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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Scam Email: Justin Johnson

Just received this in my own box this morning. Given we've reported on how an artist unfortunately fell for and lost money to a scam email last week from Alice Drew, I'm guessing we'll be seeing a LOT of this email, with just various fake names and diposable email addresses. This is pretty much the same. Not even personalized. Doesn't care who I am, but they will begin personalizing it once I respond (and by the way, I will NOT be responding at all).

From: "Justin Johnson" []
Subject: Inquiry

Good Day,

This mail is to make an inquiry on the below Questions.
Do you Ship oversea or do intend to start Shipping oversea? (though we already know of a Freight Forwarder that will pick our packages from you and deliver to us in Australia.

PAYMENT MODE...................CREDIT CARD

Kindly send us price list of your inventory list of your latest collections as an attach file to our email so we can proceed with the order.

Should you require and further clarifications do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

Kind Regards,
Justin and Group Retail Stores (Australia)


  1. I just received the same email. I could not find anything about this company or person. The first search for Justin Johnson found this warning. Definitely a scam. Thanks!

  2. i also got this same email this morning and did a search. thanks for the info!

  3. I really glad to see its coming up in searches and that artists ARE searching on the name BEFORE they send any money. Good! Let's keep this scammer from making any money this round.

  4. Got it too. I have a line of hand-printed tshirts...seems to fit the artist theme.

  5. Today I received an e-mail from Wong Anderson I replied him but it seemed strange. Then I seached and found you post and it became clear that this is scam!! Thank you very much for all your work!

  6. You are welcome! We do have a separate report on Wong Anderson, so I'm glad you did not take this any further.

  7. I don't know if this is just in Australia, but I just got the exact same message in the USA

  8. I just received the same email. The things that always make me suspicious are a non-business email return address (it was a yahoo email account), not mentioning anything specific about my products, and asking for what I sell.