Yesterday, I received an email to my art business inquiring about my artwork. This particular person identified himself as David Cruz and said he lived in Colorado. He also wrote that he noticed his wife had been looking at my site on his laptop and wanted to know more about my available artwork. Some of the grammar and punctuation were not accurate, but he had also inquired about what inspires me as an artist so it seemed legitimate enough.
I answered his questions in an email, telling him he could go to my website for available works and providing him with additional information about a few new pieces becoming available.
Here is his exact response:
Thanks for the message.. I must tell you I intend to give my wife a surprise with the immediate purchase of the piece. Also If you’d like to know, I’m relocating to the Philippines soon and our wedding anniversary is fast approaching. So I’m trying to gather some good stuff to make this event a surprise one..I’m okay with Persistence and The dancers paintings and price $370, I think it’s worth it anyway, so I’ll be sending a check..
As regarding shipping, you don’t have to worry about that in order not to leave any clue to my wife for the surprise. as soon as you receive and cash the check, my shipping agent (who is also moving my personal effect) will contact you to arrange pick-up..
I would have come to purchase the piece myself but, at the moment, am on training voyage to the North Atlantic Ocean (I’m an ocean engineer) with new hires who are fresh from graduate school and won’t be back for another couple of weeks..
PS: In the meantime, kindly get back to me with your full name (you want the check payable to) cell phone no. and contact address (preferably for USPS OR UPS not P.O box) where a check can be mailed to so I can get the check prepared and have it mailed out to you asap..