Well, the emails about Ms. Katie Johson have slowed down, which leads me to believe that the whole operation is now using different names and emails. If you receive other scam emails that have different names but are still similar, keep sending them to me and I will keep posting the information here.
I just got this email from www.bookwormbaskets.com ...Thanks Tricia!
I just found your blog while trying to verify this, apparently, scam-artist's information. I had a feeling right from the get go that something was not "kosher" with this order I was receiving from Australia. They even had the nerve to give me a "ship to" address that checked out to be the Australian and New Zealand Banking Group...hello, I wasn't born yesterday. So I proceeded to give a price quote and that's when they responded with the BS about their courier. My emails are almost verbatim to the others posted on your site. Only the contact person is using the name Andrew Partison. Thankfully I knew better and was very suspicious but this certainly wasted my time and made me a little more cynical and sad about the world. So sorry to those that got taken.
So the contact person has changed to Andrew Partison but the rest is still the same. Pass any information you have along to other crafters so that no one gets taken in by these jerks.
Crafters unite against scammers!