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Monday, August 13, 2012

Scam Email: Rachael Cox

I'm seeing more scammers using their standard scam approach on Etsy, pretending to want to buy items. In order for their scam to work, they'd have to convince the seller to do the transaction outside of Etsy and outside of PayPal (though scammers do create fake paypal pages and then pretend to have paid sending a fake PayPal Confirmation page, or they will end up saying something like paypal isn't working or accepting their payment and then offer the wire transfer option they were after all along).

Remember, their ultimate goal to overpay with fraudulent money and ask you to send the "difference" on to someplace else, typically a non-existent shipping company, and always via a wire transfer. So their money is fake and your money is good. And they are untraceable once they pick up the money.

So just do not accept overpayments, do not accept money orders, only agree to ship to the billing address of a credit card (they will have some story about moving and needing items to go to the new address) - have them confirm the billing address (most scammers have stolen credit card numbers and do not know the billing address), and never never never never (have I emphasized this enough??) use wire transfers to do business transactions.
Listing: [name of item here]

Hello Seller,
Am Rachael Cox,I came accross your item on Etsy, i will like to buy the item,is it ready for the immediate purchase, before i proceed with the payment i will Like to ask about the item..

1) Is the item still available for sale?

2) What is the present condition of the item?

3) Do you accept PAYPAL as your mode of payment?

4) what is the final asking price?

kindly get back to me with your reply to my private email:

( rachael_cox10@yahoo.com )

hope to read from you soon,

Best Regards.

122 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Be aware about Dorothy Parker [dorothyparker128@yahoo.com]
      The same story....

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    2. Dorothy Parker [dorothyparker128@yahoo.com] is also a scammer

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  2. I am in the same situation right now. What set off the alarm bells was when I received another email with a similar story. The guy just emailed me that he sent me the money via paypal already. Checked my pal and i only have my own paypal credits there. I was excited already that the paintings are going to be sold in just 1 week but oh well...too bad it's a bogus.

    Now I'm scouring the internet for more info on this scam.

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  3. rachael_cox10@yahoo.com
    I am in the same boat right now ..
    This creep needs a life !

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  4. just happened to me too!

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  5. I just received and replied to the email you have posted above. Thank you so much for educating those of who trust...

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  6. Me too, I thought it was too fishy asking several questions that were answered in the description. The poor English is a tip off, but the sentence saying she is an oceanographer put it over the top.

    Here are the emails I received"

    "Hello Seller

    Am Rachael Cox,I came across your item on Etsy, i will like to buy the item,is it ready for the immediate purchase, before i proceed with the payment i will Like to ask about the item...

    1) Is the item still available for sale?

    2) What is the present condition of the item?

    3) Do you accept PAYPAL as your mode of payment?

    4) what is the final asking price?

    Kindly get back to me with your reply to my private email :

    ( rachael_cox10@yahoo.com )

    hope to read from you soon.


    Best Regards.



    Thanks for the respond,i am an oceanographer and am currently on the sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my Mother,i want to make it a surprise gift for her,she won't know anything about the gift until they get delivered to her, so i want you to reassure me that the item is in good condition as you have described.i can only pay through PayPal.So please kindly get back to me immediately so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done,i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the Item up immediately after payment.

    Regards. "

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    1. exactly the same happened to me on Dawanda, and he was e-mailing me for 3 days, making me lose my time, I can't believe it.. he wanted me to send 600 euros as shipping... not possible!!!

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  7. I emailed Etsy to ask what was being done about these emails. They have cancelled Rachael Cox's access to Etsy. That person will probably just come up with another name. Wish I had the energy to contact the authorities to have this person arrested from scamming innocent people.

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  8. Is anybody doing anything to stop this person from scamming Etsy users?

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    1. just fuck them...
      it is not so dificult to recognize them...

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  9. You can see from the above comment that lots of people have reported this account to etsy and supposedly the account has been shut down, but it doesn't mean the scammer won't just open another account. So be on the alert for what these types of messages look like and just keep reporting them to Etsy. Not much else we can do. Those who actually lose money to this scammer can report it to the authorities, but it is not likely at all that they'll get their money back and I just don't want Etsy sellers to get to the point of losing money to a scammer in the first place.

    Thanks to all for writing in and helping to alert others.

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  10. I just recieved one too
    Changed her name but same email address


    Hello Seller

    Am Laura Ethan,I came across your item on Etsy, i will like to buy the item,is it ready for the immediate purchase, before i proceed with the payment i will Like to ask about the item...

    1) Is the item still available for sale?

    2) What is the present condition of the item?

    3) Do you accept PAYPAL as your mode of payment?

    4) what is the final asking price?


    Kindly get back to me with your reply to my private email :

    ( rachael_cox10@yahoo.com )

    hope to read from you soon.


    Best Regards.

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  11. Not at all surprised. I would love to contact the authorities and stop this person, but I have not yet been bilked. I am still in communications with "rachael".

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  12. Keep reporting them, no matter what name and email address they make up, keep reporting them to Etsy.

    Scammers stay where it is easiest to do their business and steal people's money. Keep making their life hard and they will move on to another site where it's easier - that's why they are so prevalent on Craigslist, they have a pretty easy time of just responding to ads there and pretending like they are going to buy something, when they are not, and not getting shut down.

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  13. Thank you very much
    The message I received is the same
    It was my first chance to sell something on Etsy and I was really excited, so it's very disappointing.
    I'm very happy to find this otherwise it could be worst than disappointing

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  14. Yep I received one today as well still in business but when Western Union Money transfer was mentioned that got the alarm bell ringing. Also the English is pretty poor

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  15. This person is still trying to scam artists, even thought their profile has been deleted. They are offering a yahoo email account as contact. I got a message from him/her today and I am so glad I found this. Thank you for warning us!

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  16. All I have to say is thank GOD for Google!! I got this same message, rachael_cox10@yahoo.com, and felt like it wasn't legit. After reading this, I messaged them back saying, they can purchase it via Etsy and the paypal account on there! Thank you for the heads up and I hope this can be of waring to other true artist out there!!

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  17. Im not sure if this is a scam...
    Ive had no emails but,I just got a large sale through Etsy checkout for some paintings.

    It has already been paid into my paypal account. I even went through Google to open my Paypal account just encase.

    The reason I query the sale is that the person has no feedback on Etsy and joined Etsy same day.(Probably not that unusual for first time buyers)

    They are unregistered on Paypal.

    I am in Australia and its to an international address, Saudia Arabia, I havent sent to before.

    Im not sure what to do, any help would be appreciated.

