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Beware: Harrasment

WHO: Nekomage

WHERE: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/nekomage

WHAT: Started with a late payment but is about continued harassment after issue was resolved.

WHEN: The harassment only happened for a day before I deleted the journal. Time stamps are on everything if you need specifics of the whole event.

PROOF: Our dealing in notes. http://postimage.org/image/jse5smb8b/full/
The journal I made. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/47368034/nekomage03.png

EXPLAIN: What happened is pretty simple. I painted an auction image for nekomage. There was apparently some issues with paypal but after waiting and contacting nekomage a few times and never receiving payment over the span of a couple weeks I became suspicious. I sent them a note saying that the payment was overdue and if they didn't pay, or contact me to try and pay by money order, I would warn others on dealing with them. The note went on ignored and unread even after I left a shout on their page asking them to read it. They were active but that went ignored.
Assuming they were avoiding paying me I put up a journal asking my viewers advice on the matter. As soon as he saw it he read and responded to my note as well as sent a payment then and there as far as the time on the Paypal invoice is concerned.


Honestly I got my money so its not about the payment. I am still suspicious that he only paid after the journal scared him but in all honesty I don't know if its just a coincidence the money went through right after the journal.

The problem here is he continued to spam my journal harassing me and my watchers long after I stopped talking to him. The last two times I said anything was my last note thanking him for the payment and a response in the journal that simply showed him an image of the payment I received and the time on it proving it just went through after the journal was posted and not a minute before. First couple of links had to be deleted because I missed crossing out some personal information in my hastiness but I went back and fixed it within minutes for safety reasons.

Of course he used my mistake as fuel for his fire. If you read the journal and notes it should be very clear.

All in all I still don't like doing this but it ended up as a terrible experience that I don't want anyone else to have to deal with. Sadly all he had to do was explain it was a misunderstanding and I would have left it at that.

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thestory137
Jul. 23rd, 2012 04:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah. It happened in such a short time and I was gone and away doing a painting for my family at one point.
I also didn't want to have to block someone. I've never had to before. I guess there are first times for everything though.
thistlewolf
Jul. 21st, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
Really glad you decided to post this.

I think the most unnerving part was that he not only outed himself and threatened you, but he outed himself after you'd edited the journal as resolved. That behavior screams that there's no mature, "safe" way to resolve issues with him.
snowyedges
Jul. 22nd, 2012 12:44 am (UTC)
Oh my GOODNESS that ATTITUDE. And he just keeps commenting and commenting, talking to himself trying to - I'm assuming - make himself feel less guilty about the situation and push the blame on you.
I hope it's not against the rules of the community to call him immature because that's exactly what he is.

Glad you got your money in the end, but sorry that you had to go through that in order to get it.
jakejynx
Jul. 22nd, 2012 02:11 am (UTC)
...guy just hurled himself right off the deep end, didn't he? o_O
sharpecostumes
Jul. 22nd, 2012 01:34 pm (UTC)
This this this... Goodness the turnaround of his attitude is enough to make any readers head spin!
celestinaketzia
Jul. 22nd, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)
Wow.

Just wow. Thank you for posting this. I gotta agree with Jake, that's quite a nose dive at the end! I'm guessing he thinks if he scares you, you'll send back the money or something.
sintocat
Jul. 22nd, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
*drum roll* aaand blocked! This was just horrible to read - I can't even imagine what it was like to go through! You handled it very professionally, even with the accident post of his paypal, you apologized and hid it. I would suggest that if someone is harassing you like that in the future to just block them.
lackoflollies
Jul. 22nd, 2012 04:44 am (UTC)
I just did a commission for him too... o_o I had no where NEAR these issues. He sent payment a couple days late (which was fine, because it took me a little bit to get his art to him due to the heat wave) but.. wow, he was professional and straight to the point when he commissioned me.
copper_curls
Jul. 22nd, 2012 06:50 am (UTC)
Thanks for this; beware well-warranted. I don't do art commissions but worth it to be warned of his conduct. I especially like how he outed himself and then somehow that became a "felony" on your part. Blocking him, def.
mekania
Jul. 22nd, 2012 07:56 am (UTC)
The felony he was claiming was because the OP posted a paypal screencap including his name and address, not the journal itself. But holy moly was that an overreaction!

Sorry this happened to you, OP!
norsepaw
Jul. 22nd, 2012 08:32 am (UTC)
Yikes, thanks for the warning!
tropicalblaze
Jul. 23rd, 2012 04:33 am (UTC)
I had to take a step back and re-read a bit of that. Just wow. Every once in awhile I forget people like this exist.

Thank you very much for the warning.
frazzled_niya
Jul. 23rd, 2012 07:08 am (UTC)
=T that is very sad... Glad you got your payment; annoying that you had to go through all that to get it though.

Think next time don't send the full image until the money has hit your account or someone is able to given you a valid transaction ID.
thestory137
Jul. 23rd, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
Usually I do. I made the mistake of taking his word instead of checking paypal first and waiting for the payment to go through. I've never had a problem before so I got too trusting I suppose.
amy_bells
Jul. 23rd, 2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you got it resolved, and I'm sorry they went all crazy on you. It was hard to read some of their comments but the part I agree with one of the other commenters, is they kept saying they have this proof and that, but never ever posted any that I saw.

Your notes which he described as threatening and childish were anything but, if not more a description of his own...
echowhispers
Aug. 1st, 2012 01:48 am (UTC)
Oh Christ, that REALLY kind of worries me now.

I enter a contest he is holding and it's supposed to end tonight.

I really hope I didn't draw that piece for nothing D:
rimpala
Aug. 6th, 2012 03:30 am (UTC)
o.o; I'm in the same contest
echowhispers
Aug. 6th, 2012 03:38 am (UTC)
I guess we will see
echowhispers
Dec. 30th, 2012 05:54 am (UTC)
Aaaand we did see. I've posted about him in A_B and I hope they review it soon. I'm not getting my money and neither is anyone else who was in the contest.
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