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Thanks all.

The email is now in my trash!!

Marj

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On 1/18/16 1:32 PM, Barry K. MacKay wrote:
>
> It sounds like the two spams I received of late.
>
> If he sends you, or you receive, a check or money order, do NOT assume 
> that it is good, especially if it is significantly more than is 
> owed…the “overpayman scam” the cops call it.
>
> And if he says there is urgency in sending art, don’t send it anyway, 
> until your financial institution has assured you that the check was 
> good and that the cash has been received by them.  What I did with the 
> first one was simply phone the company the check was from and 
> discovered it was not valid. I stopped communicating with him, but via 
> my viewing pane I see he is now threatening legal action, which, of 
> course, is just an intimidation tactic…his check was fraudulent!  The 
> second never replied once I explained that I would be glad to sell him 
> art, but because of scams I’d have to clear any payment in advance.   
> Never heard from him again<G>.
>
> The police told me, as well, not to open any e-mails from this 
> person.  It is hard to guard against these queries for some of us 
> because we do get “cold” requests for art.  I can see the e-mail’s 
> contents, and so I just ignore them.
>
> In the past I would sell to first time buyers without any down 
> payment…a naïve and bad practice, I know, but I was never cheated.  
> Now for the ones that are new, first time patrons, I simply explain 
> what happened and that I must receive payment in advance and that must 
> be cleared by my bank.
>
> Good luck.
>
> Barry
>
> *From:*SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- 
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Marjorie Leggitt
> *Sent:* Monday, January 18, 2016 2:56 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* [SCIART] Art query
>
> Hi Sci-Art List-servers.
>
> I just received a query from a man in CA who would like to purchase 
> some art for his house. His name is David Williams and he has a gmail 
> address. Has anyone else gotten such a query? I'm thinking it may be 
> spam - however with a gmail address, that seems a bit strange.
>
> Marj
>
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