I know that most artists that have been online for a while know how to spot an Email art scam, but there’s also a lot of trusting artists out there that are still getting scammed.
“Anonymous” just posted a comment on this Art Scammers post which made me smile.. and feel useful! .. here it is..
My husband was contacted last week by Lisa Benson and we were ready to do business. She was busy with her twin sister’s wedding and her husband had already sent the checks via Royal Mail from London.
We got the six $750 money orders, way over the asking price, and she asked him to give the excess money to the shipping company. Her last email was so insistint that we cash the money orders:
“Thank you for your mail about the payment you received kindly go and cash the payment, I will also get in touch with the shipping agency as well to get in touch with you for the pickup .
Kindly get back to me today when you have the payment cashed.
I cant wait to have my artwork here.
Thank you so much”
I am so glad I searched google for “art scams” because we were sooo close to becoming victims!