Monday, June 21, 2010

Internet Scam Targets Art Dealers

The Greensboro News & Record:

"Police said the operation works like this: The thief contacts the dealer by e-mail. They negotiate a price for one or more pieces of art. The buyer, who is often from some remote overseas location, sends the dealer a cashier’s check, money order or a credit card number. The dealer then wires money to the buyer’s courier service to handle delivery of the art. The payment for the art turns out to be bogus."