK bank cheque and the money can be withdraw from my account i will be sending £5000 to cover the cost of the piece and shipping of the artwork i also have some Antique to be shipped from the Cardiff Wales i think it will be better if the shippers picking up the Antique can come pick up the
artwork from you so as to save time and money.
So i would let the shippers know that they will be coming over to your area to pick-up the artwork and have them delivered to me.I will be needing your contact address and phone number to write and send the cheque to you,hope to read from you soon. kindly include the name you want written on cheque
Below is my shipping Address
8/818 Bourke Street, Docklands,
Phone: +61 3 6401 1000
Fax: +61 3 6801 32 22
Fortunately, it was at this point that the artist googled the name and this blog came up and they knew it was a scam. So no money or art lost this time!