Just a warning – another art scammer on the loose. This email showed up in my Inbox today:
“Good day to you out there.
I am so excited that I came across of your work on internet search,I am interested in purchasing these creative artworks from you…………………
Larger Than Life
Let me know their various prices.and how much discounts are you going to give?I will be happy to have these selected artworks hanged in our new home in South Africa. As well, I want you to take out the shipping cost.I have been in touch with a shipping firm that will be shipping other house decoratives.
We are traveling from our Dallas home to our new apartment as soon as possible.On Paying for the artworks,I will be glad to pay you with a Money Order or Cashier`s check in US funds that can be easily cashed at your local bank,please let me know on how to proceed for the payment of the creative artworks.
I will await your advise on how to proceed.Have a wonderful day.
… which also led me to discover a site called Artscam, with some examples of art scam emails.
In general, pretty much anytime I get an email with such incredibly bad grammar and language use I am immediately suspicious. Plus, these emails always ask me for the prices of these paintings – yet my prices are right on my website with the images, so this is another red flag.
Stay safe, everyone!