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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Scam Email: Dennis Voutila

Notice how the TO field is just a huge undisclosed list and his sob story about losing the web link. This is a new technique for scammers so they can somehow track the personalization of the scam and reference it in future correspondence with the intended victim.

First Email:
From: Dennis Voutila
To: undisclosed-recipients:
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.
Regards
Dennis
Second Email (now he's getting all warm and fuzzy to reel the victim in):
From: Dennis Voutila [dennisvoutila@yahoo.com.au]
To:
Subject: ....: Inquiry about your website

 Dear Liz
    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
Regards
Dennis

Below is my shipping Address
Dennis Voutila
8/818 Bourke Street, Docklands,
VICTORIA, 3008
AUSTRALIA
Email: dennisvoutila@yahoo.com.au
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!

135 comments:

  1. Thanks for warning,I recieved the exact same emails and had my ego massaged and in fact a cheque has been sent to me and payed in.I never do anything until any cheque clears,but have now reported to my bank that it will be a 'moody'.If I am asked for any payment my answer will be 'no chance'.

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  2. Thanks for the warning I've not had one of these yet but if I ever do I will make sure I wait until the cheque clears before sending anything.

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  3. This is almost the exact wording of my emails. The scammer 'Bernard Merrac' also added an address in Poland (where he said he lived) which when I googled it it went to this really lovely restaurant site where it was full of beautiful paintings. Unfortunately when I googled his name it didn't come up so I kept replying to him.

    The fraud cheque was sent from within the UK.

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  4. Thanks for this!!

    From Peter Hhowe of Italy:

    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

    ..............

    Payment for those piece will be made through UK Bank cheque and the money can be withdraw from my account, i will be sending £3500 to cover the cost of the piece and shipping of the artwork i also have some Office Cabinet to be shipped from Lancaster my shippers picking up the cabinet can come pick up the artwork from you so as to save time and money.
    I would inform the shippers and let them know that they will be coming over to your area to pick-up the artwork and have them delivered to me before i can write out the cheque in your name i will be needing your contact address and phone number to write and send the cheque to you,hope to read from you soon.
    Regards
    Peter Hhowe
    Via dei Due Macelli, 32/Iº piano
    00187 Rome
    Italy

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  5. Good Evening
    The images on your website are so fascinating and so vivacious, looking at each piece of work i can easily see that you added so much dedication in making each work come out to life unfortunately i lost the website where i first saw your work but i was able to save your email address.I am writing you because i need your assistant to get back to your website so as to be able to retrieve the details of your work that interest men or send me images of some of your new works.
    Thanks
    Larry

    Second email:


    Dear Georgie
    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
    (Paintings and prices)
    Payment for those piece will be made by UK bank cheque and the money can be withdraw
    from my account i will be sending £4700 to cover the cost of the piece and shipping of the
    piece.
    I have some antique to be picked up by a shipping firm in Canada you will deduct the payment of your work from the money and pay the shippers the rest of it, because it will be better if the shippers picking up the antique can come pick up the piece from you so as to save time and money.
    I would inform the shippers about it after have heard from you.They will just come over to
    your area to pick-up the artwork and then have them delivered to me before i can write out
    the cheque i will be needing your contact details and phone number to write and send the
    cheque to you.The address written below can be use to prepare the receipt of invoice for the artwork.
    Thanks
    Larry


    My address
    Larry Douez
    235 Portage Ave. City,
    Winnipeg.
    Canada.
    Zip Code, MB R3B 2G1

    I asked too many questions and got no more replies :)

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  6. Hi Kathleen,

    I received this one today. You can add it to the list.

    Thanks for your time.

    Kind regards,

    Tim

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    From : Lynette dixon [dlynette89@yahoo.com]

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    Greetings.

    Am Dennis Lynette

    Am interested in buying artworks from your esteemed organization for my new apartment and you Still Have for sale and i will be glad if you can Send me recent art work You have for sale with the asking prices,i will like to know if You Will accept BANK DRAFT (CHECK) as means clustering of payment Kindly arrange to send me ([mailto:dlynette89@yahoo.com] dlynette89@yahoo.com), by e-mail more information on all artworks You have in stock Looking forward to an early response.

    Regards,

    Dennis Lynette
    266 Chiswick High Rd,
    London W4 1SY, UK.

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  7. Hi Kathleen

    Just recieved the following E-mail:

    Subject: ART AND GALLERY
    From: Dennis Lynette [dlynette89@yahoo.com]
    Message: Greetings.
    Am Dennis Lynette
    Am interested in buying artworks from your esteemed organization for my new apartment and you Still Have for sale and i will be glad if you can Send me recent art work You have for sale with the asking prices,i will like to know if You Will accept BANK DRAFT (CHECK) as means clustering of payment Kindly arrange to send me (dlynette89@yahoo.com), by e-mail more information on all artworks You have in stock Looking forward to an early response.
    Regards,
    Dennis Lynette
    266 Chiswick High Rd,
    London W4 1SY, UK.


    The language made me wary, so a quick Google search pulled up you blog which confirmed my suspisions, thank you .

    Regards

    Eddie

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  8. I received the above email also today. I always google to see if it is a scam and I was right. Be careful out there!

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  9. I also received this email. The language and communication felt strange and, just like you, I googled the e-mail address.

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  10. Greetings .
    Am Dixon Lynette,
    Am interested in buying artworks from your esteemed organization for my new apartment and you still have for sale and i will be glad if you can Send me recent art work you have for sale with the asking prices,also i will like to know if you will accept BANK DRAFT(CHECK) as means of payment Kindly arrange to send me(dlynette89@yahoo.com), by e-mail more information on all artworks you have in stock Looking forward to an early response
    Regards,
    Dixon Lynette
    66 Chiswick High Rd,
    London W4 1SY, UK.
    dlynette89@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for the warning. I to received an e-mail inquiring about my art work, the language seemed odd and a google search brought me here. Thanks again.

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    2. So glad I googled this person. I recieved a similiar email from Dixon Lynette with the same email address. Except this time it was for her daughters wedding gift. When I googled the address she/he was not listed as the owner of the property( which was in Allentwon, PA not London) and she/he also wanted to send a cashiers check. So happy I looked!

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    3. I, too, would like to thank you as I also received an e-mail from this person requesting a painting for her/his daughter's wedding gift and wanted to pay with a cashiers check!! This time, though, she/he gave an address from Pennsylvania. The e-mail address is the same though. Thank you so much again.

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  11. Hello Kathleen.

    I too have received a false email from "Lynette Dixon, London" about buying my art - but I am always very sceptical about emails with a "funny" formulation and bad English (from a person who is supposed to be English), so I googled the name and found your blog with warnings.

    Thanks for your work and giving attention to the problem!!!! J

    Sincerely and many greetings from Denmark

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  12. Great warning system - thanks for the info, and I received the same info as above... By this Google warning I saved myself from a lot of heartache and trouble.
    Thank you Guys - yours sincerly (Denmark

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  13. I have also recieved a mail from a "SALLY MICHAELS" riding_sally@yahoo.com, same address as "Dixon Lynette", in a very bad english and with simular interest of by ARTWORK. I know another artist from Denmark as me, who has recieved the same mail. We have both written to her, that we want money in the bank before we do anything, and we have not heard anythink from her since.

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  14. Thank you for your work!! I have received a mail from Dixon Lynette, exactly the same as one of them mentioned above. After some googling I found this site and got the confirmation of my suspiscions. Thank you!

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  15. Thanks for your good work I have received mail from Sally Michael 266 Chiswick Rd. 1SY London UK about buying art work from my gallery so thank´s for the warning

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  16. I'm also an artist from Denmark and had the same bad experience with "Riding Sally". Fortunately I found out about "her" (she is probably male:-) way of doing business in time - thanks also to the comments here.

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  17. ----- Original Message -----
    Sent: Sunday, December 22, 2013 8:00 AM
    Subject: ART AND GALLERY


    Greetings .
    Am Dixon Lynette,
    Am interested in buying artworks from your esteemed organization for my new apartment and you still have for sale and i will be glad if you can Send me recent art work you have for sale with the asking prices,also i will like to know if you will accept BANK DRAFT(CHECK) as means of payment Kindly arrange to send me(dlynette89@yahoo.com), by e-mail more information on all artworks you have in stock Looking forward to an early response
    Regards,
    Dixon Lynette
    66 Chiswick High Rd,
    London W4 1SY, UK.

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    1. :-) Oh hello "Sally" :-)))

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    2. dlynette89@yahoo.com
      ART AND GALLERY
      24. Februar 2014 11:46:26 GMT+01:00


      Hello,

      I am Dixon Lynette from the UK, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you.

      i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment.

      I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by bank draft check.



      Hope to hear back from you soon.


      Regards

      Dixon Lynette

      "The newest version of Dixon Lynettes scams"

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  18. on the 12th of april I got an e-mail from Dixon Lynette. to order Art Works

    80, MORRISON DRIVE,
    ABERDEEN,
    ABERDEENSHIRE,
    AB40 9HE
    UNITED
    Pay attention folks!!!!


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  19. I got this today and it made me suspicious so I googled the name Dixon Lynette. In Sweden where I live it is very hard to cash checks, banks don´t do that anymore so anyway it would not have worked!


    Hello,

    I am Dixon Lynette from the UK, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you.

    i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment.

    I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by check.



    Hope to hear back from you soon.


    Regards

    Dixon Lynette

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    1. got the same e-mail on 6/29!! from Italy

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  20. I had the same letter,just some days ago from dixon lynette and also live in Sweden.!

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  21. Same letter on the 21th of mai from SALLY RIDING.

    Adress:
    80, MORRISON DRIVE,
    ABERDEEN,
    ABERDEENSHIRE,
    AB40 9HE
    UNITED

    Thanks, from Finland.
    Lets make the World a better Place!

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  22. i received the same mail from Sally Riding:
    I am Sally Riding from the UK,
    i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in
    ordering from you. i will like to inquire on the items
    you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment.

    I will like to see different pictures of the types of
    Items
    available and my method of payment is by BANK CHECK.
    Hope to
    hear back from you soon.
    Regards
    Sally Riding


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    1. I got this same one!

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    2. Here is my Sally Riding message
      Hello, I am Sally Riding, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you. i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment. I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by Check. Hope to hear back from you soon. Regards Sally Riding
      ===============================================
      Message sent from email: riding_sally@yahoo.com

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  23. received one from the usual "SALLY MICHAELS" riding_sally@yahoo.com, even received the cheque. Did not process the cheque or answer the last email. User is still active, people beware!

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    1. Why do you say don't answer at the last mail? What happens if you answer? I have recived the same mail....

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    2. Scammers don't deserve a reply. And when you do tell them you know they are a scammer, they are fine and just move on to the next potential victim. So any time they spend with you not knowing you are on to them, they are not going after another person. Just delete the emails as they come in.

      Of course you can do what you feel is best, but I don't reply to scammers, and leave them guessing whenever I can. They deserve it.

