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Commissioner Beware: SonicDash

WHO: SonicDash on Tumblr: http://sonicdash.tumblr.com/
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/zekrom0695 - I was told by another artist that was also charged back that this was his FA name.

WHERE: My tumblr, Bluntwhiskey.tumblr.com (NSFW), and e-mail

WHAT: A digital sketch of his character.

WHEN: September 5 – 7, 2013

PROOF: (Links Below are Screenshots and Paypal Transactions)

EXPLAIN: SonicDash poked me on tumblr, asking about a commission after he saw I was opened for such last week. After a lot of back and forth, we’ve come to an agreement, and I had him pay an invoice I sent to him over paypal. I finish his commission a couple of days later, and that was the last I heard from him through e-mails. Today, I noticed that there was a chargeback notice on my paypal account. So I asked him about it, and apparently, his parents forced him to file chargebacks against myself, and another artist, CitrusVision, and probably others.


Product in Question: http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/7550/0oz4.jpg

Proof Links:
http://imageshack.us/a/img821/1492/xfdq.png
http://imageshack.us/a/img59/7479/2ewf.png
http://imageshack.us/a/img542/1802/fhq3.png
http://imageshack.us/a/img594/39/905p.png
http://imageshack.us/a/img268/1738/u3l5.png
http://imageshack.us/a/img31/8664/68y.png
http://imageshack.us/a/img593/3007/6jm1.png
http://imageshack.us/a/img62/9278/bzo1.png
http://imageshack.us/a/img21/4259/vw0q.png
http://imageshack.us/a/img94/6551/r16l.png
http://imageshack.us/a/img818/6715/c3ql.png
http://imageshack.us/a/img850/8563/cqw7.png
http://imageshack.us/a/img32/6885/velq.png - Paypal Transaction
http://imageshack.us/a/img20/5748/71re.png - Tumblr

UPDATE
He's returned my money. I consider this unfortunate incident resolved for me.
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Comments

corghi
Sep. 13th, 2013 07:34 am (UTC)
Honestly, this sounds like one big fat scam. I think he's doing this on purpose. If he has no job, has no source of income, how can he afford $30-60+ on multiple pieces of MLP art? He denies stealing money from his parents, but by using his parents PP, he obviously must be?

It looks like he waits until the art is complete, then files a charge-back, and getting free art out of it. I'm pretty sad people would go out of their way to scam people online for artwork..

I'm sorry you got scammed. I'm going to be skeptical and say you won't be seeing that money..
evan_balot
Sep. 13th, 2013 08:25 am (UTC)
Yep. That right there is exactly what it looks like!
kayla_na
Sep. 13th, 2013 11:25 am (UTC)
http://sonicdash.tumblr.com/post/61090443967/psa-my-plan-to-repay-others

I'm starting to feel like I probably won't see that money back either. e_e
evan_balot
Sep. 13th, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
You know what? I believe it's a scam. Unless he has some sort of disability, there should be no way that he's this irresponsible at 30 years of age.
oceandezignz
Sep. 14th, 2013 04:59 am (UTC)
This is not a warning, but a very stern suggestion to steer away from this kind of speculation (re: 'some sort of disability'). This is toeing the line of making some really uncomfortable commentary and its not something we encourage in A_B.

Thank you.
citrus_vision
Sep. 13th, 2013 05:53 pm (UTC)
Yeeep. :/
neolucky
Sep. 14th, 2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
Well, all I can say to this is there was another chargeback issue with Candywolfie/Jellithepanda , and after some time he paid everyone back. It was a very similar situation so all I can do is HOPE Sonicdash actually means to pay it back.

But... the chances are possibly slim. Oi.

Edited at 2013-09-14 10:25 pm (UTC)
kayla_na
Sep. 15th, 2013 02:20 pm (UTC)
I'll stay on his bum until he does. Only thing I can do now. Ugh, I'm so frustrated about this whole ordeal.
bazeel_pooka
Sep. 27th, 2013 05:17 pm (UTC)
Mel, has this been resolved at all?
kayla_na
Oct. 20th, 2013 12:14 am (UTC)
It was just resolved now at around 8:00 PM. I got my money back.
kerstin_orion
Nov. 8th, 2013 01:34 pm (UTC)
I'm very glad you got your money back. I'll go ahead and tag this post as resolved. Thank you very much for letting us know!

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