Friday, February 17, 2012

Art Scam Alarm

Received the below a few minutes ago:

Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 08:47:39 -0800
Subject: Greetings/I Am willing To Purchasing artworks


I saw your artwork on need you to send me the list of the artworks you have for sell ,wow!! beauty to behold, will add a spark to my new apartment and am willing to purchase your artwork. My son and I will be moving into our new apartment next month.

I want you to please get back to me with the present condition,your location and your last price offer.Kindly let me know how much you can let go and send me pics.will take care pickup after payment. get back to me vis.. asap.

And my immediate response to Brandon:
Dear Brandon,

I am delighted that you are interested in my artwork. I have apartments and studios in various cities around the world
- Wellington, NZ
- Sidney, AU
- London, England
- Madrid, Spain
- Paris, France
- Buenos Aires, Argentina

and my favorite studio, Bonfuck, Egypt

Before I send you any data, I am very, very picky as to who owns my artwork, so I need to know the following from you:

- What school did you attend?
- Are married or single?
- Are your parents divorced?
- DO you believe that man is the only cause of global warming?

Please let me know and soon you will have some great artwork on your new walls!!!


The Lenster
The email addresses that I pulled out of the scan email were:, and - some of those may be hijacked emails, as "Brandon" gave as the one he wanted an answer sent to.

Be careful out there...


Anonymous said...

I just got the same email. I thought for a minute I had something listed on Craigslist.

Lori Anne Boocks said...

Looks like he's targeting WPA Artfile artists too. Thanks for the heads-up!

Joel D'Orazio said...

Lenny, Guess who I just heard from.
Your friend Brandon wants my work in his collection along side yours. I'd love to be scammed along with you. He sent me the exact same message that you received. Artists are so lucky. I guess it's nice to have your work admired, even by a scammer!