Neue Bilder - für ein Monat im Konrads - und am 9. 11. mit Musikbegleitung.
Schwarzlicht Malerei 3.8.2013
Am Samstag ist es wieder mal soweit - eine Malaktion mit Franz Durst steht an. Live on stage. Vor uns steht da Werner Puntigam mit Ewald Oberleitner und Marcus Huemer. Die machen eine fantastische Musik. Und wir pinseln dazu.
Das ganze im Rahmen des outreach Jazz Festivals in Schwaz in Tirol. Also diesmal dürfen wir auch Schwaz-Licht-Malerei dazu sagen.
Darum bitte den kommenden Samstag 3. August 2013 vormerken.
Mehr Infos über das Festival gibts auf einen Klick genau hier - in einem neuen Browserfenster. Das Motto dieses Tages ist übrigens Kandinsky und Schönberg.
Und hier noch was zur Musik von “double.bass.trombone”. Am Besten anhören. Das war heuer im Wiener Porgy & Bess Ende April. Cool - oder?
der Zülow Gruppe
Auch heuer gibt es im Sommer wieder eine Gruppenausstellung im oö kulturquartier in der Galerie der Zülow Gruppe. Selbstverständlich ist auch was von mir dabei.
Zu sehen vom 15. Juli bis 23. August 2013, Montag bis Freitag von 15:00 bis 18:30 Uhr.
Das doppelte Linz
Die Vernissage meiner Ausstellung „Das doppelte Linz“ findet am 16. April 2013 um 19.00 statt.
oö. Kulturquartier (Ursulinenhof) Zülow Gruppe – 1. Stock
17. April bis 17. Mai 2013
Montag bis Freitag: 15:00 bis 18:30 Uhr
Art Scam - abusing saatchionline.com website
Spread this to other artists
As I also show my work on the saatchionline.com website to reach a larger audience, I received a message from a person who pretended to be interested in buying two of my paintings.
It quickly turned out to be a scammer from Nigeria. The mails followed known patterns. In the end the “interested buyer“ wanted to pay through PayPal for the paintings and the shipping. I would then forward the appropriate amount to the shipping company. Of course the money would have been booked back after a few days and I would end up without any cent, without the 2 “sold“ paintings and the expenses for the transport.
Anyway the guy was not too smart and I could guess by his English and writing style that never ever he is a lady from Las Vegas.
To make it easier for other people to find out about this scammer I just add some of his e-mails here including the fake addresses he used - always pretending to be an american lady. In fact he is a Nigerian man named (at least in Skype) Femi Tosin.
If you ever get contacted through one of these e-mail addresses - beware! The addresses used are: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
For sure there are a lot more, but at least this 2 addresses were used to contact me.
When you google a bit you find out quickly that the name “Anna Johnson“ appears in lots of other nigerian scam stories.
His second e-mail to me from april 23rd:
i will like to purchase your item listed on auction and i will like you to answer some questions before we move further on this transaction....
What is the condition of the item???
What is the final asking price of the item???
Can u send me some pics of the item if you don’t mind???
Will you accept a PayPal as a mode of payment???
Will you allow my shipping company company to come and move the item from your place down to where the item is needed cos the shipping company fee will be added to the payment that will be sent to you???
Will you be able to send the shipping company fees to them after you might have got the payment and deduct your own money of the item???
If this is clear Kindly get back to me with your PayPal email address where you want the payment to be addressed to and your phone number asap...
Mrs Anna Johnson
My Email Address : email@example.com
His third e-mail to me:
Thanks for your respond...i want you to know that i am new at this so i will like to buy this item i am at sea right now so l wont be able to check the item but l need for details about the item and also l will be more happy if you can send me some pictures of it because am buying this for my son as a surprise gift so am willing to offer you the amount you required. I can only pay through PayPal at the moment as i don’t have access to my bank account online(i don’t have internet banking with it), but i have it attached to my PayPal account, and this is why i insisted on using PayPal to pay,all i will need is your PayPal email address to make the payments, and if you don’t have a PayPal account yet, you can set one up at www.paypal.com it cant take you less than 3mins to do that, i will be expecting your PayPal email so l can pay. I have a pick up agent that will come for the pick up after payments has been sorted. l will be waiting for your reply asap..
