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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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shariea
Aug. 30th, 2011 06:17 am (UTC)
Nope. I wont start any of my commissions until I receive payment. Its in my TOS I take payment upfront. I dont know if he was just looking around and pricing, but he didnt even give me which of the 4 characters he listed he wanted it of. @_@
teekchan
Aug. 30th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)
He did the same to me as well. But he also included this; "you can do a mature one of any of my 3 ill let u pick"

Although, he didn't include refs until I actually asked for them. That was the entire reply after I asked what he wanted done.
millislim
Aug. 30th, 2011 07:18 am (UTC)
This is a personal pet peeve of mine...it's not the artist's job to get all the information together it's the commissioner's... get your ideas, ref sheets and examples all in one email. This saves AT LEAST 3-4 emails back and forth...shows the artist you're serious and consolidates all information for ease of use.

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