Published On: 03-03-2012 02:36pm
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By amyelyseneer on 07/17/2012 @ 03:03pmI got a new scammer to add to the list, same M/O but actually using a slightly different hook, starts with a mild inquiry none of the usual earmarks till after one responds (I was suspicious so I used a spam catcher addy I have set up for just this sort of thing) anyway, beware emails from "mckainjean(at)yahoo(dot)com" even though this is more than likely a hacked account.
By PrettyGonzo on 05/08/2012 @ 09:14amThis is a great blog article! Thanks for sharing the information.
By YoursTruli on 05/08/2012 @ 09:08amExcellent post with a lot of good points to watch out for! It is really great of you to get the word out to other ArtFire sellers who might receive this type of email on here, or even elsewhere. There seems to be a rash of these scam emails on ArtFire lately and it would be awful if anyone fell for one of these scams. Thanks for this :) YoursTruli
By ShadowDogDesigns on 05/08/2012 @ 08:56amHere's one I just got. The email yesterday, requesting information about a necklace, seemed legit - I replied to it. The I got this email this morning: "Al rite no problem am going to pay you through Bank Certified Check.So the payment will be mail out to once i have details.Notice item is needed urgently am going to arranged the item pickup by my self by sending my private shipper should come and pickup the item from you once the payment get clear....Contact me with the present state of the item and your contact information to mail out the payment to you as soon as possible.Name you want on check: Home Address: City,State: Phone Number/Office Number Waiting for your responding asap Thank's" Have deleted the email.
By Designs-in-Stained-Glass on 04/18/2012 @ 08:25amIt is still around, I responded to it, not sure if it was a scam or not. The folks on the forum and Artfire service have all been helpful. I just hope I haven't violated my e mail or Artfire account. Yeah I am all about customer service, but it did not feel right, after my response to them. As they say...Go with your gut feeling.
By amyelyseneer on 03/28/2012 @ 11:45amWebgems, the email you described on the forums is definitely a scam. The common usage of "oceanographer at sea" has been around for a long long time. Stop all communication with him, do not give him any paypal info. Several of us got these from this exact person just this morning. This particular rash of scam emails seem to have been focusing on low sale shops. So it's Because you haven't made any sales yet that he sent you this email, he is looking for shop owners desperate enough to fall for it. Do not reply, and change you email/paypal passwords if you did.
By webgemsltd on 03/28/2012 @ 10:52amAmy, thanks for the blog info, I really feel that this is possibly one of them, I don't know why, I've never been scammed before. My artist friend who paints wacky things has requests from men who want to come over to have their shoes painted (she does that LOL) but she refuses. I will keep the request and see if he follows up with my offer to make him another, I will bill him through Pay Pal, wait for confirmation then I will arrange to have my tall, bald, tatooed friend meet with whomever at a local bar and sign a receipt of transfer, with them providing a permission slip to pick up if they follow through. That would cover me for Pay Pal. It struck right to the heart when you said they look for someone with no sales and pick the most expensive item, fortunately that is the one item I'd hate to give up, I think I will make another one just in case LOL. I've been on Artfire forever and have never had a sale...sniff...thanks for your help. Web Gems Ltd. P.S. Tis the season, You should have this info sent to all members for their protection.