jasonafex (jasonafex) wrote in artists_beware,
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Scammer: Akarui-Kurai

I apologize if I've worded this incorrectly to how the norm is for reporting people but heres a doozey from me.

http://www.furaffinity.net/user/akarui-kurai/

I comissioned her intially about 7 months ago and received the comission back a week or so after, I was very pleased. Recently after, feeling I could trust this comissioner as a friend, payed for 2 full coloured, full shaded, dual character comissions up front, as in payed in full rather then half now/later.

During the first few days she responded somewhate often, promising their completion within the next few, due to being behind on a few other things, only to completley dissapear off all sources of contact afterwards. I did manage to get a message or two off her after a couple months of asking for a reply and/or progress on the comissions, but only got a reply after sending a small threat of asking for a refund if it took much longer with such a poor concern for keeping in contact reguarding completion.

2 months after initally paying for both comissions, she haddn't done more then a single, rough sketch. After my threat she uploaded a rough coloured sketch and I got off her back, assuming she was back on track and that she would complete them eventually. I did continue to send messages reguarding them from week to week, but they now met no reply.

6 months in total later after paying for the comissions, half a year. She has now said on her profile she will no longer be doing any comissions, and mine are not even on the list she plans to do before she does so. She says on her profile is her lack of "inspiration" which is also what she said all those months ago when I asked for progress. When I asked for a refund, she said she couldn't afford it. So since I'm neither getting a refund nor what I payed for, I've come here. I know friends who have had the same happened to them due to this artist so please beware.

I also feel very stupid for paying in full, I even offered her a tip if she atleast completed them but to no luck. Please be wary of this scammer.
Tags: artist-akarui-kurai, beware
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