Friday, October 26, 2018

Art Scam Alert!

Beware of this mutant trying to rip off artists!
From:  bisolayowon@gmail.com joycecris998@gmail.com
Hello 
Am sarah engler want to order some of your product which willbe resold,will be making payment by credit card details over Phone conversation for security Purpose.can i forward you the items Interested in Ordering for Quotation.
Thank You 
sarah  

14 comments:

Nerdtastic said...

Thanks for posting this! I got the same exact message and decided to look it up just to be sure.

Unknown said...

Just got an email of this sort from that address. Seemed fishy, so googled and yours was the first hit. What kind of scam are they running, do you know?

Thanks--

Frank Gosar
Off Center Ceramics

Luis said...

I just received a similar email this week from Sarah Engler, from another email. I googled her name and Clearwater Bay Stores and found your post, what happened to you?

cdukes said...

Hi Lenny, I was recently contacted by this same Sarah I think and would like further info. I sent you an email.
Thanks!
Christiana

cdukes said...

Hi I sent you an email about this. I would like more info. Please contact me. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Did she happen to want you to post them off the Clearwater Hong Kong?

Rose Luangisa said...

Thank you for posting! It did not feel right all around. I had to google her and the shop she claims she will be opening soon. The things she wanted were my most expensive items. God Bless you for putting out the alert.

Unknown said...

Just got a similar e- mail from Sarah Engler... thanks for posting this!

Chris Scott/Makeup Gourmet said...

Here is the first email I received.

Hello,

I would like to know if it is possible for you to ship, we dont order
via the website can i order via phone call or by email .Payment will
be made with Master or Visa credit card information .can i forward
the items am Interested in Ordering. Thanks and Stay Blessed

Warm Regards
Sarah engler

Anonymous said...

Hi- THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting. I got this same email and it seemed off, so upon Googling I found this thread. This is the email I got:

from: sarah engler
reply-to: englersarah9@gmail.com

Hello,

I would like to know if it is possible for you to ship, we dont order
via the website can i order via phone call or by email .Payment will
be made with Master or Visa credit card information .can i forward
the items am Interested in Ordering. Thanks and Stay Blessed

Warm Regards
Sarah engler

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! Our company got a similar message and it seemed off and found this thread. This was the original email.
--
from: sarah engler
reply-to: englersarah9@gmail.com

Hello,

I would like to know if it is possible for you to ship, we dont order
via the website can i order via phone call or by email .Payment will
be made with Master or Visa credit card information .can i forward
the items am Interested in Ordering. Thanks and Stay Blessed

Warm Regards
Sarah engler

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. The scammer is still active in year 2020!

Anonymous said...

I also just received a message from her. What exactly is the scam she's trying to pull?

hemicharger69 said...

Also similar experience. Sarah Engler starts by asking if you take credit card. Gave me store address FABcessories located in Hong Kong.

Was contacted by (?) Sarah Engler. She actually paid $3000 including express shipment, VAT, insurance cost extimate. using a credit card owned by a Carl _____ with billing address in South Dakota.n Probably stolen credit card.

She provided me a freight forwarding company TRANSAM International who quoted me shipping cost.

I was supposed to pay the freight forwarder approx $2000 in shipping costs upfront to pickup goods Sarah ordered. Looks sounds legit so far.

I backed out at this point because
1. credit card name was not Sarah Engler
2. If charge is disputed, I would be out $2000 and goods.

I refunded Sarah $3000 paid to me