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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Scam Email: Mathews Coughlin

Kathleen,

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

Thanks

D


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mathews Coughlin [mathewscoughlin@gmail.com]
Subject: ATTACHED PIECE!!


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!

Mathews

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.

18 comments:

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

    I reported the asshole to Google: https://support.google.com/mail/contact/abuse

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  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".

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  3. Add this e-mail address to the list same MO as Mathews Coughlin : jamesdowell45@gmail.com

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

    Told him where to go.

    What should i do now ?

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  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

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  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!

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  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

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  8. Got one just now and I'm not sending my art never smh

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  9. hi, so glad I checked his email, I got one from Wilson Coughlin, his email is wilsoncoughlin@gmail.com........email goes similar to the one i say here..............Greetings... I am Wilson from Snyder Texas. I have been on the lookout for some artworks lately in regards to I and my wife's anniversary which is just around the corner. I came across some of your works which i found quite impressive and intriguing. I must admit your doing quite an impressive job. You are undoubtedly good at what you do.

    With that being said, I would like to purchase some of your works as a surprise gift to my wife in honor of our upcoming wedding anniversary. It would be of help if you could send some pictures of your piece of works, with their respective prices and sizes, which are ready for immediate (or close to immediate) sales. My budget for this is within the price range of $500 to $5000.

    I look forward to reading from you in a view to knowing more about your pieces of inventory. As a matter of importance, I would also like to know if you accept check as a means of payment.

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  10. but how he Wilson Coughlin, wilsoncoughlin@gmail.com can steal my money by buying my art?????

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  11. It really isn't about the art. The scam never gets to that point... or it doesn't really care.

    They will overpay with some fake story about a shipping company and ask you to deposit the check and send the difference on to a shipper (who doesn't exist) via wire. It's the scammer at the other end of that wire and your money is gone because the check is counterfeit and even if the bank "accepts" the check, they have time to verify the funds and authenticity and they will reverse the money back out of your account.

    The scam relies upon trusting people, artists who are excited to sell their work, and the delay in the bank verifying its a counterfeit check.

    You can avoid this scam by NEVER accepting overpayments for any reason, and NEVER EVER EVER wire money to someone if you are the seller, for any reason. Bingo. The scammer will quickly move on to the next potential victim.

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  12. his name could be Wilson Coughlin...he sent me fake check from the du point community credit union bank. I felt fish so called the bank and told they figured the check I got from him was fraud check. he wanted to buy painting for the anniversary for his wife.

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  13. I got one from "Wilson Coughlin" as well with a similar email. I was suspicious and after a few correspondences googled him and found your blog. Thank you for helping me to confirm this and stay clear of this person!

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  14. Yep, just got this same email. I will reply that go rip off someone that can afford it not some struggling artist! Ahole.

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  15. Yep, I got the same email from Wilson Coughlin. What a dick!

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  16. I reported this to google, thanks for this blog and information. dumbass dick, I replied that it's easy to find him as a scammer, thanks to this blog.

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  17. Received a similar message from "Wilson Coughlin " that began "Greetings... I am Wilson from Snyder Texas. I have been on the lookout for some artworks lately in regards to I and my wife's anniversary which is just around the corner." Reported as abuse to Google. Thanks for your posts.

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  18. Got this today, sent through my contact info on my website. I think this is the same scammer, albeit with a different name and a few different details:

    "Greetings... I am Wilson from Snyder Texas, I have been on the lookout for some artworks lately in regards to I and my wife's anniversary which is just around the corner. I came across some of your works which i found quite impressive and intriguing. I must admit your doing quite an impressive job. You are undoubtedly good at what you do. With that being said, I would like to purchase some of your works as a surprise gift to my wife in honor of our upcoming wedding anniversary. It would be of help if you could send some pictures of your piece of works, with their respective prices and sizes, which are ready for immediate (or close to immediate) sales. My budget for this is within the price range of $1500 to $3000. I look forward to reading from you in a view to knowing more about your pieces of inventory. As a matter of importance, I would also like to know if you accept check as a means of payment. Regards."

    The images (as well as the dimensions) are on my website already, so there is no reason he would need for me to send him some images. Duh...

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