Hello Kathleen, I have gotten at least 20 art scam emails. Looking one up a while ago, a came across your blog and fb. Way to go! Love it! I have never fallen for any, but yesterday I got one that was a little different. I thought the 2 "i" in the email was weird and the little poetic phrase at the beginning was too much. But, I didn't find her name on your list, and it was the first time they actually told me what they where interested in and even went as far as attaching a photo of the piece. I checked my stats and only found someone here in the states that was looking at that piece. So I thought what the heck, I will email back. And yes, it was a scam. So wanted to send it your way.
First email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Good image is the beauty of nature. My eyes caught this particular work of yours for my new apartment. Please let me know if the piece is available, if yes let me have the detailed price and more information about it. I will be waiting to read from you. Attached is the sculpture am interested in.
Thanks for your prompt reply.I really appreciate your detailed breakdown and frankness on this.
Unfortunately, Im on my way to France 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 $925 for the Deconstruction, which is made out of copper and ceramic., I think it worth it anyway. If you'd like to know, Im relocating to the South Africa 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 to get set for the pickup of the piece from your place as I MIGHT be delayed depending on how things goes.
PS: In the mean time, kindly get back to me with your Full Name,contact address and also your phone# so I can get a check prepared and have it sent out to you ASAP.
Thank you for your efforts in fighting these jerks! And by the way, saw your work, beautiful!!!