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It sounds like a scam

On Thu, Mar 29, 2018, 10:51 PM Daisy Chung <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi friends!
> I have recently been contacted by someone named Sergio Robert who is
> interested in purchasing my work for his wife's 20th anniversary...though
> he agreed to send me a check before having shipping agent come to make pick
> up arrangement ...there seems to be something strange about his email (see
> below ) ..
> I have been trying to have a phone call with him but have not heard back.
> Has anyone been contacted by Robert before ? and does anyone see any
> potential red flags in his emails ? any advice would be awesome :)
>
> THANK YOU!
>
> Daisy
>
> email 1 )
> sergio robert <[log in to unmask]>
> Mar 24 (5 days ago)
> Hello There,
>
> My name is Sergio robert from Washington DC. I have been on the lookout
> for some artworks lately in regards to I and my wife's anniversary  which
> is just around the corner. I stormed on some of your works which i found
> quite impressive and intriguing. I must admit your doing quite an
> impressive job. You are undoubtedly good at what you do.
>
> With that being said, I would like to purchase some of your works as a
> surprise gift to my wife in honor of our upcoming wedding anniversary. It
> would be of help if you could send some pictures of your piece of works,
> with their respective prices and sizes, which are ready for immediate (or
> close to immediate) sales. My budget for this is within the price range of
> $500 to $5000.
>
> I look forward to reading from you in a view to knowing more about your
> pieces of inventory. As a matter of importance, I would also like to know
> if you accept check as a means of payment.
>
>
> Regards,
> Robert.
>
> email 2)
> Hello Daisy,Thanks for the message, I must tell you I intend to give my
> wife a surprise with the immediate purchase of the piece (
>
>    - *Tentacles (21"X26" including frame): $2,500*
>
> ) If you'd like to know, I'm relocating to the Philippines soon and our
> wedding anniversary is fast approaching. So I'm trying to gather some good
> stuff to make this event a surprise. Kindly email me the asking price
> asap.
>
> As regarding payment,  I would like to inform you, that my wife handles
> the family credit card/bank  and Paypal transaction. So i would authorize a
> check to you for the payment as soon as i have your full name and contact
> address (preferably for FedEx delivery no P.O box). Also, as soon as you
> receive the check and it clears your bank, my shipping agent who is also
> moving my personal effect will contact you to arrange shipping/pick up of
> the piece from you (this is to avoid my wife receiving it, if been shipped
> directly to my address which would ruin the surprise for this event). You
> both have to sign a proof of pick up at the most.
>
>
> Have a Positive Day!
>
>
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