Thursday, March 12, 2015

Art Scam Alert

Beware of this mutant trying to rip off artists! 
From: Sally Riding (riding_sally@yahoo.com)
Greetings
Am Sally Michael,

Am interested in buying artworks from your esteemed organization for my new apartment and you still have for sale and i will be glad if you can Send me recent art work you have for sale with the asking prices,also my method of payment is by (BANK CHECK) as means of payment.

 Kindly email me some of the artwork you have in stock with the name and prices now. Looking forward to an early response.

Regards, Sally Michael

9 comments:

David Emerick said...

Beware of Dorothy Brooks as well, she tried to scam me last month.

sophiegibson said...

It looks like this email has been going for years. I had that same email yesterday 4/3/16. I also shortly after had incoming 0800 phone call which I search after and found to be a scam.

Unknown said...

I had an email yesterday from Sally Riding... I thought it sounded like a scam but couldn't figure out how it works? What are they after? Why target artists?
Laurel

Unknown said...

I had an email yesterday from Sally Riding... I thought it sounded like a scam but couldn't figure out how it works? What are they after? Why target artists?
Laurel

David Munroe said...

Sally Riding just sent me this email too

Hi,
Am Rise Sally, I would like to place an order from your store for my daughter wedding gift,but i would be glad if you can list some of the artwork you have for sale with the prices,also my only method of payment is by Bank Check. So,I will be happy to hear back from you for more details on the artwork like the names and the prices you have for sale now.
Waiting for your reply.
Thank R.Sally

after googling her email it was clear she was scamming artists, Just sharing what Ive learned

Ellie Ling said...

I've just had the same email as the one David Munroe received above. I got it through the Society For All Artists website.

Phil Harrison said...

The usual scam is that the cheque takes two weeks to bounce and that you pay for the courier of their choice who is the con artist.

Carmen Tyrrell said...

BE AWARE: SCAM E-MAIL FROM SALLY RIDING

Last week I received a message at my gallery from Sally Riding offer to buy 2 of my art works but she can not pay PayPal and offered to send me a cheque. This is her message:
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Sally Riding
To carmentyrrell
Jun 13 at 6:39 AM

Good Morning ,i just got an update from my Accountant that payment has been issued out to your name and address information you gave to me and you will surely received it this week Tuesday Wednesday.

Unfortunately my Accountant erroneously sent the wrong amount which is meant to be paid to another company,But never mind when you received the payment (CHEQUE) don't tear or return it,kindly deposit the Cheque into your bank account and it take 1-2 days to cleared in your bank account and will give you further instruction for the next step.

I can place additional order to complete it or ask for refund into our bank account details.


Please; Kindly read and understand the message and reply me immediately if you receive this message now.

Regards.
Rise.

I DID NOT ANSWE TO HER MESSAGE, I NEW IS A SCAM. THIS IS THE SECOND MESSAGE:

Sally Riding
To Carmen Tyrrell Today at 9:56
Hello,
I sent you a mail and concerning my finance manager erroneously sent the wrong amount to your name and address that you will surely received the payment in your mailbox or letterbox and you refused to reply back,because i have already contacted my bank manager concerning the payment and it take 1-5 days to cleared in your bank account and i will be glad if you can get back to me now,so that i can know the status of the payment,because it already sent out and you will surely received it by this week.

Thanks for your understanding and co-operation,so Kindly look into your letter box or mail box starting from this week and get back to me immediately you received it and deposit the check in your bank account, also get back to me when you received the check and deposit the Bank Check.

Please; Kindly reply me immediately if you receive this message now
Regards.
Rise

IT LOOKS AND SOUNDS AS A SCAM , IT IS A SCAM. PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND DON'T SEND ANY ARTWORKS OR MONEY TO HER.

Carmen Tyrrell said...

SALLY RIDING SENT MESSAGE TO BUY TWO OF MY WORKS FROM MY WEBSITE AND SHE WANTED TO PAY BY CHEQUE. HERE ARE THE LATEST MESSAGES AND I DID NOT ANSWERED TO THEM. IT IS VERY CLEAR A SCAM:


Sally Riding
To carmentyrrell
Jun 13 at 6:39 AM
Good Morning ,i just got an update from my Accountant that payment has been issued out to your name and address information you gave to me and you will surely received it this week Tuesday Wednesday.

Unfortunately my Accountant erroneously sent the wrong amount which is meant to be paid to another company,But never mind when you received the payment (CHEQUE) don't tear or return it,kindly deposit the Cheque into your bank account and it take 1-2 days to cleared in your bank account and will give you further instruction for the next step.

I can place additional order to complete it or ask for refund into our bank account details.


Please; Kindly read and understand the message and reply me immediately if you receive this message now.

Regards.
Rise.
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Sally Riding
To Carmen Tyrrell Today at 9:56
Hello,
I sent you a mail and concerning my finance manager erroneously sent the wrong amount to your name and address that you will surely received the payment in your mailbox or letterbox and you refused to reply back,because i have already contacted my bank manager concerning the payment and it take 1-5 days to cleared in your bank account and i will be glad if you can get back to me now,so that i can know the status of the payment,because it already sent out and you will surely received it by this week.

Thanks for your understanding and co-operation,so Kindly look into your letter box or mail box starting from this week and get back to me immediately you received it and deposit the check in your bank account, also get back to me when you received the check and deposit the Bank Check.

Please; Kindly reply me immediately if you receive this message now
Regards.
Rise