I got an email through DPW recently from a woman who wanted to buy 3 of my paintings. I was flattered that she had looked in my gallery, but my internal “scam meter” was sending warning signals. I told her to use PayPal. She responded that 2 of my paintings had the “Buy through Email” option. As I have no intention of selling through email, I let her know I had changed the selling method to PayPal. I never heard back from her.
From this experience, I’m assuming that more scams are successful when artists sell through email. I’m sticking to PayPal and verified sales.