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Monday, August 11, 2014

Scam Email: Curtis Butler

My mom was the recipient of an attempted scam - luckily she asked for my help in processing a credit card and so I was able to stop it before she actually lost any real money!

Curtis Butler was the name used in these scam - 2 different email addresses
(see below)

Here is the original email:

Received: by 10.96.25.9 with HTTP; Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:14:48 -0700 (PDT)
Reply-To: curbutler@gmail.com
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:14:48 +0100
Subject: Order enquiry
From: Curtis BUTLER [pete11cooper@gmail.com]

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

Curtis Butler


During their conversations he also changed his email address (my mom
didn't even notice because GMail just showed his name) - here is a
follow up email:

Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:31:08 +0100
Subject: Re: Order enquiry
From: Curtis Butler [curbutler@gmail.com>]

Hello,
Good to hear from you,
Below are the artworks that interest me so i want you to get back to
me with the cost price of each so that i can give you the  payment

[name of each piece]

I want you to get back to me with the cost of  the above so that you
can have the payment .
I will be looking forward to hear from you asap.
Thanks
>
> On Jul 25, 2014, at 6:14 PM, Curtis BUTLER [pete11cooper@gmail.com] wrote:
>
>> 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
>>
>> Curtis Butler
>>
>

11 comments:

  1. Katie, I just had the same email. Thanks for posting this.
    Lynne

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  2. Allen Curtiss is the person stating to send me a check as his "personal assistant" to buy items for various orphanages because he travels out the country quite frequently

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  3. Me too! But with a different name:

    Name: george omar

    Email Address: georgyomar@gmail.com

    Subject: art order inquiry

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  4. I just got the same message from a "George Omar".

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  5. He tried again today from George Omar with 2 email addresses: hankblairman@gmail.com and georgyomar@gmail.com

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  6. I got the exact same email today from the email address georgyomar@gmail.com name came up as George mason but email was identical to one

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  7. That's a terrible thing to do to someone. Thanks so much for posting this.

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  8. 'Paulino Tejada' is the one making the rounds this weekend.

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  9. I got the same email from georgyomar@gmail.com and responded once without saying too much because I couldn't figure out why he used that address of mine which is not on my site and not connected to other art sites I'm on. And why contact someone when you don't even know what you want to buy? His reply came from this address: mangeorgeson@gmail.com

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  10. to me it's the second time! This time is from
    Paulino Tejada (davidfreedel002@gmail.com).. i hate them!

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  11. How did you know it was a fake credit card? Or was it because there were two email addresses?

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