Two InLiquid members have received a suspicious looking email from the following email address: email@example.com.
Update 2-20-2012: As of the last post, nine more members have reported receiving an email from this address. A few have received the following response to their queries:
“Thanks for the message, I am very happy to know that the item is
available for sale. i must tell you that my wife browse through the
net and saw your item artwork (Sarah’s Baby II, and The Monster Who
Grew Small, with J. Vollmer) now, and we are very much interested in
the immediate purchase because we need it for our new apartment,we
will like to buy it before someone else requested for it, and we will
be paying you securely with a Bank cheque which will be payable to
your name and we will wait till it clears your bank before the pick
up,You don’t have to worry about shipment, my shipper will handle it.
This is because i will be traveling out of the country any moment from
now on a business proposal.i want you to get back to me with the information needed to send you
the payment so that the payment can be mailed out to you soonI:EFull Name
Total costkindly get back to me So that i can proceed with the payment
arrangement and relay it to you, consider it sold and get back to me
with the details of yours in which the cheque will be written,i await
your message…thanks & regards”
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