August 5th, 2010

"John Smith" - Scam?

Rather a question than a beware ...
Today, I found the following email in my in-box:

"Hello Artist,
How are you doing today..am a at lover and i wish to get a very
good work for my new apartment...I read your Ad and i am interested in buying
your (painting work,) you still have for sale.Send me recent paintwork you have
and there price list and let me know your last asking price on each if you
will accept CHECK as means of payment.Get back to me with the
request information or kindly call me phone +447946609438 asap if there is any
question to ask and have a wonderful day.
Regards,
Johm"

The email was sent by the email address "johnsmithagency@yahoo.co.uk". And in the field for the addressee there was the email address "spookabilly@hotmail.com" (which doesn't belong to me).

So ... after reading this email, I got rather suspicious. I might be wrong but this looks like a scam.
Any opinions?

EDIT: Thanks a lot for all the replies! I already thought it is a scam, I just wanted to make sure. :)

Stolen art by User Rhomana

Well this is the first time I have ever had to post something negative.  I thank my mate for helping me steer clear of  less that reputable artists.  However this time its artwork I have made on FurAffinity has been stolen by the user Rhomana and uploaded as her own work.  Now I know my work is Pixel art using perler beads.  I have asked and gotten permission from artists on Deviant Art to use.  there are also other works Original to me that I have made shes stolen and then uploaded herself.  I have sent out Trouble Ticket work one of the works has been taken down by FA staff.  however the rest I will post up here has not.  Also shes not even asked to use it if she would have its fine to use just ask first.
here is my work that I posted up.

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3717946/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3403711/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3953376/
and here is the same work taken without a flash and ripped off from me.

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4267241/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4133353/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4038856/

I understand in the main case I don't own Inuyasha characters however the design is Original to me to perler bead them in partial chibi form.
I just want people to be aware of this  that if shes stolen this work she might do it to others.
Fall by Grandioze

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