Just a word of warning, I received this email the other day-
The images on your website are so fascinating and so vivacious, looking at each piece of work i can easily see that you added so much dedication in making each work come out to life unfortunately i lost the website where i first saw your work but i was able to save your email address.I am writing you because i need your assistant to get back to your website so as to be able to retrieve the details of your work that interest men or send me images of some of your new works.
Luckily I’d seen warnings of scammers targeting artists going around beforehand so I was wary but replied with a link to my website while I googled to find out who this guy was.
My googling bought me to this website which made it clear to me that the whole thing was a con. I’ve just come home from work to someone from Nigeria spending 20 minutes on my website and a list of ‘paintings’ that he would like to buy. At least bother to get the medium right, I don’t use paint for anything!
I’ve sent him a quite an unpleasant email as a reply letting him know I’m on to him and to not contact again. He emailed me through the address Larry Douez firstname.lastname@example.org but the same scam is going round from a variety of names.
Remember fellow artists. Keep safe and use caution!