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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. 31st, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
Well, maybe not scamming exactly, but I think I see what he was trying to do if indeed he was trying to do it.
I know I made the mistake once of doing up an icon for someone who was going to commission me (I did a couple other icons successfully the same way) but they said they didn't have the money, wanted me to save their spot 'til Friday or something, and I never heard from them again. Some people who take money after the art is done, same with sketches, certain people will try things like this. It reminds me of trades where one gets art but never receives theirs in return.

Definitely wasted your time though if he didn't have the money/intention of paying/commissioning you.


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