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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Scam Email: Dakar Arts Festival

So this scam is a little different than the ones we typically deal with on this blog. But a scam is a scam and I intend to post all of them that I receive which target artists. I did review the lovely flowchart this artist provided of how the scam operates and what IS the same is that the "organizers" are after direct cash from the artist - requiring a booking fee (one level of collecting money) and THEN upon the artist shipping the artwork requiring some time of service fee (level 2 of collecting money). If they've gotten their victim through two levels of payment, they will attempt to make up other stories of why they need more money in fees or in assisting some type of sale (obviously fake) of the artwork.

I want to say 'shame on you, scammers', but then I have to remember they are sociopaths and are incapable of feeling or recognizing shame or guilt or any moral behavior. So let's move on.

An artist sent me this information and I am posting it as it was sent to me. I thank this artist for continuing to spread the word so artists do not fall victim to this stuff.
Dear Kathleen,

I am a interested reader of your "Stop Art Scams" Blog!

I am also following the nasty "DAKAR ART FESTIVAL" scam, where the scammers try to get money from artists by organizing a fake art festival.

I hope you can post it on your site to warn other artists as well!!

Attached I also put a diagram showing the "anatomy of the scam".

A fellow french artist also translated parts of the page into french.

Here the "open call" they use, they also write the same text as emails directly to victims:

FESTIVAL ARTS SENEGAL 2011

DAKAR INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL 2011
Dakar. July, 01-2011 TO August,01-2 011

Under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture in association with the art galleries of Africa and especially West Africa (ECOWAS). Senegal ( Dakar ) will host for the first time an International contemporary Arts Festival From July,01-2011 to August,01-2011 All arts galleries, Artists from all over the world are cordially invited. ARE INVITED: Arts lover, Art Galleries: Artists, Drawings: Painters, Photographers, Sculptors, Graphic Designers, Digital, pastels, watercolors, Potteries .

PROGRAMS: -Exposure -Speech) -Carnival) for more information for your  participation

CONTACT US AT: BP: 2240 Dakar Arts Festival Dakar – Senegal Mr. Sow 
TELEPHONE + 221- 77-743-63-51 + 221- 76-743-63-51 Write us at dakar.arts@yahoo.fr
  Contact Mr Sow

http://www.senegal-annonces.com/DetailsAnnonceAutres.asp?cod_ann=12741 www.sunumail.sn

 ——————————————————————————————

FESTIVAL ARTS SENEGAL 2011

Festival International Arts du Sénégal
Dakar 01 Juillet Au 01 Aout 2011

Sous le haut patronage du ministère de la culture en association avec les galeries d’arts de l’Afrique et plus particulièrement de l’Afrique de l’ouest (CEDEAO). Le Sénégal (Dakar) abritera du “01 Jullet 2011 Au 01 Aout 2011 “pour la première fois le Festival international d’arts contemporain du Sénégal regroupant des artistes de toutes les horizons et tout les continents SONT INVITE: Amateurs d’arts, Galeries d’arts: artistes, Dessins: peintres, Photographes, Sculpteurs, Graphistes, Designers, Digitales, Pastellistes, Aquarellistes, Céramistes. 

PROGRAMME: Exposition Et vernissage) -manège) -discours) -carnaval) 
Pour plus des renseignements pour votre participation. CONTACTACTEZ 
NOUS : BP: 2240 Dakar Arts Festival Dakar – Senegal Mr. Sow TELEPHONE 
+ 221- 77-743-63-51 + 221- 76-743-63-51
http://www.senegal-annonces.com/DetailsAnnonceAutres.asp?cod_ann=12741 www.sunumail.sn

32 comments:

  1. Hi,

    I've been getting this e-mail once in a while.
    It does have some dubious characteristics, namely some translating errors and a lack of a website.
    But the way it's laid out, can take some people to fall for it.
    I can't attest that it's a scam, but I'd be careful.

    José

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  2. I have just got this email.

    Dakar Arts Festival 2011 dakar.arts@yahoo.fr
    09:22 (7 hours ago)

    to me
    Dear [artist name here] .

    Thank you for the informations ,we submit your documents for your participation .
    What is the prices of the artwork ?

    Send us the prices of the artwork in Euro or USD dolars .

    If you will be present here contact now our agencies for make your reservations, you have all the adress and informations of the residencies and the travel agencie office .

    We take all the costs for send the artwork by post office if you wil not bring them with you by plane
    Waiting for your reply
    Sincerely

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  3. here is another on Senegal Voyage senegalvoyage1@yahoo.fr
    10:12 (6 hours ago)

    to me
    Dear [my name] . .


    We received your email and informations from the office of the festival

    Thank you for the interesting to our country and for the Exhibition .

    Please send us those informations :

    -Attach us your PARTICIPATING DOCUMENT delivred by the office of the festival that proof you are registred and you will benefit the 50% accorded by the high office of the culture ?.

    Attach us also the Residency reservation confirmation documents ,delivered by the office of the residency.

    -When you want come here to the FESTIVAL ?

    -Are you accompagnied? if yes your accompanions will also benefit 50% of the fly costs.

    -When you want to return back ? and how long you would like to stay here ?

    -Where is your origin airpot ?

    After received all those informations ,we will make your entrances documents and also the fly ticket informations with the 50% of the prices costs accorded by the high office of the culture.

    We will again contact you soon for somes informations about fly ticket,

    P.S YOU WILL NOT NEED A VISA AS A TURKISH CITIZEN

    Waitind for those informations and documents before make your reservation and send you all the informations needed about your fly and your entrance documents.
    Waiting for your reply and Welcome.

    Bests Wishes
    Waiting for your reply
    Astou
    Senegal voyage
    Dakar
    Tel +221-77-106-30-58
    SENEGALVOYAGE1@YAHOO.FR

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  4. Here Attached your Participating,you can start now for send your artwork by post if you will not be present here at the festival

    We must receive the artwork 4 or 5 days before the opening of the festival this for the installation and the fixage.

    NOT FRAME THE ARTWORK THIS FOR FACILITATE THE TRANSPORTATION WE HAVE ALL THE TEAM WHO WILL FRAME THEM AND FOR THE INSTALLATION.


    HERE OUR POSTAL ADRESS FOR SEND THE ARTWORK BY POST OFFICE

    Dakar Arts Festival (I.C.V ARTS FESTIVAL DAKAR- 2012 )
    BP/3812 DAKAR-RUE 12 LIBERTE 6
    Mr OUSMANE SOW
    DAKAR
    REPUBLIQUE DU SENEGAL
    TEL + 221-77-108-55-97
    + 221-76-380-03-90
    + 221-77-743-63-51

    Please contact Mrs Sacko Maimouna Director of the SECTION ARTS AND EVENTS OF WEST AFRICA for make all the insurances and warranties of your artwork in our country for all the time of the festival untill send them back if they are not sold after the festival.

    HERE THE ADRESS OF THE SECTION ARTS AND EVENTS OF WEST AFRICA OFFICE ..
    Adress:
    sds_ouest_afrique@yahoo.fr

    Tel + 224-68-72-67-31
    Contact Mrs Sacko

    We will send you the book of "I.C.V ARTS FESTIVAL DAKAR- 2012" ,lists of all the participating artists,catalogs ,press documents and other at the end of the registration.

    Thank you for interesting ,we really believe after your exhibition in " I.C.V ARTS Dakar -2012" you will be more popular in africa why not in all over the world because many artists, art lovers and senior West Africa will take part.


    We will again contact you soon for the book of the festival with all the lists of the participating artists,catalog and press documents .


    P.S . PLEASE ATTACH YOUR PARTICIPATING DOCUMENTS TO THE DIFFERENTS AGENCIES FOR MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IF YOU WILL BE PRESENT HERE IN SENEGAL .



    Sincerely
    Mr Sow .

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  5. or

    Dear Oleksii Gnievyshev


    Thank you for the copie of your passport and the participating document.

    We have just received the residency reservation confirmation .

    We have a fly for you from TAP PORTUGAL TOTAL COST IS 372 USD WITH THE 50% ACCORDED BY THE HIGH OFFICE OF THE CULTURE .

    You fly will be from february 28 and the returning will be on the 05 March 2012.
    Please let us know if those time are good for you.

    The must important now it is for confirm your reservation .


    For the payment of the amount of 372 USD we can not sumbit you a payment per bank this will take more than 1 mounth or more before the payment be confirmed .

    You can make the payment now by Western Union quick and reliable to our cashier Mrs MAIMOUNA SACKO .

    HERE ALL THE INFORMATIONS NEEDED FOR MAKE THE PAYMENT OF THE 50% OF THE FLY TICKET TOTAL COST 372USD BY WESTERN UNION .


    NAME AND SURNAME : ----------------------- MAIMOUNA SACKO

    COUNTRY : ------------------------ Sénégal

    TOWN : ------------------------- Dakar

    OFFICE : ------------------------ Senegal Voyage Dakar

    POSTAL ADRESS : -------------------- Castors BP 139 Rue 9

    TELEPHONE : ---------- +221-77-106-30-58 / +221-76-170-84-98


    After made the payment send us the scan of the receipt of the payment or the transaction number with the password .

    after received the payment we will submit your documents and will contact you in the next Hours for your electronic fly ticket after submit it to the high office of the culture for aproval the other 50%.

    Bests regards

    Astou
    Senegal Voayge
    Dakar
    +221-77-106-30-58
    +221-76-170-84-98

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  6. or

    http://dakarartfestival.net/index.html

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  7. Hey people! i am in the same fake situation with this fake festival! fackin fake art business world of fake people!
    Let's see, what do you do now? Did you send already your artworks?

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  8. Well, an artist friend of mine has already sent her paintings there. They are not returning her paintings and ask for more money etc. Any advice would be great. Thank you!!

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  9. I think we need to continue to post about this scam. It is a different approach than what we typically see but is no less a scam - and it seems to ends in a way that is VERY familiar to me.

    They get the paintings (or sometimes don't even wait to receive the paintings) and claim someone is interested in purchasing them. Here comes the familiar part (it is called advanced fee scam): they claim in order to send the payment via Western Union, the artist has to send what turns out to be substantial amount of money - via Western Union (this is how the money become untraceable once it is picked up). In other cases, they claim to send the full payment amount for the paintings via money order (which will turn out to be counterfeit) and ask the artist to send their "commission" back to them - again, via Western Union. The artist's good money will be long gone before they discover the check is fake. And then they will be out: (a) the paintings, (b) the cost to ship the paintings, and (c) the amount of the "commission" they sent back.

    How the scammers work this one is there is, apparently, a real Dakar Arts Festival but the people and location of that event are different than what the scammers pose as. They can potentially set up a fake website and everything. but it is all fake. So it is easy for unsuspecting artists to get confused.

    The terrible thing is, I'm sorry to say, your friend will likely not get her paintings back. They are gone. The only thing I can think is if the shipping company that sent them still has them in transit, she can call that company and explain the situation and get them to stop shipment and return them. But if they have already reached their destination, they are gone.

    The scammers could care less about the paintings - they are after the cash, so I don't really know what they do with all the paintings they receive. Try to sell them on the street locally, I suppose, but I don't really know.

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  10. Hi to all!
    The same has happened to myself and my partner, after being contacted by Mr Sow? And inviting us to the 1st International sculpture symposium Dakar! Please stay away, we were sent official documents (fake) and then asked for money to be sent to a Western Union account. I am now trying to contact the ministry of culture, but website all french, so I have contacted my embassy in Dakar and will take it from there! Best Wishes to you all!

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  11. Hi to you!
    To me happened the same! I was invited to a symposium at Dakar from 5. -25. 1.2015. The same Mr. Sow as organizing, the same so called travel agency with Astou and Residence Senegal who pretend to be the hotel, papers of "the high ministery of cultur" and a lot of tricks to catch me.
    First leval was also the amount for the ticket, second level "increase" of the price and then turning around to find always new so called reasons not to answer my question for a invoice. They tried to reduce also the second level to only 100,- € ....and so one!
    Instead investing the high energy in constructing their society they put it in criminal act - that gives a high demage to the countys reputation, but they don't care. Good by for my amour to senegal!



