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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Scam Email: Megan Sweet

Notice the frequent email changes from the scammer in this below exchange as well as the fake story of why the check was so much more than the amount owed.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Megan sweet [sweermeg09@gmail.com]
Date: Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 7:57 AM
Subject: Re: Artwork
To: Christy


Dear Christy,

I am so excited and can't wait to have the piece in our home. I hope to
give it a very good home and enjoy the piece for many years.
Regarding the check, Just find out my husband made a terrible mistake and
overpaid you because he didn't have full details of the transaction, been
busy when he sent it. I am very sorry for the confusion but I will like you
to go ahead and deposit the check, deduct the cost of the piece inclusive
the shipping . I spoke with my husband and he will like you to send the
difference back to his chief accountant. Pls get Two (2) Money gram or post
office (USPS) money orders of (1) $1000 USD each & (1) $400 totaling $1400,
you might be required to pay extra fee for the purchase of the money orders
and money orders should be left blank, include purchase receipt and use
FedEx Overnight. The money orders should be sent to the address below.

Attn: Mr Karl
9915 198TH ST

HOLLIS NY 11423

-3321

FedEx or UPS First Overnight delivery cost about $45. Overnight shipping
FedEx charges can be deducted from the money remaining. I'll appreciate if
you take care of this as soon as possible and advise with the tracking
number. Please acknowledge this email. Thank you.
Cheers,
Megan


On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 2:40 PM, Christy wrote:

> Good afternoon, Megan,
>
> I hope that you are enjoying your Friday?
>
> I just got your check and was rather astonished to see that it was 4 times
> the expected amount! I was going to send your prints, but now I feel that
> we should resolve this. Here are some ideas:
>
> 1. I can destroy the check and you can send me another for $800
>
> 2. You can choose 6 more prints. This would give you 3 more in each
> series, or from different ones. Whichever you like best, of course.
>
> 3. I can have the images matted and framed,  but I'm pretty sure that,
> even with shipping, it would not cost $2400, so you could either choose an
> additional 2 prints or I could destroy the check and you could send me a
> new one for the new amount.
>
> Please let me know what you would like to do.
>
> All the best,
> Christy
>
>
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 10:31 AM, Christy
> wrote:
>
>> Hello Megan,
>>
>> I am sorry that you were struggling with your health! I hope that you are
>> feeling better.
>>
>> Thank you for sending the check and the tracking info. I am planning to
>> send your prints either today or tomorrow and will send the shipping
>> information when I do.
>>
>> Thank you again for your interest in my work!
>>
>> All the best,
>> Christy
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 19, 2018, 9:51 AM Megan sweet [sweermeg09@gmail.com] wrote:
>>
>>> Good morning Christy,
>>> Hope this message finds you well. Apologies I have not been able to get
>>> in touch for a very long time as i have been battling with health issue.
>>> Just to confirm that payment was sent by my husband on Tuesday via USPS
>>> with tracking number 9405503699300216219950 and he was advise you will have
>>> it deliver today or latest Friday please be on the look out for it.  Kindly
>>> acknowledge receipt of this email as soon as possible.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Megan
>>>
>>> On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 12:52 PM, Christy
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Megan,
>>>>
>>>> Thanks so much!
>>>>
>>>> I'll get the prints ready to send to you!
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 9:09 AM, Megan sweet [sweermeg09@gmail.com]
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi Christy,
>>>>>
>>>>> Awesome , the price is okay for the piece . May I confirm if payment
>>>>> could be mailed to you by check to your address, Unfortunately I'm unable
>>>>> to complete this transaction by credit card or Paypal . If you can email me
>>>>> your full name,address for payment that will be helpful
>>>>>
>>>>> Thank you
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 7:45 AM, Christy
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi Megan,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Now I must apologize to you!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I have been thinking a lot about this, as I did not have prices
>>>>>> listed on Saatchi. Is $400 per print an acceptable amount for you?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> About the pieces; I started combining negatives when I first started
>>>>>> working in photography back in the 1990's. I don't consider myself a
>>>>>> serious traveler, but when I am able to make trips, I try to take as many
>>>>>> images as possible. These images from Greece came around because of the
>>>>>> landscape itself; the desolate rocks contrasting with the beauty of the
>>>>>> sunset. Greece itself is very inspiring; I draw a lot from the philosophy,
>>>>>> the poetry and the ancient dramas. A lot of who we are, as people in the
>>>>>> West, comes directly from the Greek thinkers. I try to pay them some subtle
>>>>>> homage, particularly in the titles. I'm glad that you enjoy them!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> As payment goes, it might be better to send a PayPal, if possible?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Let me know what you think, and thank you again for your interest in
>>>>>> my work!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> All the best,
>>>>>> Christy
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 2:22 PM, Megan sweet [sweermeg09@gmail.com]
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hi Christy,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Apologies for not getting back to you sooner,It's nice to hear back
>>>>>>> from you. I will like to proceed with the purchase of the 2 pieces (Buried
>>>>>>> in the Sky & Beginning and End), would mind telling me what your
>>>>>>> inspiration behind this piece. I think it is a lovely work and I hope to
>>>>>>> give it a good home. I am presently away on vacation but I should be back
>>>>>>> in few days. Pls confirm it listed price
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 19621 Doris Lane
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> N. FortMyers, FL Lee 33917
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Meanwhile, can you please confirm your mailing address and phone
>>>>>>> number so I may inform my husband on where to forward the payment. I can
>>>>>>> have him send the payment asap. About shipping, you can handle it from your
>>>>>>> side to my mailing address above, either by USPS, or FedEx, UPS postal
>>>>>>> service
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I will look forward to hearing from you so I can know how best to
>>>>>>> proceed.
>>>>>>> Cheers.
>>>>>>> Megan
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 4:49 AM, Christy
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Hi Megan,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Thank you for your kind words! Here's a link to my Saatchi page:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Most of the works are for sale. I am open to discussion about
>>>>>>>> process if you see something you really like.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> All the best,
>>>>>>>> Christy
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 4:47 AM, Megan Sweet [vinesdd494@gmail.com]
>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>>>>> I came across your web page , I like your inspiration as an
>>>>>>>>> artist. How about you email me your recent work on sale for me to look
>>>>>>>>> through?
>>>>>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>>>>> Megan
>>>>>>>>>

1 comment:

  1. Just been getting similar sort of thing from a Jocelyn Page. I am expecting the cheque in the post any day which they want me to bank regardless of the fact this has been made 'erroneously'! This aroused my suspicions as I thought it was a very odd way of doing business and this is when i decided to google the name and found all the scams. It will be interesting to see how much the overpayment is! I have all the emails etc if you would like them to post in here?? what do I do to add a post on here? thank you

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