Dear Kathleen -
I emailed you the other day about being contacted by firstname.lastname@example.org. Well, I've been playing along to see how far she? would go. Today, she sent an email with a fedex tracking number saying the check was enclosed. Of course, she went into all this garbage about the shipper adding in his fee - so, she asked if I would give him the difference when they came to pick up the paintings. I did the tracking, and it was real. I got the fedex envelope - and guess what? It was empty. I called the FBI in Boston and reported all of this. The agent told me to let Tricia Allen know the I knew it was all a scam - they have so many cases on file, they don't know what to do.
As a struggling artist, I find this to be the worst kind of scam. Is there some way you can post this on your website - and if you can think of a way to get this message out to other artists, I would be glad to help.
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Remember the artist who wrote to me about her "Tricia Allen" scammer? Here is her followup email today: