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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


37 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!

    -----------

    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
    --------------

    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

    -------------
    Second Email
    -------------

    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

    ------------
    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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  11. The same scammer just popped up in my inbox today:

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

    I'm interested in purchasing this artworks below. Could you please provide more information with price?



    I will be expecting your response.

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

    Gyuri Hollosy
    hollosy.com

    ***Checking out this website, it hasn't been updated since 2009 and the email is different from the one where this email came from:
    gyurihollosysculpt@gmail.com

    The address on the website (probably a deceased sculptor?):
    E. Gyuri Hollósy
    1474 River Road
    Titusville, NJ 08560
    cell/studio (609) 915-2740

    AH: checking my webtracker, I had no visitors from the USA lately, but I DID get some from Lagos, Nigeria, Airtel Networks Limited ip: 105.112.184.103 which visited my "contact" page.

    (just stating all this info so the next artist who gets a fishy email will find the scam out easily)

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  12. My artist wife Julie Lacasse also got the following scam messages on July 26th 2021 from a Gyuri Hollosy (who appears from Google to be a real artist in New Jersey) asking to purchase her 4 highest prices works:

    "Dear Julie,

    Thank you for your reply with more information and price of the available artworks. Please take note that I am a sculptor artist

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

    I am purchasing this for family purposes, most importantly for my (Wife) I know she will definitely like it because she like Art & Sculpture and this is the time to fulfill my promise to her during the anniversary ceremony.

    Below are the ones I choose to purchase

    1...
    2...
    3...
    4...

    Concerning the payment, the payment I am 100% sure about is to pay into your bank account for the total amount, based on the advice given from bank because it's more safe and secure for security reason.

    It will be better to discuss more about the payment and shipping arrangement on skype either verbally or typing due to the urgency of the anniversary, if possible it will be better to view the artworks on skype video today for assurance purposes.

    My location address of delivering is below.

    82 Callahan Ct #82,
    Newark, NJ 07103
    USA

    My skype name is live:.cid.1aea68b60028fd30 or Google Hangout meeting. 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 is safe and secure, please fix a time to skype today.

    Cheers

    Gyuri Hollosy
    609- 616-0011 "

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  13. Yes, has all the red flags of one of the many email templates scammers use.

    The whole Skype thing is to try and make themselves appear more legit to potential victims - they will NEVER appear on camera on Skype (always with some excuse that their laptop camera is not working or something about Skype is not working at the moment) so really it is just an alternative way to email converse with their potential victims to move them along the scam faster.

    Ignore, do not reply, delete and move on.

    Glad you didn't fall for this.

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  14. I just got the same one!!! I can't believe my eyes. I was so excited about the sale but I felt something was wrong. So glad i came upon this site.

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  15. I am glad you found this site in time, too! And congratulations for your instincts to go google it before acting upon it. Good for you! Another person saved from scammers... yea!

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  16. It happened again- basically a cut and paste of this exact email -- instinct told me something was wrong. glad I found this site.

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  17. I received this yesterday and thanks to your post I realize it was a scam. thank you !


    7 octobre 2021 10:58 3,4 MB
    De :
    Gyuri Hollosy : hollosy.sculptures@gmail.com
    À :

    Good morning Emilie,

    Am excited to visit your website viewing your beautiful artwork
    creation, I am really amazed with your artwork and how amaze they are.

    I'm interested in purchasing the artworks below. Could you please
    provide more information about the price?

    Attached paintings.

    I will be expecting your response.

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

    Gyuri Hollosy

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  18. I received this yesterday as well! Thank you for this post, and thank god I googled it hah.

    Hello Alexandra,

    Am excited to visit your website viewing your beautiful artwork
    creation, I am really amazed with your artwork and how amaze they are.

    I'm interested in purchasing the artworks below. Could you please
    provide more information about the price?

    Everything we don't know & Late summer nights & Withdrawal.

    I will be expecting your response.

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

    Tony Matelli

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  19. We also received the Tony Matelli email. Thank you for having this post up, it saved us time and a possible scam.

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  20. Hi, the same thing happened to me :( I knew it was a scam when I saw the mail address of the shipment company. Thanks for this website! Best wishes lisa

    Von: Ervin Gyuri Hollosy
    Gesendet: Thursday, December 23, 2021 11:10:57 PM
    An:
    Betreff: Die magie & Sur la lune & Funf kelche.

    Hello Lisa,

    Am excited to visit your website viewing your beautiful artworks you
    made, I am really amazed with your artwork and how amazing they are.

    I'm interested in purchasing the artworks below. Could you please
    provide more information about the price and the availability?

    Die magie & Sur la lune & Funf kelche.

    I will be expecting your response.

    Wishing you a happy and healthy day ahead from corona virus and Merry
    Christmas in advance .

    Ervin Gyuri Hollosy

    ——-

    Message 2:

    Von: Ervin Gyuri Hollosy
    Gesendet: Thursday, December 23, 2021 11:10:57 PM
    An:
    Betreff: Transport company details...

    Hello Lisa,

    Below are the details of the art transport company that I discussed
    with concerning the pickup and quick delivery with insurance for safe
    delivery

    Name: Global freight limited
    Email address: globalfreightltd@protonmail.com
    Phone: 609-669-2675

    Due to the date of the anniversary and urgent delivery is required
    please contact the company now through the email address above and
    start arrangement of the pickup/packaging with global freight and pay
    the shipping cost receive direct to the company.

    I need to know the shipping charges with the insurance for safety
    delivery and I will add the cost together with the paintings amount
    quoted and pay it all together into your bank account given. Please
    take note: Include this reference: 75027468NJ in your email to the
    company.

    Immediately I know the shipping charges plus the total cost of the
    paintings, I will go direct to the bank tomorrow morning and pay after
    the payment is paid and successful I will email the payment transfer
    receipt to you for proof of payment and confirmation purposes, please
    without delay as the anniversary date is very near proceed with the
    transport company and pay the shipping charges.

    Details needed for the payment are below..

    Name of bank
    Name on the account
    Iban
    Bic.

    Hope you understand the explanation above? If you have any questions
    please ask now.

    Ervin Gyuri Hollosy

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  21. I recive the mail yesterday... but this is not the first time..






    Hello Beatriz,

    Thank you for your reply with more information and price of the artworks. I really appreciate your comment toward my sculpture, thank you.

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

    I am purchasing this for family purposes, most importantly for my (Wife) . I know she will definitely like it because she likes Art & Sculpture and this is the time to fulfill my promise to her during the anniversary ceremony.

    Below are the ones I choose to purchase

    xxx
    xxx
    xxx


    Concerning the payment, the payment I am 100% sure about is to pay into your bank account for the total amount, based on the advice given from the bank because it's more safe and secure for security reasons.

    It will be better to discuss more about the payment and shipping arrangement on skype either verbally or typing due to the urgency of the anniversary, if possible it will be better to view the artworks on skype video today for assurance purposes.

    My location address of delivering is below.

    1474 River Rd,
    Titusville, NJ 08560
    USA

    My skype name is live:.cid.a58bd920488f2138 or Google hangout meeting. 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 is safe and secure, please fix a time to skype today.


    Cheers

    Gyuri Hollosy
    610-795-9501

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  22. these guys steal real identities of real people (sometimes actual artists) so it is kind to rapport it to the person they try to impersonate. These people often don't know anything about the scam and are now mentioned here as imposters.

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  23. I agree with this... though there is not much the person being impersonated can do about it. The scammers either use a name generator (which sometimes can lead to names that don't sound right) but often they just steal names they find randomly online. Like everything else about what they do, its terrible - and not the extra stress any of us need in these times.

    Thanks for writing in.

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  24. I received the same email a few days ago with a different identity. I'm from Germany and when I asked him how he knew about me, he couldn't answer. (I'm not easy to find) and yes, that person does seem to exist - an artist in LA who certainly doesn't know about it. I just skyped him and he didn't have his camera on. I'm very glad I came across this site by googling the shipping company's email address. Thank you all..
    Am 28.01.22, 22:46 schrieb Michael Kindred Knight :

    Hello

    Thank you for your reply with more information and price of the
    artworks. I want you to know that I am a painter artist.

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

    I am purchasing this for family purposes, most importantly for my
    (Wife) . I know she will definitely like it because she likes Art &
    Sculpture and this is the time to fulfill my promise to her during the
    anniversary ceremony.

    Below are the ones I choose to purchase

    - Blue composition

    - Red

    - Summer rain.

    Concerning the payment, the payment I am 100% sure about is to pay
    into your bank account for the total amount, based on the advice given
    from the bank because it's more safe and secure for security reasons.

    It will be better to discuss more about the payment and shipping
    arrangement on skype either verbally or typing due to the urgency of
    the anniversary, if possible it will be better to view the artworks on
    skype video today for assurance purposes.

    Location address of delivering is below.

    20152 Lorne St,
    Winnetka, CA 91306
    USA

    My skype name is live:.cid.da123337baaff7b3 or Google hangout meeting.
    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 is safe and secure, please fix a time to
    skype today.



    Michael Kindred Knight
    https://www.michaelkindredknight.com

    this messages he send via skype:
    Below are the details of the art transport company that I discussed with concerning the pickup and quick delivery with insurance for safe delivery Name: Global freight limited Email address: globalfreightltd@protonmail.com Phone: 609-739-7505 Due to the date of the anniversary and urgent delivery is required please contact the company now through the email address above and start arrangement of the pickup/packaging with global freight limited and pay the shipping cost directly to the company.
    --
    I need to know the shipping charges with the insurance for safety delivery and I will add the cost together with the paintings amount quoted and pay it all together into your bank account. Please take note. Include the details below in your email to the transport company… Dimensions size of each paintings Value Full pickup address.
    --
    Immediately I know the shipping charges plus the total cost of the paintings I will go direct to the bank today and pay, after the payment is paid and successful I will email the payment transfer receipt to you for proof of payment and confirmation purpose, please without delay as the anniversary date is very near proceed with the transport company and pay the shipping charges. Details needed for the payment are below.. Name of bank Name on the account Iban Bic. Hope you understand the explanation above? If you have any questions please ask now.
    --
    did anyone show this? do the artists know their identities are being used for fraud here?

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  25. Same thing happens to me. I've send this artists a message through his website.

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  26. I was contacted by the same person /Michael Kindred Knight.
    he wanted to buy 5 limited edition. After talking about prices he wanted me to conatct a special courier to send him the art right in time..
    He even sent me the receipt of his transfer.....::::::

    Hello Olaf,

    Attached is the payment receipt from the bank, the payment was
    successfully paid.

    Am happy that everything went smoothly toward the payment in the bank
    and I know my wife will definitely like the prints work.

    Please take note that both payment of the 5 prints and the amount for
    the shipping charges has been paid successfully in the bank.

    Please proceed and pay the transport company as instructed because the
    total amount is already paid and I won't want any delay of the pickup
    because this is the payment receipt as proof of payment.

    Keep me notified with information and immediately when it is pickup
    for delivery.

    Michael Kindred

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  27. Hello, we also received the same email and we had a skype conversation yesterday. We didn't trust it also.
    This time it was Scott Prior at the other end of the line.... well not the real one.

    Please pay attention!
    Kitty / The Netherlands

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  28. Hi,
    Same here, aka Scott Prior targeting The Netherlands. 2 skype sessions, did not want to use MS Teams. A bit rusty electronic voice but friendly guy and 2 times a camera not working. Different courrier name (chasecourriers@protonmail.com) but the same telephone number as mentioned above. Luckily listened to our gut feeling and started searching the Internet. A big thank you to everybody posting this info !!!!!

    S & R

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  29. same experience:

    WARNING!
    I thought I had been approached by an American fellow artist who wanted to buy paintings from me. It all seemed very reliable, a real website, (supposedly) proof from the bank that money had been deposited. Contact via mail and Skype. A real existing art transport company that would come to get the works. I would pay the transport costs (packaging, insurance, customs, import duties etc.), for a considerable amount... however, smelled treachery in time. . They care about that amount of transport, apparently not about the paintings. In the meantime, I have approached the real artist and the transport company to warn him that their name website is being misused. Phew, another reason to be suspicious of the world, Such a pity!

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  30. Hello,
    I received exactly the same message from Scott Prior... With same story with Skype conversation, urgent shipping for 3 sculptures and at the end necessity to pay for shipping...
    Be careful and take care

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  31. Found this site because of the telefon numer of the "shipping company". Zoom call without video:


    Below are the details of the art transport company that I discussed with concerning the pickup and quick delivery with insurance for safe delivery

    Name: Chase Couriers
    Email address: chasecouriers@protonmail.com
    Phone: 609-739-7505

    Due to the date of the anniversary and urgent delivery is required please contact the company now through the email address above and
    start arrangement of the pickup/packaging with Chase couriers and pay the shipping cost directly to the company.

    I need to know the shipping charges with the insurance for safety delivery and I will add the cost together with the paintings amount quoted and pay it all together into your bank account. Please take note: Include this reference: 06501 in your email to the company.

    Include the details below in your email to the transport company…

    Dimensions size of each paintings
    Value
    Full pickup address
    Phone number

    Immediately I know the shipping charges plus the total cost of the paintings, I will go direct to the bank today and pay, after the payment is paid and successful I will email the payment transfer receipt to you for proof of payment and confirmation purpose, please without delay as the anniversary date is very near proceed with the transport company and pay the shipping charges.

    Details needed for the payment are below..

    Name of bank
    Name on the account
    Iban
    Bic.

    Hope you understand the explanation above? If you have any questions please ask now.

    Cheers
    Randall Deihl
    randalldeihl1@gmail.com

    www.randalldeihl.com

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  32. NEW SCAM NAME! Mark Barone

    Hello xx (Dutch Artist)

    I have already discussed with a good art shipping company for the pickup and quick delivery because the anniversary date is very near.

    Below are the details of the art transport company that I discussed with concerning the pickup and quick delivery with insurance for safe delivery

    Name: Chase Couriers & Logistics
    Email address: chasecourierslogistics@protonmail.com
    Phone: 609-739-7505

    Due to the date of the anniversary and urgent delivery is required
    please contact the company now through the email address above and start arrangement of the pickup/packaging with Chase couriers & logistics and pay the shipping cost directly to the company.


    I need to know the shipping charges with the insurance plus packaging for safety delivery and I will add the cost together with the paintings amount quoted and pay it all together into your bank account details given. Please take note: Include this reference: 06501 in your email to the company.

    Include the details below in your email to the transport company…

    Dimensions size of each paintings
    Value
    Full pickup address
    Phone number

    Immediately I know the shipping charges plus the total cost of the paintings, I will go direct to the bank today and pay, after the payment is paid and successful I will email the payment transfer receipt to you for proof of payment and confirmation purpose, please without delay as the anniversary date is very near proceed with the transport company and pay the shipping charges.


    Details needed for the payment are below..


    Name of bank

    Name on the account

    Iban

    Bic.


    Hope you understand the explanation above? If you have any questions please ask now.


    Mark Barone
    markbarone01@gmail.com
    markbaroneart.com

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  33. Hah! I had the Mark Barone name as well. I even skyped with this asshole because I was too naive in the beginning though I already thought his first email was a bit... off.

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  34. Same here. Also in the Netherlands. Very glad I found this website because I was googling the phone number of the transport company. All the same emails and Skype experience. Alarmbells when he wanted me to pay transport.......No way! The name he used now was John Zurier, a very well known artist. I'll contact him of course and tell him about this scam. And yes his emails were a bit off.

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  35. NEW SCAME NAME: JERED SPRECHER

    Hello XXX (Dutch artist),

    Nice speaking with you and I really appreciate your beautiful sculptures.

    Below are the details of the art transport company that I discussed with concerning the pickup and quick delivery with insurance for safe delivery

    Name: Chase Couriers Logistics
    Email address: chasecourierslogistics@protonmail.com
    Phone: 609-739-7505

    Due to the date of the anniversary and urgent delivery is required please contact the company now through the email address above and start arrangement of the pickup/packaging with Chase couriers logistics and pay the shipping cost directly to the company.

    I need to know the shipping charges with the insurance plus packaging for safety delivery and I will add the cost together with the sculptures amount quoted and pay it all together into your bank account details given. Please take note: Include this reference: 06501 in your email to the company.

    Include the details below in your email to the transport company…

    Dimensions size of each sculptures
    Value
    Full pickup address
    Phone number

    Immediately I know the shipping charges plus the total cost of the sculptures, I will go direct to the bank today, after the payment is paid and successful I will email the payment transfer receipt to you for proof of payment and confirmation purpose, please without delay as the anniversary date is very near proceed with the transport company and pay the shipping charges.

    Details needed for the payment are below..
    Name of bank
    Name on the account
    Iban
    Bic.

    Hope you understand the explanation above? If you have any questions please ask now.

    Cheers.

    Jered Sprecher

    jeredsprecher1@gmail.com
    jeredsprecher.com

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  36. And another new name being used: John Zurier. Also with the 1 added to the name in the email address. We did our research and are happy we found this website.



    Hello XXX

    Am excited to visit your website viewing your beautiful artworks you
    made, I am really amazed with your artwork and how amazing they are.

    I'm interested in purchasing the artworks below. Could you please
    provide more information about the price and the availability?

    Painting 1
    Painting 2
    Painting 3
    Painting 4


    I will be expecting your response.

    Wishing you a happy and healthy day ahead from the coronavirus.

    John Zurier
    johnzurier1@gmail.com
    www.johnzurier.com


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  37. Got the same email from him. Was somewhat suspicious and contacted his gallery, sadly got no reply.
    The thing blew up when "he" urged me on skype chat to contact his shipping comany immediately through either a protonmail address (chasecourierlogistics@protonmail.com) or by phone (609-739-7505).
    I googled the number and - bam - landed here.

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