I guess it's going to get more and more common - but for the second time in the last year I got hit up for a
This time ( as opposed to the Lichtenstein routine ) is was from an Amy Howard. She/He generally uses davidhowardd etc gmail
address and may sign off as Sonjia or Joy or a couple of other names.
Anyway it's pretty textbook - they are interested in ( name the pieces ) and want to know if they are available.
They then follow up with a check via fed- x. Most of the time the checks are fake, sometimes they are valid but
written stolen/well forged checks.
They scam is that they write them for a lot more than the asking price and ask you to wire back money for the
"mistaken" overpayement. Even if the checks initially clear, the fraud is discovered eventually and you are left
holding the bag ( with no money in it ).
I thought the Lichtenstein one was a bit more creative. This one is pretty run of the mill.
Just wish I was as popular with galleries as I am with scam scum.