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  18. This type of thing always makes me nervous, especially to such a destination. I would do two things - ask Etsy support for their advice - there have been scammers on Etsy lately and do they have any advice for if there is a way to know if this transaction is for real... and I would do the same thing over at PayPal. See if those two support departments might have any additional insight into this before proceeding.

    PayPal might advise not to do business with an unverified account, but I have done this a lot and have been fine.

    Did you google their email address and see if it pops up any results that would illuminate things more? Google the shipping address and see what does? Use Google satellite and go to the address and see what you see... if you can.

    Please update us on which way this ends up going. I'm curious.

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  19. Hello, same here but with an other name:

    Hello Seller, I am an oceanograpgher , I'm interested in immediate purchase of your listing, what is the present condition of this item? Do you accept paypal as mode of payment? i'm having an error buying through Etsy that was why am contacting you direct, you can get back to me with your paypal details, so that payment can be make to you direct, you don't need to bother of the shipment i have a pick up agent that will come over for the pick up after your payment has been made. I will want you to get back my direct email for any other respond lucasfost1@yahoo.com or get back to me with your direct email to reach you.



    Reply back to: lucasfost1@yahoo.com





    Thanks.

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  20. SAME HERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Hello seller,i came across your item,I'm interested in immediate purchase of your item.

    1) Is the item still available for sale?

    2)Are you the real owner of the item?

    3) What is the present condition of the item?

    4) Do you accept PAYPAL as your mode of payment?

    5) what is the final asking price?

    Kindly get back to me with your reply to my private email :

    ( larryellison805@yahoo.com )

    hope to read from you soon.

    Best Regards.

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    Thanks for the respond,i am an oceanographer and am currently on the sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my mother,i want to make it a surprise gift for her,she won't know anything about the gift until they get delivered to her, so i want you to reassure me that the item is in good condition as you have described.i can only pay through PayPal.Soplease kindly get back to me immediately so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done,i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the Item up immediately after payment.

    Regards.

    ---------------
    BEWARE !!!!!!!

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  21. Another scammer to watch out for:

    Hello seller, i came across your item, I'm interested in immediate purchase of your item.

    1) Is the item still available for sale?

    2) Are you the real owner of the item?

    3) What is the present status of the item?

    4) Do you accept PAYPAL as your method of payment?

    5) what is the final asking price?

    Kindly get back to me with your reply to my private email:

    (Larryellison805@yahoo.com)

    hope to read from you soon.

    Best Regards.

    By Larry Ellison

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  22. I also got email from LARRY ELLISON, oceanographer, same story.
    Unfortunately I was even stupid enough to pay the Western Union - BUT luckily realised it 3 minutes later - AND cancelled the whole shit. Crazy!

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  23. The crazy thing is that (fake) PayPal confirmed Larry Ellison's money transfer to me, and everything looked super-official. So be ware of fake-Paypal messages!! Mine was sent from "service@paypal.intl.com" (instead of "service@intl.paypal.com")!!!!

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  24. It's a rare moment that a victim can reverse their Western Union transaction - scammers have runners to race down to Western Union asap in order to grab that money. So congratulations of beating them to the punch and saving yourself from this scam by the skin of your teeth. good for you!

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  25. Yes, this is a very common ploy and the scammer is betting on the victim not bothering to log into their own PayPal account and checking that the money is there. They try to make that fake confirmation email look as real as possible.

    Always log into your paypal account in a separate browser window and CHECK. Those extra few seconds of your time are worth it!

    Again, glad you saved yourself from this. I'm glad.

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  26. Just had `the` Larry Ellison oceanographer scam contact - re a sculpture I had only listed on Folksy eight hours earlier.

    Thank you for your blog and Google.
    At least I will now be much much more aware and cautious.

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  27. I just got this scam message too:

    "Hello seller,i came across your item on artfire,I'm interested in immediate purchase of your item.

    1) Is the item still available for sale?

    2)Are you the real owner of the item?

    3) What is the present condition of the item?

    4) Do you accept PAYPAL as your mode of payment?

    5) what is the final asking price?

    Kindly get back to me with your reply to my private email :

    ( larryellison805@yahoo.com )

    hope to read from you soon.

    Best Regards.
    " — Patron171715

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  28. Thank you SO much for this information. I recently opened an account on Art Fire and received this email for a higher priced item in my shop. Same patron number as the person who responded before me. What made me most suspicious was that his or her email address was larryellison805. Larry Ellison is one of the richest men in the US worth 30 billion dollars. Ha ha ha. That made me look into it. Thanks for your valuable information.

    best

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  29. The same happened to me today. Etsy conversation from Rachael Cox!

    Hello Seller

    I came across your item on Etsy, i will like to buy the item,is it ready for the immediate purchase, before i proceed with the payment i will Like to ask about the item...

    1) Is the item still available for sale?

    2) What is the present condition of the item?

    3) Do you accept PAYPAL as your mode of payment?

    4) what is the final asking price?


    Kindly get back to me with your reply to my private email :

    ( rachaelcox685@yahoo.com)

    hope to read from you soon.

    Best Regards

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  30. yes have just had the same you think they would change their name, I even email them and said you are suss but no they said they were a god fearing woman, pigs bum

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  31. Today it happend to us also

    Hello Seller

    I came across your item on etsy, i will like to buy the item,is it ready for the immediate purchase, before i proceed with the payment i will Like to ask about the item...

    1) Is the item still available for sale?

    2) What is the present condition of the item?

    3) Do you accept PAYPAL as your mode of payment?

    4) what is the final asking price?


    Kindly get back to me with your reply to my private email :

    ( rachaelcox685@yahoo.com )

    hope to read from you soon.


    Best Regards.

    so who and what is this, very unpleasendI think

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  32. "Rachael Cox" is still alive! I also took her first mail seriously...until I decided to google her and came across this site!

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  33. Yea! That is how I like it to work - that people know to google these things before acting upon them and actually forwarding money via wire transfer, which is what they will ask their victims to do.

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  34. Rachael is expanding to www.dawanda.com and i just received an mail and also responded. i also sent an invoice to pay via paypal the amount. then rachaecox685@yahoo.com came across with this mail:

    I am about to make the payment when i had this little problem with the picking up of the Item, I think you remember what I said in my previous mail that I'm working presently on the sea,so i tried to secure booking with my pick up agent, but they asked me to pay first before they can make the booking,and they only accept Western Union Money. Transfer for payments and they don't accept PayPal or bank transfer.

