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Israeli art scam back but this time they’re French…

By jenny green - 9 May 2010 5

I just got “hit” in O’Connor. 

This was so obviously dodgy I politely shooed him off.  And of course when I found an example of the Israeli version from last year, the painting the poor scammed woman was holding was exactly the same as one he was trying to sell for $250 which you can buy from the Internet for $5.

http://www.bordermail.com.au/news/local/news/general/oil-painting-scam-hits-the-border/1494344.aspx

[Ed] And the local Neighbourhood Watch are now including the RiotACT scam spotting in their newsletter.

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5 Responses to
Israeli art scam back but this time they’re French…
s-s-a 7:33 pm 21 May 10

Just had a door knocker – Weston Creek area. French accent. It’s at least 10 degrees colder outside my front door than inside, so as soon as I saw the big portfolio thingy by his side I shooed him off, politely.

cleo 11:40 pm 10 May 10

It’s a bit like the asian paintings, but we didn’t pay that much, of course we were posted in Malaysia at the time.

bd84 9:35 pm 09 May 10

I think they were around here last year too, I don’t think they were Israeli though. I remember an AFP or Fair Trading warning about the scam going out at some point. I’m sure there are plenty of idiots around who fall for the scams anyway.

phototext 12:53 pm 09 May 10

Calling it “art” seems a bit generous.

Hard to have any sympathy for anyone who pays $195 for a painting as hideous as that.

harley 11:59 am 09 May 10

12th of April “Kevin” came knocking at my door.

http://the-riotact.com/?p=11381

So they’re still using the same paintings? I didn’t even give Kevin time for the gate to hit his arse on the way out.

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