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  12. I just got the whole shabang...emails etc.. its for the sculpture symposium and some of my friends have been there and also been taken for cash upfront ..etc.. it all seems legit but havent sent a list of this years participating sculptors which they promised... my gut feel says no.. but my stomache is empty and so become easy pray for these people. I have forwarded no money as i have none.

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  13. Dear. 2015

    Here attached your participating document with the invitation letter, you will not need a visa as a holder of the invitation letter and the participating document accorded by the high office of the culture and a citizen of a European union country member.

    Thank you for print the participating document and the invitation letter with the residency reservation confirmation document and travel with it .

    P.S We will send you soon the book of the symposium with all the lists of the participating artists,catalog,press documents and others at the end of the registration .


    Stay in touch with the travel agency for receive your flight ticket and the residency office for receive your residency reservation confirmation document.
    Sincerely
    Mr Sow

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  14. I received this one today.



    INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE AND PAINTING SYMPOSIUM DAKAR 2015

    The high office of the culture in association with the artist sculptor Ousmane Sow organize the first Sculpture and Painting symposium Dakar 2015


    Between June 01 to June 20 ,2015

    The objectives of the symposium are as follows:
    - Promoting the arts and artists and make Senegal an artistic destination.
    - Linking relationships between artists from both sides
    - Artistic and cultural exchange between the two sides
    - To promote high quality contemporary art availability to public, raise public interest in culture, preservation of cultural heritage.



    ARTICLE 1:
    The 1st International Sculpture Symposium, organized Ousmane Sow sculptor in association with the Ministry of Culture of Senegal , will take place in Dakar-Senegal between: June1 st and June 20 th 2015


    FOR THE SCULPTORS AND CERAMISTS .

    The high office of the culture of Senegal will provide for each artist with a maximum of 2 cubic meters, 2 stones (rocks) in total, sized and preformed according to the artist's orders as dimensional specifications. The organizers will provide power and air compressor, angle grinder 9". Artists will take their own tools, for the wood, glasses and ceramics artists, the materials and tools are provided according to the artist’s orders,

    The theme of the symposium is free.

    FOR THE PAINTERS.

    All painters will have a stand (12’ width X 8’ height), as well as a table and a chair at
    their disposal ,
    we will provide the lighting and, if needed, an easel .

    -The Painter can bring along a maximum of 6 paintings to display at your stand
    (exceptions for sculptors).

    - All blank canvases have to be identified by the Sales committee at your arrival.
    - Your canvases may be covered with washes of subtle colour or with different
    Texture mediums, but NO DRAWING that is begun on the canvases will be
    Accepted.

    - All mediums are accepted.


    ARTICLE 2:

    The sculptures produced by the artists in the symposium will be placed in The Sculpture Park of the city Dakar and the painting produced by the painters will be placed and sale in the Gallery Arts Dakar .

    ARTICLE 3:

    The accommodation (motel,double rooms) and food will be provided by the Municipality and sponsors. Accompaniments can come on their own expenses.

    ARTICLE 4:

    Travel expenses for all artists will be covered as follows: 50% of the travel costs from the artists outside Africa, 75% of the travel costs from the artists living in Africa

    ARTICLE 5:

    For Painter who has completed 12 paintings art works 1m x1m by size at the end of the Symposium will be given the amount of 2,000.00 Euros along with the certificate of participation.

    ARTICLE 6:

    For the sculptor who has completed his work will be given a total of 2,500.00 euros. The half of the total amount will be paid in the second week of the symposium; the remaining will be given after the symposium is completed, along with the certificate of participation

    ARTICLE 7:

    The Dakar Municipality will provide tents and cover roof, water, tee, coffee in the symposium site.

    ARTICLE 8:

    The working area will be outdoors, close to the motel.

    ARTICLE 9:

    The artists are obligated to remain in the symposium work area during the symposium working hours .

    ARTICLE 11:

    Artists are responsible for taking out their own accident insurances.


    Each artist are allowed for not more than 2 assistants ,the assistants,will benefit also the 50% of the flight tickets costs accorded by the high office of the culture .

    If you are interest for the symposium please contact Dakar Sculpture and painting Symposium 2015 the application portfolio including all the documents listed bottom, must be sent to email address below:


    CONTACT :

    Mr Sow


    BP : .I.S.P.S. DAK`ARTS 2015
    3878 . Dakar Painting and sculpture Symposium 2015

    Tel :
    + 221 - 77-389-45 68
    + 221 - 76-389-45-68

    Email : dakararts2015@yahoo.fr


    or Visit our website

    http://www.cap-skirring.com/int/annonces/detail.php?cat=12&de=51501





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  15. try to report the case to the nearest police or interpol. I am sending emails to Ministry of culture of Senegal and Ministry of interior (but no answer)

    These internet criminals must go in jail , I think!

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  16. I received the same a few days ago!
    Will report it to the police.
    Dear folks, please do the same - report and stop the criminals.

    Here is the scam, with 11 paragraphs which ! don't enclose, but see the sender and their "contact"information:

    Date: Sat, 30 May 2015 12:27:07 -0400
    From: dakararts2015@aol.com
    Subject: Trans. : Tr : Re : Invitation for participate International arts symposium Dakar 2015






    INTERNATIONAL ARTS SYMPOSIUM DAK`ARTS 2015


    INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE AND PAINTING SYMPOSIUM DAKAR 2015

    Between July 15 to July 30 ,2015

    The high office of the culture in association with the artist sculptor Ousmane Sow organize the first Sculpture and Painting symposium Dakar 2015




    The objectives of the symposium are as follows:
    - Promoting the arts and artists and make Senegal an artistic destination.
    - Linking relationships between artists from both sides
    - Artistic and cultural exchange between the two sides
    - To promote high quality contemporary art availability to public, raise public interest in culture, preservation of cultural heritage.




    CONTACT :

    Mr Sow


    BP : .I.S.P.S. DAK`ARTS 2015
    3878 . Dakar Painting and sculpture Symposium 2015

    Tel :
    + 221 - 77-389-45 68
    + 221 - 76-389-45-68

    Email : dakararts2015@yahoo.fr



    or Visit our website

    http://www.cap-skirring.com/int/annonces/detail.php?affinv=1&cat=8&de=51899

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  17. It's a big fraud, warning, i received the same inviation from my friend, i send them my proposal, than after 3 dayd mr. Sow wrote to me, you are selectec for the international art symposium in dakd. Liers. Thanks to this blog i didn t send them nothing, but i will go to the police for to know how is possibe to catch this people . I want to break their ass. Big hug to all by constantin

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  18. I also got one but I asked for a 5* hotel and to fly business class only... they came back the next day and said everything was fine and would be taken care of.... The dates are different now Aug 10-30, 2015 of course they would say I could fly business class ... more money for them.... you could tell it was a scam when they answered the next day so if they had a commitee it would usually take longer... and send money Western Union is a sure sign of a scam NEVER send money Western Union unless you know the person who is receiving it. I want to run with this and see how far they will go... I have a friend from the area and will have her write to them... I will not be going and anyone who is thinking of this then think again... I remember in Dubai 10-2 years ago Emaar property developer did something like this but I was living in Dubai at the time and knew some of the artists... this was legit... so I think they are basing this scam on their project. Barbara

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  19. I've received this same invitation. At the first I'd wroten and send my proposal. Two days later, when I'get the positive answer, I'began have doubts about it. I've wrote a mail to Mr Sow's agent in France, beacouse this people used de name of an artist, Osmane Sow, behind the organitations to get more credibility. Just one question, how can I denonced that scam to the police? Thank you very much for the blog!! Nuria

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  20. This is so Bad! I'm really upset! Thanks for sharing! I didn't have idea this kind of things happen! I almost fall in the trap! SHAME on them...

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  21. I RECEIVED IT FEW DAYS AGO !!!
    I'LL SEND AN EMAIL TO THE AMBASSY
    I'M AN ITALIAN SCULPTOR, THANKS FOR YOUR INFORMATIONS
    I'LL TAKE CARE !!!

    We have received your information from the Office International Painting and sculpture Symposium Dakar 2016.

    What is your nationality? (THERE IS NO VISA REQUIRED FOR VISITING SENEGAL AS PARTICIPATING ARTIST AND HOLDER OF THE INVITATION LETTER AND PARTICIPATING DOCUMENT DELIVERED BY THE HIGH OFFICE OF THE CULTURE)

    After received these information we will send you the list of the different airlines rates with the 50% accorded by the high office of the Culture and any other necessary information regarding your travel documents.

    Waiting for your reply with information before start the process about your flight tickets.

    Astou.

    Senegal Voyage
    Dakar

    www.dakarvoyages.com




    De : Dakar Arts Symposium
    À : "senegal.voyage@yahoo.fr" ; "residences_dakar@yahoo.fr"
    Envoyé le : Mercredi 23 décembre 2015 19h34
    Objet : - submission - International visual arts symposium Dakar 2016




    ----- Mail transféré -----
    À : Dakar International arts Symposium ; dakararts2016@yahoo.fr
    Envoyé le : Mardi 22 décembre 2015 20h56
    Objet - submission - International visual arts symposium Dakar 2016

    1ST INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE AND PAINTING SYMPOSIUM
    DAK`ARTS 2016


    Thank you for print the participating document and the invitation letter with the residency reservation confirmation document and travel with it .

    P.S We will send you soon the book of the symposium with all the lists of the participating artists,catalog,press documents and others at the end of the registration .


    Stay in touch with the travel agency for receive your flight ticket and the residency office for receive your residency reservation confirmation document.
    Sincerely
    Mr Sow

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  22. I am an Indian artist a painter received there mail
    Thanks to this blog to save me... Thanks a lot

    Dear Amit .

    You are selected,we have accepted your proposal,we will send your participating document with the invitation letter at our next mail.

    Thank you for stay in touch with our agencies for your flight tickets with the residency accommodation,we have already sent all your information to our agencies.

    The agencies will contact you soon for all the information needed for your flight tickets and for your residency accommodation .


    Sincerely

    Mr Sow

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  23. Received the same mail! Thanks to this blog, I will not be sending money to these scammers. I have a question: Why do people ship their artwork? Does this so-called Mr. Sow want previous paintings? I got confused.
    Thanks!

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  24. I have received today an invitiation to participate in the 1st INTERNATIONAL VISUAL ARTS SYMPOSIUM DAK`ARTS 2016 FROM SEPTEMBER 25th TO OCTOBER 15th,2016
    Sent from: dakararts2016@gmail.com - the same Mr. Sow
    1st INTERNATIONAL VISUAL ARTS SYMPOSIUM DAK`ARTS 2016 FROM SEPTEMBER 25th TO OCTOBER 15th,2016

    DAK`ARTS 2016
    If you are interest for the symposium please contact Dakar Arts Symposium 2016 the application portfolio including all the documents listed bottom, must be sent to email address below:

    CONTACT :

    Mr Sow

    BP : DAK`ARTS 2016- 2244. Dakar visual arts Symposium 2016

    Email : dakararts2016@gmail.com

    Tel :
    + 221 - 77-389-45 88
    + 221 - 76-389-45-88

    or Visit our website :

    http://www.outiko.com/details.php?id=750
    -------------------------------------------
    Thanks for the warning !!!!

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  25. Thanks for saving me. I am currently waiting for documents to confirm my flight tickets. I had always been suspicious from how lucky I would be to get selected for the symposiums in such a short time. I was also wondering why the ip address is coming from US yet the event is in Senegal.

    Thank you for putting this up. I would have fallen victim to online scam

    Now back to making artworks.

    DO NOT BE A VICTIM. STAY AWAY FROM MR. SOW

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  26. I have received
    -------------------------------------------
    CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
    INTERNATIONAL VISUAL ARTS SYMPOSIUM DAK`ARTS 2017 FROM JANUARY 15TH TO FEBRUARY 10th, 2017 DAK`ARTS 2017
    The 1st International Visual arts Symposium Dakar 2017 will be held in Senegal DAKAR, FROM JANUARY 15TH TO FEBRUARY 10th,2017
    At the hotel complex Art Sousoum Hotel and Cices Dakar (www.sousoumhotel.com)
    2. Symposium targets:
    - Promoting the arts and artists and make Senegal an artistic destination.
    - Linking relationships between artists from both sides- Artistic and cultural exchange between the two sides- To promote high quality contemporary art availability to public raise public interest in culture, preservation of cultural heritage.
    · Development of tourism in the region.

    The 1st International Sculpture and painting Symposium, is organized by Ousmane Sow sculptor in association with the Ministry of Culture of Senegal.

    Here attached the registration form and all the informations needed for your participation .
    Sincerely
    Mr Sow
    BP: DAK`ARTS 2016- 2244
    Dakar visual arts Symposium 2017

    Email: dakararts2017@gmail.com
    Tel :+ 221 - 77-102-06-09
    + 221 - 76-102-06-09
    or Visit our website :
    http://tewmoutew.com/petites_annonces_senegal/Dakar/Image_amp_Son/ARTS_DAKARTS_2017-45573

    -------------------------------------------
    Thanks for the warning !!!!

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  27. I've got the same mail on 22.12.2016

    ---
    CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

    INTERNATIONAL VISUAL ARTS SYMPOSIUM DAK`ARTS 2017 FROM JANUARY 15TH TO FEBRUARY 10th, 2017



    DAK`ARTS 2017


    The 1st International Visual arts Symposium Dakar 2017 will be held in Senegal DAKAR, FROM JANUARY 15TH TO FEBRUARY 10th,2017
    At the hotel complex Art Sousoum Hotel and Cices Dakar (www.sousoumhotel.com)


    2. Symposium targets:

    - Promoting the arts and artists and make Senegal an artistic destination.
    - Linking relationships between artists from both sides- Artistic and cultural exchange between the two sides- To promote high quality contemporary art availability to public raise public interest in culture, preservation of cultural heritage.
    · Development of tourism in the region.

    The 1st International Sculpture and painting Symposium, is organized by Ousmane Sow sculptor in association with the Ministry of Culture of Senegal.

    Here attached the registration form and all the informations needed for your participation .

    Sincerely

    Mr Sow

    BP: DAK`ARTS 2016- 2244
    Dakar visual arts Symposium 2017

    Email: dakararts2017@gmail.com

    Tel :
    + 221 - 77-102-06-09
    + 221 - 76-102-06-09

    or Visit our website :

    http://tewmoutew.com/petites_a nnonces_senegal/Dakar/Image_am p_Son/ARTS_DAKARTS_2017-45573

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  28. Thanks for this blog! I got this today, also for 2017. But they have got crafty and the organiser now is; "Ousmane Gueye sculptor in association with the Ministry of Culture of Senegal."
    You look up Ousmane Gueye and he is well covered as a sculptural artist. Images search comes up as for Pape Ousmane Gueye - director general. So, not knowing, you think perhaps he is the director of the arts as well.
    But the testimonies of loss of art and asking for more money then is a big help.

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  29. lot of thanks for this blog! i have got to the same. and send my portfolio and cv. was looking information bout this festival, really like the organizator covered well. if not tihs blog will be more problems. just cant understand how its possible so long to continue like that and play like that!

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  30. I also received the same with the dates of the Symposium May 10 to 30th. Got suspicious when they asked for the payment through Western Union.

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  31. Please i need help!!
    I receive an invitation for dak'arts symposium 2017 nobody is answering the phone... is this a scam antonio

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  32. Hello!
    Just received invitation for same symposium 2017. According to mistakes in grammar, non-profit electronic general outlook of documents, and problems with webpage I assume this symposium is scam.

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