So I’m gonna make a post so people can be warned about a dude who scammed me out of 50 bucks. You know last week when I was doing emergency commissions for a friend? I took on a big handful of commissions, miscounted the payments, and did everyone’s pictures when only 7 of the 8 people had paid. Normally I double check before working, but this person evaded me this time because of my mistake - and the picture was a speedpaint to be done as quickly as possible so I could get back to my work. That was a week ago.
The scammer’s email is email@example.com
if you get an email from this person inquiring about a commission, PLEASE get payment upfront. Be adamant. Someone else approached me and said he’s going by “pon ho”, he was going by “kinky hooves” when he sent the email to me. But his email is still firstname.lastname@example.org
The subject matter he tried to get from the other person (and the same material he scammed out of me) was a Mightyena anthro, by the name of “Alice” - but be wary if anyone by another email asks you for a Mightyena anthro with big boobs!
He tried to get another picture out of me before I realized his payment didn’t go through — this time because there were no other emails received from Paypal, so I checked to find he hadn’t paid at all. So I requested payment. It “didn’t send” - we “found out” it was because of a typo. So I asked him to send it again. It didn’t arrive. I asked to see the receipt 3 different times and he didn’t send it or would ignore me until I sent another email asking something else. The other artist who told me about this guy trying to scam her said that as soon as she asked for payment, he stopped replying.
The guy tried to claim paypal “was taking its time” but as someone who sends and receives international money, I knew this was bogus (since he said he was trying to pay in a foreign currency). He also didn’t want to forward the receipt, and instead wanted to screencap it because it “had personal info” - but we all know that Paypal receipts are the same for both parties.. but he didn’t even screencap it. It was all bogus.
A week later, he still hasn’t paid it. And is going around trying to “Commission” (scam) other people, who ended up talking to me because they saw my post on my NSFW blog and were wary.
So please take caution and always remember to take money up front! Either 50/50 or 100% if you have a good reputation for finishing them with no issue. Learn from my blunder!