Art Scam Alarm
Received the below a few minutes ago:
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 08:47:39 -0800And my immediate response to Brandon:
Subject: Greetings/I Am willing To Purchasing artworks
I saw your artwork on http://www.theartsmap.com.I 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.. firstname.lastname@example.org asap.
Dear Brandon,The email addresses that I pulled out of the scan email were: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com - some of those may be hijacked emails, as "Brandon" gave firstname.lastname@example.org as the one he wanted an answer sent to.
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!!!
Be careful out there...