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Warning; Possible Scam

I was contacted by zerosonic on FA for a commission. They had asked for my prices, and I told them. We had a lenghty discussion, and many, many notes on their subject and set up for their commission. Like all commissions I take, I asked for the payment once we had decided what the commission would be. The price did not change from the price I gave him at the beginning, which he agreed to.

He replied with a simple 'ok', so I figured he had sent payment. I checked the next day, because I had been using my Wii. He hadn't sent it, so I sent off another note asking if he had, that I hadn't gotten it, and if he hadn't sent it, to do so. I got another okay in response.

So I sent off another note being a little more firm, telling him I require payment within 24 hours of the agreed commission and that he would have to send it or I would cancle his slot. Another ok.

Lastly I fired off a 'slot cancled' note, and he responded that he didn;t have the funds to pay for commissions right now. I have no idea if he was trying to scam me or not, but I figured I'd put a warning out anyways, as I have been scammed in this exact way before.

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Aug. 30th, 2011 06:03 am (UTC)
Depending on what they were talking about too, they may not have ever have wanted a commission at all. I've got one person who pages me on a Muck who never actually wants to exchange money, they just want to talk about their fabulous ideas and want you to think they're SO CLEVER that you'll draw their awesome fetish artwork for free. So, maybe they were just looking to talk about their Awesome Ideatm and not actually pay for anything. It's not a scam, just time wasting and annoying.
Aug. 30th, 2011 06:39 am (UTC)
He was pretty straight forward that he wanted one. He even asked about the payment options (if he could pay in USD and I'm pretty sure he asked if I took paypal).


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