Ok word of warning to my fellow artists! I received an email last week from a man who was asking to buy one of my paintings. He didn't say where he saw my art and it wasn't quite right. The wording was not correct but it left me an uneasy feeling. He wanted to know if it was still for sale and how to go about purchasing it. I responded telling him it was for sale, the price, and that I would only accept PayPal payment and I would have to have the money before I shipped. I asked where it would be shipped so I could figure the cost and I also asked where he saw my art. Here is his response:Thanks for letting me know that it is available, I can't remember where precisely I saw your artwork because I visited few sites and blogs, I wish to have these works. I'm interested in the immediate purchase, could you send me your full name as you want it written on a check, your mailing information and your phone number so that I can have a check cut out to you. You don't have to worry about shipment,my mover will arrange pick-up after payment has been settled and also handle the parking. I hope this goes well with you."
PLEASE be aware of this type of scam! It is a scam. As you can tell he wants to send a check not use PayPal, will have his 'mover' pick up my work so there is I have no address. I have been told it isn't even my art (sadly) they are after but my bank account info. I'm not fraud savvy but somehow they can get your info this way. So please be aware and be safe!!