It’s a pity that resources like Bogus Art Fair are needed, but such is life. Bogus Art Fair is a resource for tracking and warning artists of shipping scams, online pirates, identity theft, phishing, websites with unfair terms, and more.
“Scams and fraud are increasing problems for anyone with an online presence, be it as simple as having an email address or as active as having an intricate website and participating in several discussion forums. Artists are a particularly susceptible group because most of us are happy for a sale and looking for that big break.”
There’s also a nice collection of links here, with plenty of websites relating to frauds and scams online.
Update: The Bogus Art Fair site is no longer maintained. There is a static version of the website here.
See our list of email art scammers here.