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  24. I have receive the same email. riding_sally@yahoo.com is the address.

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    1. Just got the same one

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  25. I have received the same letter from Lynette Dixon from Uk! I live in Italy.

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  26. have received the same letter from Lynette Dixon from Uk! I live in Paris, France.

    "Hello,

    I am Dixon Lynette from the UK, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you.

    i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment.

    I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by check.



    Hope to hear back from you soon.


    Regards
    "

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  27. I received this one today from dlynette.dixon@yahoo.com

    Thank you so much for what you're doing.

    "Hello,

    I am Dixon Lynette from the UK, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you.

    i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment.

    I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by check.



    Hope to hear back from you soon.


    Regards"

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  28. Here's another one:
    Rudy Mathew or Dorothy Rudy
    80, HEAVEN DRIVE,
    ABERDEEN,
    ABERDEENSHIRE,
    AB40 9HE
    UNITED KINGDOM

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  29. Hello!

    I received this inquiry through my website today from "Sally". I Googled her e-mail and got your blog site. Thank-you so much for the 'heads-up'!!

    Visitor Message:
    =======================================================
    Hello, I am Sally Riding, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you. i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment. I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by Check. Hope to hear back from you soon. Regards Sally Riding
    =======================================================

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  30. Anonymous july 29

    I received this from dlynette.dixon@yahoo.com

    I live in Sweden.

    "Hello,

    I am Dixon Lynette from the UK, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you.

    i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment.

    I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by check.

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  31. Un nouveau mail reçu en France, avec un autre nom :
    Jocelyn Page :

    Hello,



    I am Page Jocelyn from the UK, i came across your items
    on the advert website and became interested in ordering from
    you.



    i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale
    because i will be buying it for my new apartment.



    I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items
    available and my method of payment is by check.







    Hope to hear back from you soon.





    Regards

    Merci pour ce blog

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  32. Apparently Lynette is now Jocelyn Page and attacks in France! We received 2 days ago an identical e-mail. With this address:
    jocelyn.page33@yahoo.com
    80, HEAVEN drive,
    ABERDEEN,
    ABERDEENSHIRE,
    AB40 9HE
    UNITED KINGDOM

    Thank you for your contributions which avoid us unpleasant surprises (even if we did not understand excatly how walking this "arnaque", but we don't need to know all the details!!)

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    1. This, so called, Jocelyn Page tried to fool me as well. With the same non existing address. Beware of that nasty scam dog!
      Luckily I came across this website.

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  33. J'ai reçu le même de Jocelyn Page, qui me propose de payer par cheque pour acheter deux tableaux....aujourd'hui!

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  34. And this is Lynette's mail my brother received few minutes ago. She must have the biggest apartment of the world!

    Francesco from Italy

    ****

    artgallery

    Hello, I am Dixon Lynette from the UK, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you. i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment. I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by bank check. Hope to hear back from you soon. Regards Dixon Lynette

    dlynette89@yahoo.com

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  35. Yes Lynette is all over in France now.
    Thank you for some simples above,

    friend from Paris

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  36. Hi, ...... Lynette is still going strong ......... I live in Italy and have just received her standard email. Thankyou for this web site!!!!!!!

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  37. ships... i googled the name and bumped into this site too... got the same mail :-)

    THANX for the warning.

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  38. Da: dixon
    Oggetto: artgallery

    Corpo del messaggio:
    Hello,

    I am Dixon Lynette from the UK, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you.

    i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment.

    I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by bank check.

    Hope to hear back from you soon.


    Regards

    Dixon Lynette

    --
    Questa email è inviata via modulo di contatto dal sito di Valeria B...

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  39. Received this last week from riding_sally@yahoo.com, didn't suspect a scam, sent a list of prices:

    "Hello, I am Sally Ridding, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you. i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale with the name and prices, because i will be buying it for my new apartment. I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by Cashier check. Hope to hear back from you soon. Regards Sally Riding"

    Then received this email:

    "Hello,
    After going through the pictures i am okay with the present condition of the Art Work and i am also okay with your price of the items ($1,000.00)
    (...listing the artwork etc....)
    Kindly let me have the full details below to issued out the Cashier check as requested,so that my financial can issued out the payment
    procedures Asap..


    FULL NAME :
    FULL
    ADDRESS:
    MOBILE NUMBER:
    TELEPHONE:

    Kindly get Back to me with the Above list of Details requested From you.
    Shipping address
    223 W 8th Ave, Cheyenne, WY
    82001 USA

    Thanks"

    I looked up the address - it's a house for sale listed by a realty in that area. I wasn't going to ship artwork before getting the $$, but still doesn't hurt to be suspicious.

    Helen

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  40. I received the "Lynette Dixon" mail exactely as shown above and responded first, mentionning the danger for artists. Then I got an answering mail on September 3rd where she asks the total price.
    Is there any police tracking down to get hold of those gangsters who want to profit from serious and hard working artists?

    Eric

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  41. italia-ho ricevuto anch'io la stessa identica mail da dixon lynette da UK solo pochi giorni fa (dal sito NEW ARTLEY)

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  42. Grazie di cuore per questi avisi. Anche io ho ricevuto e-mail da lynette dixon e legendo tutto qui sopra mi sembra che Lynette Dixon e Sally Riding sono la stessa persona, o tutti usano gli stessi messaggi. Il mio e arrivato tramite il sito ArtlyNow Saluti: Silvia

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  43. Lynette Dixon again in my mail box ...
    Be careful folks !
    Ask to be payed by paypal or by bank transfer before sending anything...
    thank you for your blog !

