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Scam or not?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:21 pm
by omors5
Did anyone receive anything like this as a scam? The message looks OK but the name sounds prefabricated??


Additional Message: i wish to buy from u.

name: mark bin

email: mark_bin@yahoo.com

street address: london

city: west london

country: United Kingdom

postcode: 54780
:?: :?: :?:
Regards.
Marlene

Re: Scam or not?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:32 pm
by omors5
Marlene again...I don't live in England but just looked on the internet and saw that the postal code this "client" gave for West London may be wrong...shouldn't it be W1 or something shorter than what he gave? This may well be the answer to my scam worry!
:?

Re: Scam or not?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:57 pm
by rayjohnstone
Bonjour,
I've just received exactly the same email from mark_bin from west London.
The words used were exactly the same.
Looks like it could be a scam.
Amicalement.
Ray

Re: Scam or not?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:28 pm
by wendypuerto
I have had a similar email but on my main website not my TAW one he was mark something different and was interested in an already sold painting so it does sound a little suspect.

Re: Scam or not?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:36 am
by omors5
WIth me he is also interested in an already sold painting...so looks like we are having a joker hitting again!
Marlene
:roll:

Re: Scam or not?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:44 am
by omors5
Also, I saw a warning on the forum about the name Frank Mark....the "Mark" in Mark Bin then alerted me. But...this joker is doing some studies as Frank Mark is indeed a German art dealer and Mark Bin he must have gotten from Dr. Mark Bin Bakar from Australia, chairman of the indigenous aboriginal art movement. So all connected to art though. But still somehow he slips up.
OK...not going to let him waste my time anymore...think we agreed now...this is a fake!
Thanks all for your input!
Marlene
:D