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(posted on 10 Nov 2017)

Strictly speaking, this message is just spam as it doesn't get into what scam is behind it but it looks like it would evolve up in the cashier's cheque/shipping scam.  It is from "Degory",  Here is the message:


Good Day,
How is everything with you? I picked interest in your artwork and decided to write you. I will like to know if your artwork can be purchased and shipped internationally?.

I can email the artwork of interest and payment will be completed in full once you confirm my purchase order with a quotation.

Kindly let me know when you are in office and ready to take my artwork order also let me know if you accept either PayPal or Visa Card or Master Card for payment furthermore you can email me your recently updated website or art price list in your response.

Best Regards.


The message is so generic.  It's really just attempting to open communications with someone to see who will bite.  The fact that this was sent from the contact page of an artist's website but is asking for "a recently updated website" suggests that this was just a cut and paste job.  This identical message has come through many of our artists' websites so its easy for us recognize it as spam.