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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Scam Email: Bill Burrus

Hello Kathleen,

Having read your really useful art scam website I’m pretty sure the below is a new name for you, just received!

Kind regards,

Gerard



From: Bill Burrus [mailto:bill.burrus1@gmail.com]
Sent: 13 August 2018 10:58
To:
Subject: Re: [name of 4 paintings right in subject line]

Hi Gerard,

Thanks for your reply, regarding the prices I have seen it with your reply. Yes I am truely interested in purchasing.

I want you to know that I am purchasing the paintings for a Wedding Anniversary and it really need to get to my destination because the date of the Anniversary is around the corner.

Below are the paintings I am interested to purchase.

[name of 3 paintings listed here]

it will be better to discuss the payment and the shipping on Skype either verbally or typing due to the urgent of the Anniversary if possible it will be better to view the artworks on Skype Video.

My location and address of delivering are below..

1476 River Road
Titusville, NJ 08560
USA

Concerning the payment, the payment I am 100% sure about is to send you a Cashiers check or personal check or transfer the cash into your bank account for the total amount, base on the advise given via my bank.

My Skype name is bill.burrus1@gmail.com [mailto:bill.burrus1@gmail.com]  I am available throughout today on Skype to discuss and conclude.

[note: you can bet this scammer will have some reason to never show his face on Skype!]

If you don't have a Skype name kindly go to www.skype.com [http://www.skype.com/]  and register with Skype then download it and fix a time to Skype today.

Cheers,

Bill Burrus


10 comments:

  1. Dear Kathleen

    It looks like Bill Burras is the same as Jon Jurick - Another scammer who approached my wife (through her web site)

    many thanks for your good work alerting the artist community

    > From: Jon Jurick [mailto:jurickjon@gmail.com]
    > Date: 16 August 2018 at 16:50:30 BST
    > To:
    > Subject: Re: [4 paintings listed right in the subject line]
    >
    > Dear Sharon,
    >
    > Thanks for your reply, regarding the prices I have seen it with your
    > reply. Yes I am truly interested in purchasing.
    >
    > I want you to know that I am purchasing the paintings for a Wedding
    > Anniversary and it really need to get to my destination because the
    > date of the Anniversary is around the corner.
    >
    > Below are the paintings I am interested in...
    >
    > [4 paintings listed here]
    >
    > Concerning the payment, the payment I am 100% sure about is to send
    > you a Cashiers check or personal check or transfer the cash into your
    > bank account for the total amount, base on the advise given via my
    > bank.
    >
    > it will be better to discuss the payment and the shipping on Skype
    > either verbally or typing due to the urgent of the Anniversary if
    > possible it will be better to view the artworks on Skype Video.
    >
    > My location and address of delivering are below..
    >
    > 1478 River Road
    > Titusville, NJ 08560
    > USA
    >
    > My Skype name is jurickjon@gmail.com [mailto:jurickjon@gmail.com] I am available throughout today on
    > Skype to discuss and conclude.
    >
    > If you don't have a Skype name kindly go to www.skype.com [http://www.skype.com/] and register with
    > Skype then download it and fix a time to Skype today.
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Jon Jurick
    > jurickjon@gmail.com [mailto:jurickjon@gmail.com]

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  2. We've had almost the exact same email from a Gyuri Walton (below) after I queried his first email (further below)

    Your site has been invaluable..keep up the good work!

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    Thanks for your reply about the prices which i have seen it through your reply. Yes I am truly interested in purchasing

    I want you to know that I am purchasing the paintings for a Wedding Anniversary and it really need to be at my destination as quick as possible because, the date of the anniversary is around the corner.

    I am purchasing this for my family purpose, I know my wife will definitely like it because she love everything about Art & Sculpture and this is the time to fulfill my promise to her.

    Below are the paintings I choose..

    < works listed from website >

    Concerning the payment, the payment I am 100% sure about is to pay direct into your bank account for the total amount, base on the advise given from the bank because it's safe and secure.

    it will be better to discuss the payment and the shipping on Skype either verbally or typing due to the urgent of the anniversary, if possible it will be better to view the artworks on Skype Video for assurance purpose.

    My location and address of delivering are below..
    2002 Spring Run Dr
    Carrollton, TX 75006
    USA

    My Skype name is gyuriwalton I am available throughout today on Skype to discuss and conclude.

    If you don't have a Skype name kindly go to www.skype.com and register with Skype then download it and fix a time to Skype today.

    Gyuri Walton
    gyuriwalton@aol.com
    646-564-8473


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    First email
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    Hello

    This is a beautiful day viewing your beautiful paintings, they are all really amazed viewing and going through your artworks.

    I am amaze with the way you paint all this paintings... I will be happy to acquire the below paintings.

    < works listed from website >

    Email me their prices and more details on each pieces.

    Happy new year with best wishes,
    Gyuri Walton
    gyuriwalton@aol.com



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  3. Unfortunately the Scam contious.
    Got this mail today, July 10, 2019
    Good morning ,

    Thanks for your reply about the prices which i have seen through your reply.

