Beware of emails purporting to offer you a job!

This post was written by admin on September 16, 2009
Posted Under: ArtGraphicA News

Nigerian scams are usual easy to spot. There is a generic email currently doing the rounds purporting to offer a job from either a John Wood, Michael Grifford or Michael Pollard (the names change from time to time). Unfortunately these scammers have stuck the ArtGraphica domain name in one of their template emails. If you happen to receive such an email please disregard it at once, and do not respond. All details in the email are completely bogus and have no connection whatsoever with this website, which is based in Paris, not London for starters.

Convoluted frivolities and terrible grammar are usually good indicators of a scam, and if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. I’d be more than happy on their $1200 a week myself …And really, who signs off an email with ‘We wish you good luck and happiness. Friendly Regards’?

If you receive such an email, please either delete it at once, or forward it on to your local law enforcement agency.

Update: 27th February 2010… Unfortunately the scammers have started up their campaign again, and are using different names. Michael Clarkin seems to be the latest name adopted, so if you receive an email offering a job with ArtGraphica, please follow the advice above.

Reader Comments

I have received an e-mail offering $1200 a week to receive and process payments for customers in USA and CANADA. The name on the e-mail is Michael Brickner. His e-mail address is Thank you for this posting.

Written By Bland on October 1st, 2009 @ 11:20 am

I also received one but now goes by the name Alan Cole @

Written By barrett thomas on October 13th, 2009 @ 11:44 pm

i to have recieved this email 1200 per week or more from
address of 245b coldharbour ln

Written By edd on October 16th, 2009 @ 10:54 am

correction on name and address

email address givin is
address is correct

Written By edd on October 16th, 2009 @ 10:57 am

I to was approached by Michael Brekner, 3 USPS money orders all were fakes. Be careful everyone.

Written By Rosemarie on November 9th, 2009 @ 3:50 pm

I have just received the same email… from a Michael Callahan.

I dont know how they got my email address so fast!! …i have only just signed up to hotmail 2 days ago!! and only sent emails out to 2 people both employers, asking them for a job.

and the subject of Michael Callahans email was “JOB OFFER…. and the pay is good”

is this a coincidence? or are they monitoring my outgoing emails??

Written By adam bradbury on March 23rd, 2010 @ 7:25 am

My wife got an email from Michael Clarkin. I told her from the beginning that it is a scam. Unfortunately, she is bipolar and currently on the manic side, so she believes everything except what I tell her. The email address “Michael” gave was The address is:

Head of Operations
Unit S4
245b Coldharbor Lane
South London
London, SW9 8RR
United Kingdom

I used to live in Denmark Hill to the south of London, and I don’t think there is a town called South London.

I sent her 3 links telling her about the scam and she forwarded them to the scammer telling him that somebody is using his company to raise money illegally. I am now going to get a divorce.

Written By Frank on March 23rd, 2010 @ 3:12 pm

Here is another one for you

Flag this messagePart-Time Job OfferTuesday, March 23, 2010 10:52 PMFrom: “Michael Callahan” Add sender to ContactsTo: undisclosed-recipients


We are grateful for your attention.Your email was forwarded by at our request, because you or somebody else has subscribed for the delivery of the job offers on the Internet.

NB: We have observe that some of our Emails maybe delivered to your junk, spam or bulk folders so always check these folders for future correspondence.

If you are interested, please get back to me as soon as possible.We wish you good luck and happiness.

Friendly Regards,
Michael Callahan.

Unit S4
248b Coldharbour Lane,
South London
London, SW9 8RR
United Kingdom

Written By Ruth on March 24th, 2010 @ 9:02 am

Zarathustra, unfortunately the scammers are still using your website in their emails. I received one today (3/25/2010) and they got my name and email address from (the email actually states that it was that forwarded my name and email address to ArtGraphicA). I do have my resume posted on Monster.Com which made me think that the email might be somewhat legit, which is why I investigated it. I went to Google and typed in ArtGraphicA and was taken to the AFI website where I found your post. You have my sympathy.

Written By Bob Carroll on March 25th, 2010 @ 5:26 pm

I got the same thing with the exact email as you

Written By tina english on March 29th, 2010 @ 10:24 pm

I got the email from Michael Callahan. thanks for the warning!

Written By Chuck on April 1st, 2010 @ 12:51 am

I got the same email today as well from “Michael Callahan”
and they posted the link to this website stating they are offering jobs here.

Written By jane on April 1st, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

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