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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Scam Email: Lisa Wallcott

Last email sent to me

From: Lisa Wallcott []
Hope this message finds you well. I am very sorry for the late response but it has been a very busy time for me with loads of things on my plate. Anyway , i will like to proceed with the purchase of both works. I think they are lovely works and i hope to give them good home.

I am presently on my way to Bermuda for my Sister's wedding even though it comes at a time when i am preparing for a big move to Saratoga Springs, NY but it means so much to her and 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 on where to forward the payment . He can have one of his PA handle the payment asap. 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 or UPS pick up of the artworks from
your studio.

I will look forward to hearing from you so i can know how best to proceed. Cheers.

Best Regards,

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Scam Email: Mathew Rudy

Hi Kathleen,

I´ve found some information for your site about following: He seems to be active again. Thank you for the information. They sent me following email:

eMail :

Greetings .

Am Mathew Rudy,

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 (, by e-mail more information on all artworks you have in stock Looking forward to an early response
Mathew Rudy
66 Chiswick High Rd,
London W4 1SY, UK.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Scam Email: Tyler He

Hi Kathleen, just got this yesterday after responding to his initial email with a list of three galleries that have my paintings. So this "guy" is very active as I see his name is already on your list. By the way, great job you are doing to get everyone alerted to these scams. I actually did a commissioned painting for some supposed client last year ( it was my first experience with these type of scams) and when it was done the person ( whose name I can't remember right now) disappeared from email and I could not contact her.

Begin forwarded message:

From: tyler He []
Subject: Hello
Date: February 22, 2013 2:55:08 AM EST
Reply-To: tyler He []

Hello David,

Thanks for the message, Hope  you are doing  great.Please let me have the asking price, I must tell you I am very much interested in the immediate purchase of the "Evening Light. I'm okay with the price $2,500, I think it worth it anyway.

Unfortunately,  I am on voyage to Philippines at the moment as I am a civil marine engineer and due to the nature of my work, visiting of website are restricted, but i squeezed out time to check this advert and send you an email regarding it:-). I wont be back for another couple of weeks, I would have come to purchase the piece personally.

If you'd like to know, I'm relocating to the Philippines soon and I'm trying to gather some good stuff to furnish my new abode. I am buying yours (quickly before someone else grabs it) So, I'll arrange to send you payment ASAP.

However, you don't have to worry about shipment, my shipper will handle it.I'll notify my shipper who's helping me move my stuff to get set for the pickup of the piece from your place as I MIGHT be delayed depending on how things goes.

PS: In the mean time, you could forward me your full name (you want the check payable to) cell phone no. and contact address so I can fedex a check to you ASAP

Friday, February 8, 2013

Scam Email: Abigail Spencer

Hi Kathleen,

I haven't received an email like this before and was getting red flags from the beginning, but replied anyways. Now am pretty confident from reading the info you have on your site that this is indeed a scam. 

The address isn't coming up legit as written here (although misspelled) and all this asap stuff sounds really hokey to me.  Thanks for getting the word out on spam info.  I really appreciate it!


From: Abigail Spencer []
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2013 12:48:59 PM
Subject: Re: Artwork Inquiry

I am okay with the cost of these three therefore i want you to get them packed

A View to the North Shore is also available for $2300
House on a Hill  is available for $800
The Stadium is available for $1800

On the shipping one will have to pay additional fee at the delivery point here in Guernsey  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 Drone Logistic ( 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.

Shipping Address
15 The Monic St. Peter Port, GY1 2PX
Channel Islands Guernsey