Just wanted to mention your page on email scams is great! Brava. I had to deal with a MAJOR online scam about 4 years ago, a "woman from Nigeria" wanted to buy 5 of my paintings, then her husband had a "fatal car accident" and she needed her money returned asap to pay for the hospital bills and get him home... but he had a fatal accident...!!!???!!! I had already deposited the cashiers check, but didn't send the paintings... fortunately I got out of without losing any money and my bank determined it was a counterfeit check... I learned to be VERY skeptical about selling my work online. SO, tonight I got an email from: Dennis Morgan / email@example.com / 10.239.191.194
I Facebooked his name and came up with your page.
I knew it was a scam by the wording of the email, but thought i'd check it out anyways.
Thanks again, I'll be telling people about your page and the list of known scammers you've posted there.
I wish they would all put their energy and time into something positive and creative.
All the best to you, keep up the great work.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Here's one an artist sent me to watch out for: