Kathleen,We saved Nathan in just a nick of time!!
I want to start by saying thank you. Your page about art scams saved me from falling victim to one of these fraudulent deals. It all seemed too good to be true. I hardly ever sell my paintings, so when I was contacted by the scammer for the sale of 2 paintings, I immediately was excited. They sent the certified check to me, and explained how urgent it was to mail the overage amount to his shipper/courier. My bank thankfully holds all out of state checks for a minimal of 2 days before clearing any money. This apparently upset the scammer because he called me. He was demanding that I send the money immediately to his courier. This set of red flags to me. That was when I googled, "art scams" and read your web site. Everything that you posted fit this scam exactly as you said it. The scammers name is Phillip Rice and his e-mail is, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You again.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Here is an email I received today from another artist: