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Email Scam targeting Artists

A fellow artist in our studio received an email from a prospective buyer.

While we were excited for her, I did suggest she google the email address and name (also you should do the same for key phrases in the email.

Unfortunately, this came up with the posting at http://stopartscams.blogspot.com/2011/03/scam-email-thomas-bill.html and http://stopartscams.blogspot.com/2011/03/scam-email-robin-map-ii.html

The former Scam had the robinmap1@gmail.com email address but an almost an identical email

"From: Thomas Bill [mailto:thomasbill11@ymail.com]
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2011 7:22 AM (the one sent to our artist was sent Sunday, March 27, 2011 3:16 AM)
Subject: leave the shame behind

Hello,

I go through your art work and i really like your creative, due to this i really have the interest in buying this your work, so kindly email me the price of it and the info about the work because i really like it and also my wife also have an interest in it as well because we saw it together from your we…

Yes, the iPhone runs on African Maths

When Ethno-mathematician" Ron Eglash looked at aerial-view photos of African villages, and then talked to them, he discovered they are DELIBERATELY laid out to form perfect fractals, with self-similar shapes repeated in the rooms of the house, and the house itself, and the clusters of houses in the village, in mathematically predictable patterns.

As he puts it: "When Europeans first came to Africa, they considered the architecture very disorganized and thus primitive. It never occurred to them that the Africans might have been using a form of mathematics that they hadn't even discovered yet."


Source: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/ron_eglash_on_african_fractals.html

more explainations

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I see this as visual mathsSo you have to be good at maths Ash, to be a good artist, just like music!