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Square Account Hacked

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Mar 23. 5 Replies

Yesterday Square sent me an email that someone logged into my acct. The email only said that I should change my password, which I did- to everything that I have that has that password.I wanted to…Continue

Tags: account, hacking, square

Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch May 26, 2020. 21 Replies

I last heard that they weren't supposed to come too quickly. BUT- my son got his last week, and he's still working.Just wondering if anyone wants to disclose. We haven't received anything.Thank you!Continue

Tags: checks, stimulus

Show sends email saying they will refund, then only refunds 50%-BEWARE

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Apr 14, 2020. 10 Replies

I received an email some weeks ago from the Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls, which is Cleveland area, OH, saying that we would receive a refund if the show was cancelled.That relieved me so much…Continue

Tags: shows, cancelled

Hospitals need masks, gloves, do you have any or can you sew?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Mar 25, 2020. 3 Replies

You may be able to help your local hospital- My daughter in law at our local hosp. is looking for any masks or latex gloves. They are in desperate need of masks. I only have a few n-95 slightly used…Continue

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Judy Christian replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Unemployment and resuming art fairs: how hard is it to resume unemployment benefits after doing 1 art fair?
"Hi Linnea, I think that you should do whatever feels right and reasonable for your situation.  I agree that it's all very vague! This is the first time that unemployment has been given to self employed and there have been a lot of…"
Jun 22
Judy Christian commented on Reid Watts's blog post Hello! Anybody out there?
"Hi Reid, I would love to read a discussion on this but I have nothing to contribute if you are ruling out opinions.  There is currently so much uncertainty on both sides; some of us may have a few snippets of knowledge to contribute.  I…"
May 15
Judy Christian commented on Joan forstner's blog post ASKING FOR ADVICE
"I would not move the Letchworth show to another location.  I used to do this show some years back, and I believe that the location of this show is almost more important than who is in the show. The location here is everything!"
Apr 4
Judy Christian replied to Judy Christian's discussion Square Account Hacked
"Thanks, Donna. I realize now that I was not hacked, although I did check with square, and yes, I like working with them even if it takes some time to get replies. Just to clear up- I've been fortunate, BUT a month before this happened I had a…"
Mar 23
Donna McGee replied to Judy Christian's discussion Square Account Hacked
"Hi! Good thing you knew not to click on the link that came in the email. I know it can happen, but square is one of the most secure sites, which is one reason I stay with them, and I have never heard of a hack into their site or from their…"
Mar 22
Judy Christian replied to Connie Mettler's discussion 2021 Show Cancellations & Postponements
"State College- Central PA Fest of the Arts, is now cancelled, just got the news and I am bummed out!"
Mar 18
Judy Christian replied to Kristen Nazzaro's discussion Really trying to understand how to navigate business info - desperate for any guidance!
"I don't know a thing about FL, but in several states getting a license to collect sales tax is quite basic and simple.  The first thing that I suggest is to get a sales tax license in FL. Make the contact, get the forms, and look them…"
Feb 21
Judy Christian replied to Judy Christian's discussion Square Account Hacked
"Thank you both for replying. I must be lucky because I know what phishing is and have never had it. Except in the 90’s with the easy to see Nigerian ones. Chris, I see what you mean...but I’m not saying that I use the same password…"
Feb 1
Chris Gug replied to Judy Christian's discussion Square Account Hacked
"Sorry Judy, but as Kate Hetzel just said before me, I can say with 99% certainty that you have NOT been hacked, but have duped into a phishing scam (if not familiar, google “phishing scam”). Within your original post, I can read multiple…"
Feb 1
Kate Hetzel replied to Judy Christian's discussion Square Account Hacked
"I haven’t heard anything from square. I hope you didn’t click on a link in that email, and instead went to your square dashboard to change your password. I get emails all the time telling me I’ve been hacked. I call the contact the…"
Feb 1
Judy Christian posted a discussion

