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Friday, August 24, 2018

Scam Email: Jackson Greene

Hi Katie,

I apologize for not being able to find this on my own. I received a message through my art Website from a Jackson Greene.

Date: Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 at 10:35pm
From: Jackson Greene [mailto:jacksongreene007@yahoo.com]
Sent from IP address 154.66.37.96

Hello There,
My name is Jackson Greene from California. I actually observed my wife has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess she likes your piece of work. I'm also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too, You are doing a great job. I would like to purchase one of your Paintings "[name inserted here]", as a surprise to my wife on our anniversary. Also, let me know if you accept CHECK as mode of Payment.

Thanks and best regards
Jackson.

Seems scammy to me, but I couldn’t verify on your Stop Art Scams Blog. Which is a wonderful service you’ve taken on!

The wording includes a sentence like Steven Leavitt’s though. Agreed?

Best,
Dale

30 comments:

  1. Hahaha. I received the same email last night. They're always the same: wife saw your work, want it to be a surprise, anniversary... I figured I'd strong him along and replied, "No checks". Sent a detailed PayPal solution this morning. Claims to be out in the middle of the ocean. Last time, a different scammerer claimed to be in a submarine!!! I wasn't born yesterday!

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  2. Haha, got the same from Jackson Banks a couple of days ago, except he directly offered Paypal as mode of payment...

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  3. Yes, scammers will do one of two things typically when they "offer" to pay by paypal (hoping to further lure the victim into thinking it must be a legitimate sale). They will offer to pay by paypal and then come up with some reason why paypal is not working for them and offer to pay by check instead (getting them back to their counterfeit check standard method), or they will attempt to send a phishing email that looks EXACTLY like a paypal email that says the money was received and deposited in your paypal account. But if you go manually check your account, it is not. They are hoping victims never check before wiring money to the (non-existent) shipping company, which is just them at the other end.

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  4. I just got the exact same email from a Jackson Banks today myself. Grr. Thanks so much for creating this blog and helping other artists!

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  5. I just got this one from Meagan Sardana:

    Hello There,

    My name is Meagan Sardana from California. I actually observed my husband has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess he likes your piece of work. I'm also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too, You are doing a great job. I would like to purchase one of your Archival pigment ink print as a surprise to my husband on our anniversary. Also, let me know if you accept CHECK as mode of Payment.

    Thanks and best regards

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    1. To add to the information above, I checked my website active log at the time I received the email and someone from Nigeria was looking at the page of the piece "Meagan" mention and at my contact page.
      Katie, thank you for creating this blog and taking the time help others!

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  6. I just had two seemlingly esrnest emails from DENNIS POTTER (dennispotter101@gmail.com) explaining he was an ocean engineer but observed his wife checking out our website and could I send some recommendations for $500-1500. I was suspicious and the second email confirmed my fears: here he wanted all my info so he could send a check to me and then he would arrange pick up. I didn't give him anything except "Your scam has been reported to the authorities and several online at scam sites. The district attorney's office will follow up."

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  7. This is the EXACT verbatim letter I received last week from a Potter Dennis from South Carolina. His E mail address is PotterDennis101@gmail.com .
    Also a Teresa Raleigh from Crete Greece wanted 2 paintings . She wanted to send me a third party payment through Quick Books for the shippers she supposedly chose to use. Red flags went up, had to close down my account so the funds wouldn't be credited, hours on the phone , MasterCard confirmed the C.C. she used was invalid and to call the police. Her info: ts.raleigh@aol.com
    leigh00700@aol.com. BEWARE!

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  8. Thank you for creating this blog ! Never to be duped again!!

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  9. I received the very same email but from Jackson Banks. I have had him send 2 phony checks by registered mail and now he is sending me a signed artist Agreement. His IP address is from Nigeria but the mail comes from Tacoma. I intend to continue to have him run back and forth to the post office for a while more then I will send him a notification of my death and he will get to file paperwork his 30 thousand dollars back. These guy are never that smart so it is easy to jerk them around.They can't even think up an original scam

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  10. Received something similar today:
    My name is Daniel Pearson from Illinois Califonia. 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 stormed on 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 one 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 $4000.

    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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  11. I want to warn of the scams being carried out by the couple of thieves: Philippe Ballesio and Rosaline Ballesio, they manage the companies: Btcmt4 and others, those companies that offer services that do not work. They charge money in advance and then the systems they sell stop working, many people are reporting being scammed by these people, please report them

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  12. My scam email! Fresh.

    My name is Adams Johnson from Syracuse New York. 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 stormed on 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 one 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 $4000.

