Wow this just happened to me. They were asking for 5 illustrations at $650 per illustration. Sounded pretty good but I was still weary of whether or not this was real. Karen claimed to be an Apraxia patient which means they will not be able to talk on the phone, although she provided a phone number. This typical scam will tell you they accidentally sent you a check for too much money and will ask you to go ahead and deposit it and send them back the difference. Usually the mention of asking for a PayPal payment and for their signature on your prepared contract will scare them away but this scammer kept replying so I decided to go down the rabbit hole to see if it was in fact real. I mean who couldn’t use $3,000 on 5 simple spot illustrations with no background? I just got so far as to draft up the contract but it looks like the same old scam. Writers/ artists beware!!!! My scammer was named Karen Gonzalez. I thought something was up once I went to my website stats and realized the person that contacted men’s IP address came from South Africa, not CA as they claimed. This article claims to have had the same scammer email them but instead offering to pay a writer per word to use for a workshop they were hosting.