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Artist Beware: Xarkbeast/Arkadult

WHO: Xarkbeast(FA), Arkadult(YCH), and Redixxbeastdesigns (DA).

WHERE: Formally FA and DA. YCH.commishes.com
http://ych.commishes.com/user/arkadult/
http://redixxbeastdesigns.deviantart.com/journal/All-commission-1-100-point-commission-sale-613194468

WHAT: $30 Digital two character feral mating art.

WHEN: Jan. 17, 2016

PROOF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8clf86xw1glqnzw/Screenshot%20%2847%29.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jxi9o4y73gqm2og/Screenshot%20%2852%29.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/92njq0y44miuhyj/Screenshot%20%2848%29.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/35w91h9v69b94ay/Screenshot%20%2842%29.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/r4h0tqqkytdwmzu/Screenshot%20%2843%29.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6pfkr4s3rvklyw9/Screenshot%20%2849%29.png?dl=0

EXPLAIN: Not sure if this well be allowed, but I think people deserve to be warn about this artist. So wanted to do a beware on this artist before, but before I could he deactivated all account he had so I though it was pointless until I ran into him again yesterday under a new name.

Anyway it started when said artist uploaded multiple ych's one which I bought for $30. Things seems normal at first. Noted him on FA a month later about my commission. Turns out he never started because he didn't know their genders. Was a bit annoyed for two reasons. One being that he waited a month to ask and may have waited longer had I not messaged him and the second because their genders looked to be clear in the references and I told him the first time he asked. Never the less told him and wait yet another month and asked about a trello or something like that. Never got an answer to my commission question. Later tried messaging him again to find his FA deactivated. Immediately went to pay palpay to file a claim. Few days later get an email asking if I want a refund or the art. I chose the refund and was asked it I could wait until Tuesday.

Later gives me some bullshit about Paypal locking him out of the transaction and that he will send the money from a new account after I drop the claim. If anyone knows paypal like me you know that once a claim is closes it can't be reopened and it he did send the money he could then do a charge back claiming it wasn't him. That was a HUGE red flag and I stop talking to him all together and let paypal take it from there. In the end got my money back.

Fast forward a bit to yesterday when I'm on ych.commishes.com a site for sell ych's. I bid on a auction but a few minutes before it ended I found it below to said artist. The was no way to back out or contact him so I waited for an email. In it he thank me for bidding an ask that I send the payment through family and friends. Again if you know paypal you know that's a terrible way to pay for art. I ended up telling him I wanted to back out before it had ended because I knew who he was and had a terrible experience with him in the past. As of now it looks like that account has be abandon as well.

Edit: Seems his FA account has been reactivated sometime after I made this beware.
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/xarkbeast
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ukthewhitewolf
Aug. 29th, 2016 02:02 pm (UTC)
I've never heard of PayPal locking an account from a specific transaction. That sounds made up, honestly. :/
If it was his parent's visa I don't understand why he couldn't just refund your payment and give his parents the $30 he had to pay back.
norsepaw
Aug. 29th, 2016 03:37 pm (UTC)
Only get fake paypal-emails that says my account is locked.
fastbreak333
Aug. 31st, 2016 02:44 am (UTC)
My guess is that he was too embarrassed to admit he screwed up and decided to lie rather than own up to his mistake. It only justifies the only thing even more though; why trust somebody that lies with money?
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Treveyon20
Aug. 29th, 2016 03:04 pm (UTC)
There was a note responding to the first time, but I couldn't find it. Though it really ticked me off that he waited a month and probably would have waited longer to ask had I not decided to check on the progress.

Edited at 2016-08-29 03:05 pm (UTC)
slinky_ferret
Sep. 3rd, 2016 10:27 pm (UTC)
Looks like he deactivated his FA account again after you made the edit saying he had reactivated it.
Treveyon20
Sep. 4th, 2016 03:57 am (UTC)
I saw. Their DA was also reactivated, but is not deactivated again. I'm guessing they may have seen this and gone into hiding. On the upside his style is very easy to recognize so he can't hide very well.
slinky_ferret
Sep. 3rd, 2016 10:20 pm (UTC)
Looks like he deactivated his FA account again after you made the edit saying he had reactivated it.
Treveyon20
Aug. 3rd, 2017 12:00 pm (UTC)
So I have an update about current accounts this person is using. Should I update here are make a separate post since this on is so old?
kayla_la
Aug. 3rd, 2017 03:18 pm (UTC)
MOD COMMENT
You can do either, but note that you'll need to be able to prove, with actual proof (things like "it looks like their art style" or "a friend of mine says it's them" aren't real proof), that the accounts belong to them.
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