How To Recognize An Art Scam

Have you recently received an email from someone who says that their wife saw your artwork online and fell in love with it instantly? Or someone who would like to purchase your artwork immediately? Or maybe an artist’s agent wants to show your work at a prestigious art fair? Feels great, right? Of course, but how do you tell if it’s real or an art scam?

In this guide, you'll learn what types of scams are out there and how they target artists, the language they use, and how to protect yourself. You'll learn about the phishing scam, the pre-paid shipping scam, the overpayment scam, and the list goes on. Learn the tricks and tools scammers use on artists and make sure you are not their next victim.

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