Avoid becoming a victim of online art scams
Are you protecting yourself from online art scams? In this episode Sergio talks to gallery owner Renée LaVerné Rose about identifying red flags and preventing possible scams to artists and galleries. Increasingly, scammers get more cleaver in their message and pursue of victims. Artists need to be savvy and smart to protect themselves. Share this episode with your friends.
Typical art scam email samples
I am David Ladue from Colorado.. I was looking for some artwork online and I found your contact while surfing and I must tell you, You are doing a great job, I would really love to purchase some of your works for my wife as a surprise present regarding our forthcoming 20th anniversary, I would like to receive further information about your piece of work and what inspires you..Also, kindly email me back with some images and price list of your artworks that is ready for immediate sales within my price range ($2,000- $13,000).. Hope to hear from you soon..
Subject line: Price inquiry
Message: My name is Frank Moss from Washington DC. I was looking for some artwork online and i found your contact while searching. I will like to purchase some of your work for my wife as a surprise gift for our 20th anniversary. Please kindly send pics and prices of some of your art which are ready for immediate sale within price range $500- $5000, i could be flexible with price. So i will hope to hear a lot more about any available piece in your inventory ready for immediate sale.
Thanks and best regards, Frank.
Renée LaVerné Rose
With over twenty years of experience in government administration and politics, Renée LaVerné Rose transitioned her wealth of expertise into the art world as a visual artist and currently is founder & owner of ACS Gallery and ACS Magazine. ACS Gallery is housed in a one of the most diverse art communities and distinguished locations in the Zhou B Art Center/Museum. The ACS Gallery offers a wide range of works from emerging and established contemporary artists. The ACS Magazine was launched in September 2015. The ACS Magazine provides our audience with a front row seat and a behind the scenes view of the Art World’s inner workings with its colorful players and diverse cultures that are enriched from these creative minds.
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