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Friday, August 24, 2018

Scam Email: Jackson Greene

Hi Katie,

I apologize for not being able to find this on my own. I received a message through my art Website from a Jackson Greene.

Date: Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 at 10:35pm
From: Jackson Greene [mailto:jacksongreene007@yahoo.com]
Sent from IP address 154.66.37.96

Hello There,
My name is Jackson Greene from California. I actually observed my wife has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess she likes your piece of work. I'm also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too, You are doing a great job. I would like to purchase one of your Paintings "[name inserted here]", as a surprise to my wife on our anniversary. Also, let me know if you accept CHECK as mode of Payment.

Thanks and best regards
Jackson.

Seems scammy to me, but I couldn’t verify on your Stop Art Scams Blog. Which is a wonderful service you’ve taken on!

The wording includes a sentence like Steven Leavitt’s though. Agreed?

Best,
Dale

58 comments:

  1. Hahaha. I received the same email last night. They're always the same: wife saw your work, want it to be a surprise, anniversary... I figured I'd strong him along and replied, "No checks". Sent a detailed PayPal solution this morning. Claims to be out in the middle of the ocean. Last time, a different scammerer claimed to be in a submarine!!! I wasn't born yesterday!

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  2. Haha, got the same from Jackson Banks a couple of days ago, except he directly offered Paypal as mode of payment...

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  3. Yes, scammers will do one of two things typically when they "offer" to pay by paypal (hoping to further lure the victim into thinking it must be a legitimate sale). They will offer to pay by paypal and then come up with some reason why paypal is not working for them and offer to pay by check instead (getting them back to their counterfeit check standard method), or they will attempt to send a phishing email that looks EXACTLY like a paypal email that says the money was received and deposited in your paypal account. But if you go manually check your account, it is not. They are hoping victims never check before wiring money to the (non-existent) shipping company, which is just them at the other end.

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  4. I just got the exact same email from a Jackson Banks today myself. Grr. Thanks so much for creating this blog and helping other artists!

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  5. I just got this one from Meagan Sardana:

    Hello There,

    My name is Meagan Sardana from California. I actually observed my husband has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess he likes your piece of work. I'm also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too, You are doing a great job. I would like to purchase one of your Archival pigment ink print as a surprise to my husband on our anniversary. Also, let me know if you accept CHECK as mode of Payment.

    Thanks and best regards

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    1. To add to the information above, I checked my website active log at the time I received the email and someone from Nigeria was looking at the page of the piece "Meagan" mention and at my contact page.
      Katie, thank you for creating this blog and taking the time help others!

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  6. I just had two seemlingly esrnest emails from DENNIS POTTER (dennispotter101@gmail.com) explaining he was an ocean engineer but observed his wife checking out our website and could I send some recommendations for $500-1500. I was suspicious and the second email confirmed my fears: here he wanted all my info so he could send a check to me and then he would arrange pick up. I didn't give him anything except "Your scam has been reported to the authorities and several online at scam sites. The district attorney's office will follow up."

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  7. This is the EXACT verbatim letter I received last week from a Potter Dennis from South Carolina. His E mail address is PotterDennis101@gmail.com .
    Also a Teresa Raleigh from Crete Greece wanted 2 paintings . She wanted to send me a third party payment through Quick Books for the shippers she supposedly chose to use. Red flags went up, had to close down my account so the funds wouldn't be credited, hours on the phone , MasterCard confirmed the C.C. she used was invalid and to call the police. Her info: ts.raleigh@aol.com
    leigh00700@aol.com. BEWARE!

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  8. Thank you for creating this blog ! Never to be duped again!!

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  9. I received the very same email but from Jackson Banks. I have had him send 2 phony checks by registered mail and now he is sending me a signed artist Agreement. His IP address is from Nigeria but the mail comes from Tacoma. I intend to continue to have him run back and forth to the post office for a while more then I will send him a notification of my death and he will get to file paperwork his 30 thousand dollars back. These guy are never that smart so it is easy to jerk them around.They can't even think up an original scam

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  10. Received something similar today:
    My name is Daniel Pearson from Illinois Califonia. I have been on the lookout for some artworks lately in regards to I and my wife's anniversary which is just around the corner. I stormed on some of your works which i found quite impressive and intriguing. I must admit your doing quite an impressive job. You are undoubtedly good at what you do.

    With that being said, I would like to purchase one of your works as a surprise gift to my wife in honor of our upcoming wedding anniversary. It would be of help if you could send some pictures of your piece of works, with their respective prices and sizes, which are ready for immediate (or close to immediate) sales. My budget for this is within the price range of $500 to $4000.

