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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Scam Email: Tamara Walter

Katie,

It is so difficult to get an email to you via your blog?

But I've been scammed before and wanted you to add another email to your blog for other artists to watch out for.

Tamara Walter  -   t333walter@rocketmail.com

Email Content:

Hello,
I am emailing to inquire about availability of artwork for sale in your
gallery, if you can ship international and also if you are able to process
Electronically Visa and Master Card Number/Expiry date/Cvv as payment. Let
me know so that i can communicate with you on the artworks that interest
me,you can also indicate to me which of the arts are sold and which are
available on your website.
I will be looking forward to reading from you.
Sincerely
Tamara


Thanks Katie ... You're doing great things to help others.


55 comments:

  1. Heres another one of the same email but the name is different:

    From: Martina George [mailto:martina_george323@rocketmail.com]
    Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2013 9:02 AM
    To:
    Subject: Artwork Inquiry

    Hello,
    I am emailing to inquire about availability of artwork for sale in your gallery, if you can ship international and also if you are able to process Electronically Visa and Master Card Number/Expiry date/Cvv as payment. Let me know so that i can communicate with you on the artworks that interest me,you can also indicate to me which of the arts are sold and which are available on your website.
    I will be looking forward to reading from you.
    Sincerely
    Martina

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  2. I too received the same request to buy my photos from Martina_George323@rocketmail.com. I suspected an issue when she didn't know precisely which pictures she wanted. Thanks for this post. I used spokeo to find information on Ms. George and learned that even a deep web search could not uncover basic information about her.

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  3. Hi Kathleen,

    Thanks for fighting the fight against spammers.

    Got two more names for your scammers list...

    Dapsy Emerald [edapsy888@rocketmail.com]
    Martina George [martina_george323@rocketmail.com]

    'They' sent the following email to three of our artists in a single day:

    "Hello,

    I am emailing to inquire about availability of artwork for sale in your gallery, if you can ship international and also if you are able to process Electronically Visa and Master Card Number/Expiry date/Cvv as payment. Let me know so that i can communicate with you on the artworks that interest me,you can also indicate to me which of the arts are sold and which are available on your website.

    I will be looking forward to reading from you.

    Sincerely
    Martina"

    Keep up the good work!

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  4. I also received an email with exactly the same wording except mine was from a Helen Marcos. Email address: helen_marcos@rocketmail.com

    Thank you Katie for making this anti-scammer site available.

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  5. Nancy Formann
    2:15 AM (2 hours ago)

    Hello,
    I am emailing to inquire about availability of artwork for sale in your gallery, if you can ship international and also if you are able to process Electronically Visa and Master Card Number/Expiry date/Cvv as payment. Let me know so that i can communicate with you on the artworks that interest me,you can also indicate to me which of the arts are sold and which are available on your website.
    I will be looking forward to reading from you.
    Sincerely

    Nancy

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  6. I received the same message today from Modet Aries (modett99aries@gmail.com)

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  7. Same email arrived just now from - ethan Simon

    I cannot thank you enough for exposing these scams!

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  8. +1 for Modet Aries.

    My mom's a fantastic painter, and she caught this scam because she's smart. Your blog helped, Katie. I owe you one, and I've just made use of your Donation link.

    One thing that should be noted here: all artists are passionate about their creations, and making a living at it is really tough. So having a 'buyer' show up, and then become a scam, is heartbreaking even if no money is lost. If this happens to someone you know, please give them extra TLC.

    Thanks again to Katie and all who contribute here.

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  9. Thank for your donation! I'll continue the battle to educate and warn others so they do not fall victim to these scams. Thanks for posting.

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  10. I received this message from Modet Aries yesterday. Thanks for maintaining this blog. It's about the fourth or fifth time I've received a scam email generally along these lines, although the earlier ones wanted to pay by cashier's check and have a courier pick up the art. Thanks again.

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    Replies
    1. I just heard from Modet Aries today interested in art, and wanting to pay via Visa or Mastercard. I sent her the link to set up her card for paypal, and she can pay that way. Is there anyway this could go wrong?

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  11. Modet is sure buying a lot of art. She just sent me a request for several pieces and I too referred her to paypal.

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  12. this "Modet Aries" contacted me about my arwork. Now I make expensive pieces and she "okayed" the full order which amounted to: approx $3200
    and my husband said to make a search for fraud related to this name and here is was. Thank you so much for this help to us honest hardworking artists.
    bless you for saving my behind.

