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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Scam Email: Emma David

Here is an email I received this morning from another artist. Notice how the scammer sent another fake email from a fake shipper to make it look more legitimate and to try and move the scam along more quickly, before their potential victim figures out it's a scam.

Hello Kathleen,

I googled the first line of the last email I had received from "Emma David"  As you had mentioned the disjointed English and odd quantities of work sent off alarm bells.  A total waist of my time but at least time is all I lost.

If you could add "her" name to the list I would much appreciate it.

Many Thanks
Dear Vicky & Tiffany,
This is an automated response from your webserver. We are delivering you an email from someone that was on your website. We'll give you the users details first that they submitted, then close the email with their comments (if they submitted any).

Name: Emma David
Address: Michelets vei 163,N-1368
Email Address: (you can click reply and your email client will use this address)
Telephone Number: + 476713102630
Comments:Good Day, I'm Emma David From Norway.I want to place an order and i know the difficulties encountered when shipping internationally,But that will not be a problem because i am registered with a shipping company which I've used severally times without any delay nor damage. Before i place the order,i want to inform you that i will be making the payment with my Mc/Visa cards because as for now i can only make payment with my US credit card account information,so if it's okay by you kindly get back to me with the contact details and please reconfirm your website so as to know if I'm right with the site.I awaiting your swift response so as to list out the items needed. Emma-D-Supperstore Michelets vei 163, N-1368 STABEKK, Norway Telephone: + 476713102630 Telefax : + 476713 4527 

Warmest Regards,
Emma David.
Second email from scammer:
Hello Victoria,  

I got you response,So below here is what i need.

Blossom TreeOriginal Acrylic on CanvasQty...1
DunoonOil and pastel, incorporating lino printing30cmx40cmQty...2
View from Kirn of Western FerriesAcrylic Painting on Canvas60cmx66cmQty...3
Western Ferries in StormAcrylic PaintingOriginaQty...2
Waverley on ClydeWater Colour30cmx40cmQty...3  

Please kindly calculate the total cost of the items,so that you can get the order processed for me.i will email you my credit card account information for the payment of the order. 

Concerning the shipment, i will be having my shipping agent coming to pickup the order directly from you because i already have some large merchandise with them in which after picking up the items,they will then deliver it to me here in Norway.

Email from fake shipping company:
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Highway Express []
Sent: Wednesday, 11 January 2012, 15:07
Subject: Norway Shipment...

Dear Customer,       

Highway Express Delivery have been informed by Mrs David from Emma-D-Supperstore (Norway) to picking up her order at your location and then send them over to Norway.I hope you are aware that she already have some merchandise at our warehouse which needs to be sent together over to her in Norway.and you have been informed that you will be transferring payment to us via western union in other for us to pick up her additional merchandise she have order in some location,and schedule our pick up arrangement with you.So we need to confirm the payment of (£2,350) fist so as to start up with the shipping document.and NOT,Payment needs to be received first before preparing any of the paper works as per custom regulations in meantime that the order would be pick up.  

So kindly get back to us with the location where the goods will be pick up from and also we need to know the contact person that we will be pick up the goods from,also below here is our head office details where all European payment is been made to:

Receivers name: Kuma John
10 Jalan Juruanalisis SatuHicom-Glenmarie Industrial Park,
41050 Shah Alam, Selangor

Good Health,
Shipping Dept.
Highway Express Delivery.


  1. Here is another scammer scumbag :

    On Jun 15, 2013, at 1:44 PM, Kristi Emma [] wrote:

    Hello, My name is Mrs Kristi,I was going through your Marykay store online and find some nice product that i will love to order from you...Payment will be made to you via Bank Certified Check or Money order so let me know if the mode of payment is accepted, I'll also tell my friends about you so that they also can patronize you.Also let me know the city and state you are in.

    1. I got a very similar email myself and luckily I was suspicious enough to research before doing anything else. They gave an address of 1360 Brentwood Road, Bay Shore, NY 11706. It doesn't exist

    2. Just received a text asking me to e-mail wanting Mary Kay product and will not use my personal web site. I told here that her e-mail address has been noted on the internet as a scam and to use my personal web page and pay for her order there if she wants product.

  2. Yup, same here, only I sell Stampin' Up!
    Same disjointed English, complete with address in Indianapolis IN.

  3. Just got one myself for a Mary Kay product order. Watch out everyone!

  4. I also received a text and email from Kristi Emma asking to purchase Mary Kay products. I was immediately suspicious because the verbiage in the message wasn't natural. The message obviously wasn't written by someone who grew up in America. I replied anyway just to see where things would go. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why someone would go to all this trouble for a couple of hundred dollars of Mary Kay projects. Well today I got my answer! It's one of those bogus check schemes.... They send a large check for much more than the actual amount of the products - which they claim was a mistake - and request you send them a refund of the overpayment. I don't know who would be dumb enough to fall for this scam, but I'm sure there are some people out there, so be warned! Below is the email I received and my response to it:

    Today at 8:37 AM

    Hello Good Morning, i just want to let you know that i had an auto accident when trying to rush to IA when i had that my dad just died and was admitted into the hospital and i have been in hospital since yesterday night for proper treatment. It was only by the grace of God that i am still alive now. I just want to update you that i have a good news for you regarding the payment. I had just read from my debtor that the payment has been issued out to you and that you will be receiving it soon. But there is a big problem, cos she informed me that she sent out the whole amount she was owing me instead of her to just send you the amount for the products i am ordering from you,i was so mad at her when i heard this cos i don't know if my money will be safe with you when you got it.I wanted her to send the remaining of the funds to my Doctor for my medications and bills.... I just don't know what to do cos i am totally confused, please .. may i know if my
    money will be safe with you when you get the payment and will I be able to get the remaining of my money after you might have deducted your amount for the products?.... Because I need you to have the remaining money sent to the Doctor as soon as you receive the payment...

    Kindly email me back as soon as you receive this email..

    This was my response:

    Hi Kristi.

    I'm sorry to hear about your troubles. There should be no problem regarding your payment. Just have your "debtor" stop payment on the check or money order, and I will send the unprocessed check/money order back to you as soon as I receive it. If you are still interested in purchasing the Mary Kay items you mentioned, please order from my Mary Kay website:

    You can purchase the items you desire with a pre-paid credit card which can be obtained at any local Walgreens, Schnucks, CVS, or Walmart in your community.

    Thanks you