    Yes I am truly interested in purchasing, I want you to know that I am purchasing the paintings for a Wedding Anniversary and it really need to be at my destination as quick as possible because, the date of the anniversary is around the corner.

    I am purchasing this for my family purpose, I know my wife will definitely like it because she love everything about Art & Sculpture and this is the time to fulfill my promise to her.

    Below are the ones I choose...



    Concerning the payment, the payment I am 100% sure about is to pay direct into your bank account for the total amount, base on the advise given from the bank because it's safe and secure.

    It will be better to discuss the payment and the shipping on Skype either verbally or typing due to the urgent of the anniversary, if possible it will be better to view the artworks on Skype Video for assurance purpose.

    My location and address of delivering are below.

    2 Morgan Ave
    Titusville, NJ 08560
    USA

    My Skype name is maritblake@gmail.com I am available throughout today on Skype to discuss and conclude.

    If you don't have a Skype name kindly go to www.skype.com and register with Skype then download it and fix a time to Skype today.

    Cheers
    Marit Blake
    maritblake@gmail.com
    609-473-1515

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  4. I have received an email which is almost identical to this one from Marit Blake but with the name
    Abbot Beswick
    abbotbeswick@gmail.com
    609-473-1515
    I checked the address on a web search and the owner had a different name and the telephone number is a VOIP number

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  5. The scam is still going on in 2020! The emails I got from Walter Eaton - waltereaton1@gmail.com

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    Second Email
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    Thanks for your reply about the prices which i have seen through your reply.

    Yes I am truly interested in purchasing, I want you to know that I am purchasing the paintings for a Wedding Anniversary and it really need to be at my destination as quick as possible because, the date of the anniversary is around the corner.

    I am purchasing this for my family purpose, I know my wife will definitely like it because she love everything about Art & Sculpture and this is the time to fulfill my promise to her.

    Below are the ones I choose...



    Concerning the payment, the payment I am 100% sure about is to pay direct into your bank account for the total amount, base on the advise given from the bank because it's safe and secure.

    It will be better to discuss the payment and the shipping on Skype either verbally or typing due to the urgent of the anniversary, if possible it will be better to view the artworks on Skype Video for assurance purpose.

    My location and address of delivering are below.

    4326 Maplegrove Dr
    Grove City, OH 43123
    USA

    My Skype name is live:.cid.816881f0e0f50fde. I am available throughout today on Skype to discuss and conclude.

    If you don't have a Skype name kindly go to www.skype.com and register with Skype then download it and fix a time to Skype today.

    Cheers


    Walter Eaton
    waltereaton1@gmail.com
    347-518-8762

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    First Email
    ------------

    Hello,

    Am excited visiting your website viewing your beautiful paintings
    creation, I am really amaze with your artworks and how amazon they
    are.

    Sending this email as enquirer about your below paintings viewed from
    your website.


    Email me more details about each and their prices only if they are available.

    I will be expecting your response.

    Wishing you a happy and healthy 2020 and a wonderful day..

    Walter Eaton

    I was quite suspicious of the first email, but still decided to give them the benefit of the doubt. Turned out I shouldn't have bothered

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  6. Just received now:
    Hello

    Am excited visiting your website viewing your beautiful paintings
    creation, I am really amaze with your artworks and how amazon they
    are.

    Sending this email as enquirer about your below paintings viewed from
    your website.

    Any available paintings currently for sale at the moment?

    Email me more details about each and their prices only if they are available.

    I will be expecting your response.

    Wishing you a happy and healthy day ahead from corona virus and have a
    wonderful weekend

    Tomas Honz

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  7. "how amazon they are" ... that's funny!

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  8. Same mails sent under Gyuri Hollosy

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  9. I also got email from "Gyuri Hollosy" on 10th of April 2021 .He wanted me to pay for shippment of 4 very big pantings with frames.It was also very urgent because of wedding anniversy.He also asked to talk via skype.I actully talked with him on skype because I did not know it was a scam,he sounded like american.He never showed his face and his skype profile pic is same pic real Gyuri Hollosy has on his website lol. But I realised it was scam when he wrote me asking to pay for shipping to some random shipping agent.

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  10. Really good you finally got a red flag you could recognize. Sometimes scammers DO use skype as way to increase the "trust" but they NEVER show themselves. Will always say some reason their video doesn't work. But the real red flag finally showed up for you, which is they set up the story of some fake third party shipper so they can "overpay" and ask you to send the overpayment on to the "shipper" *via wire* and its really just them at the other end of that wire transfer. Their original payment will turn out to be counterfeit and so the victim is out what they wired.

    So. NEVER accept overpayment for your art. And NEVER EVER EVER wire money to ANYONE for ANY REASON when you are the seller. That's how to stay safe from this scam.

    Congrats. So glad you caught this one in time.

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