    Stefano

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  44. Hello
    I am in Paris, France and I just got a mail from riding Sally. She bought herself an appartment and wants work to decorate.....I am glad I found out this information from you guys. Here is the mail:
    Am Sally Michael,

    Am interested in buying
    artworks from your esteemed
    organization
    for my new apartment and you still have for
    sale and i will be glad if you can Send me
    recent art work
    you have for sale with the
    asking prices,also i will like to
    know if
    you will accept (BANK CHECK) as means of payment
    Kindly arrange to send
    me(riding_sally@yahoo.com), by e-mail
    more
    information on all artworks you have in stock Looking
    forward to an early response.

    Regards,

    Sally Michael
    80, HEAVEN DRIVE,
    ABERDEEN,
    ABERDEENSHIRE,
    AB40 9HE
    UNITED KINGDOM

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  45. Hello,

    I am Page Jocelyn from the UK, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you.

    i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment.

    I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by Bank Check.

    Hope to hear back from you soon.


    Regards

    Page Jocelyn
    80, HEAVEN DRIVE,
    ABERDEEN,
    ABERDEENSHIRE,
    AB40 9HE
    UNITED KINGDOM

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  46. hello, me too I've received the following e mail from dixon lynette

    Hello,

    I am Dixon Lynette from the UK, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you.

    i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment.

    I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by bank check.

    Hope to hear back from you soon.

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  47. Thank you! I got mail from Lynette too.

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  48. I am Dixon Lynette from the UK, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you.

    i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment and email me on my private email ( dlynette89@[url removed]) for more details

    I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by bank check and email me on my private email (dlynette89@[url removed]) for more details the pictures and the prices of the items you have for sale now

    Hope to hear back from you soon.


    Regards

    Dixon Lynette


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  49. Hi, my name is Patrizio and I live in Italy. Yesterday I received the same email messagge from Dixon Lynette:
    "Hello, I am Dixon Lynette from the UK, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you. i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment. I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by bank check. Hope to hear back from you soon. Regards Dixon Lynette".

    Thanks for your help.

    Patrizio T.
    Italy

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  50. The same to me from Lynette Dixon and her new apartement, now in "Aberdeen" Scotland. :) The exact adress Iǜe googeld via google earth is under a bridge/ under a highway! :) Obscure!!
    The question for me is: What does they want?? If they sent a cheque and I bring it to my bank, whats then? they cannot do anything with my adress?
    very mysterious. but thanks a lot for this website here!
    greetings from germany

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  51. Hi, from Italy. I received the same email message from Dixon Lynette:
    "I am Dixon Lynette from the UK, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you.
    i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment.

    I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by bank check.
    Hope to hear back from you soon.
    Regards
    Dixon Lynette"

    We have rejected her order and we will report to the Italian Police.

    Per l'Italia: Non accettate richieste d'acquisto da questo o altri falsi nominativi senza opportuna verifica e non spedite merce senza avere conferma del pagamento, sembra banale dirlo ma a quanto pare c'è chi ci casca. Se vi capitano messaggi di questo tipo inviate tutte le email ricevute alla Polizia Postale Italiana.

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  52. I have the same inquiry..... I send the prices and " Lynette Dixon " replied that she will send a cheque and she ask for my adress and phone number....
    My question is... I made it clear thet nothing will be shipped before the money is in my account...... Question.... What can she do with my adress and phone number.... How can " she " use that...?
    Thanks for a quick reply

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  53. Indeed Lynette has moved to Scotland! I don´t understand the Business Idea either...

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  54. Just to inform all that this is still running high, received emails from that "Lynette Dixon" with a phony address in Aberdeen, Scotland. I was suspicious from the start : poor English and strange comments, all this until I googled the name and found this page, thank you for the confirmation !(artist in France)

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  55. Hello,

    I am Dixon Lynette from the UK, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you.

    i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment.

    I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by bank check.

    Hope to hear back from you soon.


    Regards

    Dixon Lynette

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  56. New name is now Page Jocelyn from United Kingdom.

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    1. I received this email. The name was reversed from the name on the email address: Jocelyn Page and Page Jocelyn. Page Jocelyn just did not sound like a real name. The text was not well written either. The wording was almost the same as all the others. Thank you for the alert!

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  57. Sally Riding still going strong, just received another here in the Uk.

    I agree, best to just ignore and let them do the wondering if they have a bite or not. I had this once some years ago, I never let go of the Artwork but received the Cheque posted from Sheffield, Uk for more than the value of the works, I stupidly banked the cheque then had my accounts frozen for three weeks because I had banked a fraudulent Cheque.

    Frustrating that nothing can be done to stop this. Clearly they have some success with it otherwise they would be onto other scams.

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  58. Hi all ! Sally Riding has just moved to Poland. One of the local gallery just got an email:

    ART AND GALLERY Greetings
    .Am Sally Michael,Am interested in
    buying artworks from your esteemed organization for my new apartment and you still have for sale and i will be glad if you can Send me recent art work you have for sale with the asking prices,also my method of payment is by (BANK CHECK) as means of payment.Kindly email me some of the artwork you have in stock with the name and prices now.Looking forward to an early response.Regards,Sally Michael

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  59. Hello all, I am an artist from Berlin and I have got this message :

    Am Sally Michael,



    Am interested in buying artworks from your esteemed

    organization for my new apartment and you still have
    for

    sale and i will be glad if you can Send me recent art
    work

    you have for sale with the asking prices,also my method
    of

    payment is by (BANK CHECK) as means of payment.