    So I tried to send the money online but it's not going through and I am on the sea there is no way I can find a western union agent to make the transfer to my pick up agent, so i wanted to ask if it will be OK for me to include my pick up agent's fees together with your payments through PayPal,So you will help me wire the pick up fee to them via western Union Money Transfer immediately i pay you.I don't mean to bother you I'm sure you understand that I'm presently on the sea and there is nothing i can do to that.The bottom line is after I have made the payments via PayPal,you will help me wire my pick up agent fee to them through western union money transfer, I just wanted to seek your consent before going ahead with the payments, I will be very happy if my offer is given a favorable consideration,Respond as soon as possible so that I can send out you Payment.


    Regards.

    My answer was:

    have no experience with western Union and am not sure with the safety with this transfer method. I have another offer to you: for 15€ more i will use my shipping agent to deliver the paintings. So there will be no extra fees and i can be sure, that the items will arrive safely!

    What do you say?

    Best regards.

    and till now there is no answer. Happy, that i googled it! Is there any danger for me, that i sent my address and my paypal-mail?

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  35. Scammers will try and do everything they can - come up with ANY story to redirect their victims to use Western Union or some wire transfer. It really is the only way they can collect the money as cash and disappear without a trace. I'm often on a campaign to tell people stop using wire transfer services in ALL their financial dealings. Period. Would probably handle 80% of the scams out there today.

    Providing your paypal address in itself is not a danger but what scammers do with this sometimes is then create a fake email looking like it is exactly from paypal saying there is something wrong with your account and please log in to validate your identity and re-activate it. Then they have both your paypal email AND your password and then they can do a lot more damage. So be very very very careful with your paypal password. Do not provide it easily to anyone - including Paypal, via email. Pickup the phone and explain why over the phone and they will understand because Paypal knows this phishing scam to steal paypal password is very prevalent.

    But glad to hear you didn't fall for this scammer.

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  36. Received the same messages and oceanographer-answer from rachaelcox685@yahoo.com on DaWanda Deutschland yesterday! So glad i googled the name!! Thanks a lot!
    And so sad as it would have been my first sale...
    I reported the case to the DaWanda team and asked them to send a warning letter to all the DaWanda sellers. In hope they react to the problem.
    Is there something else one can do?

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  37. Just got from dorothyparker128@yahoo.com on my Yessy account and reported scam to Yessy
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    From: dorothyparker128@yahoo.com
    Location: Chicago, IL, United States

    Hello Seller

    I came across your item on yessy, i will like to buy the item,is it ready for the immediate purchase, before i proceed with the payment i will Like to ask about the item...

    1) Is the item still available for sale?
    2) What is the present condition of the item?
    3) Do you accept PAYPAL as your mode of payment?
    4) what is the final asking price?

    kindly get back to me with your reply to my private email :

    ( dorothyparker128@yahoo.com )

    hope to read from you soon.

    Best Regards.

    second reply:

    Thanks for the respond,i am an oceanographer and am currently on the sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my mother,i want to make it a surprise gift for her,she won't know anything about the gift until they get delivered to her,so i want you to reassure me that the item is in good condition as you have described.i can only pay through PayPal.So please kindly get back to me immediately so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done,i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the Item up immediately after payment.

    Regards.

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  38. Just posted new item on Yessy and got new scamming email
    justin_brian1@yahoo.com. Same details as above

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  39. Got the same email form rachaelcox685@yahoo.com on yessy.com, this person is alive. What tipped me off was the bad english...glad I google it!!!

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  40. hello folks this just literally happened!!! i was excited about my prospect of selling a £450 painting to a dorothyparker128@yahoo.com then something inside me said to research her ... bingo yes bogus art scammer thank god for your site dear samerai geees i nearly went for it thank goodness for intuition, so how does one diferentuate which is real sale or not from email? xxx

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  41. I'm glad you didn't fall for this one. Your first line of defense is what you did - search online and see if it is something already posted as a scam. That's how this blog works, we just keep posting our experiences and hope others will research their suspicious emails.

    The next clue to look for is some mention of moving or being out of the country and using a shipping company (which is made up). The next clue is they will offer to pay via certified check or credit card (which is either counterfeit or stolen). The next clue, an important one, is that they will *always* overpay - by a lot. Asking the victim to forward the extra money on to the shipper (or sometimes just back to them) and ALWAYS via wire transfer, like Western Union or MoneyGram. Then you know for sure. It is how this scam functions.

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  42. rachaelcox685@yahoo.com has made her way onto Hipswap.com. I nearly went with it until the mention of a "delivery agent" and Western Union came into the discussion.

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  43. This fraudster has no imagination or ambition. I got this message at my Etsy shop today. The account is rachaelcox980.

    Hello Seller

    I came across your item on Etsy, i will like to buy the item,is it ready for the immediate purchase, before i proceed with the payment i will Like to ask about the item...
    1) Is the item still available for sale?
    2)Are you the real owner of the item?
    3) What is the present condition of the item?
    4) Do you accept PAYPAL as your mode of payment?
    5) what is the final asking price?

    kindly get back to me with your reply to my private email :
    ( rachaelcox685@yahoo.com )

    hope to read from you soon.

    Best Regards.

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  44. Hello!

    Thank you all for warning us! Was a good help - he tried also on us right now... The same story - only with his sister!!!!

    rachaelcox685@yahoo.com

    He is on DAWANDA moving around... Beware....

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  45. Could we like... spam these accounts of rachaelcox685@yahoo.com and dorothyparker128@yahoo.com and the like? They're trying to to screw us, so let's screw them right back! SPAM those e-mail addresses with every f*ing thing you got! From now on. Let's go, dudes and dudettes!

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  46. Same messages...

    ----Messaggio originale----
    Da: james.willx2@o2.pl
    Data: 12/12/2012 17.24

    Ogg: hope to read back from you soon

    Hello,
    i will like you to answer some questions before we move further on this transaction....
    1... Did you still have this item available for sale artwork???
    2... What is the condition of the item???
    3... What is the final asking price of the item???
    4... Can u send me some pics of the item if you don't mind???
    5... Will you accept a PayPal as a mode of payment???
    6... Will you allow my shipping company to come and move the item from your place down to where the item is needed cos the shipping company fee will be added to the payment that will be sent to you???
    7... Will you be able to send the shipping company fees to them after you might have got the payment and deduct your own money of the item???

    If this is clear Kindly get back to me with your PayPal email address where you want the payment to be addressed to and your phone number asap...

