Hi Frank,They do try to kill you with details, to make their exchange with you seem legitimate and get you to the next step of their scam.
Good to hear back from you.Yes,I will definitely like to proceed with the purchase of the work.I think it is a lovely work that will add a lot of colors to our wall.
I am presently away in London for my twin sister's wedding even though it comes at a time when we are preparing for a big move and also expecting a baby but my presence here means so much to her,I guess you know how intimate identical twins are?she was also in the states when I was getting married to Terry in December 2001.Also,I would like to have my baby girl delivered here and i am buying this artwork for her nursery.
I would be paying you with a certified Check,please let me have your address,phone number and the name that would be written on the certified check so that I can inform my husband that is still shuttling between our home in Alabama and Cape Town, South Africa on whom to make the payment payable to.He has just been transferred to head the Mechanical section of their head Office in Cape town.He would be quite busy though,but I know he would find a time to send your payment asap.He loves artworks too.
About the shipping arrangement?I would have to forward your contact info to the local cartage company that is moving all our properties from Alabama to S.Africa,so that they would get in touch with you to arrange shipping details.They will arrange pick up of the artwork from your studio.(i.e there would be no shipping cost on the price of the artwork).They are handling all our movement arrangement and we would not like to move in pieces.
I hope you understand the arrangement?Please feel free to ask further questions.I saw your works while searching for artwork that would be used to beautify our new girl's wall and your work caught my attention.I cant wait to have it on the wall!!!
I will look forward to hearing from you so I can know how best to proceed.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Here is a great example of an email and how convoluted it gets if you are unfortunate enough to actually reply to their first email. An artist named Frank sent me this (notice the horrible formatting):