I'm not sure what it is about this time of year, but I often get people from foreign countries emailing me with work requests (I'm a UK based graphic designer).
I've only ever done work for those based in the UK, but I hate turning work down, especially when it's something quite interesting.
Is it quite likely that they might be contacting me because it will be easier to get away with not paying? I imagine the Small Claims Court is only good for when dealing with UK based businesses.
I'm sure it can't be that hard to find a designer at least in the same continent as them?
There was one occasion where a guy based in Africa was trying to con me out of £1000, but that was just so obvious that it wasn't genuine. However I've had other requests that do seem genuine, but have turned them down just to be on the safe side.
Any thoughts are appreciated