Like most artists, I try to stay aware of the latest "people" who try to scam us. Today thanks to "The Art News Blog" I have the latest "person" to share with you. Nicole Danes is currently targeting artists with the following e-mail.
From: Nicole Danes <
Date: May 7, 2009 10:45:58 AM EDT
Subject: artworks purchase
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.....................
Construct Series 7,Construct Series 1,Slab,juncture and evanesce
Let me know their various prices.and how much discounts are you going to give?I will be happy to have these selected artworks hanged 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 Dallas 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.
From: Nicole Danes <email@example.com>
The dead giveaways as always are, bad English, not being concerned with the exact price of the artwork, and wanting to use a cashiers check. As a further service to everyone I am going to leave you with a list of well known "people" (again thanks to"The Art News Blog"), that have been known to try to scam artists.
Bikram Shrestha - firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire - email@example.com
Claire Pink - firstname.lastname@example.org
Crewford - email@example.com
Dave Frank - firstname.lastname@example.org
Garritt Miller - email@example.com
George Craige - firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry Matt - email@example.com
Jane Francis - firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Francis - email@example.com
Janet Rumsey - firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Vida - email@example.com
Jessica - firstname.lastname@example.org
Johnson Mark - email@example.com
Kim Bauer -
Lisa Benson - firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Danes - email@example.com
Nicole Roane - firstname.lastname@example.org
Precious - email@example.com
Raymond Hyslop - anitagatlin1010@Yahoo.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Cole - email@example.com
Sandra Haddock -
Sandra Williams - firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven Pallin -
Susan Cutter -
Swane Mackerel - email@example.com
Tina Brown - firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope this will help spread the word to the art community and help prevent any of my fellow artists from getting ripped off by these "people". Take care and have a great day!