Would you consider multi-level marketing (MLM, like pyramid schemes) a scam? Well, technically, perhaps not, but it's certainly a case of a very few people making a heck of a lot of money out of a whole bunch of other people.
I just received an email from Wiserep.com:
I like your artwork. Are you selling them through a lot of stores already?
We work with galleries, specialty stores, furniture retailers, large chains and Internet shopping sites who search our website looking for artwork to purchase. We need a larger variety they can choose from, hence my email to you.
If you're able to sell to stores and can offer good prices visit us.
Having been bitten once by the internet scam monster, I've been very cautious ever since. So a Google search turned up a few forum posts from craft groups, and I also thought I'd check out the Etsy forums. While this might not be a scam, exactly, I really don't think it's worth the paper it's printed on.
All I can say is, ladies & gentlemen, if it sounds too good to be true, or it strikes you as a "what the heck" kind of moment, look at the bottom line and figure out who is making the money. 'Cause, chances are, my friends, it ain't us, the artists doing the work!