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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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mekania
Aug. 31st, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
As a commissioner who has a collection of 700 pieces of art and one who doesn't like to pay upfront (I am more inclined to do half upfront) as I've had many artists just disappear after details have been agreed on I really disagree with your assessment of character.
laurenashleyart
Sep. 11th, 2011 12:36 am (UTC)
Sadly, it's mostly correct. You're a rare gem though, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting the fandom, but most people who refuse to pay up front, or half up front, normally won't finish through with their payment, while the artist wastes their time drawing the piece. :(

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