PLEASE REPORT ANY EMAILS FROM THIS PERSON AS ABUSE at https://support.google.com/mail/contact/abuse
If you are an artist and get an email from “Paul Moore” who is looking to buy something for his love, his wife, etc, he could be in California or Texas or who knows where else.. do not send him any art, or accept any payment from him. He’s known to be a scammer. I’ve submitted his email to Google to be considered removed from their system, but I’m sure he’ll just create another one. I’ve also reported him to the FBI. Here is the email he sent:
My name is Paul Moore from Dallas. I found your paintings website while surfing online for what to purchase as a gift for the love of my life.I’m impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too, You are doing a great job! I would like to receive further information about your piece of work and what inspires you.. Kindly confirm the availability for immediate sales.
Notice the poor spacing, punctuation, ‘your piece of work’ phrasing.. this guy is a piece of work. All art for sale is clearly spelled out on my client’s website, and he was asking for information about things easily discovered thereon.
I got one today….those Nigerian plishers are getting more creative all the time. Don’t they know we know they are out there…LOL…? So annoying and , unfortunately, uninformed artists can be caught up it their BS.
I reported a guy to mailbox.org, since that is the account from where he was phishing. I attached the phishing email, and they responded that they banned him. Sadly he’ll just create a new one… but I also report the suspect gmail accounts, though you never get a response from gmail.
Just want to thank you for taking the time to post this warning and let you know that I am among those people you’ve helped. I received a message today, (June 12,2019), from the same person. It is similar to others I’ve received in the past and is pretty obviously from a phony individual, whose first language is not English, but leaves me wondering how many people will be deceived when this kind of scammer learns how to polish their messages so that the clues that expose them are no longer obvious……guess we will all find out! Thanks again for your post!!!!
Glad it helped!
I too just got an email from “Paul Moore.” So much for that sale! This is my first scam to buy art though.
We’re on to this creep!
I had been in contact with Paul Moore and just received the fake check for my art (that of course I have not sent to him) I’m wasting up his time for some sort of way to get back at him asking for a replacement check sent urgent – to waste his money on fedex. This time his email is email@example.com what can we do to try and get him?
Good for you!! very funny, looks like the same email. I had another client get something similar from firstname.lastname@example.org . always Gmail. I sent him this article: https://www.agora-gallery.com/advice/blog/2017/05/25/how-to-recognize-art-scam/ . I wonder if you can connect the fake check with any kind of bank or report it here: https://www.usa.gov/stop-scams-frauds . I’ve reported the email to Gmail; I’m surprised he is still using it.
I got caught up with this guy. I have responded with questions .. was partly taken in but gave nothing away. I did send some art with lots of watermarks. What do you think he does with it. are. Even if he downloads and removeswatermarks they aren’t worth much, they are not originals. Any ideas what he is hoping to achieve. My last email from him was asking if I had friends or family in US he could pay money to. My question is what is his scam, what is he hoping to get? I will report him alsp.
I don’t think he really cares about the art itself. His scam is to find a way to get money from you through fraudulent measures. You can copy and paste his earlier email to you in Google and see what comes up. Glad you caught onto this scumbag!
He just emailed me. Thank you for your post here. This is his message…
Your work is beautiful, evocative and oh so lyrical….
Your art has the quality of magic and looking at it never gets old!!!! I appreciate your vision and hope to find my own…..keep making magic!!!!I’m Paul Moore from Georgia. I would really love to purchase some of your works for my wife as a surprise present regarding our forthcoming 20th anniversary, I would like to receive further information about your piece of work and what inspires you..Also, kindly email me back with some images and price list of your artworks that is ready for immediate sales within my price range ($1,000- $15,000).. Hope to hear from you soon..
Thanks and best regards.
If you have time, have fun with it. String him along, like a Nigerian prince. Tell him you need government issued funds up front but also need proof of his identity including his social security number… see how long you can keep it going. Keep us informed!!!
This is the one I received.
I’ve received the same email. Thank you SO much for posting this.
I will share this with a large artists’ group I am in so they can also be aware to avoid this type of contact.
I got the same email, thank you guys for posting info about the creep!
I received the exact same exact same email as Jordan above. It felt fishy so I’m glad I checked this site before wasting any time.
Hi, I believe I am dealing with the same Paul Moore, but instead of art, he is trying to scam money from a car sale. He states he’s from Georgia, doing a work inspection, and sent me a check for double my asking price, saying the other half is for the moving company. Although he refuses to give me the name of the moving company or address until I pull out the money in cash and send him a money order in over night fed ex.. I told my bank the check is fraudulent, and instead of email, he used text messaging from a google or app phone number.
His spelling and the way he words things, you can tell he is from another country. And when i was able to talk to him on the phone, he had a thick accent, and got mad when I didn’t send the money right away, laughed and told me I better not be ripping him off. He then hung up, and proceeded to text me saying i better not try to rip him off, or else he will get the authorities involved.
Thanks for sharing that, Tifani. Perhaps artists have caught on and now he’s going after car sellers. Hopefully the bank does something. Glad you caught onto him before you lost more than time!
Mine was from email@example.com. He was offering to buy a truck I had posted on Craigslist. I knew when he said he was sending a check for it without even seeing it personally, that it was a scam. When I got the check, I called the fraud department of the bank it was supposed to be written from, and had them check routing and account numbers, which were fake.
Wow, good on you to report it. You can also report his email to Google. Tifani had a similar experience with this creep.
Mine came from Paulina Moore. Very effusive, suspicious!!!
Must be his “wife”…
I got this mail in the morning! He becomes she,hah.
Subject: Available Pieces for immediate purchase
Your work is beautiful, evocative and oh so lyrical….
Your art has the quality of magic and looking at it never gets old!!!! I appreciate your vision and hope to find my own…..keep making magic!!!! I’m Paulina Moore from Tennessee. I would really love to purchase some of your works for my husband as a surprise present regarding our forthcoming wedding anniversary, I would like to receive further information about your piece of work and what inspires you..Also, kindly email me back with some images and price list of your artworks that is ready for immediate sales within my price range ($1,000- $15,000).. Hope to hear from you soon..
Thanks and best regards.
She is a cheater.
He’s expanding! Dang I thought I reported this email to Google. What gives?