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Scott Ruhs

Scott Ruhs

Windsor Nova Scotia, Canada

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Scam or real?

Anyone else get this bubblemail?

“I am pleased to inform you that your work has been selected to be included in the Best works of 50 artist on the net series.To encourage you to participate the program I am offering 3 quality giclee prints of your artwork for size up to 24×18 inc. All you need to do is to pay for the freight ranging from 45.00 to 60.00 dollars. If you use your own fedex or dhl number to pick up the samples, you don’t need to pay anything. This is the way we want to help artists who want to promote themselves. This is good for only limited time. Please feel free to contact me on how you can claim your free samples.
Thanks”

Comments

  • lightsmith
    lightsmithalmost 5 years ago

    Sounds like (if they deliver on their promise) that all you’ll get are 3 prints which you pay for ….. So either it’s a scam or it’s only offering what RedBubble can do anyway. How are they helping you to promote yourself? By selling you prints of your own stuff?

    Real or Scam, it doesn’t sound worthwhile to me.

  • Yes, if they were legitimate you would think they would be more specific about which pieces in which they were interested and give some references or credentials.

    – Scott Ruhs

  • SharonAHenson
    SharonAHensonalmost 5 years ago

    Scott I get so many of these here on RB ,other online sites and my email. I am afraid that if I use my credit card or give any info they will steal it so I always delete these. Not to say this one could be legitmate…I personally do not take any chances…good luck on what ever you decided.

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinalmost 5 years ago

    Don’t do it! I fell into the trap a few years ago when I was told (on another site) that one of my photo’s had been picked to go into a coffetable book. They told me how much they would be selling for and I could get a discounted price. Being a naive person that I am, I ordered 2 books for the low (???) price of $69. I was told it would be delivered when the printing was complete which would be about 2 months. One and half years later, after contacting the better business bureau, trying to find out who, or what company was in charge (talk about runaround), It was finally sent to me.
    Very disappointing. The photo’s in the book were all thumbnails, there was no information in the book whatsoever of how any of these prints could be purchased, and a lot of the photo’s were more like personal photographs with very little artistic value. Never ever again. If you are interested in publishing a book of your photo’s try lulu.com. Much more reliable and straight forward.

  • Don’t worry, Greta. I have no intention of doing this. I just wanted to try to get the word out so no one falls for this stuff.

    – Scott Ruhs

  • Christopher  Ewing
    Christopher E...almost 5 years ago

    nope and id ask for some serious creditals before sending anything to them

  • Cadence Gamache
    Cadence Gamachealmost 5 years ago

    Legitimate organizations will not contact you soliciting you to pay an upfront fee. I would say scam.

  • toby snelgrove  IPA
    toby snelgrove...almost 5 years ago

    scam … not a doubt

  • Kazzoom
    Kazzoomalmost 5 years ago

    Scam for sure