    I look forward to reading from you in a view to knowing more about your pieces of inventory. As a matter of importance, I would also like to know if you accept check as a means of payment.

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    1. I received an identical email from a David Dickerson from Gadsden, Alabama. Email - dcwears38@gmail.com

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  11. I want to warn of the scams being carried out by the couple of thieves: Philippe Ballesio and Rosaline Ballesio, they manage the companies: Btcmt4 and others, those companies that offer services that do not work. They charge money in advance and then the systems they sell stop working, many people are reporting being scammed by these people, please report them

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  12. My scam email! Fresh.

    My name is Adams Johnson from Syracuse New York. I have been on the lookout for some artworks lately in regards to I and my wife's anniversary which is just around the corner. I stormed on some of your works which i found quite impressive and intriguing. I must admit your doing quite an impressive job. You are undoubtedly good at what you do.

    With that being said, I would like to purchase one of your works as a surprise gift to my wife in honor of our upcoming wedding anniversary. It would be of help if you could send some pictures of your piece of works, with their respective prices and sizes, which are ready for immediate (or close to immediate) sales. My budget for this is within the price range of $500 to $4000.

    I look forward to reading from you in a view to knowing more about your pieces of inventory. As a matter of importance, I would also like to know if you accept check as a means of payment.

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    1. Ohhh! I got this one!! But from a robby marlon in texas , exact same email hahaha

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    2. I also got this exact one but from craigalbert333@gmail.com in Scottsdale, AZ. Never would have known it was a scam except that I reverse image searched his google profile photo and it was from an Australian man's twitter profile. That had me googling art scams...Thank you for hosting this page! So good not to have to wonder.

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  13. I got a similar one from a Joby Renate email addrsss was jobyrenate102@gmail.com. See below

    Greetings,
    My name is Joby Renate from SC. my wife have been on the lookout for some artworks lately viewing your website on my laptop and i guess she
    >likes your piece of work, I'm also impressed and amazed to have seenyour various works too, : ) You are doing a great job. I would like to receive further information about your piece of work and what inspires you. I am very much interested in the purchase of the piece (in subject field above) to surprise my wife. Kindly confirm the >availability for immediate sales.
    Thanks and happy new year,
    Joby.

    Put this name on the list. I did respond to see what would happen. I requested a copy of a driver's license, verifiable address no post office box addresses and cashiers check or take as credit card sales. There was no mention of which painting suspect was interested in. Anyway, when I replied the e-mail address was not deliverable. It confirmed my suspicions. I get about 2 to 3 e-mails like this a year. Usually I don't respond. But I had time on my hands and thought I would go fishing....

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  14. Me too! But the name is Derrick Hallfield.

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  15. One more for your list:

    Hello There,

    My name is Pamela Mcallister from Georgia. I actually observed my husband has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess he likes your piece of work. I'm also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too, You are doing a great job. I would like to purchase '' tomorrow is another day • w12" x h16" • oil on wood • (2018) ''. as a surprise to my husband on our anniversary. Also, let me know if you accept CHECK as mode of Payment.

    Thanks and best regards

    Pamela Mcallister

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  16. Yup I got the same Pamela mcallister email.....

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  17. Hi, I got this scam try-out last week:
    “my wife have been on the lookout
    for some artworks lately viewing your website on my laptop and i guess
    she likes your piece of work, I'm also impressed and amazed to have
    seen your various works too, : ) You are doing a great job. I would
    like to receive further information about your piece of work and what
    inspires you. I am very much interested in the purchase of the piece
    (in subject field above) to surprise my wife. Kindly confirm the
    availability for immediate sales.
    Thanks ,”

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  18. I received the Jackson Banks scam mail thru my website. I am thankful for those who publicize these scams. It made it easy to discern that is what his message was and ignore.

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  19. I got the Pamela Mcallister message word for word, except for the title of the art work. She should have capitalized the A in Mcallister for one thing. Your piece of work also sounds alien.

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  20. Just got a fresh one from Ralphtalker@gmail.com, with the same email copy:

    Message: Good morning to you, I am Ralph Talker from United State,I actually observed my wife has been viewing your website on my laptop and I guess she likes some of your Art piece, I must also say you are doing great job. I would like to know what inspired that work. I am very much interested in the purchase to surprise my wife.

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  21. Just got a variation on this (a wife citing her husband) It sounded fishy from the start, but thank you for this cite to keep things clear:

    Name: Whiteney Jackson Email Address: whiteneyjackson1383@yahoo.com

    Hello There,
    My Name is Whiteney Jackson from Washington DC. I actually observed my Husband has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess he likes your piece of work. I'm also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too, You are doing a great job. I would like to purchase one of your Recent Works "THE KEY IS IN THE WINDOW", as a surprise to my Husband on our anniversary. Also, let me know if you accept CHECK as mode of Payment.

