Thursday, April 15, 2010


Hi Everyone!
Yesterday, just minutes after listing some bracelets in my Artfire store, I received an email from a guy wanting to know my banking info so he could purchase a bracelet with his US credit card. He also wanted to know if I ship to Tokyo. I did respond telling him that all transactions had to go through paypal.
Just now I received this email from Artfire.

Greetings, Our records show that you recently received communication from through ArtFire\'s Contact Artisan Messaging system from This communication was flagged to be a possible phishing attempt and could potentially be a scam. As a precaution, we are contacting all members who received communication from this individual to notify them. It is strongly suggested that you do not reply to the individuals provided email address with any requested information. ArtFire has created a \"Avoiding Scams and Frauds While Doing Business Online\" help guide. If you have not read it, we would like to suggest that you review this guide to be aware of the Potential frauds you may encounter doing business online. This guide is accessible in the Help Guides section of our forum, or by copying and pasting the link provided below : NOTE : Please do not reply to this communication as the \"ARTFIRESERVICE\" message box on ArtFire is not frequently monitored. Please direct any communication directly to our Customer Service Department\'s email box at with any questions or concerns you may have.

Bead with Honor and Integrity


  1. It's a good thing you told him everything had to go thru paypal then. Thats such a shame that someone has to resort to such things. Hope the rest of your day goes better. big hugs beth

  2. Oh dear, why do people have to act like this.

  3. Oh Nicole...that's so scary. So happy you are such a smart gal and didn't give out any info. Thank goodness for Paypal!!!!


  4. You have to be on your toes all the time! Thanks for passing on this info.

  5. You have to be on your toes all the time! Thanks for passing on this info.

  6. I'm glad you posted this- I received a message from him, too, and also said the Paypal thing. I haven't heard back from him, though, so I figured it was spam.


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