Today's postings

  1. [Baren 32148] SOS (L Cass)
  2. [Baren 32149] Re: SOS (Diane Cutter)
  3. [Baren 32150] RE: SOS ("Maria Arango")
  4. [Baren 32151] Re: SOS ("Robert Viana")
  5. [Baren 32152] Re: SOS ("Ellen Shipley")
  6. [Baren 32153] e mail ("Jeanne Norman Chase")
  7. [Baren 32154] Re: e mail (Wanda Robertson)
  8. [Baren 32155] Re: Resizing in inches success (ArtfulCarol #
  9. [Baren 32156] Exchange 31 (Sharri LaPierre)
  10. [Baren 32157] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: L Cass
Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 10:48:50 -0500
Subject: [Baren 32148] SOS
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Hello All -

I recall warnings sent out about scams re purchasing of artworks but
don't remember the details -I think I've
just received one (a pity because they've chosen large expensive
paintings - suspicious in itself ) The letter
says it's for their Cape Town apartment and that they would cover
the shipping and would pay me with a
Certifed U.S. Cashier Check.
Is this what other people have been receiving? (I have made sales
through my site and somehow the other requests
have sounded more personal)
any comments?
Louise Cass
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Message 2
From: Diane Cutter
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 08:00:07 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [Baren 32149] Re: SOS
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How discouraging. Unfortunately, Louise, it's got all the red flags of a scam. If you wish to respond, you might want to tell them you only accept payment through and that you handle all shipping.

If they are legit you will hear back; if a scam, you will never hear another word.

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Message 3
From: "Maria Arango"
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 08:05:21 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32150] RE: SOS
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Probably a scam but you don't have to be nasty to them. Just reply to them
in a short email and BE SURE TO CC YOUR "LEGAL DEPARTMENT":


Thank you so much for your interest in my paintings.
Should you want to proceed with your order please be advised I only accept
US Bank of America Certified Cashier's Checks.

Your total is $11,700 including shipping. Please be sure to specify the
paintings you are ordering. Printing the web page showing the specific
painting(s) is often the best way to do that.
I will eagerly await your order. Please send to the following address:

2345 street
City ST 12345

Thank you again,
Louise Cass

Let's say you hear from them again, which is doubtful, and you actually get
the Cashier's Check. Take it to Bank of America (or whatever bank of your
choice you picked in the email) and have the manager authenticate the
Cashier's Check. Do NOT deposit it because often the funds will be credited
to your account and then (as much as a month later) the check will be found
to be fraudulent.

I guarantee they will disappear once they receive the email with the cc:
legal@ address.

Good luck,

Maria Arango
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Message 4
From: "Robert Viana"
Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 14:26:48 -0200
Subject: [Baren 32151] Re: SOS
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I got 2 of them in the same day for different pieces. Beware!
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Message 5
From: "Ellen Shipley"
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 09:22:31 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32152] Re: SOS
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I had something I think was a scam. They wanted to know if certain entries
in my blog were for sale and wanted invoices, etc. But the pieces were
oddly chosen (two versions of the same thing?) and they were small, not
suitable for a livingroom wall, as the e-mail suggested. Also the grammar
was less than sterling. The location was supposed to be Texas or some
southern state. It just didn't wring true, or professional. So I ignored

Too many hoops to jump thru. I'm lazy by nature. ;-]


print blog:
sketch blog:
dog blog:
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Message 6
From: "Jeanne Norman Chase"
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 12:44:45 -0500
Subject: [Baren 32153] e mail
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Have not received any posts for 2 weeks. I resubscribed again with my new e mail but still did not get any messages???????

My new e mail is;

Jeanne Norman Chase

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Message 7
From: Wanda Robertson
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 11:38:55 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32154] Re: e mail
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Hi Jeanne,

Your message came through to Baren just fine. That means you are on
the subscriber's list. We have been having increasing problems with
some ISPs deciding that any and all mail coming from
is spam. Therefore these ISPs have put
blocks on all mail from those servers. With the folks on AOL we have
had them subscribe to the digest & select "text" or "html" form. Those
go through a server in the USA, therefore no longer have the dreaded
'asahi-net' designation. Perhaps comcast has followed suit.
First thing I would do is call the service desk at Comcast. Second
thing is to check your junk mail folders, on-line or in your computer.
Sometimes baren winds up there!

Another solution is to subscribe through a "shell" account - get an
e-mail address with Yahoo, Google, Hotmail etc. For after5 - you will
have to get one of those addresses as it comes directly from the server
in Japan and is not archived, so you can't go to the web & catch up.

I hope this helps you and anyone else who is having mail problems!

barenforum moderator
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Message 8
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 17:28:58 EST
Subject: [Baren 32155] Re: Resizing in inches success
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Thank you Myron. The program you suggested, Irfan View is something I can
handle--easy, quick, no CD-ROM and it is GOOD!!
Resizes proportionally in inches from my file. Many of us Bareners need to
use that. I'm playing with it and will work on getting a new image from my
Scanner into Ifran View, but for now, that's enough.
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Message 9
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 20:34:37 -0800
Subject: [Baren 32156] Exchange 31
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Helloooo Elizabeth Humphreys - I have sent a message to you, but it has
come back to me. Please write to me at In
case some others have missed the conversation, we have discussed image
orientation and voted to go with vertical alignment. Also, we
(somewhat) agreed to orient the image slightly off center in order to
allow for book binding for those who may wish to do so. And, there is
a reminder to order a storage case from the mall, if you want one.

I think I have now announced to everyone what is going on in the
hallowed territory of Exch. 31.

Congratulations to Carol and Harry! Isn't it nice to get those
strokes? I had some myself recently. I just heard that SW WA Medical
Center purchased one of my found wood hanga woodcuts for their new

Cheers to all ~
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Message 10
From: Blog Manager
Date: 2 Nov 2006 04:55:11 -0000
Subject: [Baren 32157] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification
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This is an automatic update message being sent to [Baren] by the forum blog software.

The following new entries were found on the listed printmaker's websites during the past 24 hours. (24 sites checked, five minutes before midnight Eastern time)


Site Name: Mike Lyon's Moku Hanga

Author: Mike Lyon
Item: "Arthur" 77 x 42.5 inch pen and ink drawing


Site Name: m.Lee Fine Art

Author: m.Lee


Site Name: Belinda Del Pesco Fine Art Blog

Author: bdelpesco
Item: Rolling a Cuban Cigar; Monotype


Site Name: Amy Stoner's Fine Art Blog

Author: Amy Stoner
Item: Wax on, crazy girl


[Baren] members: if you have a printmaking blog (or a website with a published ATOM feed), and wish it to be included in this daily checklist, please write to the Baren Blog Manager at:

For reference, sites/blogs currently being checked are: