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 Post subject: Salmon Walker
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:25 pm 
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From the Administrator WCA National
> Dear Members, although internet art buying scams are nothing new and this
> one has been around for a while, but targeting a whole chapter is pretty
> daring. As with all email communication, be alert and research.
> When in doubt ­ delete!
> Have a good year! Yours, Karin Luner
>
>
> Hi all,
>
> Just want to alert the National office of what happened here in New
> Hampshire today. A Scam Artist somewhere (?) went to our WCA-NH Website and
> obtained detailed information about many, if not all, of us who had images
> of paintings posted on the website, then he sent personal e-mails to each
> one of us posing as "Salmon Walker", he said his wife found our website and
> that he is interested in purchasing one of our paintings.
>
> So if you receive an e-mail from ANYONE saying they are interested in
> purchasing your artwork, and says that he is leaving the country soon and
> wants to make a quick purchase, THIS IS A SCAM. He will want to send you a
> Cashier's Check in the mail and ask for personal information, such as name,
> address and cell phone number.
>
> DO NOT RESPOND to this e-mail and, if you can, REPORT IT AS FRAUDULENT.
> Apparently they will try to send you a cashier's check but will overpay you
> and ask that you send them the difference.
> DO NOT DEPOSIT THE CHECK, because then they will have your bank account
> number, too.
>
> I thought you might like to alert the national membership so that no one
> falls prey to this scam.
>
> Sincerely,
> Diana Talbot
> V.P., Northeast Region
> WCA National


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 Post subject: Re: Salmon Walker
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:55 am 
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Hello:

I just tonight received an email from Salmon Walker wanting to buy a couple of my paintings. Thanks for the information. I notified Stroke of Genius moderator Cynthia Daniels of this as this is where he got my address and the titles of the paintings.

Again thanks,
Dave Kline


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