    Thanks and best regards
    Whiteney.

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  22. I just had an email from 'Meagan Sardana in California'. Email address meagan.sardana1966@gmail.com. Googled her name and your thread came up. Thanks for the warning!

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  23. Yes, I just received Whiteney Jackson's email, from Washington, DC, this morning, That husband of hers likes lots of art works!

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  24. It IS pretty funny when you see the same "story" over and over again.

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  25. I received Whiteney Jackson's email today...
    Sounded legit until I googled her name and various threads popped up.

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    1. I received one from Whitney Jackson on the same day! Busy criminals. Thank you for this blog.
      Message Details:
      Name: Whiteney Jackson
      Email: whiteneyjackson1383@yahoo.com
      Subject: "Title1" And "Title2" - Acrylic on Canvas
      Message: Hello There,
      My Name is Whiteney Jackson from Washington DC. I actually observed my Husband has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess he likes your piece of work. I'm also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too, You are doing a great job. I would like to purchase Two of your Abstracts "Title1" And "Title2" - Acrylic on Canvas", as a surprise to my Husband on our anniversary. Also, let me know if you accept CHECK as mode of Payment.

      Thanks and best regards
      Whiteney.

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  26. I received this email on Aug 1 2019 which sounds the same as all the others. I am a novice artist but thought it sounded strange. I greatly appreciate the input from the community on this website which helped me know for sure- thank you! Email follows:

    My name is Linda Benthley from New York. I have been on the lookout for some artworks lately in regards to I and my Husband's anniversary which is just around the corner. I stormed on some of your works which i found quite impressive and intriguing. I must admit your doing quite an impressive job. You are undoubtedly good at what you do.

    With that being said, I would like to purchase a surprise gift to my Husband in honor of our upcoming wedding anniversary. It would be of help if you could send some pictures of your piece of works, with their respective prices and sizes, which are ready for immediate (or close to immediate) sales. My budget for this is within the price range of $500 to $3,500.

    I look forward to reading from you in a view to knowing more about your pieces of inventory. As a matter of importance, I would also like to know if you accept check as a means of payment.


    Regards,
    Linda Benthley

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  27. My artist friend just got one from Whitney Jackson too.

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  28. So glad I happened upon this page! I received an email similar to the rest of these a few days ago. I thought the huge range in price range, the fact that none of my works were referenced, and the generic "I must admit your doing quite an impressive job" sentences were red flags and googled the first few sentences to verify if it was a scam. Glad I dodged that bullet. Email as follows:

    My name is Madison judith from Chicago. I have been on the lookout for some artworks lately in regards to I and my Husband's anniversary which is just around the corner. I stormed on some of your works which i found quite impressive and intriguing. I must admit your doing quite an impressive job. You are undoubtedly good at what you do.

    With that being said, I would like to purchase a surprise gift to my Husband in honor of our upcoming wedding anniversary. It would be of help if you could send some pictures of your piece of works, with their respective prices and sizes, which are ready for immediate (or close to immediate) sales. My budget for this is within the price range of $500 to $3,500.

    I look forward to reading from you in a view to knowing more about your pieces of inventory. As a matter of importance, I would also like to know if you accept check as a means of payment.


    Regards,
    Madison judith

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  29. I knew this was off when I read it and now Google confirmed it.

    Great website!

    whiteneyjackson1383@yahoo.com
    Hello There,

    My Name is Whiteney Jackson from Washington DC. I actually observed my Husband has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess he likes your piece of work. I'm also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too, You are doing a great job. I would like to purchase one of your Artworks Available and ready for sale in your studio at moment, as a surprise to my Husband on our anniversary. Also, let me know if you accept CHECK as mode of Payment.

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  30. Received this email:

    Hello There,

    My name is Susan Boyer from Indianapolis . I actually observed my husband has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess he likes your piece of work. I'm also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too, You are doing a great job. I would like to purchase [ title, size of artwork]. as a surprise to my husband on our anniversary. Also, let me know if you accept CHECK as mode of Payment.

    Thanks and best regards

    Susan Boyer

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  31. Me Too! Thank you for exposing these scammers. These instructions below from email are not reasonable in any universe. To get one to divulge more information is also alien.
    __________
    Looking Towards Colorado II - 2013, 12" x 9"
    Inbox
    x
    whiteney jackson

    5:42 AM (December 1 2019)

    to me
    Dear Susan,
    Thanks for the message, I have view the images you sent to me. Will purchase the "Looking Towards Colorado II - 2013, 12" x 9". I must tell you I intend to give my Husband a surprise with the immediate purchase of the piece. Also If you'd like to know, I'm relocating to Canada soon and our wedding anniversary is fast approaching. So I'm trying to gather some good stuff to make this event a surprise one. I am buying the piece as part of gifts to him (quickly before someone else grabs it). Kindly email me the asking price asap. I would authorize a Check to you for the payment. As regarding shipping, you don't have to worry about that in order not to leave any clue to my Husband for the surprise. as soon as you receive and cash the check, my shipping agent (who is also moving my Truck and Properties) will contact you to arrange for the pick-up. I would have handled this much differently if I'd been at home but at the moment, am on training voyage to the North Atlantic Ocean, (I'm a Civil Marine Engineer) with new hires who are fresh from graduate school and won't be back for another couple of weeks.

    Regards,

    Whiteney Jackson.

    PS: In the meantime, kindly get back to me with your full Name as you want it to appear on the check, Address where you want the check delivered by courier service including your zip code and phone number, so the check can be sent right away.

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  32. My scammer's name is Ode Johnson, QLD Australia ( an American with a partner in Australia), same story

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  33. I received a Susan Boyer scam email as well
    Susan.boyer69@gmail.com

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  34. I got the same one from "Susan Boyer" this morning. Funny how they have been using the exact same wording since 2018 according to this blog and haven't bothered to clean up the typos and bad grammar. I get one of these similar come ons about once every 6 months different angles all nefarious. Pretty easy to spot.

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  35. Received an identical email two weeks ago for three of my paintings viewed on my website by an Ashley Jackson, ashleyjac436@gmail.com, with a budget between 2500 and 7000. Let the seller beware! Best, Andrea

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  36. I got exact same message today -
    My name is Ashley Jackson from Conway, Arkansas . I have been on the lookout for some artworks lately in regards to I and my wife's anniversary which is just around the corner. I stormed on some of your works which i found quite impressive and intriguing. I must admit your doing quite an impressive job. You are undoubtedly good at what you do.

    With that being said, I would like to purchase some of your works as a surprise gift to my wife in honor of our upcoming wedding anniversary. It would be of help if you could send some pictures of your piece of works, with their respective prices and sizes, which are ready for immediate (or close to immediate) sales. My budget for this is within the price range of $1500 to $7000.

    I look forward to reading from you in a view to knowing more about your pieces of inventory. As a matter of importance, I would also like to know if you accept check as a means of payment.

    Best regards,

    Jackson.

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  37. Just received the same email from ashleyjac436@gmail.com

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  38. Hi I also received the Ashley Jackson scam email ashleyjac436@gmail
    com. I really appreciate being able to check it all out on this page. Thank you.

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  39. Just recieved the same exact email from "Ashley Jackson". I felt something was fishy and looked up the email address. Glad I found this thread!

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  40. Got the same thing today from "Ashley Jackson" (ashleyjac436@gmail.com). It's good to post about your encounters so that when people google either the email or the person's name, the results are on the first page for this thread!
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    My name is Ashley Jackson from Conway, Arkansas . I have been on the lookout for some artworks lately in regards to I and my wife's anniversary which is just around the corner. I stormed on some of your works which i found quite impressive and intriguing. I must admit your doing quite an impressive job. You are undoubtedly good at what you do.

    With that being said, I would like to purchase some of your works as a surprise gift to my wife in honor of our upcoming wedding anniversary. It would be of help if you could send some pictures of your piece of works, with their respective prices and sizes, which are ready for immediate (or close to immediate) sales. My budget for this is within the price range of $1500 to $7000.

    I look forward to reading from you in a view to knowing more about your pieces of inventory. As a matter of importance, I would also like to know if you accept check as a means of payment.

    Best regards,

    Jackson.

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    so yeah, scam with different $ values.

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  41. I got the same mail today. I'm wondering if I can get more information out of this scammer or should I just ignore them?

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  42. I would recommend just ignore them. Delete the email and forget about it. They typically operate in well practiced groups and it is unlikely you will learn anything real about their identity or location. And no authorities will do anything because no monetary loss has occurred (I'm glad!). So best to best delete it and move on.

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  43. So glad I found your blog! This week I received a similar story email from "David Larson" . We exchanged emails to the point where he is ready to send a check and asked for my address and phone#. (see below) Lots of red flags! Thank you for putting together this information!



    First Email
    Message: Aloha Stone!

