art scam

PSA: If you're looking to buy prints, posters, or merch and come across a site called TeeChip DON'T BUY ANYTHING FROM THEM, EVER

They steal artwork from artists without their permission and attempt to resell low quality crap of it, and trick people into buying it by stating “BEST SELLER, NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES, LIMITED TIME ONLY”

And hey, guess what? Someone messaged me earlier and I found out that this “company” is selling MY ART that I definitely did not give permission to use, sell, or distribute.

This “company” literally edited out my work from the original images, rotated a few, and slapped them all onto a poster.

Uh, NO. Not cool at all.

I have already filed a DMCA and hope to have it taken down within a day, but who knows if they’ll even do that seeing as their “DMCA form” is literally an email to “someone who takes care of these matters” 🙃

PLEASE don’t support shitty “companies” like TeeChip who steal the hard work of others! If you ever recognize artwork that you suspect is stolen on any site that sells artwork or merch, please let the original artist know if you’re able to! It’s always greatly appreciated when people let us know this kind of shit is happening and we can take actions to stop it

**ATTENTION ARTISTS**
Please Share this! Beware if this person comes to you asking for art! Eric Neely may seem like a dependable commissioner, but I think it needs to come out that he has scammed many artists here on Facebook and Instagram, including myself. Some artist’s we’ve talked to have requested to remain anonymous, but another artist (Jordie) and I have our own testimonies. 

I posted this on Facebook but was advised to also post this on Tumblr as well. So far lots of other artists have come forward saying they were scammed as well. But just in case, I think it needs to circulate here too. 

Eric had bought a commission from me and told me he’d pay in November, but then didn’t pay me until Jan. 6th. (I don’t do art until I’m paid first). 2 weeks after payment he told me his parents were getting suspicious about the art and they wanted a refund, even though he claims he didn’t want it. I assured him that I was working on it and sent him an update.

I finished the drawing on February 19th, and sent it to him, and I didn’t get a response. About a week later, I got a paypal notification that someone requested a refund from me. I asked Eric about it and he claimed it was his cousin’s paypal (Kenneth) and his cousin was the one who did it. He sent me a screen cap of him messaging Kenneth about dismissing the refund, but then didn’t send a screen cap when Kenneth responded. I disputed it with Paypal, but then I was penalized 20 dollars from this “Kenneth” guy’s bank. I talked to paypal about it and they said he requested the refund directly through his bank claiming he didn’t get the “requested item” even though I finished the art.

Eric apologized saying he was so busy with school and hadn’t been on Facebook, even though it said he had seen my messages and he was posting a bunch of pictures of himself to Facebook. When I came out and said he or “Kenneth” owe me 60 dollars (40 for the drawing, 20 for the penalty) didn’t responded to me. He finally messaged me today saying that he was going to get me the money back tomorrow, but I have a hard time believing him. Plus, how do I know whether or not he’ll just refund that money too? He also blocked me immediately after so I couldn’t message him, telling me he’s gonna be away from Facebook to focus on school. Which I know is a load. He also blocked my friend Audra.

Jordie had come to me in November saying Eric wasn’t paying them for art and then buying art from other artists. Jordie was eventually paid, but I came to Jordie when this happened and Jordie had the same thing happen. This is what they had to say:
“Eric requested five pieces of art from me, each cost $10. Took him 2-3 months to finally pay me in full. A month later turns out he used someone else’s paypal account to send me money and Paypal sent me a dispute which held and took the $50 AND a $20 banking fee, and it ended up being taken away from me regardless of me fighting against it. He has yet to do something about it.”

Now it’s not for certain, but Audra, Jordie and I are pretty sure that his cousin “Kenneth” is fake. It just doesn’t add up. I emailed Kenneth myself, as well as tried to add him on Facebook. I got no response. With all the things Eric tried to pull it, we just think it sounds fishy. Regardless, Eric Neely and or his cousin Kenneth Polk took money from us and that’s not OK.

So why am I doing this for just 60 dollars? It’s not because of the money. He’s scammed other artists. I’m sure he’s scammed other artists besides Jordie, I, and the other artists that wish to remain anonymous. I want this out there so people can be aware, and also if others have been scammed by him to come forward. PLEASE SHARE this around! His name is ERIC NEELY on Facebook. He really needs know that what he did is not ok. 

His tumblr is http://neely-kun.tumblr.com

Continuing the Roux trend. Some older drawings I posted on patreon last month. My friends and I started a new dnd campaign so I’m tryna draw her more in my spare time.

anonymous asked:

Your fricking errorink pictures gives me life, thank you so much dude ;w; ♡♡♡♡ love ya

I’m giving life to more anons, whooo! :’D

No need to thank me though, I just draw what I like. Like this:

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Apparently Sugaryrainbow didn’t just withhold art from me, she did it to another.

That’s really horrible, it took two years to get my commission done, and what’s worse is that this other person’s account is even worse.

If you value your money, seriously don’t c omission her.

Sucks because she lives in my city, and I really liked her art style and wanted to support a local artist. Oh well.

Potential scammer warning

Alright y’all, I’m going to get straight to the point. To all of the professional SFM artists out there, If https://spazcake.tumblr.com/ messages you about helping them with a comic, DO NOT MAKE ANYTHING FOR THEM, EVEN IF THEY PROMISE TO PAY YOU. This person left me high and dry for almost a year shortly after I began requesting that we talk about payment and other legal matters initially over skype, but then it was decided to talk over google hangouts. Even if this guy isn’t a scammer, he still shouldn’t get away with promising a artist pay then leave them without any warning for almost a year. That is unacceptable behavior! 

Art Trade Scam?

I need advice on a situation for a friend.

“I did an art trade with someone and even though I held up my end almost immediately, it’s been months and the other person still hasn’t held up theirs.

They first told me it was because they were too busy, but I see them posting new art all the time.

I tried contacting them about this, but they eventually stopped responding and started ignoring me altogether.

I feel like I’ve been cheated or scammed out of my art and I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to come off as pushy, but it’s been months and still nothing, not even communication. What should I do?”

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Sorry, I just have to do it! xD

The idea just don’t nleave my head after I saw the sacm episode (that and the CarWin idea).

It’s funny because it’s true. :v

Don’t hate me guys, you know I love Carrie so much. <3

Hope you like it.

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The page has been taken down now but I still want to remind everyone to be careful of who you buy from. This page stole a ton of photos of plushies by different artists including me.
Selling my wolf link for $16? No way! This person does not own any of the plush they are purportedly selling.
There’s a lot of pages like this popping up and stealing photos and art just to take your money and run so stay diligent everyone!

Also including artists like Teacuplion, Planet Plush, Choly Knight, Beezeeart and Soapybacon

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Helloooo! I’ll be taking commissions! Money has been a little tight with my family pooling together to send my mum off to see her family in Korea. If there is a lot of interest i will start a slot system but for now it’s all clear! Thanks for taking a look!


I also reserve the right to deny a commission.

I don’t do

  • mechs
  • bg
  • furries/anthros (though this is kind of subjective…kind of depends)
  • porn

But if you do want to talk about it or have any questions, please contact me through my ask box (which is always open) or email me! If you think your ask got eaten or I haven’t replied in a decent amount of time please feel free to REMIND ME!

It would be awesome if you had some good reference for any original characters. Or you know a good long description of what they look like. The MORE specific you are…THE BETTER! :D If you can’t think of any poses thats fine! We can discuss all that.

Thank you for looking this over and considering to commission me!

_____All commissions will be given digitally in HQ_______

***Also work is only started after some form of payment is received (regular precautions after all the art scams lately)***

My askbox

My e-mail: sarakimart@gmail.com

All payments will be done through invoices on paypal!!!

anonymous asked:

What do you think of writscrib? I think it sounds like bull shit

Well It doesn’t seem like the expected tumblr scam because of the amount of professionality and realism behind it, i mean the general tumblr scam has much more than 10K dollars behind it and it is a very realistic amount of money for building a fucking site with user monetary transactions no less. The idea sounds good, and for now i’ve seen nothing shady about it from my perspective and so fucking needed for today’s artists, so now we gotta wait for the beta of the site and expect the best of it all, i hope is not s a scam and i hope is addicting and nice to use.

TL;DR: It sounds good and i hope it is.