Watch for scams on Fine Art America

I received an email today via the Fine Art America website that said:

Subject:
ARTWORK

Message:
Greetings,

   My name is Anthonio Jack from Oregon.. I actually observed my wife has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess she likes your piece of work, I’m also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too,You are doing a great job. I would like to receive further information about your piece of work and what inspires you.. Kindly confirm the availability for immediate sales..

Thanks and best regards..

I was a bit doubtful – why is he saying he observed his wife on his laptop? I’m also a photographer, not an artist and so why is he wanting further information about my work and what is that about availability for immediate sales? I did a bit of a search on his name on Google and found this interesting explanation of the scam.

So, if you receive one of these via FAA, ignore it!

Steve

 

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4 Responses

  1. Reminds me of those Nigerian millionaire princes, but much much more sophisticated. Thanks for pointing this out, Steve.

  2. Steve Boyko says:

    It reads pretty scammy – glad you didn’t get caught.

  3. Howell Burnell says:

    Thanks for posting this! They hit me yesterday, o it’s still being used. I responded and heard back before I caught on. Lesson learned.

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