I got my first scam email

7 replies
Found 11th May 2007
im so proud :giggle:
Good day.

My name is Peter Russ and I am an artist. I live in Malta,with my two kids, four cats, one dog and the love of my life. It is definitely a full house. I have been doing artwork since I was a young. That gives me about 23 years of experience. I majored in art in high school and took a few art courses at college .Most of my workis done in either pencil or airbrush mixed with color pencils. I have recently added designing and creating artwork on the computer.I have been selling my art for the last 3 yearsand have had my work featured on trading cards, prints and in magazines.I have sold in galleries and to private collectors from all around (United Kingdom) I am always facing serious difficulties when it comes to selling my art works to people in the UK,they are always offering to pay with a certified cheque drawned from a British bank ,which is difficult for me to cash here in Malta.

I am looking for a representative in the UK who will be working for me as a partime worker and i will be willing to pay 10% for every transaction,which wouldn't affect your present state of work,someone who will help me recieve payments from my customers in the UK.i mean someone that is responsible and reliable, cause the cost of coming to the UK and getting payments is very expensive,i am working on setting up a branch in the UK,so for now i need a representative in the united Kingdom who will be handling the payment aspect.

These payments are in a Certfied cheque and they will be made payable to you, so all you need to do is go through any of your bank to cash it and after which you will deduct your percentage(10%)and wire the rest back.But the problem i have is TRUST,But i have my way of getting any one that gets away with my money,i mean by reporting to our local authorities. It wouldn't cost you any amount,You are to receive payments which will be sent to you u by regular mail from my business patners,also as soon as you cash it you are to deduct your 10% and have the rest sent to me through Western Union,all transfer fees should be deducted from the money.

If you are interested,please get back to me as soon as possible with this information listed below :

Note: Reply to my alternative e-mail address
[email protected]yahoo.com



Very good, have a gold star.

Uh Oh... this means your email addy is on lists. Prepare for the flood !

Mailwasher is still my No 1 fave application for dealing with this stuff. Nowhere near as bad as it was with my old business address, I used to get 3000 (yep three thousand) spams a day !!!! Now I'm down to about 30, which is quite manageable.

:giggle: your first?


If your feeling adventurous, email him back for more info. And ask for a bigger cut of the profits

better still spend the rest of the day on bad spamming sites and put his e-mail addy in the contact info

Original Poster

it tricked me too, because the email went to my searching for jobs email account, so I opened it thinking "oooh, someone wants to hire me"



better still spend the rest of the day on bad spamming sites and put his … better still spend the rest of the day on bad spamming sites and put his e-mail addy in the contact info

Top idea, we could make a thread of places we've signed him up for. lol. :thumbsup:

lol - bait the scammer !!!

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