    Kindly email me some of the artwork you have in stock
    with

    the name and prices now.



    Looking forward to an early response.



    Regards,



    Sally Michael

    after a communication about the paintings I have got this information:

    Hello,

    After going through the pictures i am okay with the present condition of the Art Work and i am also okay with your price of the 3 items = (€13,900.00)

    Kindly let me have the full details below to issued out the bank check as requested,so that my financial can issued out the payment procedures Asap..


    FULL NAME :
    FULL ADDRESS:
    MOBILE NUMBER:
    TELEPHONE:

    Kindly get Back to me with the Above list of Details requested From you.
    Regards

    80, HEAVEN DRIVE,
    ABERDEEN,
    ABERDEENSHIRE,
    AB40 9HE
    UNITED KINGDOM

    Thanks

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  60. Hello, I´m also an Berlin based artist and got exactly the same massages, as the other Berlin artist.

    Still with the name Sally Michael and
    80, HEAVEN DRIVE,
    ABERDEEN,
    ABERDEENSHIRE,
    AB40 9HE
    UNITED KINGDOM

    Thank you for warning!

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  61. yup, same here. ..and Sally Michaels.

    80, HEAVEN DRIVE,
    ABERDEEN,
    ABERDEENSHIRE,
    AB40 9HE
    UNITED KINGDOM

    I also am an artist from Berlin.

    thanks for this BLOG!!

    Isabella

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  62. DOes this sound anything like it? Hello,

    I am Page Jocelyn, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you.

    i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment.

    I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by Bank Cheque.

    Hope to hear back from you soon.

    Regards

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  63. I received the same mail today from Dixon Lynette, London. I'm an artist from Spain.
    Regards.

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  64. Anch'io ho ricevuto la stessa mail:
    Ciao Maristella Angeli,

    dixon lynetter ti ha inviato un messaggio.

    Titolo:
    artgallery

    Hello,

    I am Dixon Lynette from the UK, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you.

    i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment and write me on my private email (dlynette89@yahoo.com) now.

    I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by bank check.

    Hope to hear back from you soon and reply me on my private email (dlynette89@yahoo.com) now.


    Regards

    Dixon Lynette

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  65. me too...from Madrid (Spain)
    Regards

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  66. Ok they are working hard these days, same protocol same sander.....
    Thank you Katie!
    Andrea B. - Italy

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  67. From the knowed Lynette Dixon -> dlynette89@yahoo.com

    Hello,

    I am Dixon Lynette from the UK, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you.

    i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment.

    I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by bank check.

    Hope to hear back from you soon.


    Regards

    Dixon Lynette

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  68. I have the same email.

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  69. Is arrived me the check from Lynette. How I can do?

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    1. Is shure who the check is blank and I don't pay her.

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  70. **** Riding Sally still active!!!! ****
    Hi,
    Am Riding Sally, i will like to place an order from your store for my daughter wedding gift,but i will be glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale with the prices,also my only method of payment is by Bank Check.
    So, i will be glad if you can email me on my private email (riding_sally@yahoo.com) for more details like the names and the prices you have for sale,once again my only payment method is by Bank Check for serious seller.
    Waiting for your reply.
    Thank
    R.Sally

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    1. Hello,

      I also received exactly the same message two days ago, 17th of April 2016!

      Sally Riding is scam still active!

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  71. Thank you for your post. I have also received an email from Lynette....

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  72. Hi there, I just had this today! I'm from Barcelona, Spain! Thanks for your good advice!

    Hi,
    Am Dixon Lynette, i will like to place an order from your store for my daughter wedding gift,but i will be glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale with the prices,also my only method of payment is by Bank Check.
    So, i will be glad if you can email me on my private email (dlynette89@yahoo.com) for more details like the names and the prices you have for sale,once again my only payment method is by Bank Check for serious seller.
    Waiting for your reply.
    Thank

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  73. I just received this today too... so glad I looked it up.

    Hi,
    Am Dixon Lynette, i will like to place an order from your store for my daughter wedding gift,but i will be glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale with the prices,also my only method of payment is by Cashier Check. So, i will be glad if you can email me on my private email (dlynette89@yahoo.com) for more details like the names and the prices you have for sale,once again my only payment method is by Cashier Check for serious seller.
    Waiting for your reply.
    Thank
    D.Lynette

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  74. I was just contacted by Dixon Lynette. I googled the name and was led to this website. Thanks to everyone for sharing their experiences with this person.

    "Hi, Am Dixon Lynette, i will like to place an order from your store for my daughter wedding gift,but i will be glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale with the prices,also my only method of payment is by Cashier Check. So, i will be glad if you can email me on my private email (dlynette89@yahoo.com) for more details like the names and the prices you have for sale,once again my only payment method is by Cashier Check for serious seller. Waiting for your reply. Thank D.Lynette"

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  75. Received today via website inquiry:
    Hi, Am Dixon Lynette, i will like to place an order from your store for my daughter wedding gift,but i will be glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale with the prices,also my only method of payment is by Cashier Check. So, i will be glad if you can email me on my private email (dlynette89@yahoo.com) for more details like the names and the prices you have for sale,once again my only payment method is by Cashier Check for serious seller.
    Waiting for your reply.
    Thank
    D.Lynette

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  76. I got a similar email from this sender via my Art Span website. Thanks for posting this.

    Nancy

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  77. I also got one with that same name, I'm glad I googled it before I bothered to reply. Best of luck to you all.

