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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Scam Email: Kevin Barnett

Here is a new art scam name, address and IP:

Kevin Barnett

Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 1:50 PM
Subject: Re: Sea Turtle Painting - $600 (Lincoln Square)

Thanks for the prompt response to my mail. I will be buying from you so please kindly withdraw the advert from C.LIST. Please be informed that i will be paying with a certified check from my Bank it will be delivered to you via United Parcel Service (UPS) or FedEx , so I'll need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate the mailing of the check...

Name to be on the payment...........
Home address...........
Zip Code..............
Cell phone #................

I will make arrangements for the pick up as soon as you have your money I am completely satisfied with the advert and the payment will be delivered within 24hours.** I use a hearing impaired phone # and will receive your calls via email **
N.B UPS/FedEx does not deliver to a P.O box addresses.Thanks

Monday, March 12, 2012

Scam Email: Ruby Sanchez

Here's an email I got this morning from an artist:

Hi there,
I just had an enquiry to buy two paintings from my website. I replied thinking it was genuine, but googled the email address to see if I could find out who they were - and found your blog. I've attached my email as you have asked. Fortunately it didn't go beyond getting my hopes up at selling two paintings, but I think it's great what you've done, so if I can help other artists before it goes too far, then I'm happy to.
Kind regards,
From: Ruby Sanchez []
Subject: Re: Artworks Inquiry


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

Rainy Afternoon  and   Dodging the Showers

I will appreciate an urgent reply.

Best Regards,
Ruby Sanchez.

Second Email:

From: Ruby Sanchez []
Subject: Re: Artworks Inquiry

Hi Steph ,

Thanks so much for your response to my query about those creative works. I will like to  proceed with the purchase of both pieces . Can you pls get back with  what inspire you to make the pieces.

I will look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best Regards,

Scam Email: Seth Grant

Here is one that was forwarded along to me to post:

Seth Grant

The email content was:

From: seth grant

Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: Sea Turtle Painting - $600 (Lincoln Square)

Sorry for the late response. Please I don't have time to come have a look cause of my Job transfer, I'll take care of that by engaging the services of a mover hence I'll be sending a check to cover the cost and it'll be delivered via United Parcel Service, so I'll need you to provide me with the following information below to facilitate the mailing of the check, be aware that UPS does not deliver to P.O box addresses..

1.Your full name
2.Your mailing address be it residential or office
3.Your cellphone number.
4.Final Price

I'll have my mover come over for the pick up as soon as you have cashed the check. I'll appreciate it if you take down the ad from CL so as to be rest assured that I'm in hold of the item, I hope to read from you shortly. Best Regards. 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Scam Email: Wendy Davies

We've been seeing this same email over and over again, with different fake names and disposable emails attached to it, but all this same content. It would seem like the scammers are not mixing it up much these days.

From: Wendy Davies []
Sent: Feb 29, 2012 8:46 AM
Subject: artworks purchase

Good day to you.

I am so excited that I came across of your work on internet search,I am interested in purchasing these creative artworks from you.....................
[names of artwork pieces here]

Let me know their various prices.and how much discounts are you going to give?I will be happy to have these selected artworks hung in our new home in South Africa.As well,I want you to take out the shipping cost.I have been in touch with a shipping firm that will be shipping other house decoratives.

We are traveling from our Seattle home to our new apartment as soon as possible.On Paying for the artworks,I will be glad to pay you with a Money Order or Cashier's check in US funds that can be easily cashed at your local bank,please let me know on how to proceed for the payment of the creative artworks.

I will await your advise on how to proceed.Have a wonderful day.

Take care,
Wendy Davies