Here’s another one! I just received. Its my second this year. He writes:
Hello Terri Robertson
“I am interested in buying some works directly from you and will appreciate if you can make a PDF list of your available pieces for sale along with their prices.
I am from Ann Arbor MI but presently in rural Oaxaca Mexico supervising a mining project…
I wish to buy some art works as a surprise 60th birthday present for a dear friend who admire your works reason why I am contacting you having seen her going through some of your works online sometime agao and I made the conscious decision to save your contact for future reference.
I would prefer to keep an open mind with regards to what I am looking for hence why I am requesting you send in PDF format a list of your available pieces and their respective prices.Hope you will be willing to help with this
I sent him to my web site. He immediately, sent me a e-mail want $4000.00 worth of paintings.
The scams I have received use the excuse, they are working in a remote area, such as an oil rig out in the gulf and need to buy a gift, usually for several thousand dollars (it always seems to be $4000.00+). But they have, a beef with paypal or their credit card has been compromised by some scammer (haha), so they prefer to buy direct and pay by check.
One scammer said, he mailed me a check and accidentally wrote the check for several thousands more than the price of the painting, he wanted me to refund the money ASAP, so he could pay his dying mothers doctor bill. I told him when I got the check, I would send his check back to him. I never got the check or heard from him again.
Their writing skills are getting better. Mine are poor, but their spelling and composition usually give them away. I think they are starting to figure that out, because their writing is improving.
I have a message on a sticky note I send to these people as soon as I get theirs. Sorry! Please purchase from my website. No are no other options for online sales… I copy and paste and never hear from them again.
This is the last one I received. Probably one of many names for the same scammer.
Dennis Morrison email@example.com
Sent: Sat 5/2/2020 6:33 AM
Thanks for the AARP link.