SCAM ALERT: Mary Kelvin Does Not Want a Mural

Trust us, we don’t want to get your hopes down. It is InLiquid’s highest priority to find and create opportunities for our artists and other artists alike. It is also our responsibility to let artists know which opportunities are worth the trouble and when to just walk away. As imperfect as the world is, we are faced with the occasional grifter; better online practices will tell you when business is real and when you’re being fooled.

Take, for example, the moniker “Mary Kelvin.” If you have received a message from someone with that name or that name in their email address, inquiring one of your works or services (in the case of this artist, a mural for their baby’s room), ignore and move on.

Another moniker to look out for is “Alex Parrish.” This scammer offers to send you a bigger check than what you are asking, intending to split costs with their “shipping agent”–by all means, don’t appeal to this.

To avoid similarly fraudulent names, always be sure to do a thorough background search. You don’t have to use a background search service, but simply running their name through your social media platforms and Google can pull up a decent snapshot of who’s contacting you.

Here are a few useful links to better track when you are being scammed:
How to Recognize an Art Scam 
Common Scammer Names – a full list! 
InLiquid Art Scam Archives 

 

 

Richard King
Richard King
Chris Macan is a Curator, Photographer and Artist in Havertown PA. He is the owner of Dissentia Curatorial Services. Discover his Work on InLiquid.
Chris Macan
Chris Macan

Chris Macan is a Curator, Photographer and Artist in Havertown PA. He is the owner of Dissentia Curatorial Services. Discover…

Chris Macan is a Curator, Photographer and Artist in Havertown PA. He is the owner of Dissentia Curatorial Services. Discover his Work on InLiquid.…

Chris Macan is a Curator, Photographer and Artist in Havertown PA. He is the owner of Dissentia Curatorial Services. Discover his Work on InLiquid.…

City Landscapes that bring illuminated images of the past buildings and invisible history and juxtaposed them with the current images of the city and the new developments to create mystified urban environments.
Maria R. Schneider
Maria R. Schneider

City Landscapes that bring illuminated images of the past buildings and invisible history and juxtaposed them with the current…

City Landscapes that bring illuminated images of the past buildings and invisible history and juxtaposed them with the current images of the city and the new developments to create mystified urban environments.…

City Landscapes that bring illuminated images of the past buildings and invisible history and juxtaposed them with the current images of the city and the new developments to create mystified urban environments.…

My art is a hybrid of the figurative and the abstract.The satire and cartoon imagery of my youthful artwork began to evolve as I grew more familiar with German Expressionism, American Social Realism and Abstract Expressionism. The sketches of people drawn from life that I do almost daily provide constant fodder for my humorous paintings, drawings and prints. My work is a synthesis of humor and fine art. I am quite serious about being silly. My goal is to create art that is sown from the depths of comic outrageousness, satirical observation and mild misanthropy. If Matisse had the “sun in his belly," I have a banana peel permanently attached to my shoe!
Ellen Lana Abraham
Ellen Lana Abraham

My art is a hybrid of the figurative and the abstract.The satire and cartoon imagery of my youthful artwork began to evolve…

My art is a hybrid of the figurative and the abstract.The satire and cartoon imagery of my youthful artwork began to evolve as I grew more familiar with German Expressionism, American Social Realism and…

My art is a hybrid of the figurative and the abstract.The satire and cartoon imagery of my youthful artwork began to evolve as I grew more familiar with German Expressionism, American Social Realism and Abstract Expressionism.…

Amy Cousins
Amy Cousins
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