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ARTIST: BE AWARE OF NEW ART SCAM

I almost fell for a scam aimed at artist. I have just confirmed that the person was indeed attempting to scam me and has posed the same ploy on a number of other artist and has no doubt taken a lot of people for a lot of money. It is a fairly complicated con, and I normally do not fall for scams, but this person was very believable. Please be aware of anyone posing as an overseas art buyer who wishes to buy a large number of artwork for a gallery. This person generally claims to be a worker on an oil rig, and makes claims of difficulty to communicate because they work on an oil rig. This con is called a cheque/credit overpayment fraud. You can find details of it at http://www.stalbertgazette.com/article/20130710... This person goes…
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