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Example #1 of an email scam aimed at artists...
 
Subject: Art work Enquiry
 
Hope this message finds you well,i came across some lovely and creative artworks on your site while searching for good artworks and I will like to buy creative artworks out of your stock. (The email then references specific works by the artist.)

I will be happy to have this selected artworks hanged in our new home. What is the least price? We are travelling from our USA home to our new apartment in London,uk .Regarding payment,I will be happy to pay you with a certified Travellers cheque/moneyorder/cashiers cheque . An urgent reply we be appreciated.Thanks.

Kindly don't bother to include the shipping cost because i have a private shipper hat will arange for the pick up of the art work in your location once you have cleared the payment in your bank,they are in charge of moving our other house interior decor to our new home.I await your contact details to make out the payment to you asap.


Example #2 of an email scam aimed at artists...
 
Subject: Artworks Purchase
 
Good Day,

I came across your artwork while search for creative artworks.

I have looked through your website,I came across some beautiful Artworks at your home page and i most let you know that you are really doing a great job.I am interested in the purchase of your painting,i must say you really doing a great job,i will like to buy this creative artwork to beatify our New Apt, (The email then references specific works by the artist.)

What is the price of the Artworks?

I am presently in UK now travelling to USA to supervise my family house project

On the payment,I would be glad to pay you with American express Traveler's cheques

Please do not hesitate to contact me on how we can proceed.


Example #3 of an email scam aimed at artists...
 
Hello,

It is my great pleasure to contact you regarding artwork (The email references specific works here)? Back to Artwork placed for sale at (references the artist's website address) Please, i would like to make a purchase as i'm really interested in it. Let me know if it still available for sale and it's present condition, and send me pics ,as for the Shipping i will take care of that through a pick up .Thank you and i look forward to your reply.


Example #4 of an email scam aimed at artists...
 
Hello,

My name is Mary Garcia,i'm from florida usa,I'm willing to purchase your artwork am planning to go to my new apartment, and i will like to have a beautiful art work in my apartment,so i want you to please get back to me with present condition your location and your last price offer.are you the original owner of the art work,I will be looking forward to reading from you asap.


Example #5 of an email scam aimed at artists...
 
Hello Sir or Madam,

I am a buying agent from Asia, we help expat customer, most of them don't really understand how to import to Asia, specially taxes & custom rule.
Our client interested to purchase your item and will complete the payment directly to you. What credit card are accepted for payment??
As an agent I will put agency commission fees on top of your price. Please let me know if this is workable with you.
Look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,Robert Renata
Awhut Buying Agency
admin@awhutagency.com