    Thanks and reply expected

    Mr Michael

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  47. I have an account of website http://www.saatchionline.com where I want to sell my paintings.
    I receive one mesasage directly from another account : Mr Michael Johnson.
    I send a reply with my email inside and I receive very fast reply from email james.willx2@o2.pl (this email address is from Poland.... Free email of a very rich man from Poland).
    -------------------------
    This email message is this :



    Hello,
    i will like you to answer some questions before we move further on this transaction....
    1... Did you still have this item available for sale artwork???
    2... What is the condition of the item???
    3... What is the final asking price of the item???
    4... Can u send me some pics of the item if you don't mind???
    5... Will you accept a PayPal as a mode of payment???
    6... Will you allow my shipping company to come and move the item from your place down to where the item is needed cos the shipping company fee will be added to the payment that will be sent to you???
    7... Will you be able to send the shipping company fees to them after you might have got the payment and deduct your own money of the item???

    If this is clear Kindly get back to me with your PayPal email address where you want the payment to be addressed to and your phone number asap...

    Thanks and reply expected

    Mr Michael

    -------------------------
    I was very happy to sell a painting but suspicions regarding the payment of fees transport by me (and email from Poland) made ​​me search the internet email address james.willx2 @ o2.pl and found it on your website with the same message received by me. Can anyone sending money to these people for the payment of fees?.
    My point is that this type of fake emails are made ​​by owners of websites to sell only through their websites and not by your own means.

    Today account already Michael Johnson was delete by owner of website, and all my discussion with Mr Michael Johnson disapear from my Inbox ...

    I was very, very happy to sell a painting, but I don't trust in any email message anonymous (jus a name) and olso I don't trust in owner of website selling art who make and pay this tipe of scam email !!! My opinion ... Somebody lost money before now, or not ? Pay fees transport in advance ? Everybody are scared not to sell anything directly, only through websites

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  48. They have moved to www.dawanda.de . I have an account there:

    Hello Seller
    is this item still ready for the immediate purchase, before i proceed with the payment i will Like to ask about the item...
    1) What is the present condition of the item?
    2) Do you accept PAYPAL as your mode of payment?
    3) what is the final asking price?
    kindly get back to me with your reply to my private email :

    ( rachaelcox685@yahoo.com)

    hope to read from you soon.

    please reply back to : ( rachaelcox685@yahoo.com )

    Best Regards.

    The account of the sender is already deleted (as expected).

    Be alarmed!!!

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  49. I got it yesterday. see below.

    Hello Seller
    is this item still ready for the immediate purchase, before i proceed with the payment i will Like to ask about the item...
    1) What is the present condition of the item?
    2) Do you accept PAYPAL as your mode of payment?
    3) what is the final asking price?
    kindly get back to me with your reply to my private email :

    ( rachaelcox685@yahoo.com)

    hope to read from you soon.

    please reply back to : ( rachaelcox685@yahoo.com )

    Best Regards.

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  50. I have just been approached by these people with the exact same conversation... I'm glad I had the insight to come check this odd dialogue out. Thank you very much!! I'm going to make a similar post, so everyone can be warned!
    Thank you very much.

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  51. Just got an e-mail this after noon from Rachel Cox, the oceanographer. Good thing i googled it and saw this site!!!! Thank you so much for alerting us!!!! I was so excited, only lasted an hour.... :S

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  52. Rachael Cox demanded money via Western Union, so I suggested instead to tell her mum to come down my house so I can give her the money myself as a present ;)

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  53. Thank you guys so much! I just recently received and email from Rachael Cox, and after a few emails setting seemed off. My conscious was like this isn't right, so I googled it and thankfully I found this site! I'm so happy because this too would have been my first sale. Rachel is back at Etsy.com and this time they are saying their sister instead of mother. What freaked me out was the "agent" and I'm like why would u send an agent to come to my house, and then secondly why keep asking me about PayPal when my profile says I accept Paypal. So I'm very glad I followed my instincts and didnt go through! Thanx you guys! Whewww dodge a bullet!

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  54. I received a Rachael Cox oceangrapher offer involving a huge sum to a pick up agent and after too much "weird" googled it and got both saddened and enlightened. I hope I haven't given them to much ibfo. You are a hero!!!

    Patrice

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  55. Thanks all for your expierience! I just got mail through saatchi online, from some "bill sexton" and the mails looked almost the same as yours. I got stressed out, and suspicios when he wanted to have my paypal-id and wanted to do the transaction NOW. I answered that I needed a few days to check my paypal account and asked him why he don´t want to buy through saatchi?
    The day after his mess was gone from saatchionline and his "temporary" account too....

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  56. I also just had one from ( harriswhite719@yahoo.com) through folksy...all the same format email!

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  57. Thank God and thank you for this website. Also had one from harriswhite719@yahoo.com so i googled him and this site came up

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  58. Just got one from davidsimpson117@yahoo.com

    Etsy identified the email prior to me reading it, they inactivated his account, placed the message into spam and advised me not to respond.

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  59. It's happened to me the same thing with Larry Ellison !
    (larryellison805@yahoo.com)
    I thought there was strange until I write his name and his profession on the web, and I fell on this site.
    He's very clever because he answers to the mails and shows his interest, but without mention the name of the artwork.

    See here

    my mail after being contacted by the same way :

    Thank you for your message. I'm so glad you enjoy my work !
    I had a few problemes with this website that's why I only see your message yesterday.
    So are you still interested to buy an item ? And which one ? You haven't mentioned it on your message.
    I'm the real owner of all that item.

    I'm expecting your answer.

    his answer

    Thanks for the respond,i am a oceanographer and am currently on the sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my sister,i want to make it a surprise gift for her,she won't know anything about the gift until they get delivered to her, so i want you to reassure me that the item is in good condition as you have described.i can only pay through PayPal.So please kindly get back to me immediately so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done,i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the Item up immediately after payment.

    my answer

    I'll happy to sell you one item, but you don't tell me which one you want that's why I can't give you a price !!! So please, if you really buy one for your sister, send me in your next mail the name of the item.
    If I really understand, you'll send an agent to pick up the item after the payment. I'm agree with that but I'm not sure that you know I live in France. Does it make a problem ?

    his last answer

    ok please send me the photos of the the item you have available now

    So many thanks for prevent me to loose my work and my money.

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  60. One more


    Hi, how are you doing ,am Ronnie by my name i saw your item posted here and am ready for immediate purchase of the item,well i will like to ask you some question.....
    are you the real owner of the item?
    is the item still available for sale?
    what is the present condition of he item?
    do you accept PayPal as your mode of payment?
    what is the final asking price of the items?
    so please kindly get back to me at my email address..(ronniealexis001@yahoo.com) for quick respond or get back to me with your email address so i can reach you direct.

    Get back to me on:ronniealexis001@yahoo.com

    Thanks.

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  61. I just received one from Annabel Kimson via Saatchi Online. It reads similar to February 7, 2013 post from "Larry Ellison"....

