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 to the heart of the scam – stealing their money by pretending to overpay and asking the “extra” be sent via wire (either back to them or to some non-existent shipper).
Heartbreaking and annoying for this husband, though.
Hey Kathleen….my name is Craig. My late wife was a very accomplished artist before cancer took her at a young age. This person below is clearly a scammer. He emailed her account. It’s clearly a scam. I did not email back. Thanks for your blog post on the topic of scammers. Feel free to add this scum bag to your list. Thanks…you have a great site and blog…. Craig
Sent from my iPad > On Oct 14, 2015, at 5:43 PM, Greg Hembree [email@example.com] wrote: > > Hello, > I actually observed my wife has been viewing your website (piece in subject field above) on my laptop and i guess she likes that piece, I must also say you are doing a great job. I would like to know what inspired that work. I am very much interested in the purchase to surprise my wife. Kindly confirm the availability for immediate sales. > > Peace and blessings, > Greg