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I Almost Ignored a Photo Sale to the US Govt Because I Thought It Was a Scam

Posted On: Jun 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

I Almost Ignored a Photo Sale to the US Govt Because I Thought It Was a Scam

This post is about a photo print purchase that sounded like just like a scam, and I blame “Nigerian Prince” 419 scammers for almost having missed a real sale. But my photos now hang in a US embassy.
Note : (Read as: The Announcer from the old TV Series, Dragnet) “Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.”
I'm sure we've all received an email from a Nigerian Prince who desperately needs our help to inherit millions of dollars from her deceased military uncle. We are promised rich rewards as long as we help them by paying the bank transfer fees.
The photo print sale scam has been working its way around the Internet. This is where someone reaches out to a photographer through their website asking to buy a bunch of photo prints and to ship them to an international destination. The scam was relatively simple; they were never really interested in the artwork as much as getting the photographer to pay some exorbitant fees for shipping and...

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