    I really appreciate it. My name is Annabel, Am an oceanographer and am currently at sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my dad, i want to make it a surprise for him, he wont know anything about the item until they get delivered to him, i can only pay through Paypal as i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking,but i have my bank account attached to my Paypal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through Paypal,So please kindly send me Paypal invoice for the amount you're the item so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done, i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the item up so don't add shipping fees and will be done after i have made the payments for the item...You can visit Paypal at www.PayPal.com to setup an account with them so that you can be able to receive the payment for this item
    Regards

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  62. same Annabel...same day...same tekst...

    Annabel Kimson sent you a message:

    Subject: Re: Sunset in Zeeland

    Hello Nelly, thanks for your mail. I want you to know that am highly interested in purchasing your art and would be very glad if i can get it. I will like to inform you that i will not be able to further the conservation on here due to some internet connection difficulties and i will like you to kindly email me directly via annabelkimson@yahoo.co.uk so that we can further our discussion on how to complete the transaction, I want you to be rest assured that I will reply your mail immediately i got your message in my mailbox ok, hope to read from you soon...Regards...Annabel

    etc

    I really appreciate it. My name is Annabel, Am an oceanographer and am currently at sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my dad, i want to make it a surprise for him, he wont know anything about the item until they get delivered to him, i can only pay through Paypal as i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking,but i have my bank account attached to my Paypal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through Paypal,So please kindly send me Paypal invoice for the amount you're the item so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done, i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the item up so don't add shipping fees and will be done after i have made the payments for the item....You can visit Paypal at www.PayPal.com to setup an account with them so that you can be able to receive the payment for this item
    Regards

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  63. This person is also on other boards, i tried to sell my wedding dress to him/her on weddingbee and was almost fooled but it seemed fishy so i googled their email address and thankfully saw this! thanks guys! heres what they wrote me, same thing:

    Hi, how are you doing ,am Ronnie by my name i saw your dress posted here and am ready for immediate purchase of the dress,well i will like to ask you some question.....

    are you the real owner of the dress?
    is the dress still available for sale?
    what is the present condition of the dress?
    do you accept PayPal as your mode of payment?
    what is the final asking price of the dress?
    so please kindly get back to me at my email address..(ronniealexis001@yahoo.com) for quick respond or get back to me with your email address so i can reach you direct.

    Get back to me on: ronniealexis001@yahoo.com

    Thanks.

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  64. Regards to all,
    After I recieve email from sophibellita@gmail.com I google a scam art an I find this great blog. Yesterday I create account on one website for artist an today I recieve a message from sophibellita@gmail.com that she is interesting for bying painting. I was suspicious from the begining. And when I read it that the other scamers also represent them as a student of Oceanography it was clear that it is a scam. This is the email:

    Dear Sir/Ma,

    I really like this pic painting and i wish to know if its still available for sale
    i am willing to buy it with my own personal consumption

    Kindly mail me at: sophibellita@gmail.com

    Respectfully Yours,
    Sophi


    Dear Ms Sophi,

    All works are available at the moment.

    Which work do You want to buy? And where are You from? because of wprk transport.

    All the best


    Dear Ivan,

    Glad to hear from you i am interested in almost all your work so kindling give me the price list of all your recent work for me to select my choices.

    i am presently in UK study Oceanography.

    And my Courier Agent will be coming to your Address for the Pick Up and do bear it in Mind that only method of my payment is via Bank wire which is the safest for me due to my Job

    Respectfully Yours,

    Sophi



    You have works and price for every work on website where you saw my works.

    You expect me to belive that you have your personal Courier and that he will come on my personal adress??

    If this is a scam you can give up from it!





    Hello Ivan,

    haven't you heard about a courier Agent scheduling a pick up with the Buyer?

    This is not a strange issue nor a scam because its how i have been purchasing my personal effects from all over erope

    because of the nature of my Job i am always busy at the sea Doing my Oceanography Job and i believe you can understand this accordingly as i wait for your bank account detail together with the total cost of the art Piece

    Thanks.. you can call my below number to speak

    Sophi
    +447031986444


    ___________________________________________________________

    In this last email She/He-scamer talk about the bank account. I am crazy after third mail to give them bank accoun without knowing which painting she want to buy. Just like that, give me your bank account and I will give You the money!!

    Watch out from this scamer!!! SOPHIE BELLITA- sophibellita@gmail.com

    sophibellita@gmail.com

    sophibellita@gmail.com

    sophibellita@gmail.com

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  65. hi , i just send my document on this person .... i try this phone number , and ,,,,surprize !! I send al my documents on scammer !! he tell me it,s an employer!! what can i do ???hier are the conversation !! Dear Sir,

    Many thanks for your answer and i must inform you that your cv and pics has been forwarded to the screening department and you shall be notified ASAP.

    Thanks,
    William
    +447031986444


    On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 6:19 AM, Just Me wrote:
    --------------------------------------------
    On Wed, 2/5/14, William Brown wrote:

    Subject: Re: VACANCY
    To: "Just Me"
    Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 10:26 AM

    Dear Sir,

    Sorry for the late reply and now there is wide time for your
    CV.

    Kindly send your international passport for your job
    resumption.

    Thanks
    William

    On 1/5/14, Just Me
    wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > On Saturday, January 4, 2014 2:06 PM, William Brown
    >
    wrote:
    >
    > Attn: Sir/Madam
    >
    > We are seeking the Services of crew to work in a Ship,
    interested
    > candidates should reply with their CV.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > William Brown

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  66. it happend to me 2...thank you for this post. this is the e-mail I recieved:

    Ai primit un mesaj de la katja (katjawallem@gmail.com; 447031986444, 62.152.36.8) in legatura cu anuntul:

    Hello,

    I like this item because of study and i am much interested to buy it. and i am willing to pay if you can tell me the last price and the present condition. Please send me an email privately to katjawallem@gmail.com for payment settlement and i will be waiting to hear from you soonest.
    Regards

    Katja

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  67. petadams@live.com new scammer, going through paypal, beware!

    ReplyDelete
  68. I know... best regards of all of yours and thanks. These was my last experience...

    I really appreciate it,Am Peter Adams from the USA I am an oceanographer and am currently at sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my Dad, i want to make it a surprise for him,he wont know anything about the item until they get delivered to him, i can only pay through Paypal as i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking,but i have my bank account attached to my Paypal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through Paypal,So please kindly get back to send me an invoice from your Paypal account for the amount you're selling the item so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done, i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the item up so don't add shipping fees and will be done after i have made the payments for the item...

    i said,

    Dear Peter,

    It´s quite nice your history and i´m oceanographer too...it is quite exciting...its wonderful...let´s go to the see side together to discover the world........but I forgot told you something... the last price of my work is one hundred million of love... are you there?...


    so, are you still interested in my work?

