13 May 2010

Israeli art scam back but this time they're French...

| jenny green
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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.


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

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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.

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.

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.

Calling it “art” seems a bit generous.

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

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


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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