It is interesting to me that I can dig through the some of the oldest messages on this blog and in my email and the below email template can be found, basically unchanged word for word, from years and years ago.
But really, that's bad news, because if the format and wording of some of these scam emails have basically not changed in so many years, it means it must work at attracting victims. Which of course, I hate.
Or this could just be a really lazy scammer who is using some basic old scam template to see how well it still can work.
In this case, they kind of make it generic enough that you'd want to write back to them to get a little more information and then they have collected their list of more "qualified" potential victims.
But us artists know real buyers do not ask their initial question this way if they are interested in buying a piece.
From: jonathan hashri [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 12:18 PM
Saw images of your paintings online, which really caught my attention. I am interested in purchasing paintings from your collection, can you please get back to me with the price range, sizes of your paintings, so i know how to go about my purchase.
Await your prompt reply.