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Scam from Helen Woermann in New Zealand
Filed under: Fraud Tags: Alert
MyArtClub.Com member artist Judith Madsen writes.... "There appears to be a Helen Woermann who has been sending out emails asking for items to be sent to New Zealand - and further requesting the funding by her credit card to through the artists account for the shipping - in my case quoted $972.16"
Judith googled her name and one of the art societies in NJ came up with warning of possible Scam.
Scanning Google ourselves confirmed remarkably similar requests –so I have to agree with Judith, please stay away from this one!!
If you have scam notes, send to us, we'll try to post them, and categorise under fraud. In that way, you can check to see if we have had a report recently of similar nature Cam and Peter read more ...
Posted by MyArtClub.Com at 01:29
Google that question you have!
Filed under: Support Fraud Tags: Instruction Formatting+Text
Each time you encounter a question or a computer error, just remember Let Me Google That! (LMGT) Here are a couple uses for Google that can save artists a lot of leg work, and even from losing money: Art Scam Research and Computer How To's
Art Scam Research:
Over the last couple weeks, MyArtClub.Com has received more than one artist request regarding a proposal to advertise. In one case Google provided fairly quickly a direct link to a blog where many artists had already asked and answered the same question.
This one seemed legitimate, and at a cost of only $15 per entry, not a large risk: International Contemporary Masters
Yet another, was more directly identified as a scam. But they wanted $1,900 and that is a huge risk!: NY Arts Magazine
It is relatively easy to find these. Just enter into the Google search bar the name of the company making the offer. Then peruse the results. Maybe add qualifying words if that does not seem to find what you want, like add the word scam or problem
Computer How To's
Occasionally related to your computer or your website, you may wonder, "how do I .....??" (you fill in the blank, like say, resize an image file)
Just ask the question and often up will come a variety of answers, sometimes even demonstration videos etc.
For example, Googling "How do I resize an image" comes up with resizing tools. If you were to add MyArtClub to the request, as in "How do I resize an image MyArtClub", you come to our blog on the subject, at Resize your images
Sometimes we get a totally unintelligible error from our computers. Those friendly grey pop ups that write a bunch of gibberish across our screen, and basically tell us in no uncertain terms that we are not going to get what we wanted.
Here is what to do. Write down the exact words of the error message, and enter the whole thing into the Google search bar. Almost certainly you will find a discussion about the very same error, and more than likely instructions on exactly what to do that would assist you.
So all you need to do is ask Google in as specific a way as you can, as a normal question, and you will find many have asked before you. Of course MyArtClub.Com will support you on these or any other aspects, anytime. Just write to us, at [email protected]
What have you used Google to do for you lately? read more ...
Posted by MyArtClub.Com at 03:43
Fraud Alert - Name of Stephen Patrick
Filed under: Fraud Tags: Alert
Several MyArtClub.Com member artists (thank you!) have been advising us they have been emailed by a Stephen Patrick, wanting to buy their art. Do not deal with this person.
We have also posted a warning message on the top of all artists Home Page, that reads: "Important NOTICE:
January, 2012 Fraud artist is mailing to many members. Look for name Stephen Patrick. Do no business with this individual. Refers to being a marketing exec moving to South Africa. He also says to some that he is from Quebec"
Cindy Mawle writes..."this time he is from Quebec. The wording is much like a fraud once that I played along with to see how far it would get. They even mailed me a cheque which I took to the bank and we phoned the company on the address. It was a ranch in Alberta. The woman I spoke to said they had cheques go missing thru fed ex, and they had been showing up here and there for the last couple of years."
If you have scam notes, send to us, we'll try to post them, and categorize under "Fraud". In that way, you can check to see if we have had a report recently of similar nature
Cam and Peter read more ...
Posted by MyArtClub.Com at 09:10
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