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Grumbacher Art Teacher Ad on Craigslist

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A mocking email to a potential scam artist

Note: I am not one hundred percent sure that this was a scam. Yet, when someone takes the time to cut and past a long obnoxious email centering on paying money for a course and ultimately having to bring your own students when the work begins, use respectable company names such as: Michael’s and Grumbacher’s , I tend to return with something of greater or equal disrespect. 

view the original email from the recruiter here.

From: Rabbi Hamburger to Chartpak

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. 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.

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:

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