Thursday, July 8, 2010

Artworks Purchase

From: Trisha Allen
Subject: artworks purchase
Date: July 8, 2010 8:17:32 AM PDT

Good day to you.

We don't really use that greeting here in the USA, but go on... I'm willing to consider...

I am so excited that I came across of your work on internet search,I am interested in purchasing these creative artworks from you.....................

I'm not only glad you "came across of my work" too, and I am glad you have the facility to use many more periods than could possibly ever be required for the single 'ellipsis' character.

So, anyway... which paintings of mine shall I pack up and ship to you, or the shipper of your choice, as these things usually go?

Slice of Life,"My Hiding Place" and

Wow, Tricia, I cannot help but notice the missing painting name following the word "and" — I interpret this as a clear sign that you want me to throw in a surprise painting, and charge whatever I want. If you're not a scammer, you'll certainly agree to whatever I want to charge you. That's the way it works in the art world.

Also, in your research, the two paintings — which you mention having found on my site and wish to purchase — have already been sold. But you probably didn't notice that in your haste to acquire them legally from me.

Let me know their various prices.and how much discounts are you going to give?I will be happy to have these selected artworks hanged in our new home in South Africa.As well,I want you to take out the shipping cost.I have been in touch with a shipping firm that will be shipping other house decoratives.

Really, South Africa? What a surprise! I have sold MANY of my paintings to friends of yours in Nigeria! Funny... everyone there seems to have their own shipping company. Needless to say, I have lost many thousands of dollars to your friends, but never mind that. I trust you.

I like how you respect my artworks so much that you immediately ask for discounts. I can only hope you become a collector and regular purchaser of my work. Especially since you are obviously a connoisseur of 'house decoratives.'

We are traveling from our Seattle home to our new apartment as soon as possible.On Paying for the artworks,I will be glad to pay you with a Money Order or Cashier`s check in US funds that can be easily cashed at your local bank,please let me know on how to proceed for the payment of the creative artworks.

I will await your advise on how to proceed.Have a wonderful day.

First of all, I will throw in an extra $25 so you can buy a working space key for your keyboard. Next, how about $12,000 (that's only $2,000 each!) for the three paintings I am packing up, none of which you have requested. And, to avoid shipping costs, I will deliver them myself.

Let me know how to proceed.

Take care,
Tricia Allen

I will take care. More than my share...

As Always,
Hooklyne N. Synker

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  1. David,
    I ran a search on the email they gave you,, and you need to read this.
    A California artist, Kathleen McMahon has a whole web page on this subject and this email is in her list of known scammers. The title of her web page is : Known Scammer Names used in Art-Related Email Scams. Here is the address:
    Take care,
    John Zappulla

  2. Ah, I got this one, but went along with it, to see how they played it. They sent a bankers draft for way more money than the cost of the painting and shipping, and asked for me to send them the difference ASAP! Yeah, right!

  3. yep, unbelieveable how people can be in this wolrd of ours, and people like me will find the need to want to respond before getting all the info. And, she is now in my blocked sender folder. I got spammed. And to think I might have sold a photograph which would be "hanged" in some fricking house in So. Africa.

  4. I am 12 and what is this?


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