Hi,

I also received the David Williams email scam last week. I get these every once in a while and have learned to ignore-delete. Once, 5 years ago, I followed through one of these until I actually received a bogus $6k check. I was expected to wire back what I did not use for shipping--which is where the scammers hope to catch you up, and make some money before their check bounces. Even then I suspected it was a scam but wanted to see how far it would go. You can verify a money order through the Post Office.

Kindest regards,
Sharon Birzer

Sharon Birzer | Birzer Studios | Seattle

www.sharonbirzer.com

www.gnsinw.org/sharon-birzer.html





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Date:    Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:46:07 -0500
From:    Lore Ruttan <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Art query

I had someone suspicious wanting to buy work for a library in Europe. I
just told him to buy through my Etsy site and I never heard back!

On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 10:55 PM, elockett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> If address looks wrong trust your gut and don't open it. It can be more
> than a scam but a way to hack into your computer.
>
>
> On January 18, 2016, at 10:05 PM, gretchen halpert <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Marj,
>
> I received the same email from the same person. I didn't open it. It's a
> scam; I've gotten them before. Don't respond.
>
> I know, it's sad he doesn't really want to buy your artwork for his house.
> :-(
>
> Gretchen
>
> Gretchen Halpert
> Illustrator/educator
> Scientific Illustration Distance Program
> www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com
> www.gretchenhalpert.com
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>
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> On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 2:56 PM, Marjorie Leggitt <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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>> 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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>> LEGGITT DESIGN
>> 303.394.0566
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>> http://www.science-art.com/leggitt
>> http://linkedin.com/in/marjorieleggitt/en
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>> Illustrator of *Seeking the Wolf Tree*
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>> * An LTER November 2015 publication Learn more at Taylor Trade Publishing
>> <https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781630761462/Seeking-the-Wolf-Tree> *
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Date:    Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:11:05 -0500
From:    "Barry K. MacKay" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Art query

A neat little interview show about the psychology behind scams, can be heard here:  http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent  

 

I don’t know why there is this sudden surge in this particular scam, directed toward our community, but let’s keep each other informed and maybe it will soon burn out.

 

Cheers,

 

Barry

 

 

Barry Kent MacKay

Bird Artist, Illustrator

Studio: (905)-472-9731

http://www.barrykentmackay.ca
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Markham, Ontario, Canada

 

 

 

From: SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lore Ruttan
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 9:46 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [SCIART] Art query

 

I had someone suspicious wanting to buy work for a library in Europe. I just told him to buy through my Etsy site and I never heard back!

 

On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 10:55 PM, elockett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

If address looks wrong trust your gut and don't open it. It can be more than a scam but a way to hack into your computer.  



On January 18, 2016, at 10:05 PM, gretchen halpert <[log in to unmask]> wrote:



Marj,

 

I received the same email from the same person. I didn't open it. It's a scam; I've gotten them before. Don't respond.

 

I know, it's sad he doesn't really want to buy your artwork for his house. :-(

 

Gretchen




Gretchen Halpert
Illustrator/educator

Scientific Illustration Distance Program

www.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.com

www.gretchenhalpert.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 2:56 PM, Marjorie Leggitt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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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Illustrator of Seeking the Wolf Tree
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Learn more at Taylor Trade Publishing  <https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781630761462/Seeking-the-Wolf-Tree>

 

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Date:    Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:44:56 +0000
From:    Mirka Hokkanen <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Art query

Ive gotten the same, and replied buy at Etsy if interested. And two days later, the same exact worded email from a different person with just the name changed out. I don't know why these folks even bother. :( 

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Subject: Re: [SCIART] Art query  I had someone suspicious wanting to buy work for a library in Europe. I just told him to buy through my Etsy site and I never heard back!  On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 10:55 PM, elockett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:If address looks wrong trust your gut and don't open it. It can be more than a scam but a way to hack into your computer. 

On January 18, 2016, at 10:05 PM, gretchen halpert <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Marj,  I received the same email from the same person. I didn't open it. It's a scam; I've gotten them before. Don't respond.  I know, it's sad he doesn't really want to buy your artwork for his house. :-(  Gretchen
Gretchen Halpert
Illustrator/educatorScientific Illustration Distance Programwww.gretchenhalpert-distanceprogram.comwww.gretchenhalpert.com            On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 2:56 PM, Marjorie Leggitt <[log in to unmask]> wrote: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-- LEGGITT DESIGN
303.394.0566
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http://www.science-art.com/leggitt
http://linkedin.com/in/marjorieleggitt/enIllustrator of Seeking the Wolf Tree
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