Check art scammer database

It seems I am frequently bothered by scammers pretending to be legitimate art collectors. I can usually pick out the scam offers to purchase my paintings by their poor grammar and nonspecific requests like "I love all yore painting and i would like to by 3-4 large pictures for my Office in London."

My website is with Fine Art Studios Online (FASO) and they have launched a new free service by which any artist can check the name of a suspected scammer against their database of known scammers.

http://www.fineartstudioonline.com/art-scam/ is the e-address.

2 comments:

Spiritartartist said...

I like this. Finally, somewhere we can report back to instead of just deleting it. Thanks Carol. Ad BTW, Love your new direction with the acrylic textures. Great work and Happy Holidays!

Cyndi said...

Thank you for sharing. I once had people contacting me from Kenya for my artwork. Unfortunately, at the time I was more of an emerging artist, and thought it quite strange that out of all the countries in the world, someone from Kenya would want my art and send me more than what it was worth, then I would have to cash the check and send the money back. Weird and an immediate red flag there.
Thank you so much.