Here is an email I received today from an artist. Scammers beware! We are catching on!
Firstly, thank you for your Stop Art Scams blog. I was immediately suspicious of the email I received from "Tricia Allen", however it was tremendously reassuring to easily and quickly have confirmation that it was a scam and a very mean one at that!
It looks like you already have plenty of documentation of "Tricia's" activities, but, for what it's worth, below are the details of the one that came to me.
Thanks again and have a great day.
email address: email@example.com
IP Address: 188.8.131.52
Subject line: artworks purchase
Good day to you.
I am so excited that I came across of your work on internet search,I am interested in purchasing these creative artworks from you.....................
"We Are Here to Play","Highlights of Stakeball, David and Goliath" and "Racket Failure"
Let me know their various prices.and how much discounts are you going to give?I will be happy to have these selected artworks hanged in our new home in South Africa.As well,I want you to take out the shipping cost.I have been in touch with a shipping firm that will be shipping other house decoratives.
We are traveling from our Seattle home to our new apartment as soon as possible.On Paying for the artworks,I will be glad to pay you with a Money Order or Cashier`s check in US funds that can be easily cashed at your local bank,please let me know on how to proceed for the payment of the creative artworks.
I will await your advise on how to proceed.Have a wonderful day.