    Elizabeth

    Scam:

    Hi, Am Dixon Lynette, i will like to place an order from your store for my daughter wedding gift,but i will be glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale with the prices,also my only method of payment is by Cashier Check. So, i will be glad if you can email me on my private email (dlynette89@yahoo.com) for more details like the names and the prices you have for sale,once again my only payment method is by Cashier Check for serious seller. Waiting for your reply. Thank D.Lynette

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  78. I received this today from the same scammer as above..

    Hi, Am Dixon Lynette, i will like to place an order from your store for my daughter wedding gift,but i will be glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale with the prices,also my only method of payment is by Cashier Check. So, i will be glad if you can email me on my private email (dlynette89@yahoo.com) for more details like the names and the prices you have for sale,once again my only payment method is by Cashier Check for serious seller. Waiting for your reply. Thank D.Lynette

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  79. I have received the same email about the wedding gift some days ago. I didn't notice the strange language because I'm spanish. I thought it was real, but I was prudent and I just send a link with my website. I don't know if I'm safe. Please tell me what I should do.
    Thank you everybody.
    This is a very useful blog.

    Dama

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  80. I received this inquiry today through my art website. Which immediately had me questioning why he needed prices and details about my artwork, when they are clearly available on my website. This is the 3rd person to attempt this scam with me. I'm VERY thankful for your site, which exposes them for their deceit. Keep up the great work!
    +++++++++++++

    Hi, Am Dixon Lynette, i will like to place an order from your store for my daughter wedding gift,but i will be glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale with the prices,also my only method of payment is by Cashier Check. So, i will be glad if you can email me on my private email (dlynette89@yahoo.com) for more details like the names and the prices you have for sale,once again my only payment method is by Cashier Check for serious seller. Waiting for your reply. Thank D.Lynette

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  81. Also received this from a Dixon Lynette; luckily i came across your email. Thank you!

    Date: Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 5:37 PM
    Subject: CHRISTMAST ART AND GALLERY
    To: info@davidjamin.fr

    Hello,
    I am Dixon Lynette from the UK, i came across your items on the advert website and became interested in ordering from you.

    i will like to inquire on the items you have for sale because i will be buying it for my new apartment.

    I will like to see different pictures of the types of Items available and my method of payment is by bank check.

    Hope to hear back from you soon.
    Regards
    Dixon Lynette

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  82. Dixon Lynette has moved to the US apparently. I just got the same set of emails, but this time citing his need for his daughter's wedding gift (I make jewelry) and his address in Allentown, PA.

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  83. Got busted! Thanks to this blog.
    I was too contacted by the same name at the same address in Allentown in PA through my website. It got more suspicious when the request for my info was needed in order to issue a banks check...no thanks! Thank you for posting this notice on this blog!

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  84. This scammer has emailed me twice now. She is now living ADDRESS:
    172 Wyndham Dr
    Allentown, PA 18104
    So let's all be super careful with these art thieves!

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  85. Hi!Thank you for the warning!I found the next mail (it was very suspicious off course!) but your blog cleared any dounbt!here what I found in my ibox: Hi,
    Am Riding Sally, i will like to place an order from your store for my daughter wedding gift,but i will be glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale with the prices,also my only method of payment is by Bank Check.
    So, i will be glad if you can email me on my private email (riding_sally@yahoo.com) for more details like the names and the prices you have for sale,once again my only payment method is by Bank Check for serious seller.
    Waiting for your reply.
    Thank
    R.Sally

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  86. Hi, Today I got an almost similar email:

    Message Details:
    Sender: sally (riding_sally@yahoo.com)
    Subject: artgallery
    Message:
    Hi, Am Riding Sally, I would like to place an order from your store for my daughter wedding gift,but i would be glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale with the prices,also my only method of payment is by Bank Check. So, I will be happy to hear back from you if you can email me on my private email (riding_sally@yahoo.com) for more details like the names and the prices you have for sale,once again my only payment method is by Bank Check for serious seller. Waiting for your reply. Thank R.Sally

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  87. SALLY RIDING STILL ACTIVE!!! BEWARE ALL!!!
    Got an e-mail sent twice late last night, These are her (his?) words,

    Hi am Sally , I\m interested in purchasing some of your artworks for/within my new home for making it unique and beautiful.can i have few images of your recent works?I won\t mind having your main website so as to explore more into your works.

    so i will be happy to hear back from you if you can email me more details like the names and the prices you have for sale. once again my only payment method is by bank check
    waiting for your reply
    thank
    sally

    BEWARE THIS SALLY_RIDING @ YAHOO.COM IS A SERIOUS CON ARTIST WHO NEEDS TO BE STOPPED, THE CRIMINAL ORGANISATION (MAYBE MOR THAN 1 OF THEM?) HAVE BEEN OPERATING FOR YEARS NOW FROM READING THESE MESSAGES!!!
    it's Feb 2016 some of these posts go back 2 years ago!

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  88. I have just received exactly the same email, luckily I decided to google her and found this page!! Thank you so much everyone :-)

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  89. I have received the same email, luckily i googled her too and found this page, thank you. Although i did tell her i would wait until payment cleared, she stated that
    'i have my own private shipping agent (DHL) that will come down to your location for the pick up items'

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  90. Today's scam:
    Hi,
    am Sally, I'm interested in purchasing some of your artworks for some spaces within my new home to make it unique and beautiful.Can I have few images of your recent works?I won't mind having your main website so as to explore more into your works.
    So, I will be happy to hear back from you if you can email me more details like the names and the prices you have for sale,once again my only payment method is by Bank Check.
    Waiting for your reply.
    Thank
    Sally

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  91. I received the same scam today:
    Hi,
    am Sally, I'm interested in purchasing some of your artworks for some spaces within my new home to make it unique and beautiful.Can I have few images of your recent works?I won't mind having your main website so as to explore more into your works.
    So, I will be happy to hear back from you if you can email me more details like the names and the prices you have for sale,once again my only payment method is by Bank Check.
    Waiting for your reply.
    Thank
    Sally

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  92. I just received this exact same email... Manchester, UK from Sally Riding. Watch out folks! Fortunately, I too wouldn't ship anything until UI'd received full payment to my bank account.

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  93. Thank you for your blog. I live in France and I'd also recive a mail from Lynette Dixon saying she would like to by my painting.
    Thank you to clear this scam.

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  94. likewise - happy to checkt Lynette Dixon ... her new told adress would be:

    120,Broad Street
    Aberdeen
    AB10 1AB
    UNITED KINGDOM

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  95. ...and happy for checking too ... almost sold 3 paintings to her - lucky for checking before. This time Lynette Dixon told the following adress:

    120,Broad Street
    Aberdeen
    AB10 1AB
    UNITED KINGDOM

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  96. Looks like this is still happening with the same name and email. I received it and then they wanted all of my paintings without even seeing photos but stated they like the photos.. lol. Thank you for posting.

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  97. I'm Italian, I received the email gave all my data but not yet sent anything. I gave him my IBAN of the bank, are very preocuppata because I gave all my data

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  98. My last email from them - I was suspicious at the beginning but this one prompted me to google the email address...

    from: Lynette dixon

    Good Morning,
    How are you doing and i hope you are enjoying the weather? I just got an update from my finance manager that payment has been issued out to your name and address information you given to me and you will surely received it next week Tuesday or Wednesday.

    Unfortunately my finance manager erroneously sent the wrong amount which is meant for payment to another customer due to be paid at the same time we paid you and never mind when you received the payment (CHECK) don't tear the check or return it,kindly deposit the Bank Check into your bank account and it take 1-3 days to cleared in your bank account and will give you further instruction for the next step.

    Thirdly have also spoken to my Bank manager today and my Accountant concern the erroneously amount, they said there is no problem,you should go ahead with the payment (check) and deposit it to your bank account that will take some 1-3 days to cleared in your Bank Account and don't tear the Bank Check or don't return the Bank Check.
    Thanks for your understanding and co-operation,so kindly look into your letter box address starting from this week and get back to me immediately when you received the bank check and deposited it into your bank account.

    NOTICE PLEASE:

    The Bank Check has been Authorized by my bank manager,so deposit the bank check in your bank account for clearanced.



    Please; Kindly read and understand the message and reply me immediately if you receive this message now.

    Regards.

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  99. I have just received this from sally.riding@yahoo.com
    Hi, Am Riding Sally, I would like to place an order from your store for my daughter wedding gift,but i would be glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale with the prices,also my only method of payment is by Bank Check. So, I will be happy to hear back from you for more details on the artwork like the names and the prices you have for sale now,once again my only payment method is by Bank Check for serious seller. Waiting for your reply. Thank R.Sally

    A slightly different tack but same method. Hard to believe it can work anywhere, let alone in the UK with the use of surname followed by first name.

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  100. Received today in my inbox, another "Sally Riding" message

    Hi, Am Riding Sally, I would like to place an order from your store for my daughter wedding gift,but i would be glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale with the prices,also my only method of payment is by Bank Check. So, I will be happy to hear back from you for more details on the artwork like the names and the prices you have for sale now,once again my only payment method is by Bank Check for serious seller. Waiting for your reply. Thank R.Sally

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  101. I received the same email from Sally!

    Hi, Am Riding Sally, I would like to place an order from your store for my daughter wedding gift,but i would be glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale with the prices,also my only method of payment is by Bank Check. So, I will be happy to hear back from you for more details on the artwork like the names and the prices you have for sale now,once again my only payment method is by Bank Check for serious seller. Waiting for your reply. Thank R.Sally

    Glad I found this thread, Thank you everyone!

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  102. I received the same email from Sally Riding.
    I am glad that I saw this site and I won't reply!

    Hi, Am Riding Sally, I would like to place an order from your store for my daughter wedding gift,but i would be glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale with the prices,also my only method of payment is by Bank Check. So, I will be happy to hear back from you for more details on the artwork like the names and the prices you have for sale now,once again my only payment method is by Bank Check for serious seller. Waiting for your reply. Thank R.Sally


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  103. I recived the same message from Sally which is as follows: "Hi, Am Riding Sally, I would like to place an order from your store for my daughter wedding gift,but i would be glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale with the prices,also my only method of payment is by Bank Check. So, I will be happy to hear back from you for more details on the artwork like the names and the prices you have for sale now,once again my only payment method is by Bank Check for serious seller. Waiting for your reply. Thank R.Sally"

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  104. Me too.
    London 16 April.
    Thanks to all on this site!!!!

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  105. It would help if their english was not as bad! Exact same email as above yesterday, from 'Sally Riding' wanting a wedding gift, I emailed back a couple of times to see what they would say, even changed 'her' order. The cheek! Is there anywhere to report 'her' too. I was thinking about emailing saying I had managed to track them and to expect a visit from the police?!

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  106. Hi, Am
    Rise Sally, I would like to place an order from your store for my daughter wedding gift,but i would be glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale with theprices,also my only method of payment is by Bank Check. So,I will be happy to hear back from you for more details on the artwork like the names and the prices you have for sale now.
    Waiting for your reply. Thank R.Sally

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  107. Hi,
    Am Rise Sally, I would like to place an order from your store for my daughter wedding gift,but i would be glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale with the prices,also my only method of payment is by Bank Check. So,I will be happy to hear back from you for more details on the artwork like the names and the prices you have for sale now.
    Waiting for your reply.
    Thank R.Sally

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  108. Thank you Katie and everyone for keeping fellow artists alert about scammers. Sally Riding is alive and well, as you can see. Here is what she sent to me:

    On 2 Jun 2016, at 11:35, Sally Riding
    wrote:

    Hi, Am
    Rise Sally, I would like to place an order
    from your store for my daughter wedding gift,but i would be
    glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale
    with theprices,also my only method of payment is by Bank
    Check. So,I will be happy to hear back from you for more
    details on the artwork like the names and the prices you
    have for sale now.
    Waiting for your
    reply. Thank R.Sally

    Date: Thursday, 2 June, 2016, 11:40

    Hell Sally!
    Congratulations on your daughter’s wedding!
    And thank you very much for your interest in my artwork.
    If you can tell me where you saw my artwork,
    and which picture you like, and what size you would like,
    then I can give you a price. If you would like me to draw a
    new picture specifically for your daughter, we can discuss
    that too.
    Thank you so much!

    07 June 2016

    Hello,
    Thank you for your response regarding my order, I am okay with these items below. Now I want you to come back with the price total items below and I'm sure my family will love it.
    illustrations-childrens-books-2
    THE BEND IN THE THEAMS QTY 1
    YEAR OF THE HORSE QTY 1
    SAFETY FIRST QTY 1
    Kindly get back to me with the price of the artwork so we can make progress.
    Thanks

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  109. Hi- me also!
    Hi, Am
    Rise Sally, I would like to place an
    order from your store for my daughter wedding
    gift,but i would be glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale with the prices,also my only method of payment is by Bank Check. So,I will be happy to hear back
    from you for more details on the artwork
    like the names and the prices you have for sale now.
    Waiting for your reply. Thank R.Sally

    I Was initially wary but a sale is a sale! but thought I'd do a google search- and found all of your comments- thank you! my response to 'sally' is-
    Hi Sally, I was mentioning you to a friend of mine, Rus (he’s a policeman) and he thinks he knows you- do you know him? He said he said you were a prevalent art collector- your daughter is very lucky to have you as a mum. He also mentioned that you enjoy doing up properties and always need new art work- so I am very lucky to have been picked out amongst the thousands of artists around the world. Do you also know Dixon Lynette? Rus says he thinks you might know them? I will definitely have something special for you! Hope to hear from you soon.

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  110. I also had a 'Sally Riding' with same message - I cannot understand where the scam is because wouldn't send anything until the 'cheque' is cleared - so, I take it that this 'Sally Riding'has nothing else to do!

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  111. Same, same - what do these people get out of it- I suppose they must be desperately lonely - but, maybe, just maybe an artist would send some work before 'cheque' cleared, I believed, but the spelling made me wary although I have replied with photos of work and prices!and then did the sensible thing and looked here at this stopartscams.blogspot

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  112. Same with me only with a 'Sally Riding'!!!

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  113. Hi had exactly the same email today too asking to buy 3 paintings. Thought it was suspicious!

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  114. I had one today too, wanting to place an order for £1000

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  115. I too have been contacted by Sally Rise or Riding with identical email to some that I've just read. I don't get the scam though. No way would I send out artwork to someone I'd never met before the money is in my bank account. So what's the scam?

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  116. Sally Riding is also going under Sally Rise.

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  117. The scam doesn't need to get to the point of sending artwork out, in fact it really isn't about the artwork at all. The scammer wants to overpay, with some fake story if moving or something and using their shipping company, which doesn't exist (or exists but they have no relationship with the company). You deposit the [fake] check and they ask the extra amount be wired to their [fake] shipping company, which is just them at the other end of the wire, and the money is now untraceable and gone. In the meantime your bank discovers the check is fraudulent and withdraws the full amount back out of your as account.

    There are variations to the setup story but that is typically how this scam works. It's over before it even reaches the shipping stage.

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    1. Thanks for all you are doing Katie. Without your blog I would have been well and truly stitched up. Here is another one that looks dodgy.

      Reply-To: fraser sanchez
      SPAM SCORE *****MY ARTWORK QUOTATION ORDER

      Hello, here is my quotation of the artwork in the attachment file to view and get back to me with the total cost with the shipment to my address below and my method of payment Bank Transfer or Paypal.

      Address:
      56, Carden Place, Aberdeen,
      Aberdeenshire, AB10 1UP
      United Kingdom

      Thanks
      Fraser Kennington

      The order attachment was blurred with a button to click on to read. Obviously I haven't click.

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  118. Thank you for setting up this. I posted my Sally Riding experience on a facebook site for artists and got a comment that makes most sense to me. MONEY LAUNDERING.

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  119. I am just in the process of liaising with 'Sally' 'Rise' 'Riding'...I had doubts because he/she never questioned the price of my work and has become very methodical in the arrangements which unsettled me.She seems to have even stopped massaging peoples ego's as her system is clearly working somewhere without needing too. I couldn't see how it could have been a scam until this morning when she started saying she had issued the cheque but the accountant had got it wrong so may require a repayment. This rang alarm bells, googled it and came across this blog THANKYOU!! Spread the word fellow artists wherever you can because this is clearly still working for them given posts on here go back as far as 2011!

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