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Friday, May 24, 2013

Scam Email: Martin Cheng

I got two of these scam emails one after the other. You can see from the headers that they are just using other people's compromised servers to send out their emails and that is why it is so hard to catch these criminals. They do reference credit cards as their payment form, so I would have to believe these scammers have a ready set of thousands of stolen credit card numbers.

From: Martin Cheng (
Reply to:
Return Path: (
Subject: Great Wall Contractors Inc

Second Spam email (sent 2 minutes after the first)

From: Martin Cheng (
Reply to:
Return Path: (
Subject: Great Wall Contractors Inc

Body of Email (same in both emails):


  My name is Martin Cheng .I am in the Manager of Great Wall Contractors Inc which is located in China.We will like to make order for some products in your company to our company at:

Martin Cheng

Great Wall Contractors Inc
RM307-330, Office Building, No.2 Tiantaiyi Road, Science Town, 510663 Guangzhou - PRC
tel +86 20 3831657 -

  We will want you to send us your company website or send us your products price list so we can send you the full details on the products we are interested in.

  I will also want to confirm if your company do accept Credit card as means of payment.I will await to hear from you asap.



Great Wall Contractors Inc

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Scam Email: Michael Gray Designs


Here is my correspondence with someone not on your list.  But clearly a scam as I got further into it.  He wanted to send me more than three times the price of the work.  He even has a website.  Yuck.

Thanks for helping us stay on top of this.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Michael Gray []
Date: Fri, May 17, 2013 at 12:16 PM
Subject: Artwork Purchase

Hi, I saw a few of your art pieces and I'm interested in purchasing one or two of your pieces . Could you please let me know your available pieces,a price list and payment options .  I'm an art lover/collector and I'm collecting for my personal collections.****

 *Michael Gray

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Scam Email: Maurice Pierrez

Hi Kathleen ,

I'm certain I have a scammer knocking on my door. I googled 'artist scammers' and your site came up. I looked through and it was outrageously accurate in its content of what they do and thats why I'm now certain this guy is up to no good. He has all the box's ticked. I'd just like to give you his details for inclusion on the scammer list. Here is his name ( which he constantly changes and mis-spells ) and email address...

Maurice Pierrez or sometimes Maurice Pierre

And the email is...

I hope you can include it in your list soon as I'd like to send him a reply with a link to your page. Can you please confirm if you are ok with this ?

Thanks and keep up the good work.