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  13. This Modet Aries offered to buy three of my paintings amounting to over 5000USD. Good thing I googled his/her name first before shipping it.

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  14. And here is the email I got from Modet Aries offering to buy three paintings amounting to over 5000USD.

    "Hi ,
    I am okay with the cost of these three therefore i want you to get them packed
    On the shipping one will have to pay additional fee at the delivery point here in Isle of Man because they will never bring to ones house. courier like Fedex, UPS are not worth it here especially USPS all of them are not rendering good service here probably because they already known very well.
    You can contact this courier http://parcelcargocourier.co.uk (parcelcargocourier@myway.com) as well with the weight and cost of the artwork for the shipping and insurance to my address because they ship and deliver safely without one paying any other money before collecting the goods unlike some other courier where it will not be delivered to your address rather you will have to go to their office to pick it up and when you get there you will be told to pay other money before collecting it.
    I will be looking forward to hearing from you asap.
    Thanks
    Shipping Address
    15 Buttermere Drive
    Lakeside Gardens Onchan
    Isle of Man IM3 2ED"

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    1. I just got the exact email, except the address is different. It sounded way to good to be true.

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  15. I just got one too.......

    This was the first email I received:

    Greeting,
    I was wondering if your artworks are for sale or just in private collection please get back and let me know perhaps i can purchase some for my personal beautification purpose.
    Thank you in anticipation
    Modet

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    Replies
    1. I just got that exact same email from someone called "Sam Benette", on november 20th. What a waste of time. Thank you Katie!

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  16. Modet- is now
    modet999aries@outlook.com
    Seems this scammer was- Modet Aries (modett99aries@gmail.com)
    Best of Holiday to all!

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    Replies
    1. And Beula Francis
      f.beula888@gmail.com
      fbeula888@rocketmail.com

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  17. I too have been following up with a purchase..... It sounded too good and a little fishy....... same text as above:

    Quote:
    Modet Aries
    2:45 PM (22 hours ago)

    to me
    Hi,
    I am okay with the cost of all therefore i want you to get them packed
    On the shipping one will have to pay additional fee at the delivery point here in Jersey because they will never bring to ones house. courier like Fedex, UPS are not worth it here especially USPS all of them are not rendering good service here probably because they already known very well.
    You can contact this courier http://parcelcargocourier.co.uk (parcelcargocourier@myway.com) as well with the weight and cost of the artwork for the shipping and insurance to my address because they ship and deliver safely without one paying any other money before collecting the goods unlike some other courier where it will not be delivered to your address rather you will have to go to their office to pick it up and when you get there you will be told to pay other money before collecting it.
    I will be looking forward to hearing from you asap.
    Thanks
    Shipping Address
    42 Victoria Street,
    St Helier, Jersey JE2 4TG


    Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2013 19:23:29 -0800
    Subject: Re: artwork
    From:xxxx
    To: modet999aries@outlook.com

    Modet,

    I have verified that all six paintings are available.......


    _________
    Total $ 6,840
    Thanks...........

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  18. is anyone have ever sold her a painting and paid for it?

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  19. "she" is likely a he and scammers do not care about the artwork and the scam is over before the art is ever sent.

    They overpay with fake checks or stolen credit cards, ask the artist to forward the money for their shipper (who doesn't exist) via wire transfer (that's the critical part of this scam) and once the money has been wired, it is gone, untraceable, and so is the scammer.

    Never ever use wire transfers and you will at least not fall victim to this particular scam.

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  20. yup, this guy is working on me too presently. he is using the name Beula Francis. email f.beula888@gmail.com. he is pretty rude actually. the shipping company he is requesting me to use is bogus. www.parcelcargocourier.co.uk i called them and the lines are disconnected. also their website is totally fake. i emailed them and never heard back, then "buela" writes to me and accuses me of lying to him that i never heard from the shippers. he forwards me my own email to the shippers and their response. yeah, right. people like this are really something. i think i'll mess with him for a long time....

