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October 2015

Scam Email: Curtis Butler

My mom was the recipient of an attempted scam - luckily she asked for my help in processing a credit card and so I was able to stop it before she actually lost any real money!Curtis Butler was the name used in these scam - 2 different…
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Scam Email: Max Gardner

Dear Kathleen,This is the first email from a series from this person. It is definitely a scam. Please post his name on your site. Any further advice for how I can report this, etc… would be appreciated.Thanks, SteveBegin forwarded…
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Scam Email: Don Fisher

On Jul 19, 2013, at 5:30 PM, Don Fisher wrote: -- Hello,These  particular artwork of yours that you have for sale, is it still available and detailed price. Don.From: Don Fisher Date: July 20, 2013 2:45:51 AM PDT Subject: Re:…
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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…
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Scam Email: Steve Wood

Yup, Tom - it's a scam. Delete it and do not respond.Hi Kathleen,Its been 2 years since my last email about the scam I was in the middle of – and got out of with your help. I received another email yesterday from 'Steve Wood'. The…
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Scam Email: Greg Hembree

type="html">This was an obvious miss on the scammer's part but they could care less - they play a numbers game. They send out thousands of these emails seeking that small percentage that reply so that they can funnel those people closer…
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Scam Email: James Chavez

type="html">Yes, even someone who hosts a blog and Facebook page about scammers, warning people how not to fall victim, receives these stupid emails as well.To entertain myself, I removed the name of my art piece from the subject line…
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Scam Email: Paul Newman

type="html">The use of a famous name like Paul Newman doesn't make this any less of a scam. Kathleen, Thank you for your post about scammers trying to buy artwork. I have received an email before from someone saying that they were in the…
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Scam Email: Frank Bernard

type="html">Here is the text of yet another scammer with another fake name and disposable email account:Hi Cheryl,Good to hear back from you.I will like to proceed with the purchase of the piece. I think it is a lovely work and i…
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Scam Email: Carolyn Jovanni

To Kathleen or whom it may concern:I was almost caught up in this scam, until a red flag went up. The series of emails as follows:Received an email yesterday reading:Congratulations! Someone expressed interest in buying your work,…
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Scam Email: Steve Borgatti

How many years have I been doing this blog. How many personal emails have I sent for years before I started the blog. Really, this scam has changed VERY LITTLE since it began. Why? Because it is still working for the scammers. Because they…
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Scam Email: Luiza Kwiatkowska

Scammers are not above grabbing the names of real people online and using them for their own criminal purposes. Also notice how, in the below scam, the scammer begins by asking about PayPal (thus trying to establish some credibility with…
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Scam Email: Thanh Nguyen

helloi wish i had come across your site earlier! ive been working on an art sale with  a "thanh nguyen" with the email "mrknumb@gmail.com" . i researched him, his company, the bank the check was sent from, etc. i didnt know to look up art…
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Scam Email: Adrian Hermes

Here is a scam that is so telling - sent to an "undisclosed list of recipients" (aka huge spam list) and apologizing upfront for not remember your website (they have no way to track the websites of hundreds of thousands of people they spam…
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Scam Email: Andrew Hembree

Hi Kathleen, Thank you for doing this.  I received a similar email back in August which is what made me suspicious of this one.  It was a different name, Steve Levitt, but the phrasing was almost word for word the same.  The first one I…
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Scam Email: Rebecca Wallace

Hi Kathleen, I was wondering if you might have heard of this person Rebecca Wallace from Guernsey UK. At first I thought it was a legitimate purchase inquiry... but now I  think not.Any thoughts would be appreciated, thanks, MatthewI…
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