Some of our members have come back from their July 4th vacations and were met with scammers in their email inboxes. Marketing yourself online is a great way to get your name out there, but it can also make you more vulnerable to scams.
Our member artists sent in a regarding suspicious emails from Jessica Damon using a hotmail.com address and Chad Sanders using an eventsinfogroup.com address.
Here’s how you should deal with these inbox intruders:
- Ignore and DO NOT reply or click on any links they send.
- Spread the word, but not the email.
- Know that most of our emails will come from firstname.lastname@example.org, or ones that end in @inliquid.org.
- If you are truly unsure about the validity of an email, you can ask Sara Zimmerman.
There are also pay-to-play scammers who will charge you an exorbitant amount to be a part of an exhibit with hidden fees. Stay vigilant for these emails, and learn how to spot them here.
Additionally, knowledge is power, and learning more about this spam can help you avoid it later. If you do receive another email, you can report the scammer here. You can also learn more about these emails and how to avoid them here, here, and here.