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  69. new scam adress used : andrewmonica949@yahoo.com. Dont take it serious!
    ;
    Hello seller,
    I'm interested in immediate purchase of your item, what is the present condition? Do you accept PayPal as mode of payment? I will want you to get back to my direct email for a quick respond (andrewmonica949@yahoo.com) or get back to me with your email to reach you direct.
    Reply back to andrewmonica949@yahoo.com
    Thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same here, same email address andrewmonica949@yahoo.com, and exactly the same message!
      Fortunately Etsy identified the email before I read it, inactivated his account and put the message into spam.

      Delete
  70. Seem that the oceanographer scam is on in 2014.... milfred001@live.com send me this:

    I really appreciate it. Am Milton Fred from the USA I am an oceanographer and am currently at sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my Dad, i want to make it a surprise for him,he wont know anything about the item until they get delivered to him, i can only pay through paypal as i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking,but i have my bank account attached to my paypal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through paypal,So kindly send me an invoice from your Paypal account for the amount you're willing to sell the item so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done, i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the item up so don't add shipping fees and will be done after i have made the payments for the item...

    MIlton Fred.... stay in the ocean please. :)

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  71. Hello. I just tried to find who is Milton Fred who sent me email about my art and reached to your blog. I do art and normally selling on portfolio site that do not need to deal directly but selling through the site owner, so it does not happen that I get email directly from my customer.

    I got the same thing from him,
    mail #2
    I really appreciate it. Am Milton Fred from the USA I am an oceanographer and am currently at sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my Dad, i want to make it a surprise for him,he wont know anything about the item until they get delivered to him, i can only pay through paypal as i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking,but i have my bank account attached to my paypal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through paypal,So kindly send me an invoice from your Paypal account for the amount you're willing to sell the item so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done, i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the item up so don't add shipping fees and will be done after i have made the payments for the item...

    mail #1
    Do you still have this Gay Parade Observers available for sale as i am highly interested in it and do you accept pay pal as a mode of payment and also if pick up is acceptable. Regards

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes.. Same Here.. I got the first email.. I got suspicious and looked for his email.. And I came across to this site.. Thanks for the blog and thanks to you all for sharing... milfred001@live.com

      Delete
  72. Same here;

    Name of sender: Milton
    Email of sender: milfred001@live.com

    ------------------------- COMMENTS -------------------------

    Do you still have this painting available for sale as i am highly interested in it and do you accept pay pal as a mode of payment and also if pick up is acceptable. Regards

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  73. Hi, the same bad experience with Milton Fred, email: milfred001@live.com. Be careful! The same emails as above!

    ReplyDelete
  74. yeap the same story !!! any way to get this guys?
    "I really appreciate it. Am Milton Fred from the USA I am an oceanographer and am currently at sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my Dad, i want to make it a surprise for him,he wont know anything about the item until they get delivered to him, i can only pay through paypal as i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking,but i have my bank account attached to my paypal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through paypal,So kindly send me an invoice from your Paypal account for the amount you're willing to sell the item so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done, i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the item up so don't add shipping fees and will be done after i have made the payments for the item..."

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  75. On 07/31/2014 2:30 pm, jane peter wrote:
    > Good day seller , i am the buyer of your art on yessy and dont want
    > the item shipped since i am not at home right now , i am on the sea
    > and i work for chevron so i am on the oil rig right now working , i
    > wont be on land till November because i am on
    > the oil rig and i work for chevron so i am sorry to tell you this I am
    > ready to
    > send the payment to your PayPal account and as I have said earlier
    > that i have a shipper that will come and pick up the ART
    > from your place, my shipping agency told me that i must pay the
    > pickup charges of 2,800 to there head office first before they
    > can schedule a date and time for pickup ,but the shipping company
    > don't accept PayPal or credit card payments , they have made it clear
    > to me that they will only accept payment of 2800 through western
    > union or money gram only for quick processing ,all they use is
    > Western Union or money gram as mode of payment and i have been
    > trying to send the
    > money online but
    > it's not going through and I am on the sea now .there is no way i can find
    > a western union or money gram agent office to make the transfer to my
    > pick up agent
    > here at the sea ,
    > so i wanted to ask you if it will be OK for me to include my pickup
    > agent's fees of 2800 together with your payments into your PayPal
    > Account, all i am saying in essence is that i am ready to make the
    > payment but i will really need your help to forward the 2800 to my
    > shipper by western union or money gram if i send you ( money ) for the ART +
    > 2800 for my shipping agency.
    > So you will help me wire the pick up fee of 2800 to my shipping
    > company via western Union or money gram
    > Money Transfer immediately i make the total payment for
    > the ART + 2800 into your paypal account .I don't mean to bother
    > you I'm
    > sure you understand that I'm presently on the sea and i wont be on
    > land till 20, NOV and i really want to buy this ART before
    > someone else buy it .The
    > bottom line is that after I have made the payment into
    > your PayPal account , you will help me wire the pick up agent fee of
    > 2800 to
    > my shipper through western union or money gram transfer, I just
    > wanted to seek your
    > consent before going ahead with the payments the sum of 2800 will be
    > added to the payment that will be sent to your PayPal account 2800
    > is going to be
    > for the shipper, and i will add extra 500 for
    > Western Union
    > fee and transport to western union office ( you will find a western
    > union or money gram office at any post office around you ), so I will
    > like you to
    > send the
    > shipper's fee via Western Union to their address i will email you
    > once i have make the payment and . as soon as you receive
    > the payment confirmation from PayPal
    >
    >
    > Let Me Know the total money i will transfer into your PayPal account
    > plus my shipper fees of 2800 plus 500 western union charges plus
    > PayPal 5% charges
    >
    > so total cost will be money for ART+ 2800 + 1000 for PayPal and western union
    > charges for my shipper so let me know your PayPal email so also let
    > me know the total cost if there is any other fees you will like to
    > include
    >
    >
    > Pls email me back if you will hep me out and if you understand my messages

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  76. This is still going on...I received the following:
    Message from buyer FRANK GASTON
    I saw your item (blow) and am interested in it, i want to know if you still have
    this item available for sale, what is the final price and where is it located? And can you accept PayPal as term of payment? Kindly write back to my mail for more details about the item frankgaston44@gmail.com...

    I replied the following:

    Hi Frank,

    'Blow' is indeed available for purchase at 2,800 € + postage and packaging to be shipped from Spain.

    Where are you located?

