..from The ‘Rev (Dr)’ Walter Kaiser
email rev_walter212@yahoo.com

who says..

“Hello,
My name is Walter Kaiser, i will like to order for a piece of your art work from your gallery as gift for my parent who are celebrating thier 10th wedding annivasarys , so i will be gald to have your reply asap, i will be glad if you can send me your website address to choose or send me four of your product that isavailble for me to choose . payment will be make by Cheque. Waiting to read from you today.

thanks

Rev (Dr) Walter”

I suggest you do not ‘reply asap’ to him today or any other day!

UPDATE: Same text, different name..

Hello,
My name is Biodun Martins, i will like to order for a piece of your art work from your gallery as gift for my parent who are celebrating thier 10th wedding annivasarys , so i will be gald to have your reply asap, i will be glad if you can send me your website address to choose or send me four of your product that isavailble for me to choose . payment will be make by Cheque. Waiting to read from you today.

thanks

Biodun.

6 COMMENTS

  1. I also got this email from Walter. Looks like he got my name and others from NAME web site. What is up to?
    > From: Walter Kaiser
    > > Date: 2007/06/17 Sun PM 02:08:22 BST
    > > To: mel@mlewis74.fsnet.co.uk
    > > Subject: Art needed!!
    > >
    > > Hello,
    > > My name is Walter Kaiser, i will like to order for a piece of your art work from your gallery as gift for my parent who are celebrating thier 10th wedding annivasarys , so i will be gald to have your reply asap, i will be glad if you can send me your website address to choose or send me four of your product that isavailble for me to choose . payment will be make by Cheque. Waiting to read from you today.
    > >
    > > thanks
    > >
    > > Rev (Dr) Walter

  2. Thanks Lisa and well done on the sale.
    Of course, its worth noting that not all requests should be rejected out of hand but there are certain signs that flag a ‘buyer’ as a likely scammer.

    Also it can be a few months before a bank decide that a cheque is fake. If you’ve spent the money in the meantime then your in trouble.

  3. I have just received the above noted letter form Biodun Martins.
    I have told him payment by paypal so I’m assuming he will disappear.

  4. Just to follow up on my post from a few days ago, the Biodun Martins email, I had several email conversations with this “scammer” per providing him with art for his “parents 10th wedding anniversary”, he said he would have his shipping company come to my gallery/studio and pack the art and ship it, I responded with cost of art and shipping rates and that I use the US postal service and PayPal and these terms were not negotiable; he has completely disappeared.

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