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  21. We received:
    Greeting,
    I was wondering if your artworks are for sale or just in private collection please get back and let me know perhaps i can purchase some for my personal beautification purpose.
    Thank you in anticipation
    Miranda
    from mirandakleen@outlook.com

    then

    On the shipping one will have to pay additional fee at the delivery point here in Belfast because they will never bring to ones house. courier like Fedex, UPS are not worth it here especially USPS all of them are not rendering good service here probably because they already known very well.
    You can contact this courier www.eurocargoparcel.com (eurocargoparcel@hush.com) as well with the weight and cost of the artwork for the shipping and insurance to my address because they ship and deliver safely without one paying any other money before collecting the goods unlike some other courier where it will not be delivered to your address rather you will have to go to their office to pick it up and when you get there you will be told to pay other money before collecting it.
    I will be looking forward to hearing from you asap.
    Thanks
    Shipping Address
    72 Talbot Street
    Belfast BT1 2LD

    then

    Hi,
    I can only pay with giving you my credit card number, expiry date and cvv security code to run manually because my URL would not allow me to complete any transaction of such paypal online since i had problem with paypal payment before when my paypal account was compromised.
    You can make use of PayPal to run my credit card with your computer through this link(https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/virtual-terminal) just click How it works and follow the steps as instructed on the paypal webpage.
    Accept credit cards virtually anywhere.
    Use Virtual Terminal wherever you have Internet access-at your office, at a trade show, even at the airport. To take a credit card order, simply log in to your PayPal account and enter the payment details into the secure Virtual Terminal order form. We’ll process the payment and send you a confirmation.
    OR i am also familiar with this merchant which is more easier http://www.bluepay.com/ it also allows you to process credit card without any difficulty.
    _________
    Hope this helps

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  22. I have just had almost the exact same interchange with Miranda Kleen as seen above, Dec. 27, 2013. What is not clear to me is how the artist is cheated--if the sale goes through or not.

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    1. Please understand that the criminals using this tactic only need the victim to process the stolen credit cards and wire them the money. It is the wire transfer they are after, which leaves the victim holding the bag of stolen credit card transactions that the bank will surely take back from the artist.

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    2. I got the same thing today from 'Ethan Louise' (ethansimon00@gmail.com)

      They didn't even bother to customize their bad email template to say if it was antiques or art they were interested in purchasing.

      Hello,
      I am emailing to inquire about availability of antiques/artworks for
      sale in your gallery/studio, if you can ship international and also if
      you are able to process Electronically Visa and Master Card
      Number/Expiry date/Cvv
      as payment. Let me know so that i can communicate with you on the
      artworks/antiques that interest me,you can also indicate to me which
      of the items are sold and which are available on your website.
      I will be looking forward to reading from you.
      Sincerely
      Louise

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  23. Here is the jist of my correspondence with Miranda Kleen:

    first: Greeting,
    I was wondering if your artworks are for sale or just in private
    collection please get back and let me know perhaps i can purchase some
    for my personal beautification purpose.
    Thank you in anticipation

    then: Hi,
    Thank you for the swift response i have been trying to make choice of the art needed but could not so i will appreciate if you can email me few list of available ones within the price range of $400 and $3000 so i can choose from.
    I will be looking forward to hearing from you asap.
    Best

    then: I am okay with the cost of these four for now therefore i want you to get them packed.

    On the shipping one will have to pay additional fee at the delivery point here in Belfast because they will never bring to ones house. courier like Fedex, UPS are not worth it here especially USPS all of them are not rendering good service here probably because they already known very well.
    You can contact this courier www.eurocargoparcel.com (eurocargoparcel@hush.com) as well with the weight and cost of the artwork for the shipping and insurance to my address because they ship and deliver safely without one paying any other money before collecting the goods unlike some other courier where it will not be delivered to your address rather you will have to go to their office to pick it up and when you get there you will be told to pay other money before collecting it.

    I will be looking forward to hearing from you asap.
    Thanks

    When I checked the website for eurocargoparcel.com I did find a website but after that initial time the website was down. I emailed them and got this:

    Dear Customer,
     
     
    Thank you for choosing EuroCargoparcel,
     

    Our website is temporarily down due to reconstruction.


    We require the dimension, value, ship to and fro address of the package to enable us determine the freight cost of the package.


    Maran Sanders
    Customer Service Dept
    EuroCargoparcel
    11, Brow Business Centre, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire,
    HP12 3HE United Kingdom
    Tel: 08447749972
    Fax: 07438849534
    E-mail: eurocargoparcel@hush.com
    Web: http://www.eurocargoparcel.com

    Ultimately I send them the information and got a quote. They told me payment had to be made in the form of a bank wire transfer and they would send the necessary information when i ordered shipment. Meanwhile Miranda Kleen wrote:

    Hi Deb,
    Thank you for keeping me posted on the shipment, regarding the payment My bank will not allow the charge of paypal go through on my card because i had issue with paypal before on my card
    You can look into http://www.bluepay.com/ OR PayAnywhere (http://www.payanywhere.com) which allows you to process credit card numb, exp date and csc on your COMPUTER or SMART  PHONE.
    I want you to get back to me asap on how to proceed.
    Thanks
    Miranda

    She also told me that her bank would not allow payment to Square Register. When i called BluePay the man I spoke to immediately recalled a Miranda Kleen trying to do the same kind of transaction with an artist the day before--requesting that he sign up for credit card processing and directing him to charge $5000 divided evenly between two credit cards. That finally keyed me in to the problem and my absurd trust. I googled Miranda Kleen art and found this website.

