Artists must be getting smarter online and not falling for the email art scams like they used to, because I get very few scam emails from them anymore. The scammers also seem to be getting lazier as they don’t even bother with little details like the WEBSITE of the artist!! Previous art scam emails even had the titles of the paintings that they wished to buy.
Would you buy an artwork from an artist that you know nothing about and don’t even know what their website address is?
Here’s a recent email..
Subject: artwork needed……………
my name is JOHNSON MARK i will like to purchase some of your artwork for my parent wedding anniversry that is coming up very soon. i will like to inform you that i will be making payment through cashier check if this is accepted by you please kindly get back to me with your website address so as for me to choose the item needed by me.
I know I have mentioned email artist scams a few times before, but artists that are new to the internet still fall victim to these people. Emails and comments on the older posts compel me to keep mentioning the art scams as they do help artists.