Monday, August 30, 2010

WARNING - Newest Art Scam from Michelle Campbell

Here is the latest art scam email to be flooding inboxes of artists across the nation:

Below is the result of your feedback form. It was submitted by
( on Monday, August 30, 2010 at 07:36:32

name: Michelle Campbell
comment: Good day to you.

I am so excited that I came across of your work on internet search,I am interested in purchasing these creative artworks from you.....................

[titles of two paintings lifted from your site here]

Let me know their various prices.and how much discounts are you going to give?I will be happy to have these selected artworks hung 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 Seattle 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.

Take care,
Michelle Campbell

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How come these scammers are always moving to South Africa?  Anyway, it never hurts to reply, and name an absurd price. The scammer will then immediately overnight a check well in excess of that amount. The check is a fake, but it is always cool to add to your souvenir collection. Plus, it costs the scammers money to do this, and if we can band together and cost them more money than they can scam, we might help eradicate this blight.