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  24. SELLERS BEWARE From Shanna Crompton Shanna Crompton

    Thank you for keeping in touch,
    I can only pay with giving you my credit card number, expiry and cvv security code to run manually because my URL would not allow me to complete any transaction of such online. You can make use of paypal through their virtual terminal (https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/virtual-terminal) with your computer it can allow you to input and process a card number, exp. date, csc, and zip. anytime anywhere or you can look out for someone that has a credit card processing machine that can help out.
    I want you to get back to me asap on how to proceed.
    Thanks

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  25. I got the exact same message from the same email. Any real buyer would at least mention the Artwork they are interested in, and know that I do not sell any antiques. I do wonder how this scam works, I am not Dali and my stuff is not worth a fortune. I guess I am flattered? My google analytics tell me the hit on my site came from Chicago Illinois. If I could get a proper IP address I will attack it so hard and give them a little lesson. Email below:

    Hello,
    I am emailing to inquire about availability of antiques/artworks for sale in your gallery/studio, if you can ship international and also if you are able to process Electronically Visa and Master Card Number/Expiry date/Cvv as payment. Let me know so that i can communicate with you on the artworks/antiques that interest me,you can also indicate to me which of the items are sold and which are available on your website.
    I will be looking forward to reading from you.
    Sincerely
    Louise


    Chris

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  26. Hi Chris,

    Unfortunately, it has nothing to do with your art. This scam is perpetrated on anyone selling anything, but artists are particularly vulnerable because we are trusting types, and we are always so happy when someone wants to buy our artwork. Scammers know this.

    But the art is irrelevant to them. They just want to overpay with fake money (with whatever their lame story is to explain that setup), ask you to forward the overpayment part - typically to some fake shipper (but its really just them) via wire transfer (always this because that's how they get the cash from you in an untraceable way and then they disappear). Then, too late, the victim discovers the original money was fake.

    Key flags: overpayment, asking you to forward (or return) money for them via wire transfer.

    Also, know the IP number is rarely of any help because scammers hijack other people's servers in order to send out their massive spams or even if it has been individualized, they have found a way to spoof or otherwise hide their true location.

    Frustrating, I know.

    But just everyone continuing to post reduces the success rate of these reprehensible scumbags and that is at least something. Every person we help avoid become a victim is a point for our side.

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  27. I'm so lucky! Shanna's contacted me as well.

    Good Day,
    How is everything with you? I picked interest in your artwork and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I will like to know if you have shipped internationally before and if you have a merchant that enables you to accept Visa Card or Master Card for payment?. Could you please respond with your recently updated website so we can proceed from there
    Best Regards
    Shanna

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    1. Yeah, I was suspicious by the email I got too, so I did a search on the body of the email and the above is the exact email I got, only the "Client" was a Mrs Qessiah Murray (qessiah.murray@gmail.com)

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  28. Me too!


    On May 14, 2014, at 11:47 AM, Shanna Crompton wrote:

    Good Day,
    I am Interested in purchasing some piece of art from your gallery or
    inventory therefore i will like to know if you are able to ship
    International and also if you accept Visa Card or Master Card for
    payment?
    You can get back to me with your recently updated web page or art
    collection list.
    Sincerely
    Shanna

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  29. I just got this as well, from a Jessica Brown:

    Jesicabrown1408@gmail.com
    Comment: Hello,
    I am emailing to inquire about availability of artwork for sale in
    your gallery, if you can ship international and also if you are able
    to process Electronically Visa and Master Card Number/Expiry date/Cvv
    as payment. Let me know so that i can communicate with you on the
    artworks that interest me,you can also indicate to me which of the
    arts are sold and which are available on your website.
    I will be looking forward to read from you.
    Sincerely

    Jessica Brown

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  30. I wanted to add another one to the blog...

