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Please be warned that there is a new email scam where people contact you from your website, wanting to purchase works of art. The buyers will only pay by certified cashiers check or money order. My emails are posted below to the individual. I was suspect about the contact, since I could not find a website affiliated with the domain name (PAUDBRACHAUTOS.COM). In doing a WHOIS inquiry, I found that the domain name is registered to INDIATIMES.COM. This domain name has been very involved in the 419 / Microsoft & Nigeria scams (www.joewein.de/sw/419msft.htm). I also found information about the new artwork purchasing scam on this site: http://www.internet-fraud.com/fraudforum/DCForumID26/8.html#.
WHEN IN DOUBT, CHECK IT OUT!:
From: "Paud Brach" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2005 5:16 AM
Subject: Art Inquiry
Let me know if your artworks are still available for sale.
Most pieces on my website are still available for purchase. The ones
are sold have been marked sold. I'm doing an arts & crafts festival this
weekend, so their purchase status may change over the next few days. Is
there are particular piece that you're interested in?
Green River Turned Gold 24" x 30"
Pale Green River 2 6" x 9"
Nothing Stirs 24" x 36"
Please let me know if the above paintings are still available for sale. Calculate the total cost and let me know asap, you need not worry regarding shipping as i'll make neccessary arrangements for the pick-up of the paintings as soon as you receive payment which will either be by Certified cashier's Check or Money Order .