I love your site. My husband got an email from a woman who wanted to by 4 paintings off his website. She lives in San Francisco & was moving to South Africa soon. She also had her own shipping company. How do they part you from your money? An unknown artists' work is almost worthless especially in another country, so they wouldn't be selling the art. My husband Gene, told them he would need cash in hand before he started the project & it would be at least 3 weeks. He never got another email. There info is as follows: Elaine Jackson-[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] The shipping company: Home Front Freight and Logistics Service Logistics Ltd. No actual email address. Yes, they used Logitics twice in the name. I look forward to a reply. WendyYes, this is the classic scam setup. How they separate you from your money is once you agree to the buy, they will send you MORE than the amount due. Much more. And tell you, for whatever reason, they need that extra amount they sent you forwarded to the shipping company - by YOU. You deposit their check and then forward the difference to the shipping company. The check is fake. There is no shipping company - you are only sending your GOOD cash back to the scammers, who sit at the other end of Western Union. That is what they are after - not the art. In fact, often they never receive the art that has been shipped because the address is made up. They are after that cash, which can often be anywhere from $500 to over $5000 sometimes.
Good you caught this one before anything bad happened.