    How are you doing? I am David Larson from Wichita, Kansas. I have been on the lookout for artworks in regards to my wife's and my wedding anniversary which is just around the corner. I stormed on to some of your works which I find quite impressive and intriguing. I must admit you are doing quite an amazing job. You are undoubtedly good at what you do.

    That being said, I would like to purchase one or two of your works as a surprise gift to my wife. It would be of great help if you could send me pictures of your piece of work, with their respective prices and sizes, ready for immediate (or close to immediate) sales. My budget for this is within the price range of $1000 to $5000.

    I look forward to reading from you in a view to knowing more about your piece of inventory. As a matter of importance, I would also like to know if you accept checks as a means of payment?

    Best Regards.

    ---------------------------------
    Last Email

    Hello Lisa,

    Thank you for getting back to me. You have lovely pieces! I like them because they speak volume. Having carefully looked through the pictures of your works. I have chosen the piece ( "QUENCH" 24X32" Giclee Print & "LACORUNA WELCOME" 24X36" ). I am presently working on my relocation to the Philippines soon, thus, I'm doing everything possible to make this event quite a memorable one.

    My wife handles the family bank cards and Paypal transactions so I am choosing a check to keep this a complete surprise as intended. Consequently, I would authorize a check to you for the payment of the chosen piece of work as soon as I have your; Full name and contact address ( preferably for US Mail delivery no P.O box ).

    Soon as you receive the check and it clears in your bank, I will have my personal shipping agent (who is also moving my other properties) contact you to arrange for shipping/pick up of the piece from you. This is to avoid my wife receiving it if being directly shipped to my address which could ruin the surprise for the wedding anniversary.

    Kindly send me your cell number where I can reach you in your email.

    Thanks and best regards,

    David Larson.

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  44. Oh no, I got one of these emails for the first time and didn't realize this was a scam until I had already sent him my mailing address. What's gonna happen?

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  45. Nothing further now that you know. They will likely attempt to send you a check (which will be counterfeit) for the amount plus a whole bunch for their "shipper" (who is non-existent) and ask you to send the shipping amount to their fake shipper via wire transfer (it's just them at the other end of that wire transfer).

    So don't do it. Just ghost them now. Don't reply, block their email, don't even look at their follow-up email. They play a numbers game and will soon move on to their next potential victims.

    It's possible they will add your name, email, address to common scammer lists that get passed around, so you may see more attempts on you, but you are educated now so don't reply to any of these type of requests...

    I'm glad you didn't lose any money.

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  46. I received a similar email from Samuel Preston, samuelpreston101@gmail.com

    Hello ,
    I really appreciate it ! i am Samuel Preston from USA , would like to buy your art piece for our upcoming anniversary , am buying the item as a gift for my wife want to make it a surprise to her , I'm fascinated by your level of creativity and inspiration , would like to receive further information about original works you have for sale and your location: ) . regards , Samuel

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  47. Got my first art scam inquiry today, from TAYE DIGGS in RICHMOND : ) Email address: tayediggs570@gmail.com

    How are you? I am Taye Diggs from Richmond, VA. I have been on the lookout for some artworks lately in regards to my wife and my anniversary which is just around the corner. I came across some of your works which I found quite impressive and intriguing. I must admit you're doing quite an impressive job. You are undoubtedly good at what you do.

    With that being said, I would like to purchase some of your works as a surprise gift to my wife in honor of our upcoming wedding anniversary. It would be of help if you could send some pictures of your piece of work, with their respective prices and sizes, which are ready for immediate (or close to immediate) sales. My budget for this is within the price range of $1000 to $5000.

    I look forward to reading from you in view of knowing more about your pieces of inventory. As a matter of importance, I would also like to know if you will accept a check as a means of payment?

    Best Regards.

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  48. Just received one from:

    ellen.morris0205@outlook.com

    blocked the email

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  49. Yes last night I received the exact same email from Jackson Carter…

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  50. Hello from Italy.
    A few months ago I received two similar emails from these two contacts:

    samuelpreston101@gmail.com

    gyuri.hollosy04@gmail.com

    I did a little research on internet and I found that they are attempts at frote. They contact you interested in purchasing your artwork, but it's actually a scam as they want to get paid up front. Be careful and do not send any of your works.

    All the best.


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  51. Just got an email from this samuel preston (samuelpreston101@gmail.com) .... sad story to scam ( hard working and poor) artists... hang them high....;-(
    The scammer are blocked now, thank you for inform about this.

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  52. ashleyjac436@gmail.com Received one from this dude! Same thing,.. wife anniversary, same verbatim… blah blah blah

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  53. It is samuelpreston3000 and samuelpreston1000 now.
    From South Carolina, shipping engineer in the North Atlantic, soon to be relocated to Ukraine.

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