I caught a fraud attempt on my work in extremis and would like to share details with you so that you can be more aware of suspicious requests should they come to you.
I have recently received an email from a so-called Frank Saylor ( email address: firstname.lastname@example.org ) inquiring about one of my paintings to offer to his wife.
The “client” said he was moving to the Philippines and needed the painting to be picked up by a shipper ASAP. He then “fed-exed” me a questionable check and asked me to pay the shipper directly via wire transfer. At this point I became highly suspicious and started some research on the internet.
I found a gallery had been victim of the same fraud attempt on them, and thank God they wrote about it on the net: http://www.siliconinvestor.com/readmsg.aspx?msgid=29394404
A couple of days later I received a similarly suspicious email from a so-called Larry Douglas email@example.com
I hope you will not have to deal with such requests, and if you do, I hope my note will have been a little helpful.
Here are links on how to report a fraud:
All my best,