ART SCAMS continue

Someone calling himself Dan Smith has been targeting Artinliverpool artists recently.
Its an obvious scam, please never send these people money.

See the previous posting about this here.

Also, there is now a website dedicated to information about art scam, its a sad reminder of what a crooked world we live in, shame

If you respond to Dan Smith you get an email like this…

From: Dan Smith
Subject: Paintingwork Comfirmation needed
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 19:50:45 -0800 (PST)



Thanks for your good response and i will be happy to see the scaning pic of what i am very much intressted in, i will also need the last asking price and the present condition , I also want to alert you on the fact that you will be receiving an overdraft cheque, which will cover the money for the pickup (pickup and shipping to the final destination) as well as the money to be paid to the company that will take care of the pickup and the documentation with you. So please, as soon as you receive the cheque, go and cash them immediately, deduct the money that accrues to you(product& commision), and send the balance to the Head Office of the company that handles the shipment via the nearest Western Union agent in your area. Deduct the Western Union charges from the balance and send the remaining.

The cheque will be in your name to make it easier for you to receive payment, deduct your money for the product and send the balance via Western Union as regards my earlier direction, please reconfirm your details one more time. I will give you the details of the company that you will send the balance of the money to once I get a reply and agreement that you will send the money via Western Union money transfer after you cash the cheque.
Once the money is received by the agent, the shipping agent will contact you immediately to arrange the documentation as well as the pick up immediately. So in view of the above, here are some of the details I will need for final issuance of the cheque to you.

(1) Full Name
(2) Mailing address, not please
(3) your direct telephone number
(4) acceptance of my offer

Once you get back to me with all the above, the cheque will be issued out immediately and it will be sent to you . Hope to hear from you immediately.