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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Re: About your art at www.theartsource.com

Oh man, as if!!!!
I removed the correspondent's name from the email trail. I imagine that if this individual was going to try this again, they would probably use a different name.
The post is in reverse chronological order - edit

how was your day ? I want you to understand that the deal as my
as posted the payment already, but there was a slight error i guess we
handle with care, instead of the actually amount Paint,she made out the
check for $3,500 she claim that was what i requested but she didn't
that straight.
once you have the check please cash it and deduct the money for
goods plus $100 that for your run around expenses.

The excess fund should please be sent to Her via western union,*
*Please email at once to let me know that i can trust to have the
funds sent to my secretary**

Wait to read from you soon



>From: susan constanse
>Subject: Re: About your art at www.theartsource.com
>Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 11:49:55 -0700 (PDT)
>Okay. and if you have any other questions, let me know.
>XXXXX XXXXXX wrote: Hello Susan
>Thanks for the mail... ok i will get the check ready and send it to
you as
>soon as possible
>So i will let you know when i send the check to your address
> >From: susan constanse
> >Subject: Re: About your art at www.theartsource.com
> >Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 04:47:02 -0700 (PDT)
> >
> >The piece:
> >
> >Matching Bra and Panty
> >12" x 30"
> >Mixed mediums
> >
> >Further description: The bra and panty are garments that are afixed
to a
> >wood panel. The work is sealed with a clear acrylic. Price,
> >shipping, is $175.00. This would be for 2-day priority mail. My
> >
> >
> >If you need additional details, you can reach me at
> >
> >Susan
> >
> >
> >
> >XXXXX XXXXXX wrote: Hello Susan,
> >
> >How are you doing??, i have check your work on your web site, and i
> >like to buy your work
> >"http://www.susanconstanse.com/painting/IMG_0680.JPG"
> >
> >So i will like you to send the price of this work and also i will
> >to know that i will be able to pay you with cheque, so get back to
> >your name and address so that i can prepare the check as soon as
> >
> >I wait to read from you soon
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >
> >
> > >From: susan constanse
> > >Subject: Re: About your art at www.theartsource.com
> > >Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 15:14:00 -0700 (PDT)
> > >
> > >Hello XXXXX XXXXXX,
> > >I would be happy to tell you the price if you let me know which
> > >are interested in. The charcoal on wood pieces are mostly gone,
> > >Also, you might want to check my site at
> > >
> > >www.susanconstanse.com
> > >
> > >Susan
> > >
> > >XXXXX XXXXXX wrote: Hello
> > >
> > >I'm XXXXX XXXXXX, i come across your profile on
> >i
> > >will very happy if you can sell one of your art work for me, also
> > >like you to know that i really need the art work very urgent
> > >
> > >So please let me know the price of the work including the shipping
> >to
> > >VA here
> > >
> > >Wait to read from you soon
> > >
> > >Thanks
> > >


Tracy said...

Ugh! I get these a lot!

I got pretty far with one once (I knew it was a scam) and she wanted me to include 6 cordless Sony brand telephones in the shipment.

I am afraid I have turned into a bit of a profiler. Bad grammar, addresses in Nigeria or India, and urgency tip me off and I hit delete.

Susan Constanse said...

What was weird with this one was the detail. This person actually looked at my site and chose a piece. My policy is no shipping until the check clears, so I didn't have a problem until the last email, which is on top of the post.

Tracy said...

When I had my work on Absolute Arts, I got a number of these. And it was the same thing too, they asked about specific pieces. I have heard that part of the scam is fake checks and money orders that the bank will initially clear but then later it comes back and you are out the money. A glitch on the banks end but the customer can still be responsible.

Susan Constanse said...

This was a first for me. I thought the grammar was bad but didn't want to hold that against someone. I had no idea that this was so prevalent.

I had forgotten about posting the work on theartsource. to be honest, I don't make very many internet sales.