Monday, September 09, 2013

Art Scam Alert!

Beware of this scam artist:

From:Alison McCoy (
Sent:Mon 9/09/13 10:26 AM
To: (


My name is Alison McCoy.  I found your profile on the internet. I am interested in purchasing an artwork from you for the decoration of my guest room at my new residence in Munich, Germany. Would appreciate if you can send me few pictures of the works you have available for sale so that I can make an easy choice of mine. Better still, send me a web link where I can have a view of your recent works.

I look forward to read back from you.


sarahj said...

I received this too. How is it a scam? What happens if you respond?

dina lauren kelberman said...

also got this email today! what's the deal??

i wrote back and got this response (which refers specifically to a site i am on and a piece that's mine - but obviously that could totally be fill-in-the-blank)

Hi Dina,
Thank you for the email. I found you at I went through your website and found the work "A Fistful of Datas 1" interesting. Can I have a detailed information about the work, its availability and pricing? As soon as we reach a concrete agreement on pricing, I can instruct my p.a to process a cashiers check to you for the payment of the work so that my mover can have it picked up along with my properties that are to be moved to Munich.

I await your email soonest.

i got to this art scam post cause i was googling her cause the whole thing seemed so weird . . .

Lenny said...

It's called the "Nigerian Art Scam" - details here:

lara said...

I too received this and found my way here by googleing her name! Thank you I was going to refer her to etsy, because the whole cashiers check seemed a little suspect....always be suspect when online!

Laurie said...

I received the same email with the name Max Gardner.