Fursuits can cost a lot of money, and where´s money unfortunately there are also scammers and fraudsters nearby.
you see an advertisement of a premade fursuit using stolen photos from
the web and the video shows the suiting up of what you finally get - a
poorly fitting rip-off from somebody else fursuit and character. There
are a lot of negative comments to this video accusing the person suiting
up of “stealing a fursona” - considered a very rude act in the fandom.
BUT PLEASE, be aware that the fraud in this case is not the buyer, she most probably didn´t know that such a fursuit and fursona already exists and trusted (maybe too much) the used images (also she and the owner of the original fursuit are already in contact to find a solution).
FRAUD is the online-seller who steals from the maker and the fursuiter
and sells poor quality to unaware people who want to join the fandom.
So what to do?
Harassing the victims of such a fraud is no solution !!!
What to do:
Report such sites whenever you stumble over it or post reviews on the site stating that the photos are not what you will get and also that the design is stolen!
Alert people who want to join the fandom of possible frauds and scam and such sites!
If you already got a fursuit by a trusted source, offer advice to people who want to get a fursuit!
If you want a fursuit don´t be afraid to ask, there are sites, blogs and online videos and groups (including this blog) dedicated to the topic, they will help if possible or give contacts to professional and honest fursuit-makers!