    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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    1. Ohhh! I got this one!! But from a robby marlon in texas , exact same email hahaha

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  13. I got a similar one from a Joby Renate email addrsss was jobyrenate102@gmail.com. See below

    Greetings,
    My name is Joby Renate from SC. my wife have been on the lookout for some artworks lately viewing your website on my laptop and i guess she
    >likes your piece of work, I'm also impressed and amazed to have seenyour various works too, : ) You are doing a great job. I would like to receive further information about your piece of work and what inspires you. I am very much interested in the purchase of the piece (in subject field above) to surprise my wife. Kindly confirm the >availability for immediate sales.
    Thanks and happy new year,
    Joby.

    Put this name on the list. I did respond to see what would happen. I requested a copy of a driver's license, verifiable address no post office box addresses and cashiers check or take as credit card sales. There was no mention of which painting suspect was interested in. Anyway, when I replied the e-mail address was not deliverable. It confirmed my suspicions. I get about 2 to 3 e-mails like this a year. Usually I don't respond. But I had time on my hands and thought I would go fishing....

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  14. Me too! But the name is Derrick Hallfield.

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  15. One more for your list:

    Hello There,

    My name is Pamela Mcallister from Georgia. I actually observed my husband has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess he likes your piece of work. I'm also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too, You are doing a great job. I would like to purchase '' tomorrow is another day • w12" x h16" • oil on wood • (2018) ''. as a surprise to my husband on our anniversary. Also, let me know if you accept CHECK as mode of Payment.

    Thanks and best regards

    Pamela Mcallister

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  16. Yup I got the same Pamela mcallister email.....

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  17. Hi, I got this scam try-out last week:
    “my wife have been on the lookout
    for some artworks lately viewing your website on my laptop and i guess
    she likes your piece of work, I'm also impressed and amazed to have
    seen your various works too, : ) You are doing a great job. I would
    like to receive further information about your piece of work and what
    inspires you. I am very much interested in the purchase of the piece
    (in subject field above) to surprise my wife. Kindly confirm the
    availability for immediate sales.
    Thanks ,”

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  18. I received the Jackson Banks scam mail thru my website. I am thankful for those who publicize these scams. It made it easy to discern that is what his message was and ignore.

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  19. I got the Pamela Mcallister message word for word, except for the title of the art work. She should have capitalized the A in Mcallister for one thing. Your piece of work also sounds alien.

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  20. Just got a fresh one from Ralphtalker@gmail.com, with the same email copy:

    Message: Good morning to you, I am Ralph Talker from United State,I actually observed my wife has been viewing your website on my laptop and I guess she likes some of your Art piece, I must also say you are doing great job. I would like to know what inspired that work. I am very much interested in the purchase to surprise my wife.

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  21. Just got a variation on this (a wife citing her husband) It sounded fishy from the start, but thank you for this cite to keep things clear:

    Name: Whiteney Jackson Email Address: whiteneyjackson1383@yahoo.com

    Hello There,
    My Name is Whiteney Jackson from Washington DC. I actually observed my Husband has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess he likes your piece of work. I'm also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too, You are doing a great job. I would like to purchase one of your Recent Works "THE KEY IS IN THE WINDOW", as a surprise to my Husband on our anniversary. Also, let me know if you accept CHECK as mode of Payment.

    Thanks and best regards
    Whiteney.

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  22. I just had an email from 'Meagan Sardana in California'. Email address meagan.sardana1966@gmail.com. Googled her name and your thread came up. Thanks for the warning!

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  23. Yes, I just received Whiteney Jackson's email, from Washington, DC, this morning, That husband of hers likes lots of art works!

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  24. It IS pretty funny when you see the same "story" over and over again.

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  25. I received Whiteney Jackson's email today...
    Sounded legit until I googled her name and various threads popped up.

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    1. I received one from Whitney Jackson on the same day! Busy criminals. Thank you for this blog.
      Message Details:
      Name: Whiteney Jackson
      Email: whiteneyjackson1383@yahoo.com
      Subject: "Title1" And "Title2" - Acrylic on Canvas
      Message: Hello There,
      My Name is Whiteney Jackson from Washington DC. I actually observed my Husband has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess he likes your piece of work. I'm also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too, You are doing a great job. I would like to purchase Two of your Abstracts "Title1" And "Title2" - Acrylic on Canvas", as a surprise to my Husband on our anniversary. Also, let me know if you accept CHECK as mode of Payment.

      Thanks and best regards
      Whiteney.

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  26. I received this email on Aug 1 2019 which sounds the same as all the others. I am a novice artist but thought it sounded strange. I greatly appreciate the input from the community on this website which helped me know for sure- thank you! Email follows:

    My name is Linda Benthley from New York. I have been on the lookout for some artworks lately in regards to I and my Husband's anniversary which is just around the corner. I stormed on 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 a surprise gift to my Husband 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 $3,500.

    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,
    Linda Benthley

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  27. My artist friend just got one from Whitney Jackson too.

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