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Grumbacher Art Teacher Ad on Craigslist

A note about the seriousness of scammers/spammers phishing for personal data

Note: I verified the initial response from this “recruiter” when I searched the header information on the return email and it came back with an IP address from the African CountryBurkina FasoBurkina Faso is notorious for stealing personal information and selling it on the dark web.

A mocking email to an (scam) artist

Say I have no life but when I have a little extra time on my hands and receive a spam or scam email I can’t but help but to get silly on them. Truthfully, I don’t know who benefits less me or the scammer. I wast my own time by entertaining their emails but, on the other hand, our friends on the other end are spending valuable tokens in an Internet cafe.

view the original email from the scammer claiming to be a recruter from Grumbacher art supplies here.

From: Rabbi Hamburger to ‘Recruiter’

Rabbi Ham Burger
Rabbi Hamburger, a fictional character I use to deceive scammers

That is great! I am an artist that has been compared to Rembrandt. Many of my works can be seen on restaurant menus and in paint-by-numbers coloring books (not to mention on my own underwear <wink>, <wink>). I will be happy to teach your master class in art and I only ask for $243 an hour which is completely refundable if you sign-up for my premiere membership “drawing kids and animals without an ink pen”. This is a $1,000 dollar value and for a limited time you can get the whole package for only $9.99 a month plus shipping and handling.

If you act now. I will also include my personally autographed underwear. This is a $200 value but it is YOURS free if you act now.

Please let me know when I will begin and have a limo ready to take me to class.
Best Regards,
Fthr Rabbi Hamilton Burger UFO

On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 9:27 AM, craigslist 4800396685 <xpf9b-4800396685@job. craigslist.org> wrote:

Hi Tom,

Thank you for your interest in becoming certified through Grumbacher to teach the painting and/or drawing classes at Michaels Arts and Crafts in Turlock!
My name is Sophie Theroux and I’m an Education Coordinator here at Chartpak. We sponsor the Grumbacher Workshops at Michaels stores. Our job is to make sure that art instructors are certified, and to provide support for this program.

This email contains an overview of the Grumbacher program. Please read this e-mail thoroughly, so you have a good idea of what to expect from the instructor position. After reviewing the following information, if you have any questions that are not answered here, please do not hesitate to ask.
The Grumbacher Art Instructor Position:

Duda

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Thomas Duda is a web designer who lives in Bakersfield, CA with his wife and dogs. He is also interested in: Blogging, Writing, Vaping, Fishing, Swimming and Drawing.

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