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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Scam Email: Sharon Miller

Here is a scammer that is going to strong the potential victim along and not even mention the key components (use of their own third-party shipper and overpaying the amount and asking the potential victim to "forward" the difference to the shipper via Western Union. Remember - the payment will be faked and there is no shipper) of the scam until the victim is fully engaged and feeling like they will do anything to help the "sale" go through.

Fortunately, the artist who forwarded this to me, caught on before the scammer even got to the meat of their scam. Notice the characteristic period after their name at the end of emails. they seems very characteristic of the software they must use to send out hundreds of thousands of these and template parts to be "personal".

First email:
From: Sharon Miller []
Subject: Artworks Inquiry...


Hope this message finds you well. I saw these creatives works on your web site and i will like you to get back with more details if they are still available for purchase.

Boxer  and   Chrysalis

I will appreciate an urgent reply.

Best Regards,

After the artist replied and told the scammer that one painting was sold and the other is available:
From: Sharon Miller []
Subject: Re: Artworks Inquiry...

Hi Robert ,

Thanks so much for your response to my query about those creative works. I will like to proceed with the purchase of  'Chrysalis'. Can you pls  get back with what motivate you to make the artwork.

I will look forward to hearing from you soon .

Best Regards,

1 comment:

  1. I have just received the same scam. Got the check. Bringing it to wells fargo bank of origin.