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WHO: An artist who until recently was frequenting Furaffinity under the username Comico. Recently Perma-banned from site. Other Alias and locations:
Skype: shizimiru
Furrafinity: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/comico/

WHERE: The offense took place mainly through PayPal, however Shizimiru's main form of contact and "business" was through FA.

WHAT: The art in question was a $400 dollar "mature" comic piece that was commissioned by me through a different artist (name of Hashire on FA) at Shizimiru's request. We were to "share" the piece with our characters, and Shizimiru promised to pay me 200 for her half of the work "when she had the money."

WHEN: Auction for said comic was posted approx. March 28. Winning bid was placed on the 29th by Shizi.

Initial Skype between Nataya/Taya/nxcritter and Shizimiru of forged paypal screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/KA21uOP.jpg?1
Forged paypal Screenshot, taken from skype chat shown above(my full name blotted for security): http://i.imgur.com/ugO06Vx.png?1 Offending charge is at very bottom.
MY paypal screenshot of the same dates (full name blotted out for Shizi's security): http://i.imgur.com/5CnmEn8.png?1
The comic in question (be warned, adult content): http://i.imgur.com/s9ejO5H.jpg (no longer on fa due to my request to scrap the image)

The green notes and dialogue we're placed by Shizi herself, after the auction was won.

EXPLAIN: After Shizimiru (hence forth referred to as Shizi) won the bid, I was told to pay the auction holder (Hashire) the full price for the auction and was told by Shizi that she would pay me her $200 "share" of the commission. At the time I thought nothing of it because, for better or worse, I tend to be pretty trusting of people. Anyways, after a series of complicated matters not directly relevant to this issue (and far more personal than what this board probably allows), it was mutually decided we didn't want an art piece together anymore, and I blocked Shizi from skype and FA for reasons not pertaining to this post. Later on, Shizi sent me a message through one of her friends telling me she wanted full rights to the comic. At this time she had still not paid me the $200 she had claimed she would give me. Again, due to issues irrelevant to this comic itself, I handed over the rights in the hope to just end all communication and issues regarding her. Shortly afterward, she was banned from FA and the artist making the comic gave rights back to me since I still had full financial claim to the comic. I promptly told her to scrap it, but since she had already put a lot of effort into it, said she could keep the money for her time and effort, and the rest could just be considered "donation" since I was really just fed up with the entire situation. Please keep in mind, the artist Hashire was nothing but kind, understanding, and cordial through the entire affair. Later on, I was made aware of the fact that Shizi had contacted Hashire in an effort to reclaim the comic, citing that she had indeed paid me back for it. When questioned about PayPal logs, Shizi claimed she "couldn't find it in her records" then returned to artist Hashire a couple days later with said "missing log" showing that she had supposedly paid me the $200 she had been promising all along. This so called proof is shown above in a screen cap, which was handed off to her now ex-friend, Taya/Nataya (nxcritter in comments), in an effort to reclaim said money from me. Shizi lied and claimed that I had actually short changed HER 200 dollars, and used the forged PayPal log as proof. Above is posted her log with multiple transactions. The one with $200 for "Trev" (me) at the bottom. It is dated April 12th. If you look higher up, you'll see another transaction on that same sheet of from "Trev" for a mere $63, dated April 15th. Next to that you'll see MY PayPal screenshot, consisting of only 3 transactions during that time period. 2 of them pertain to Shizi, and both are for $63, showing that she edited the initial amount that she sent to me. Which as you can see, she promptly asked for back 3 days later. After confirming matter with Hashire, I showed that the money had not been paid, and was able to show her that I was an honest buyer and was not trying to get away with extra cash. Shizi on the other hand tried to get away with either a free comic, or 200 dollars of money she did not have to begin with.

For anyone curious, nxcritter became involved because I had blocked Shizi, and Shizi chose to use Nataya/Taya/nxcritter to reach me to try and get me to hand over the money she claimed I owed her.

In short, this is a warning to all honest artists out there. Usernames Shizimiru, Comico, Klusters, Shimiren, Sheenix, or ANY username laying claim to the species called "Shimiren" (majority of these screenames are mentioned on the furaffinity page linked in the WHO section above), is a woman that tried to short change me both in money and art. My hope is artists or other buyers like myself that have dealt with this individual will comment on this posting, so more will come to light on the types of these dealings she has attempted before, and probably will again if given the chance.

Thank you for reading.


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May. 14th, 2013 04:30 am (UTC)
I wonder if Nataya's involvement in this was before or after the situation on the Baebunny beware? Wasn't Comico banned just a bit after that happened? Comico mentions being banned to Nataya in the skype screenshot.

(This is more a question aimed at anyone reading, not specifically you, OP!)

Also, this is one of the most plain-faced and boldest ways I've seen someone scam someone else. I'm shocked at her behavior.

Edited at 2013-05-14 04:35 am (UTC)
May. 14th, 2013 04:49 am (UTC)
I was conflicted about the everything 'till I saw this. One of them must have been lying. Turns out to be her so I cut all ties. I did not need a "scam artist" attached to my name and worst of all she used it to make me dislike him because of her personal issues with him.

I had been speaking with her for only a short while. Met her via FA and then decided that it was not wise to continue contact with her due to this.

I knew of the bae bunny thing's but then came to realize the lies and then left it as is.

Essentially, I heard only what she was telling over voice and thought Bae was in the wrong for just asking for money from a set price, I didn't know there was a range price until the AB came out. Then the dits were done and she was like "yay don't need to make an AB."......yeah

Edited at 2013-05-14 05:11 am (UTC)
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May. 14th, 2013 04:38 am (UTC)
yes She did contact me to contact trev.

She sent me the paypal log via skype and I was at the time only trying to settle the issue only to find she was the one lying.

She never sent him the money, and she forged the log. Befor I knew I had blacklisted the op thinking they were untrustworthy. Till he proved otherwise.

She made a fool of us both at first even if I was the neutral party, after seeing this I was done.

Lucky I found out but only due to trying to help her acquire the money she claimed to be owed.

May. 14th, 2013 04:54 am (UTC)
May. 14th, 2013 05:11 am (UTC)
The fact she forged a screenshot is just wow. First she tries to ruin Bae by leaving out a lot of the notes, now shes trying to make herself look like a victim.
May. 14th, 2013 06:04 am (UTC)
That's the part I'm really stuck on, that's just beyond unacceptable, and notably "bold" (most polite way I can put it) since they can be easily refuted by real screenshots

Edited at 2013-05-14 06:05 am (UTC)
May. 14th, 2013 06:36 am (UTC)
Hoooooooly shit on a cracker.
May. 14th, 2013 07:46 am (UTC)
May. 14th, 2013 08:37 am (UTC)
This is absolutely appalling.

I really hope that no one else ends up affected by this behavior. I don't think she realizes the seriousness of what she's doing. Not only would these screenshots have been disproven if a dispute was ever opened with Paypal, but spreading lies and attempting to scam money from people never ends well. I think we've seen that happen here within the community; it always backfires on the person doing it.
May. 14th, 2013 09:08 am (UTC)
And if she tries it on the wrong person (Or the right one?), she'll have criminal charges to worry about, somewhere down the road.
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May. 14th, 2013 04:13 pm (UTC)
Uhg. Absolutely disgusting. Her behavior and actions are seriously atrocious. Perma-blacklisted. I hope the fa admins finally ban her for good and disable that account or something.
May. 14th, 2013 04:29 pm (UTC)
Actually the comico accout was permabanned as mentioned in the other beware. also as well a the shizimiru. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/shizimiru/ Though looks like it was banned last year from the shouts.

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May. 14th, 2013 05:49 pm (UTC)

How awful. To do what she did is one thing, but to go so far as take the time to put together a forged screenshot? You have to be really guiltless emotionally to do that and share it without hesitation. Triple so when the party supposedly receiving the money can bring up their own history and prove otherwise.

May. 14th, 2013 08:32 pm (UTC)
she was also on Weasyl, but appears to have blanked her icon and gallery there, so she might be trying to reappear under a new name
May. 14th, 2013 10:59 pm (UTC)
Does weasyl staff know of this? Considering I'm sure a fairly new art site would not want to deal with something like this.
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May. 14th, 2013 09:10 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh.
What an awful person. ;c Forever blacklisted on my end.
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May. 14th, 2013 10:41 pm (UTC)
Re: not surprized
I think you should make your own post here on this issue as well. posting to this good and all but if you want your story fully read and understood i would recommend doing so.
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May. 14th, 2013 11:22 pm (UTC)
Yup..I was in the same situation like Natasha Grant/ TribalWolf-Studios. I'm gonna write a proper post later but I needed to say this first.

She kept asking me for discounts in a row, while I already said I do NOT give discounts and besides, her commission was already very cheap, as I charged her my with my old prices.

I felt very much used by her, like she only wanted to be friends with me to get free art, and she managed to get it.

I was holding an auction with her, and it was supposed to be a drawing involving her fursona and the winner of the auction, WITHOUT background.

When she posted up the auction, she made her own rules and stated that I would make a super detailed background. People already bid on the piece, but I noted her about it anyway. She said she would pay for the extra costs, if the price for the auction wouldn't be high enough, so I agreed.

The winning bid was $300 and I was very happy with it. Then she noted the winner about the auction piece behind my back, and discussed with him, that the auction piece would become a 5 panel comic like this one (which she also ripped me off with): (warning ADULT)http://www.furaffinity.net/view/10035735/

I wasn't very good at saying no, and the winner already thought I agreed with it, so I said yes.
I felt horrible sick after the auction, so I decided to note the winner of the auction that I didn't agree to make a comic and that he was free to cancel the auction. He said he didn't mind, and that I could finish the original auction idea (with background). I didn't discuss this with Comico, since it wasn't her business anyway.

Also, another fun fact: She even asked me if the $300 for the auction, would also be enough to pay off HER commission. I told her no because this money is from someone else and meant for the auction, not hers. I even had to explain this to her.

I also told the winner of the auction that he had to send the payment to ME instead of her. Since I AM the artist and it really didn't make sense to me that she wanted the payment to be send to her first. I don't think I would have received the full amount if she received the payment..

I've never had such horrible experiences with a client before. I always try to be nice and friendly, but in the end, I was used and ripped off.
May. 15th, 2013 12:13 am (UTC)
Re: Shizi
The more people talk about this person the more horrified I am. Jesus. I'm sorry you got ripped off like that.
Re: Shizi - been2hellnback - May. 15th, 2013 09:31 pm (UTC) - Expand
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