First, here is the comment from the artist who received this scam email and forwarded it to me to post:
Hi Kathleen,Now here is the scammer's actual first email (bad formatting is as it was sent):
I just put my work up on Nevada Artists Association website last week and already have been approached by a ?scammer? I'm pasting his emails in this message. Luckily Nevada Artists have a "scam alert" so I'm grateful that I haven't spent more time on this. Thank you, Nancy
From: Dale Adams [email@example.com]And here is his second email after the artist replied to the first email (she provided more information about how the piece was mounted, the framing and the shipping, and all the costs):
Subject: Subject: Ancestors of the Crane 16 x 20 Mixed Media
My name is Dale Adams and am from Indiana. Was going through your works and love this piece.
What's your final price for it and am really interested in purchasing the piece.
Thanks and i await your response.
From: Dale Adams [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Subject: Re: Ancestors of the Crane 16 x 20 Mixed Media
Thanks for your prompt reply.I really appreciate your detailed breakdown and frankness on this.
Im on my way to India on an official trip(I'm a marketing Executive) and wont be back for another two weeks, I would have come to inspect the piece personally. Im taking your word for true on It though .
Im okay with the price, I think it worth it anyway. If you'd like to know, Im relocating to the UK soon and I'm trying to gather some good stuff for my new abode. Im buying yours amongst others,quickly! before someone else grabs it.So, I'll arrange to send you payment ASAP.
However, I'll have to notify my shipper who's helping me move my stuff from the US,to get set for the pickup of the piece from your place as I MIGHT be delayed in India depending on how things goes.
PS: In the mean time, kindly get back to me with your contact address and also your phone# so I can get certified check prepared and have it sent out to you ASAP.