Mrs Anna Johnson
As it is quite funny I also add some excerpts of the skype chat I had with this guy. Please note that during the conversation he changed his username after I asked him some questions. Firstly he made another stupid mistake by video-calling me in skype by accident. As I accepted the call I could see him for a few seconds… and a black male does not look at all like a blonde female - to say the least.
[24.04.12 13:23:24] hannhp900: Hi
[25.04.12 14:17:30] Femi Tosin: Hi
[25.04.12 14:17:39] rudolf mitter: hi
[25.04.12 14:21:59] Femi Tosin: OK..get back to me with your PayPal email address where you want the payment to be addressed to and your phone number asap...
[25.04.12 14:23:48] Femi Tosin:
[25.04.12 14:23:58] rudolf mitter:
[25.04.12 14:24:16] Femi Tosin: HI
[25.04.12 14:24:24] rudolf mitter: hello there
[25.04.12 14:25:30] Femi Tosin: yes..i am here
[25.04.12 14:25:41] Femi Tosin: have you sold your art
[25.04.12 14:25:50] rudolf mitter: well. i can see that from your online status.
[25.04.12 14:26:33] rudolf mitter: why did you put a photo of a blonde woman and a female name in your profile at saatchis, when you are a man with a different name? does that make any sense?
[25.04.12 14:27:04] Femi Tosin: am using my huband email address
[25.04.12 14:27:33] Femi Tosin: this skype is my husband account
[25.04.12 14:28:10] rudolf mitter: oh, i see.
[25.04.12 14:28:41] rudolf mitter: so, where are you living then? in nigeria?
[25.04.12 14:30:05] Femi Tosin: from las vegas but my husband is from Nigeria
[25.04.12 14:35:42] rudolf mitter: and are you in las vegas right now? then you are for sure an early riser
[25.04.12 14:36:11] Anna Johnson: yes
[25.04.12 14:37:35] rudolf mitter: well. at 5 in the morning i usually finish my work, but i dont’t start that early
[25.04.12 14:39:06] Anna Johnson: what is your total cost for this art and do you still want to sell thiis art to me
[25.04.12 14:39:50] rudolf mitter: dear anna or femin or whoever
[25.04.12 14:40:17] rudolf mitter: i wrote all to you in the mails. up to now you did not tell me that you want one or both paintings
[25.04.12 14:41:43] Anna Johnson: Yes i am interestinh buying the both paint
[25.04.12 14:42:56] rudolf mitter: and how you want the shipping to be done? you order a transport company to come and pick up the paintings, pack them and ship them to you.
[25.04.12 14:44:22] Anna Johnson: yes ...i have my own private shipping company that will come down to your state and pickup the item also i will let you to know that i will be adding the shipper’s fee and the paint together
[25.04.12 14:46:19] rudolf mitter: well. when you order the shipping then you just pay for the transport directly. it does not make any sense that i get involved in this. isn’t it?
[25.04.12 14:46:59] Anna Johnson: but i am not in the state now...i am on a sea now
[25.04.12 14:47:04] Anna Johnson: for searching
[25.04.12 14:47:34] rudolf mitter: well, my friend. let me tell you something
[25.04.12 14:47:44] rudolf mitter: wherever you are - have a good time
[25.04.12 14:47:59] rudolf mitter: but you are not from the us. your english tells it clearly
[25.04.12 14:48:24] rudolf mitter: i guess we let it be and you try to find another person to cheat. ok?
[25.04.12 14:48:29] Anna Johnson: bye......bye.......bye......
Well. So much about the skype conversation. As the guy firstly just used his regular username I just searched for it and ... Bingo! He left at least some traces in the world wide web.
Seems that he likes mobile games ;-) Here is his member page at http://www.heyzap.com In case he deletes this account as fast as he did it with his saatchionline profile after our conversation I put his photo here.
Der Abend mit unseren Variationen im Theater Phoenix war schön. Uns hat es Spass gemacht und dem Publikum hat es gefallen.
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