I love it when artists write to me and thank me for helping them avoid being scammed. Just yesterday I mentioned the art scammer Janet Francis and today I received an email from an artist thanking me for it.
Janet Francis even has her movers contact artists by email to make the whole scam look so much more real. It’s funny that the movers talk like Janet Francis too.
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Shipping Arrangement For Mrs. Janet Francis.
> To: +++++++
> Good day,
> I have received communication from Mrs. Janet Francis that we should work with you to ship some artworks with her other house decors to her new house in Johannesburg, South Africa when you two are through with the transaction,as she advise.
> I will like you to give me the kind and nature of the things she want to ship.I will like to have your studio address aswell,so i can make arrangement with any nearby Agent that will be coming for the pick up once you and Mrs.Francis are through with the transactions. Thanks.
> I will appreciate your earlier reply .
> James Carter.
> For: Expressmover.
> The atlantic House.
> 48 Caledonian Road,
> Kings’s Cross.
> London D 4 7 BT
So, even if the Cockroach post stops just one artist from being scammed by Janet Francis, I’m happy, but I’m sure it will help more artists as she seems quite active at the moment.