Monday, March 21, 2011

Beware of Sharon who writes in poor English and needs an "urgent" reply

From my sent folder (click to enlarge):
(It's never recommended that you reply to a spammer. I violated the do not reply rule). Learn more about Art Scams HERE.

11 comments:

Lokelani Forrest said...

I imagine you replied because you were insulted that she would think artists so stupid.

martinealison said...

Merci Céleste pour l'information...
Les escrocs sont toujours à l'affût de nouvelles proies...
Merci également pour votre gentil commentaire.
A bientôt

KEH said...

thanks for the heads up -- i agree with the nonresponse policy however this seems to be an especially ridiculous (and deserving of a reality check response) !

Dan Gliubizzi said...

It is pervasive,not just in the arts.
I use VactionRentalByOwner(VRBO) to rent our cottage and we got a very convincing request this weekend. I see that the grammar was not quite correct in yours, as it was not quite right in mine either!

Jane said...

Well done Celeste, you did what had to be done.. thank you for letting us know.

mysticalmythicalmetalwork said...

I've received a few of those myself and know someone who actually thought it was legit...at least for a while. Fortunately, she caught on before it cost her any of her work.

My mail program allows me to bounce messages back to the sender...that stops them in their tracks.

You would think these spammers would grow tired of this. Thanks for promoting awareness.

~ Kathleen Krucoff

hw (hallie) farber said...

That "bad karma" curse should work.

Virginia Floyd said...

I hope she believe in bad karma!

Celeste Bergin said...

I blogged about it in 2009 too:
http://celestebergin.blogspot.com/2009/05/beware-art-scam.html

Sadami said...

Dear Celeste,
Thank you for the important information. I got a similar spam message to the blog just a day ago. But I soon realized it has "no-reply" address. It pretended a publicly recognized job position(showing it on facebook) and asked me to sell and illustrate her work.
Anyway, thank you so much!
Cheers, Sadami

Anonymous said...

thank you for the info.Printed it to keep reminding me that not everyone has our best interest at heart!!!

Annie v.