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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Scam Email: John Tiger

Here's another one to watch out for:

From: john tiger [tigerjohn654@gmail.com]Date: October 21, 2015 2:50:08 PM PDTTo: Subject: info @ artwork
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Good to tell that i saw few picture of your work while browsing
through the internet, im John from California; I'm interested in
purchasing some of your artworks. Can I have have your main website so
as to see more of your  recent work.
John.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Scam Email: Greg Hembree

This was an obvious miss on the scammer's part but they could care less - they play a numbers game. They send out thousands of these emails seeking that small percentage that reply so that they can funnel those people closer to the heart of the scam - stealing their money by pretending to overpay and asking the "extra" be sent via wire (either back to them or to some non-existent shipper).

Heartbreaking and annoying for this husband, though.

Hey Kathleen....my name is Craig. My late wife was a very accomplished artist before cancer took her at a young age. This person below is clearly a scammer. He emailed her account. It's clearly a scam. I did not email back. Thanks for your blog post on the topic of scammers. Feel free to add this scum bag to your list.
Thanks...you have a great site and blog....
Craig 

Sent from my iPad
> On Oct 14, 2015, at 5:43 PM, Greg Hembree [greghembree01111@gmail.com] wrote:
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> Hello,
>  I actually observed my wife has been viewing your website (piece in subject field above) on my laptop and i guess she likes that piece, I must also say you are doing a great job. I would like to know what inspired that work. I am very much interested in the purchase to surprise my wife. Kindly confirm the availability for immediate sales.
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>  Peace and blessings,
>  Greg