Shown below is the second email correspondence between myself and a scammer that I encountered on ArtBreak.com. She was using the screenname Betty44 and sent the following message:
Hello,I received this poorly structured message about 1 day after I got the first one from Marcus Mcfadden. Receiving two "too good to be true" opportunities in such quick succession added to my suspicions. It was after she requested to pay by check (just as Marcus had) that really sent up a red flag. That is when I did some searching on the internet and stumbled across your Art Scam Blog.
Am interested in the following artworks(Trees,Swirls).
Let me know if the artworks are still available so that i can proceed with the payment as soon as possible.Send an email to (firstname.lastname@example.org)I will await your quick response.
The scammer is using the name Betty Jean Clark, email email@example.com. Unfortunately I could not find the IP address for this account.
Thanks for helping raise scam awareness!
On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 12:41 PM, Betty Jean clark [firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote:
Thanks for the mail.Well,i will be much happy to proceed with the payment of the artworks.Let me know the price of the artworks when framed.Regarding the shipment,i will inform our shipping agent that is moving our other home decors to our new home to get in contact with you via the shipping arrangement today.
Furthermore,do you do commission works?i will love to have a lovely artwork for my coming baby.Get back to me with your mailing address and your phone number so that i will be able to make an arrangement for the payment as soon as possible via check or bank draft which you can cash in any local bank around you. I will await your quick response.