Bless you for posting your Art Scam info....
I received a request from email@example.com Jessica Bianchi from Belaruse, with a request to send two paintings via some shipper in England, (no website, no business listed in the UK) when I called them, their telephone number did not exist, so I surfed on Jessica's name and came up on your blog.... Jessica wanted me to charge her account then send by Western Union $380 to cover the shipment.
it sounds the same with a few different notes, what a song...
do you mind if I pass this bit along to my artist friends?
I also google earthed both the location of Miss Bianchi, and the shipper.... Their locations didn't look right. One a slum in England, definately not a business address for a courier, and the Belaruse address was some kind of apartment complex that was not in a neighborhood where people could afford a $380 rush shipping job.
Peace to you and blessings for your blog
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Thursday, June 10, 2010
Speaking of the Jessica Bianchi scam email, here is an email an artist sent me: