Are you hungry to have someone/anyone buy your art?? Beware...
Here's some news to know:
I received an email last Saturday expressing interest in this painting as seen on my website.
From: Betty Locke [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2008 11:43 AM
Hi, Season greetings. Hope this message finds you well. I saw thesecreatives works on your web site and i will like you to get back withmore details if they are still available for purchase. In the morning and Moon Flower I will appreciate an urgent reply. Best Regards,Betty.
It didn't feel right (check the grammar). But I did reply...then it got very interesting and apparent...though I still didn't really understand how it was going to work. By Wednesday I was contacted by a 'cartage company' in London and "Betty" supplied me with a tracking number from FedEx. I entered the FedEx website through their http directly and the tracking number came up as legit stating that a "priority envelope was being delivered at a specific time. Since I was not responding the way the scam artists (aka: scum) wanted the whole thing fell flat...here's where to file a report, along with the lin....wait...here comes the FedEx truck right now!!
OK...so I quoted "Betty" $900.00 for the painting and the check that is sitting in front of me is for $3700.00. I had rec'd instructions that the check would be written for a greater amount and that I was to "pay the movers" when they came to pick up the art. It's a very real looking cashier's check...I can take it to the bank and cash it...but there are no funds to support it...and I would get that surprise in a few days. I'm taking it to the police station instead, any bogus check written for an amount larger than $200.00 is a felony.
If someone contacts you...file here...