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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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ljmydayaway
Aug. 30th, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
Or at least be up front about it, "I don't have the money right now, but if I did, how much would x cost?" is perfectly acceptable.
millislim
Aug. 31st, 2011 12:16 am (UTC)
I completely agree...honesty always
saitenyo
Sep. 1st, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
Yeah, this. I don't mind at all if someone wants to shoot me an email asking about costs and then never gets back to me after I give them a quote. I just assume they decided the price was too high. It is courteous to let the artist know, especially if it's an artist who holds specific slot numbers, but as I don't begin any work or even mark someone down as a commission slot until they agree on the price, it's not that big of a deal.

But saying the price is fine and then just...never sending it? I dunno if it's a scam but it sure is rude and disorganized. :/ And annoying.

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