It seems the key to my making their lives miserable is to post their names and emails as widely as I can and then just educate as many artists as I can to google the name BEFORE they send any money or artwork. And these alerts will be showing up in google results. That seems to be the key that is beginning to work.
The twist I didn't like about the below email was it would appear Alice Drew is going through Facebook pages and emailing artists. Ack!
Here is an email I received this morning from an artist:
Thanks to your site and list of scammers I caught this one before it went too far!
It seemed too good to be true and very strange. Sure is!
Thanks for the site, saved me!!
On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 12:13 AM, Alice Drew [firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote:
I am Alice drew, an American but I live and work here in Australia. I want to place an order in your store,and i will like to know if you ship to Australia,my method of payment will be credit card. So please let me know if i can proceed with the order,And please do not forget to get back to me with the website address where most of your product can be seen. So I will be able to make my choice of items and get back to you with list of items needed.I will await your prompt response as soon as you receive this mail
Thanks with regards
Thanks for getting back to me on time, Please find below for the list of items needed and get back to me with the quote asap.
Sweets, Meats, Sheets
6 color screenprint with varnish overprint
32 3/4 x 25 7/8 inches
83 × 66 cm
The Lost Night, Graphite on paper, 43 x 78 Inches
Please get back to me with the total cost estimate for this order so that i can make my payment via my visa or master credit card.
Like i stated in my previuos message i am an American but I live and work here in Australia and I want these products here.
Do not worry about the shipping, I will make arrangement for the pick up of these items from your place thru my shipping agency.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW THE GRAND TOTAL WEIGHT OF THESE ITEMS FOR SHIPPING REASON.