From time to time I receive messages from criminals who masquerade as buyers. I've received so many of these in the past I no longer response. Instead, I will be posting them for the world to see in hopes that no one falls for this lie. Evidently, people do as this has been going on for years. Shame on these scammers, artists are hardworking freelance individuals that do not relay on weekly paychecks so making a living at times can be tough. SO world meet today's thief AKA Daniel Lester.
My name is Daniel Lester from New York, NY. I am interested in some artworks to purchase for my wife as a surprise gift for our 20th anniversary which is just around the corner. I came across some of your works and I must admit you're doing quite an impressive job.
You are undoubtedly good at what you do. With that being said, I would like to buy a surprise gift for my wife in honor of our upcoming wedding anniversary. It would be of help if you could send some pictures of your piece of works, with their respective prices and sizes, which are ready for immediate (or close to immediate) sales. My budget for this is within the price range of $500 to $3,500. I look forward to reading from you in a view to knowing more about any available piece in your inventory ready for immediate sale. As a matter of importance, I would also like to know if you accept check as a means of payment.
With the heart of a minimalist who paints complicated.