I am an artist whose website has been up for about 6 months now and I've just received my first scam email. Fortunately, I'd read a bit about these types of scams already, so when I received the email, I was very skeptical right away. I did a quick search online and found sample scam emails worded almost identical to what I received. Then I clicked a link to your site listing the names of known scammers. The first name on your list was the name on the email I received. Surprise, suprise (not).
Just thought I'd include a copy of the letter (pasted below). The email address used on the scam email was firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good day to you.
I am so excited that I came across of your work on internet search,I am interested in purchasing these creative artworks from you.....................
No More,Warrior Breeze,Over the Under,Buddha Me, Baby ! and 58 20 29
Let me know their various prices.and how much discounts are you going to give?I will be happy to have these selected artworks hanged in our new home in South Africa.As well,I want you to take out the shipping cost.I have been in touch with a shipping firm that will be shipping other house decoratives.
We are traveling from our Seattle home to our new apartment as soon as possible.On Paying for the artworks,I will be glad to pay you with a Money Order or Cashier`s check in US funds that can be easily cashed at your local bank,please let me know on how to proceed for the payment of the creative artworks.
I will await your advise on how to proceed.Have a wonderful day.