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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Scam Email: Janet Miller

Notice how the format of the email is similar to another report for Sharon Miller. It's the same scammer just swapping out names.

First Email:

From: Janet Miller [jan.miller010@gmail.com]
Subject: Artworks Inquiry...

Hi,

Hope this message finds you well. I saw these creatives works on your web site and i will like you to get back with more details if they are still available for purchase.

Language of October 2007  and  Tybee Island II 2010

I will appreciate an urgent reply.

Best Regards,
Janet.

Second Email:

From: Janet Miller [jan.miller010@gmail.com]
Subject: Re: Artworks Inquiry...

Hi,
 
Thanks so much for your response to my query about those creative works. I will like to proceed with the purchase of  only Tybee II . Can you pls get back with what motivate you to make the artwork.

I will look forward to hearing from you soon .

Best Regards,
Janet.

Third Email:

From: Janet Miller [jan.miller010@gmail.com]
Subject: Re: Artworks Inquiry...

Hi ,

Good to hear back from you. Yes,i will like to proceed with the purchase of Tybee II. I think it is a lovely work  and i hope to give it a good home.
 
I am presently away in London for my twin sister's wedding even though it comes at a time when i was preparing for a big move and also expecting a baby but it means so much to her. I should be back in few days.

Meanwhile,i will like you to forward your mailing address and phone number so i can inform my husband still shutling between our home in New Jersey and Jo'burg, SA on where to forward the payment . He has just been transfer to head the IT section of their head Office in Jo'burg.
 
I can also forward your contact info to the local cartage company that will be moving all our house decors so they can get in touch with you to arrange shipping details. They can arrange  FedEx pick up of the artwork from your studio.
 
I will look forward to hearing from you so i can know how best to proceed. Cheers.

Best Regards,
Janet.

Fortunately, the artist who forwarded this to me looked this person up at this point and found our blog and knew it was a scam, so no money or art lost!

10 comments:

  1. Hello,
    I received the same email, and knew it was a scam right off.
    Thanks for posting this. I is helpful to all the artists out there and should put these scammers on notice.
    Best,
    GF

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  2. Same with me. I knew right away it was a scam. I copied and pasted the email and it was no surprise to see they are trying to scam other artists.
    Regards.

    P.

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  3. DEC 14 2011 THAT SCAM ARTIST IS STILL OUTHER
    UNDER janetmiller100@gmail.com. LOOK OUT.

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  4. janetmiller100@gmail.com offered to purchase a MacBook Pro from me on craigslist. The whole thing seemed fishy and I googled the email and ended up here. The phone number included was 504 273-6294. The last email (for a laptop I listed at $800) was:

    I will offer you $970 including Shipment, So get back to me with your
    PayPal email address so I can make Payment. It is urgent.

    I await your PayPal email address.

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  5. janetmiller103@gmail.com
    Same deal as last entry.
    She sent emails asking about a Samsung Chromebook I had for sale on Craigslist in Syracuse, NY area.

    1st email: From: Janet Miller
    Sent: Monday, January 30, 2012 5:47 PM
    Subject: SAMSUNG SERIES 5 CHROMEBOOK - $300 (AUBURN)

    Hey....Do you still have this item for sale? 504 2736294.

    Thanks
    Janet

    I RESPONDED THAT I STILL HAD THE ITEM FOR SALE.

    2nd email: From: Janet Miller

    Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 3:28 AM
    Subject: Re: SAMSUNG SERIES 5 CHROMEBOOK - $300 (AUBURN)

    Hope it is still in good condition? I would have love to come over to your place and see it myself but my job will not give me the chance todo that, i will love to see pictures 5042736294.

    --
    Hey....Do you still have this item for sale? 504 2736294.

    Thanks
    Janet

    I RESPONDED:
    GO TO [url] FOR PICTURES. I ALSO STATED "I HAVE TAKEN OUT OF BOX AND USED IT A FEW TIMES. STILL IN GREAT CONDITION AND WORKS GREAT. JUST SOMETHING I DON'T NEED RIGHT NOW. WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?"

    HER 3RD EMAIL
    From: Janet Miller
    Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 5:22 PM
    Subject: Re: SAMSUNG SERIES 5 CHROMEBOOK - $300 (AUBURN)

    I'm Located in Philadelphia.I will offer you $420 including Shipment,
    So get back to me with your PayPal email address so I can make
    Payment.

    --
    Hey....Do you still have this item for sale? 504 2736294.