    Regards

    And he wrote back:

    Thanks and I really appreciate your respond, I am an oceanographer and am currently at sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my Dad, i want to make it a surprise for him, he wont know anything about the item until they get delivered to him, i can only pay through PayPal as i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking, but i have my bank account attached to my PayPal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through PayPal.. So please kindly get back to me with your PayPal details so
    i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done, I have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the item up after I have made the payments for the item....Greetings

    So watch out for Frank Gaston or anyone else who sends these mails.

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  77. Oh yeah, this is definitely a fraudster, he sent me the same query a few days ago

    ReplyDelete
  78. I just got a simple email: "your work is still for sale?" by lorreta_james@o2.pl, you know?

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  79. Thank you guys!
    Just checked Milton Fred milfred001@live.com and the first HIT was your blog. My boyfriend just got exactly the same email (copy).
    Sharing is caring! Thanks a lot, keep up the good work.


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  80. Same here, Mr. Fred cannot keep calm: Do you still have this Kitchen theme available for sale as i am highly interested buying one and do you accept pay pal as a mode of payment and also if pick up is acceptable. Regards
    via milfred001@live.com

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  81. and I have too)
    Milton Fred milfred001@live.com

    I really appreciate it. Am Milton Fred from the USA I am an oceanographer and am currently at sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my Dad, i want to make it a surprise for him,he wont know anything about the item until they get delivered to him, i can only pay through paypal as i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking,but i have my bank account attached to my paypal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through paypal,So kindly send me an invoice from your Paypal account for the amount you're willing to sell the item so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done, i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the item up so don't add shipping fees and will be done after i have made the payments for the item...
    I really appreciate it. Am Milton Fred from the USA I am an oceanographer and am currently at sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my Dad, i want to make it a surprise for him,he wont know anything about the item until they get delivered to him, i can only pay through paypal as i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking,but i have my bank account attached to my paypal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through paypal,So kindly send me an invoice from your Paypal account for the amount you're willing to sell the item so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done, i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the item up so don't add shipping fees and will be done after i have made the payments for the item...

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  82. Got the exact same message from Milton Fred today. milfred001@live.ca. Thanks for your blog!

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  83. exact mail .Thanks for the blog.!!!!! Milton Fred milfred001@live.com can stay in the ocean...

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  84. Milton Fred milfred001@live.com
    I really appreciate it. Am Milton Fred from the USA I am an oceanographer and am currently at sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my Dad, i want to make it a surprise for him,he wont know anything about the item until they get delivered to him, i can only pay through paypal as i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking,but i have my bank account attached to my paypal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through paypal,So kindly send me an invoice from your Paypal account for the amount you're willing to sell the item so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done, i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the item up so don't add shipping fees and will be done after i have made the payments for the item...

    Recibí el mismo mail de esta "RATA ASQUEROSA", cree la cuenta paypal, le envié recibo y luego vi toda esta información. Justo a tiempo!!! Me salvé de ser estafado gracias a ustedes. Gracias por difundir. Ojalá algún día capturen a estas MIERDAS ESTAFADORAS

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  85. Yep here also "Do you still have this Inez resting available for sale as i am highly interested buying one and do you accept pay pal as a mode of payment and also if pick up is acceptable. Regards" Milton milfred001@live.com

    ReplyDelete
  86. another one here : Milton Fred just sent me this email -November 28, 2014, "Do you still have this --title painting- available for sale as i am highly interested buying one and do you accept pay pal as a mode of payment and also if pick up is acceptable. Regards"
    This Milton Fred must have seen the painting on Saatchi

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  87. Same here :(

    Do you still have this Lucian Freud available for sale as i am highly interested buying one and do you accept pay pal as a mode of payment and also if pick up is acceptable. Regards


    Damn it!... He got me excited for a sec.
    Good thing I checked his name on google!!!

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  88. Same here with Milton Fred,
    and also guessing the Saatchi was where they got the email address

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  89. Milton Fred has tried the same scam several times with me, (guessing with my Saatchi information) and Paypal. It is a scam, do not fall for it!

    Best Regards,

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  90. I have had the same scam from milton fred, info from saatchi website

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  91. I opened a DaWanda shop 2 days ago, and today I received a message from Sarahparker301, same story, same messages...I was worried about it and sent a message to PayPal for preventing any suspicious movement in my account. Waste of time.

    Greetings

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  92. "Do You still have this "Cutlet and bones "available for sales as i am higly interested buying one and do you accept pay pal as a mode for payement and also if pick up is acceptable .Regards.......

    Glad You warned me for this Milton Fred....!!!!!

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  93. Thanks thanks thanks - for warning me about all this, what a great blog you have.
    Greetings!

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  94. Thank you for the post. Just received emails today and I'm cutting all ties with lauracox03@hotmail.com

    Example of the email

    Hi,
    My Name is Mrs Laura Cox and thanks for your response. I am happy to hear that the dress is still for sale,, i am an oceanographer and presently working on the sea due to my status of work, i won't be able to see the dress but i will be okay with the pictures and am would be happy to purchase it from you. Am purchasing the dress for my daughter and my mode of payment is pay pal. I would like to ask you some question regarding the dress


    1.Are you the real owner?

    2.What is the present condition?

    3. If pictures is available you can email me some pictures


    Note: I will be making payment through PayPal because my bank account is linked to my PayPal account and PayPal is a secured method of payment for both the buyer and seller.kindly email me a PayPal money request invoice direct to my verified PayPal email which is the same as my email address lauracox03@hotmail.com to proceed with the payment..i believe you can set up a PayPal account easily at www.paypal.com if you don't have one. i want you to know i have a courier company that will come for the pickup. so you don't have to bother yourself shipping the dress. looking forward to hear back from you soon.


    Best Regards
    Laura

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  95. Milton Fred He's still at it 2015
    I really appreciate it. Am Milton Fred from the Ireland. I am an oceanographer and am currently at sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my Dad, i want to make it a surprise for him,he wont know anything about the item until they get delivered to him, i can only pay through paypal as i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking,but i have my bank account attached to my paypal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through paypal,So kindly send me an invoice from your Paypal account for the amount you're willing to sell the item so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done, i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the item up so don't add shipping fees and will be done after i have made the payments for the item...

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  96. Here's one more:
    First email from 'Samuel Roland' (sroland427@gmail.com): Do you still have this Wayfarer available for sale as i am highly interested in it and do you accept Paypal as a mode of payment and also if pick up is acceptable, hope to read from you soon
    Second after reply:
    I really appreciate it. Am Samuel from the USA I am an oceanographer and am currently at sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my Dad, i want to make it a surprise for him,he wont know anything about the item until they get delivered to him, i can only pay through Paypal as i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking,but i have my bank account attached to my Paypal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through Paypal,So please kindly get back to me with your Paypal details and your best price for the item so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done, i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the item up so don't add shipping fees and will be done after i have made the payments for the item

    thanks for this blog!

