Art Scam Alert

Artists, beware of emails from Michael Douglas. (No, not THAT Michael Douglas.)

We’ve received complaints about a message from the following address: mdouglas9090@gmail.com. The sender claims to be an art collector from Arkansas. You can find the full body of the email below.

Thanks to Dolores Poacelli and Jen McCleary for the tip-off!

Hi there,my name is Michael im an art collector from Arkansas,was browsing through the internet and my eyes caught this particular work on the subject,will like to have it for my new apartment probably this month.please let me know if the piece is available and if yes let me have the detailed price and more information about it.kindly reply me with your phone#. Regards

Thanks for the message,i am very happy to know that the Artwork is still available for sale. i must tell you i am very much interested in the immediate purchase and i am willing to pay the asking price and I Would be paying you via check,this will not take time at all because the payment will be sent out immediately i read back from you.You don’t have to worry about shipment, my shipper will handle it.This is because i am currently out of the country on a business proposal. So get back to me with the information needed to send you the payment I:E :Full Name,Standard Mailing Address,asking price reconfirmation so that i can proceed with the payment arrangement, consider it sold get back to me with the details.will await your message.

Read more on how to avoid Buyer/Shipping Scams similar to the one above by clicking here.

Do you know of a scam you’d like to report? Send it to erica@inliquid.org and we’ll be happy to post it to the blog under the new Art Scams section, which you can find by clicking on “Categories” at the left-hand side of the screen.

Find more helpful tips for avoiding scams:
artscams.com

If you’ve already been the victim of a scam, find a roundup of steps you can take here.

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3):
www.ic3.gov

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