Israeli art scam, door to door in Westoak Trails
Posted in the Oakville Forum
#1 Dec 3, 2012
A pleasant young blonde woman in her early 20s knocked on our door tonight with a large portfolio of "her" and her "roomates" , purportedly "original" artwork. I smelled scam instantly so excused myself from the door and googled "door to door art scam" and sure enough, this is a long standing worldwide fraud. She appeared desperate and was selling them for $100. Some were lovely but beware, they are mass produced in China. When I asked her why the signature in the painting appeared to be Findlay, she couldn't explain. She also tried to talk me into professional framing done in my home by her friend. She said she was from Isreal and just arrived in Canada.... Seems arrests have been made by the RCMP in other communities that this is happening in, so...heads up people!
#2 Feb 6, 2013
Wow! How fortunate. I wish that a desperate, young good looking blonde woman would knock on my door.
All kidding aside, thank you for sharing. I make it a rule not to engage any solicitors on my property. Especially the Jehovas Witness. Those guys will swarm your house for years to come if you even say one peep to them.
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