Bless you for posting your Art Scam info....
I received a request from firstname.lastname@example.org Jessica Bianchi from Belaruse, with a request to send two paintings via some shipper in England, (no website, no business listed in the UK) when I called them, their telephone number did not exist, so I surfed on Jessica's name and came up on your blog.... Jessica wanted me to charge her account then send by Western Union $380 to cover the shipment.
it sounds the same with a few different notes, what a song...
do you mind if I pass this bit along to my artist friends?
I also google earthed both the location of Miss Bianchi, and the shipper.... Their locations didn't look right. One a slum in England, definately not a business address for a courier, and the Belaruse address was some kind of apartment complex that was not in a neighborhood where people could afford a $380 rush shipping job.
Peace to you and blessings for your blog
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Speaking of the Jessica Bianchi scam email, here is an email an artist sent me: