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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Scam Email: Mathews Coughlin


Here is another Scammer.  Thank you so much for your information.



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mathews Coughlin []

Dear D,

Thanks for the message, I must tell you I intend to give my wife a surprise with the immediate purchase of the piece attached. If you'd like to know, I'm relocating to the Philippines soon and our wedding anniversary is fast approaching. So I'm trying to gather some good stuff to make this event a
surprise. Kindly email me the asking price asap.

As regarding payment, I would like to inform you, that my wife handles the family credit card/bank and Paypal transaction. So i would authorize a check to you for the payment as soon as i have your full name and contact address (preferably for FedEx delivery no P.O box). Also, as soon as you
receive the check and it clears your bank, my shipping agent who is also moving my personal effect will contact you to arrange shipping/pick up of the piece from you (this is to avoid my wife receiving it, if been shipped directly to my address which would ruin the surprise for this event). You both have to sign a proof of pick up at the most.

I would have handled this much differently if I'd been at home but i am actually going offshore and won't be back for another couple of weeks, and do not have access to a lot of cash over here to expedite this transaction... trying to kill two birds with a stone. :-)

Have a Positive Day!


PS: In the meantime, kindly get back to me with your cell phone no. so i can try and call you later as the phones may be working better when this storm passes through.


  1. Yay, I got this one too! How lucky are we?? :/

    I reported the asshole to Google:

  2. Holy canoli, i received this just last week, almost word for word. At least they're consistent. Guess i'm now in the "club".

  3. Add this e-mail address to the list same MO as Mathews Coughlin :

  4. Got hit up too by this guy, except he called himself Thomas Fred

    Told him where to go.

    What should i do now ?

  5. Hi, I got this suspect email this morning and thought Id just Google the name due to some spider-senses tingling.

    Sent from Mathews Coughlin from Texas:

    Greetings....My name is Mathews from Snyder, Texas. I was looking for some artwork online and i found your contact while searching. I will like to purchase
    some of your work or my wife as a surprise gift for our 20th anniversary. Please kindly send pics and prices of some of your art which are ready for immediate sale
    within price range $500- $1,500. I hope to hear a lot more about any available piece in your inventory ready for immediate sale.

    Thanks and best regards

  6. I got a very similar one from "Thomas Kennedy" . His shipper is going to contact me to organize shipping my work after I cash his cheque. I guess he was planning to overpay and then expect me to send money back? A surprise for his wife on their anniversary!

  7. today i received an email from wilson coughlin. word for word sent via foliotwist. sad that these assholes try to play on our feelings to steal hard earned money