October 9th, 2014

Artist Beware : Benji. / Dear.

WHO: Benji. / Dear.

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/benji./

WHAT: A digital chibi sheet commission of one of my characters.

WHEN: 2 and a half months ago.

PROOF: Me commenting on journal - http://i.imgur.com/ynVwBrP.png
Me sending them a note / them accepting and giving me details - http://imgur.com/ZlMgBit
Proof of payment - http://i.imgur.com/1A03jLA.png

EXPLAIN: Okay, I contacted Benji. on July 18th asking them if I can get a chibi sheet, seeing they were doing commissions for them, they agreed, and asked me to send them a note, in which I did. They gave me the details, and told me how much I needed to send over, mind you as you can see through the payment proof, I had to spend a bit more then normal, because I use CAD currency instead of USD, so I convert that into USD , so on and so forth. Which I knew, and didn't mind.

Now, they told me to send it via Gift, which I have done before with other artists, and did get my commission, so I had no problems with it, what caused the red flag, was seeing a previous AB about their Dear. Account, at the time I didn't know if Benji. Was Dear. BUT I did do my research and found out, they both have the same Dreamy, and Same tumblr account.
Their tumblr is posted in their journals, and what not.
Dears. Tumblr Journal - http://i.imgur.com/Vn1C4Dr.png
Benjis Tumblr Journal - http://i.imgur.com/NvJVl10.png
As you can see in the screen shots, they both have the same Tumblr name.

So now I knew Benji. was Dear. but I still didn't do anything about it, A month after sending the payment, I asked for an update, in which they did give me an update, Which can be seen here - http://i.imgur.com/jirygNU.png
Now I am patient , so I accepted that excuse without worrying about it, I understand people can get rather busy, and what not. So again I paid no attention to it.
Another month passes, and it's now September , I send them another note on the 18th of September, and got no word back of an update.
Me asking for another update - http://i.imgur.com/QspQvqR.png
three weeks pass since I sent that last message, and I found it fishy, seeing they were posting on their Tumblr account, every few days so... yeah.. haha.....
So I send them a note asking for an Refund of my money, and telling them if they do not send me the refund , or even look at this message , within a week of me sending it I will put up an AB .
And welp, I didn't get my refund, and of course you guessed it, they didn't bother looking at the message...
Mind you I might sound a bit rude in the Ab / Refund warning, seeing at this point my paranoia was kicking up my Anxiety attacks, and those were kicking up my panic attacks, so it was hurting me a lot, so haha.. yeah I didnt mean for it to sound so mean, but :c you need to understand, I suffer with severe anxiety / Panic attacks, and things like that really get them going a lot >< and i was tired of it. Lol.

Proof they didnt look - http://i.imgur.com/ZC1gdOq.png
Me asking for a refund / warning them of an AB - http://i.imgur.com/A1CGzfK.png

So now here I am, posting this AB, mind you this may be a bit confusing this is my VERY first AB , and this is the VERY first time something like this has happened to me, as you notice at first I even thought that the commission was 25 dollars or more, but then I went back and looked at my transactions, and boom found out I paid 30 dollars xD so yes there was a bit of confusiong on my end for asking for a refund . It's been awhile since I sent that money so yeah ><;;

I do not mind waiting, but please just give me an update of whats going on...dont leave me in the dark, its not fair to the costomer , because we dont know if you just ... ran off with our money, and in this case, this is what had happened, I doubt I will never get that money back but at this point it doesnt matter,

What matters now, is getting this out there, and warning people about this artist.

:\ again sorry if this is a bit messy, this is my first AB ever.. ; n ;