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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Scam Email: Simeon Ducroux

Thanks for your Art Scam blog. My partner, Liz, received one of these emails yesterday. Your blog helped us confirm our suspicions that it was a scam.

Thank you so much for combatting this scourge!

Kind regards


Email attached below.

From: Simeon Ducroux [[]]
Date: 26 augusti 2013 13:02:09 GMT+01:00
Subject: Re: Craft Purchase
Reply-To: Simeon Ducroux [[]]

Hello ,

            You must have devoted so much time and effort to create this pieces that i am about to purchase because i can vividly see the uniqueness of the pieces. Your work also have  a pleasant and a suiting feeling, I am so sure it will bring comfort and happiness into my life. The piece listed below are the one's i will be purchasing.

[ name of six pieces and prices were inserted here]

Payment for those pieces will be made by cheque from bank in Europe and the  money can be withdraw from my account, i will be issuing €7,920 to cover the cost of the piece and shipping of your work.

I have some Furniture to be picked up from a store in Bremen,so you will deduct your fee from the payment issued to you and have the rest disburse to the shipper that will come over to your location to pick up your work and have it delivered safely to me at my residential address in Sydney,I would inform the shippers about it after have heard from you.They will just come over to your area to pick-up the piece and then have them delivered to me.Before i can proceed to issue to you the cheque  i  will be needing your contact details and phone number to write and send the cheque to you.The address written below is my address for shipping.

My address
29 O'Connell St,
Sydney NSW 2000,

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Scam Email: Cindy Dickson

It's when scammers make lame mistakes that most people get suspicious that the purchase is not actually for real. This scammer using this fake name made several mistakes, but the obvious one that tipped the scales for the artist was saying they do not use PayPal. Then the artist got suspicious. But some scammer say they use PayPal and then send a faked payment confirmation email  hoping the artist will not manually check their account before wiring money to a non-existent shipper. So be careful. And google things that don't make sense.
On Aug 1, 2013, at 5:58 PM, Cindy Dickson [] wrote:

Good Day,

I am Cindy Dickson from Norway, I want to informed you that your items are most creative & desirable, so much talent! I am interested in purchasing some of your unique items to my shop in Norway,but before i do i want to inform if i can make the payment with my credit card because presently my best form of payment is via credit card,that is where i put all my money for any international transaction.So kindly reconfirm your website/contact details and get back to me with it so as to know if I'm right with the site.

Concerning the shipment,my shipping company will be coming to pickup the items because i already have some merchandise with them in which they will be shipping together to me here in Norway.So you don't need to be worried about the shipment nor handling fee.

Niels Juels gate 43
0257 Oslo,
phone: + 47 20 13 31 00
fax:   + 47 23 28 49 51

Best Regard,
Cindy Dickson.
second email:
On Aug 2, 2013, at 12:14 PM, Cindy Dickson [] wrote:

Hello Carmen,

Thanks for getting back to me with a feedback,So below here is what i need.

[Name of Painting]
 Qty….1  $3000

[Name of Painting]
Qty….1 $3800

[Name of Painting]
Qty….1 $1800

[Name of Painting]
Qty….1 $3200

[Name of Painting]

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.So i want you to get back to me with the size and weight items.

Cindy Dickson.
third email:
On Aug 7, 2013, at 2:03 AM, Cindy Dickson [] wrote:

Hello Carmen,

Thanks for getting back to me with the total, i will like to know cost of each one of the listed work i've selected.

Cindy Dickson. 
fourth email:
On Aug 8, 2013, at 8:49 AM, Cindy Dickson [] wrote:


Concerning the payment,i will like to inform you that i DON'T use Pay pal for payment,so it will be best if you can look for a  colleague that has manual terminal charging machine so as to  assist you in charging my credit card details.If it's okay by  you kindly get back  to me so as to know if i will be proceeding with the order or not.