Square Account Hacked

Yesterday Square sent me an email that someone logged into my acct. The email only said that I should change my password, which I did- to everything that I have that has that password.I wanted to warn others in case this could happen to you.NOW I'm thinking that the hackers had access to lots of customer's credit card info so I plan to contact square about this.Anyone else ever heard of this?And, please be watchful everyone.  Never thought about all of the info that is on that site!See More
Jan 30
Judy Christian replied to Kristen Nazzaro's discussion Business requirements for shows - please help!
"All good advice here. I only add that my business name is my name plus - Fine Art Stoneware.  I have never registered anything but it could have changed by now? I've been in business many years and when I started I was told that as long as…"
Jan 29
Judy Christian replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"I'm not doing any applying for now. I'm doing the -wait and see. I'm fortunate that I have been collecting unemployment from my show earnings on pandemic assistance for self employed here in Ohio. I also created new items to sell…"
Nov 19, 2020
Judy Christian replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion Contrarian View
"It's good to hear what someone else is doing during all of this. Glad that you are busy. I have also been working but mainly on some new items that sell online. I've stopped doing any art pots for now. I have also been keeping busy in my…"
Sep 14, 2020
Judy Christian replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Another crazy idea....
"No,  I do not equate selling with respect. I wanted to let you know that asap because I don't mean to offend you. I like when people who see/purchase my work appreciate it. The selling, the money part, comes from need, as that is my…"
Sep 8, 2020
Judy Christian replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Another crazy idea....
"Peggy has good points. We artists work hard to get into the best shows so that the people who see our work will appreciate it. We know that only a select few have a desire to own our pieces, and that is even speaking about successful artists. …"
Sep 8, 2020

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Three CT Shows in 3 years - Short Report

Posted on August 30, 2017 at 11:12am 0 Comments

Please feel free to comment or make any opinions, thank you.

Dates, may not be exact, just posting from memory.

Three small shows along the CT coast, all in small scenic pleasant towns. Easy to do. 

1. 2015 -Guildford CT, Craft Expo, mid July. Set up easy Fri morning for me. Grassy center of town green area. Show Hours were easy- Fri from 3-8 pm or something like that. Sat and Sun, no long hours. Tear down easy.

Fee for customers. Quality was good, booth fee…


Two PA shows- Mt. Gretna and State College- short report

Posted on March 13, 2017 at 12:31pm 7 Comments

Just a quick post with a little info on two shows.

Anyone, please feel free to add or comment.

Mt. Gretna Art Show, Mt. Gretna, PA

Jenifer VonStein posted a bit back on Mt. Gretna Art Show.

Thought I would add. I have done this show about 7-8 times over the past 10 years.

This show is a two day mid August. Situated in scenic Mt. Gretna, PA.

Wonderful setting.  Trees, grass, decent food and background music.

Apps are on Zapp :…


Reston VA Show, a short report

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 9:27am 22 Comments

Two things:

1. Beautiful show, great work, great presentation, great food, great looking crowd,

in a sophisticated area (DC). Perfect. Show committee did a wonderful job here. Everything was great.

2. Sales. Not. 

The customers that I had all told me the same thing---they WALKED from their condo to the show!

This show was too good to not be visited by people from the greater DC area- where were they?

 For a $500 booth fee, $50 jury…


Manayunk Art Show 2013

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 9:00am 38 Comments

Here are a few thoughts on the show, while they are fresh in my mind:

Manayunk, June 22, 23, 2013.


Large street show, variety of work, good quality and some ok work.

Nice area, nice atmosphere.

Interspersed in between booths- commercial booths- 5 Hour Energy, Geiceo, etc.

Also gave out tons of free yogurt near me- tons, so people were carrying entire BOXES of cold yougurt, hands full, and I would say no longer shopping as they just received some…


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At 8:32pm on October 6, 2011, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, Judy.   I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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At 7:44pm on August 20, 2014, Nate Feinberg said…

Thank God for you.   I thought that I was strictly alone regarding my comments.  As old as I am I am still stunned that some people (very, very few) are watching The Ed show!  I am open to all opinions within reason and listen to different discussions but I do not tolerate stupidity-and that is what we have so much of.  I am honored to be your friend and please keep in touch.


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