Krystal Resorts Scam Prevention Team says as you enjoy your trip overseas, you may be approached by a man offering you artwork for a fraction of what it appears to be worth. At first, you think it is probably just the exchange rate, or even that the local has no idea what he is holding. Because of the seemingly good deal, you may decide to buy it.
Now, your trip comes to a close, you return home and have your “fine art” looked at by an appraiser. Only to find out, that the artwork you had bought is barely worth the canvass it was painted on. Furious at the thought of getting ripped off, you storm out of the appraiser’s office, leaving the piece behind.
Sound familiar? It is not uncommon for people fall for art that is not actually worth much. This is where a local from the country you traveled to attempts to sell you a seemingly authentic and genuine work of art, for a cheap price, that ends up being fake.
There is a simple way to avoid being the victim of a knock-off art salesman. Simply buy all your artwork from a genuine gallery, make sure that it is indeed an art gallery, and not some place made to look like a gallery. Next, before making the decision to buy any artwork, have your potential piece be appraised by an expert.
Remember, if you find it on the street, leave it alone. Krystal Resorts Scam Prevention Team says that there is a reason why it is there, and not in a gallery.