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  97. Just got the same mail!
    form: Samuel Roland
    sroland427@gmail.com

    Do you still have The Marriage in Vegas available for sale as i am highly interested in it and do you accept Paypal as a mode of payment and also if pick up is acceptable, hope to read from you soon

    new name same game!!!
    Thanks for the blog

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  98. From: Samuel Roland
    Sent: Monday, September 7, 2015 12:37 PM
    To:
    Subject: Winged

    Samual Roland is still alive and kicking:

    "Do you still have The Winged available for sale as i am highly interested in it and do you accept Paypal as a mode of payment and also if pick up is acceptable, hope to read from you soon"


    Be aware.

    With Regards..

    AND! Thanks for you're warning!!!
    F.G.R

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  99. Thanks for that, Samuel Roland just contact me...
    SR: I really appreciate it. Am Samuel from the USA I am an oceanographer and am currently at sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my Dad, i want to make it a surprise for him,he wont know anything about the item until they get delivered to him, i can only pay through Paypal as i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking,but i have my bank account attached to my Paypal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through Paypal,So please kindly get back to me with your Paypal details and your best price for the item so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done, i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the item up so don't add shipping fees and will be done after i have made the payments for the item

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  100. Email from 'Samuel Roland' from 8th September: 'Do you still have The Rubrum available for sale as i am highly interested in it and do you accept Paypal as a mode of payment and also if pick up is acceptable, hope to read from you soon'... Everything is clear now... Thank You for this important information...

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  101. I've got the same email form Samuel yesterday. Thanx for this blog ;)
    best regards.

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  102. Damn, Ya know... when your gut tells you it's a scam and you find your self google searching the name + 'scam'... chances are, it's a scam.

    "
    Do you still have The La Garonne available for sale as i am highly interested in it and do you accept Paypal as a mode of payment and also if pick up is acceptable, hope to read from you soon
    "

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  103. Scammer email: evaluateshp@gmail.com
    Name: David Page

    The emails were practically word for word as you described. The exception was that the “check” was sent as a Walmart MoneyGram (please!) as a secret shopper assignment. I thought the two situations were separate incidents, one being an obvious scam and the other a real art buyer. My artwork ready to be shipped, as I waited for a legitimate cashiers check. Then I received an email today saying his accountant made a horrible mistake and mailed a check for way over the amount.

    I Googled art scams and found your website. Thanks so much for this information!!

    Robyn

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  104. sroland427@gmail.com Same!

    Samuel Roland still squishing in the sea and looking for the gift to her daddy!

    So many years, as I can see! I wonder if somebody really sent money to these scammers?! It would be pity...

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  105. Samuel Roland
    22:35 2nd October 2015 (18 hours ago)

    to me

    Do you still have The The Summons available for sale as i am highly interested in it and do you accept Paypal as a mode of payment and also if pick up is acceptable, hope to read from you soon

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  106. Thank you for your blog, "sroland427@gmail.com" is back and he is lost in the ocean trying to buy an art for his daddy, hahahahah......so many years.....poor bastard why he don't get some drawing lessons.

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  107. Meet jessicawhitney642@yahoo.com, friends!
    ))
    PS: sroland427@gmail.com try to buy my artwork a month before

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  108. I got me a jessicawhitney642 message today too! Googled her email and found your warning. Thanks and Bollux!

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  109. Samuel Roland - yesterday.... Thx !

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  110. Hello Kathleen,
    I am an artist and thanks to you and your blog I luckely could avoid to get scammed. I got an e-mail from a guy from Ireland called Samuel Roland (sroland427@gmail.com). He says that he's a marine biologist and tells the same story just like Rachael Cox, but he is making a "gift" for his dad instead of his mum.

    I started feeling suspicious a little too late, I already have sent him a payment request via PayPal that I have cancelled today.

    Just wanted to inform you and hope it is helpful for you and your readers.

    Best regards,
    Dana

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  111. I got this one:

    Do you still have The Trialogue available for sale as i am highly interested in it and do you accept Paypal as a mode of payment and also if pick up is acceptable, hope to read from you soon

    sroland427@gmail.com

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  112. Also got an email from Samuel Roland today, may he burn in hell!!

    Thanks Katie-san :) , keep up the good work

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  113. Via Saatchi:
    I really appreciate it. Am Samuel from Ireland I am a marine biologist and am currently at sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my Dad, i want to make it a surprise for him,he wont know anything about the item until they get delivered to him, i can only pay through Paypal as i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking,but i have my bank account attached to my Paypal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through Paypal,So please kindly get back to me with your Paypal details and your best price for the item so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done, i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the item up so don't add shipping fees and will be done after i have made the payments for the item.

    Same scam by Samuel Roland.

    My reply:
    Hello Roland,

    It seems dear Roland that you are quite a well known "marine biologist"!
    Also your dad should have a very large art collection by now.

    Happy trails and a safe passage on your "sea voyages" and may fair weather accompany you on future trips at sea.

    I would wish you succes in the art market as a buyer but it seems you don't really buy that much. In this endeavor I wish you storms and headwind to no end.

    He careful Roland old boy because some boats sink with all hands lost.

    No money pappal scam here I'm afraid. Move on man.

    Beware

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  114. He is still alive!!! be aware! He found about me on Saatchi Art. thank you all for sharing this experience!

    I really appreciate it. Am Samuel from Ireland I am a marine biologist and am currently at sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my Dad, i want to make it a surprise for him,he wont know anything about the item until they get delivered to him, i can only pay through Paypal as i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking,but i have my bank account attached to my Paypal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through Paypal,So please kindly get back to me with your Paypal details and your best price for the item so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done, i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the item up so don't add shipping fees and will be done after i have made the payments for the item

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  115. Hi,guys

    New update: Samual Roland is now Irish! :-D What an ass.

    Here is his latest email from sroland427@gmail.com dated, 2 February 2016 at 15:39.

    "I really appreciate it. Am Samuel from Ireland I am a marine biologist and am currently at sea at the moment, i am buying the item as a gift for my Dad, i want to make it a surprise for him,he wont know anything about the item until they get delivered to him, i can only pay through Paypal as i don't have access to my bank account online as i don't have internet banking,but i have my bank account attached to my Paypal account and this is why i insisted on paying you through Paypal,So please kindly get back to me with your Paypal details and your best price for the item so i can proceed with the payment and after the payment has been done, i have a pick up agent that will come around to pick the item up so don't add shipping fees and will be done after i have made the payments for the item"

    Thanks for sharing and thanks to StopArtScams for your hard work and dedication.

    Ira

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