Vu en ville has shared an example of an email from a scam artist trying to scam artists in the comments of the art scammers post here.
The emails were from a “Lisa Benson” using this email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s the first scam email:
Hope this message finds you well
I came across your web page while searching for good artworks and I will like to buy some of these creative artworks directly from you which i think will be great for my walls
Alreay-made – Pantin, In between spaces.
I will be happy to have these selected artworks in our new home. What are their prices exclusive of shipping cost? We are travelling from our Alabama home to our new apartment in London, I will appreciate an earlier reply. Thanks.
The second message was as follows:
Thanks so much for your response to my query about those creatives works. .
I am presently away in London for my twin sister’s wedding even though it comes at a time when i was preparing for a big move and also expecting a baby but it means so much to her. I should back in some few days.
Yes, i will like to proceed with the purchase of the all the present avalible artworks .
I think they are lovely works that will add alot of colours to our new wall.
Meanwhile, i will like you to forward your mailing address and phone number so i can inform my husband to send you payment by a cashier check asap for the payment for those creative artworks.
And also I can also forward your contact info to the local cartage company that will be moving all our house decors so they can get in touch with you to arrange shipping details. They can arrange pick up FedEx pick up of the artworks from your gallery.
I will look forward to hearing from you so i can know how best to proceed. Cheers.
Best Re gards