    Kristy Slogan - kristyslogan@outlook.com

    Good Day,
    How is everything with you? I picked interest in your artwork and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I will like to know if you have shipped internationally before and if you have a merchant that enables you to accept Visa Card or Master Card for payment?. Could you please respond with your recently updated website so we can proceed from there
    Best Regards

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  31. Hello.

    I've just had an incident of the similar scam. Here are the information on
    this one;

    email contact from: jesicabrown1408@outlook.com ( calls herself Jessica
    Brown, but see jessica is spelled with one "s" as in another Jessica on
    your list.....)

    Script: She is interested in three pieces of my work, found on my website,
    asking for the prices. She gives me an address in UK on a British Isles,
    Gurnsey. Gives me a shipping company's contact ( telling me she uses them always and they are totally reliable ). She tells me to get a quote right
    away. So, I do, and receive a very professional looking quote. The
    company's name is *Transfreightglobalexpress*. I am skeptical, but curious,
    so I check the website, and I found out that it was created in late May ( I
    got this email in mid June ) in Germany. Next, "Jessica" tells me what I
    have for her to run a credit card. I've just got Square set up, so I tell
    her to call me with all the card info since email is not secure.
    Immediately, she emails me all the info of a credit card, telling to make
    sure it goes through. So, I do run the number, and it goes through. Now, I
    am getting quite skeptical because she sent me all these info via email and
    would call me. I talk to Square customer service, and they were very
    helpful in telling it was probably a scam and I should refund the money
    right away. So, I did. I sent an email to Jessica next day that I had an
    early morning fire at my studio, and all my paintings were damaged. I
    thanked her for an education. She wrote me back completely shocked and
    sympathetic to me, telling me she would pray for me........ the end.

    So, that's how mine went.

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  32. Hello,

    I just received this today in my inbox from
    dorothyhunge0@gmail.com

    Good Day,
    How is everything with you? I picked interest in your artwork and
    deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I will like to know if
    you have shipped internationally before and if you have a merchant
    that enables you to accept Visa Card or Master Card for payment?.
    Could you please respond with your recently updated website so we can
    proceed from there
    Best Regards
    Mrs Hunge

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  33. Begin forwarded message:

    From: Martina Walker [mat.walker222@gmail.com]
    Subject: Artworks For Purchase
    Date: August 20, 2014 8:51:50 AM PDT
    To:
    Reply-To: mat.walker222@aol.com

    Good Day,
    I am Interested in purchasing some piece of art from your gallery or
    inventory therefore i will like to know if you are able to ship
    International and also if you accept Visa Card or Master Card for
    payment?
    You can get back to me with your recently updated web page or art
    collection list.
    Sincerely
    Mrs Walker



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  34. Same copy new email address and name - just received today!
    -------- Forwarded Message --------
    Subject: Art Inquiry
    Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:45:58 +0100
    From: Dorris Allenton
    Reply-To: allentondorris@outlook.com



    Good Day,
    How is everything with you? I picked interest in your artwork and
    deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I will like to know if
    you have shipped internationally before and if you have a merchant
    that enables you to accept Visa Card or Master Card for payment?.
    Could you please respond with your recently updated website so we can
    proceed from there
    Best Regards
    Mrs Allenton

    ReplyDelete
  35. received the same mat.walker222 sender, under " Quinnet Milliband" name.
    Tks for this list, that why I found it was scam.

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  36. this today . . . beware

    On 15.11.2014 17:45, Quinnet Milliband wrote:
    > Greeting,
    > I was wondering if your artworks are for sale or all just in private
    > collection please get back and let me know perhaps i can purchase some
    > for my personal beautification purpose also let me know in your
    > response whether you are capable of processing credit card payment.
    > Thank you in anticipation
    > Best Regards
    > Mrs Milliband

    Quinnet Milliband

    Thanks for keeping track of these scams
    RW

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  37. I received this similar letter today 11/17/14 from a Qessiah Murray: I was suspicious due to the credit card inquiry, the name and how she wrote in awkward English, basically not knowing my work, just writing ad hoc, something felt wrong. Good thing your web-site exists, Many Thanks!

    "Greeting,
    I was wondering if your artworks are for sale or all just in private collection please get back and let me know perhaps i can purchase some for my personal beautification purpose also let me know in your response whether you are capable of processing credit card payment.
    Thank you in anticipation
    Best Regards
    Mrs Murray "

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  38. I received this email from a person representing themselves as Qessiah Murray at qessiahmurray@hotmail.com. The body of the inquiry to purchase art was this:
    Greeting,
    I was wondering if your artworks are for sale or all just in private collection please get back and let me know perhaps i can purchase some for my personal beautification purpose also let me know in your response whether you are capable of processing credit card payment.
    Thank you in anticipation
    Best Regards
    Mrs Murray

    Since this matches other fraudulent inquires posted on this site, this name should be added to the list of names to watch out for.

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  39. Mrs Billiband is on the move again...
    Good Day,
    How is everything with you? I picked interest in your artwork and
    deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I will like to know if
    you have shipped internationally before and if you have a merchant
    that enables you to accept Visa Card or Master Card for payment?.
    Could you please respond with your recently updated website so we can
    proceed from there
    Best Regards
    Mrs Milliband

    ReplyDelete
  40. Good Day,
    How is everything with you? I picked interest in your artwork and
    deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I will like to know if
    you have shipped internationally before and if you have a merchant
    that enables you to accept Visa Card or Master Card for payment?.
    Could you please respond with your recently updated website so we can
    proceed from there
    Best Regards
    Magaret Greer

    ReplyDelete
  41. Hello,
    I picked interest in your artwork and
    deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I will like to know if
    you have shipped internationally before and if you have a merchant
    that enables you to accept Visa Card or Master Card for payment?.
    Could you please respond with your recently updated website so we can
    proceed from there.
    Best Regards
    Gabriel Smiley

    ReplyDelete
  42. Hello,
    I picked interest in your artwork and
    deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I will like to know if
    you have shipped internationally before and if you have a merchant
    that enables you to accept Visa Card or Master Card for payment?.
    Could you please respond with your recently updated website so we can
    proceed from there.
    Best Regards
    Hank B.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Thank you for the response,
    I can only pay with giving you my credit card number, expiry date and
    cvv security code to run manually because my URL would not allow me to
    complete any transaction of such paypal online since i had problem
    with paypal payment before.
    You can make use of PayPal to run my credit card with your smart phone
    or computer through this link
    (https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/virtual-terminal) just click How
    it works and follow the steps as instructed on the paypal webpage.
    Accept credit cards virtually anywhere.
    Use Virtual Terminal wherever you have Internet access-at your office,
    at a trade show, even at the airport. To take a credit card order,
    simply log in to your PayPal account and enter the payment details
    into the secure Virtual Terminal order form. We’ll process the payment
    and send you a confirmation.
    You can also download an application called PayPal Here through Paypal
    (https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/credit-card-reader) on your smart
    phone in order to be able to run credit card as well or you can look
    out for someone that has a credit card processing machine that can
    help out. .
    I will be looking forward to hear from you so that you can give me
    the go ahead to choose what piece i have interest in purchasing.

    Best

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  44. Just received this, same letter using the name George Mason...


    > From: George MASON
    > To:
    > Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 11:21 PM
    > Subject: Artwork Inquiry
    >
    > --
    > Hello,
    > I am emailing to inquire about availability of artwork for sale in
    > your gallery, if you can ship international and also if you are able
    > to process Electronically Visa and Master Card Number/Expiry date/Cvv
    > as payment. Let me know so that i can communicate with you on the
    > artworks that interest me,you can also indicate to me which of the
    > arts are sold and which are available on your website.
    > I will be looking forward to read from you.
    > Sincerely
    > George M.
    >
    >
    >

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  45. Yep - same illiterate scam - except I trap the IPAddress of the sender:
    required:
    name: Loisanders Brooke
    email: lbrookes9797@outlook.com
    Letter: Good Day,
    How is everything with you? I picked interest in your artwork and decided to write you. I will like to know if your artwork can be
    purchased and shipped internationally?. I can email the artwork of interest and payment will be completed in full once you confirm my
    purchase order with a quotation.
    Kindly let me know when you are in office and ready to take my artwork order also let me know if you accept Visa Card, Master Card for payment? furthermore you can email me your recently updated website or art price list in your response.
    Best Regards
    Loisanders



    REMOTE_ADDR: 149.254.51.5
    HTTP_USER_AGENT: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0
    DATE: 6:35:35 2016-4-24

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  46. Thanks for this site, I got this today, it helped me identify the scam.

    Name: Loisanders Brooke

    Email Address: lbrookes9797@outlook.com

    Subject: Artwork Inquiry

    Message: Good day,
    I am Interested in purchasing artwork from your gallery inventory therefore i will like to know if you are able to ship international and also if you accept Visa Card or Master Card for payment?
    You can get back to me with your response along with your recently updated web page.
    Regards
    Loisanders

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  47. Got the exact same one from the same person!

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