Thanks for your Art Scam blog. My partner, Liz, received one of these emails yesterday. Your blog helped us confirm our suspicions that it was a scam.
Thank you so much for combatting this scourge!
Email attached below.
From: Simeon Ducroux [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Date: 26 augusti 2013 13:02:09 GMT+01:00
Subject: Re: Craft Purchase
Reply-To: Simeon Ducroux [email@example.com]
You must have devoted so much time and effort to create this pieces that i am about to purchase because i can vividly see the uniqueness of the pieces. Your work also have a pleasant and a suiting feeling, I am so sure it will bring comfort and happiness into my life. The piece listed below are the one’s i will be purchasing.
[ name of six pieces and prices were inserted here]
Payment for those pieces will be made by cheque from bank in Europe and the money can be withdraw from my account, i will be issuing €7,920 to cover the cost of the piece and shipping of your work.
I have some Furniture to be picked up from a store in Bremen,so you will deduct your fee from the payment issued to you and have the rest disburse to the shipper that will come over to your location to pick up your work and have it delivered safely to me at my residential address in Sydney,I would inform the shippers about it after have heard from you.They will just come over to your area to pick-up the piece and then have them delivered to me.Before i can proceed to issue to you the cheque i will be needing your contact details and phone number to write and send the cheque to you.The address written below is my address for shipping.
29 O’Connell St,
Sydney NSW 2000,