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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Artist Experience: Tricia Allen Scam Email V

Kathleen - it seems Tricia Allen is alive and well.  Thanks for your blog posts about this scam!

All best, Martha

From: Tricia Allen []
Subject: artworks purchase

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.....................

Black Diamond,Salt Mist,Meridiem,Lupine Brocade,Mettawee Valley,Island Dunes and Twin Spruces II

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.

Take care,
Tricia Allen


  1. I just received the exact same email from Tricia Allen. Anytime someone wants to buy multiple pieces of art "ASAP" to take to a foreign country, the warning bell should go off in our heads.

    Thanks for your posts.

  2. Agreed! That combination is definitely a trigger. while some collectors buy multiple pieces online, it is more likely that real collectors will not do this. Then add the they are "moving" (and its typically to a foreign country so you will not be surprised when the check *comes* from a foreign country but in U.S. dollars - and why not? the check or money order won't be good anyway), and you've got yourself a big ole red flag.

    Good for you for seeing this right at the start.