    Thanks
    Janet

    IT MADE ME SUSPICIOUS THAT SHE WANTED TO PAY $420, WHICH WAS $120 ABOVE THE ASKING PRICE. SHE ALSO SAID THAT SHE WANTED TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT, BUT HER WORK WOULDN'T ALLOW HER TO DO SO. FUNNY HOW A TRAVEL FROM PHILLY TO SYRACUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN AN EXCUSE TO GET OUT OF WORK---BUT THAT'S NOT ALL. SEE HER PHONE NUMBER 504-273-6294 WASN'T EVEN AN AREA CODE FOR PHILLY, IT IS AN AREA CODE FOR NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA.

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  6. Today's date is 11-2-13, and I JUST received an email from Janetmiller127@gmail about a "job". It's interesting, because I also live in Syracuse. Thankfully I was smart enough to google "her" before replying, which brought me here. Thank you all, and keep up the good work.

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  7. Just got this one too and spotted it immediately as fraud. Nice that you do this site to help confirm this for me. The email address and name used on my fraud was:
    Sofia Simpson.
    blair.simpson20@gmail.com

    If you get one of these via gmail, be sure to select 'report phishing' in the drop-down menu so that gmail can shut the scammer down.

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  8. I got an the email shown below from a Janet Miller, takecare70@gmail.com, offering to buy an item I'm selling on craigslist. Seemed odd so I did a quick "google" and glad I found this post. Thanks!
    Hello,
    Sorry for my late response...So let's do like this, actually now
    I'm not in town for now, I came to visit my son so i wont be able to
    meet with you but am ok with the price as seen on the advert, I'll
    proceed in issuing a Check out to you and when you received the check
    , I will make arrangement for pick-up. So get back to me with below
    details asap.

    FULL NAME:
    ADDRESS:
    STATE:
    CITY:
    ZIP CODE:
    YOUR CELL/MOBILE PHONE NUMBER:
    TOTAL AMOUNT FOR THE ITEM:

    And as soon as this is provided, the payment will be overnight to you
    and i will let you know when its mailed out. I need you to be honest
    with the sale as I am a God fearing person.

    Thanks

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  9. HAd posted a ad for work and Janet Miller replied with this
    Hello


    How are you doing today?Sorry for the late in response and thanks for
    the mail.Are you serious having this part time job? I am looking for
    someone who can handle my personal and business errands at his/her
    spare time. Someone who can offer me these services: Mail
    services:Receive my mails and drop them off at UPS(nothing
    illegal)Shop for Gifts Bill payment ( pay my bills on my behalf)Sit
    for delivery( at your home) or pick items up at nearby post office at
    your convenience. Let me know if you will be able to offer me any/all
    these services.


    Where are you located? I would love to meet up with you to talk about
    this job but I am currently away on business Trip. I will prepay you
    in advance to do my shopping. I will also have my mails and packages
    forwarded to your address. If you will be unable to stay at your house
    to get my mails, I can have it shipped to a post office near you and
    then you can pick it up at your convenience. When you get my
    mails/packages; you are required to mail them to where I want them
    don't have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have
    packages shipped to your house and do my shopping.You are allowed to
    open the packages to reveal its content. The content of the packages
    computer and electronics, clothing business and personal letters. All
    expenses and taxes will be covered me. You will work between 15 and
    20hrs a month. How much will you charge per week? I will pay $450 That
    is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am constantly
    out of town I will return back home in July so this process will be
    on going till then. If you don't mind,I will meet up with you when I
    return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long
    term. Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position.


    Hope to hear from you very soon. I will email you the list and
    pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy packages is
    involved You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be
    shopping for Electronics and clothing's.. I will provide you my
    personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is
    provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied
    into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each
    task I need done as well the funds to cover them. If I were to mail
    you money to do my shopping plus upfront payment for your
    service,where would you want it mailed to? How should your name appear
    the money? Maybe you can provide me with the following details below


    Full Name:
    Full Address:
    (NO P.O.BOX)
    City:
    State:
    Country:
    Zip Code:
    Phone Number:
    Email:
    Age:
    Nationality:
    Occupation :

    Once you get back to me and am satisfied with your mail.Kindly get
    back to me as soon as possible
    Glad I put Janet Miller in my search engine and found thi article.
    Thank You

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  10. I found an apartment on Craigslist that was "too good to be true." I did some sleuthing. The supposed owner asked me to correspond via private email. I'm new to Craigslist, so I did. A lot of red flags, though. Immediately said my four cats could come with me. No one has ever agreed to that. Very cheap price for a beautiful apartment in Berlin Mitte. Quirky English, spelling, phrasing. Anyway, I Googled the personal email and here I am. The email address she (Robin Miller) gave me is janetmiller104@gmail.com. Coincidence? I think not. I've just replied to her at janetmiller103@gmail.com. See if she catches it or responds. Thank you for this service. Even though I'm not in the art world!

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