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Beware: SonicDash/zekrom0695

$10 bust shot commission

Sept 7th (commission started)
Sept 9th (commission approved and payment sent)
Sept 10th (paypal reversal)

Start of the commission(blanked out for art description). Sketch approval(had to redraw it a few times). And payment agreement.

Paypal transaction (The sent payment and payment reversal)

I contacted him on tumblr about not getting paid for my commission.

Tumblr replies; people telling me he's done this before, and my short history with him. He replies telling me I'm taking it too far.

Journals on his tumblr


So, I opened up bust shot commissions on Sept 7th to help pay a rather large dental bill. SonicDash/zekrom contacted me interested in a commission, details were exchanged, etc. On Sept 9th I showed a rough sketch(after a couple redraws) and it was accepted, then I asked for payment and he said he had sent it(and it was, I checked paypal). ((Later he also messaged me through FA, telling me that he was SonicDash from Tumblr. I had no idea he hand an FA account and had I known beforehand I wouldn't have taken the commission, but I really needed money and I had already started the commission. Should have known better))

So, I started coloring the commission, I never finished it, but I got an email yesterday from paypal for a payment reversal for 'unauthorized account activity claim'. So, I messaged him on tumblr asking if I'm ever going to get my payment, and he claims that his parents took/deleted his paypal account so he is unable to pay for his commission.

I was clearly upset, so I made an awareness journal about him on tumblr. I then had replies telling me the same exact thing has happened to them with commission payments recently (also a friend told me that he tried commissioning him that very same day all the reversals were happening), and his behavior towards other artists.

He's made a few reply blogs. Explaining his situation. He says his parents shut down/deleted his paypal account because they thought he was stealing money from them (and apparently threatening to call the cops on him). He also says he's going to pay everyone back eventually.

Now, I know (if that situation is even true) that sucks. I'm sorry that is happening, but it is still unacceptable to commission a lot of artists and have all their payments returned. It's irresponsible, and if you don't have that money in the first place, you shouldn't be spending it.

I would just suggest everyone else to just not accept commissions from him until he gets his stuff straightened out.

I've also contacted FA staff about him about 10 days ago, have yet to hear back from them.

UPDATE: As of October 20th, the payment has been received and the issue is resolved.
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Sep. 26th, 2013 12:04 am (UTC)
Might have missed this in your info, sorry!

What's his FA user name? You have two names, but not which is which, or are they both for FA?
Sep. 26th, 2013 12:46 am (UTC)
Sorry. His tumblr name is SonicDash and his FA is zekrom0695
Sep. 26th, 2013 12:35 am (UTC)
Not the first time, he also did this to Kayla-na I think.
Sep. 26th, 2013 12:47 am (UTC)
Yup, I know. Hers happened like the same exact day mine did, I had notified her of his FA username as well as what happened to me.
(no subject) - 0acorn0 - Sep. 26th, 2013 12:50 am (UTC) - Expand
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Sep. 26th, 2013 02:45 am (UTC)
They appear to be 28 and their parents have control over their paypal? Shady shady. Sorry you had to go through that. Blocked blocked blocked.
Sep. 26th, 2013 03:01 am (UTC)
He's 30 years old and his parents found out him using his paypal for my little ponies and commissions n' junk. They apparently thought he was stealing from them so he had to fork over his account and they reversed all the payments. Like it's hard to believe it happened, but I guess older people can still be controlled by their parents. :/

I'm never doing work for him ever again, though I'm still keeping an eye on him because he claims he's going to get a job and pay all the artists he commissioned back. (doubt it, but still)
Sep. 26th, 2013 04:14 am (UTC)
Has he given a time-table (or at the least, an idea of a date) of when he's going to start paying people back?

I'm sorry this happened to you--I hope you get your money!

Sep. 26th, 2013 04:43 am (UTC)

Kayla asked for a progress report. Looks like he needs to find a job first and save up money. So, it's pretty much gonna be awhile...or never.

Thank thanks, me too.

Edited at 2013-09-26 04:43 am (UTC)
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Sep. 26th, 2013 05:19 am (UTC)
Because I had previously blocked him on skype/tumblr for harassment. I had no idea he had an FA account until he revealed himself to me after I had already sketched the commission/taking payment.

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Sep. 26th, 2013 05:30 am (UTC)
I would report this to Paypal. They have apparently done this to multiple users, and if in fact he did "steal", then something needs to be done about this. It's not fair that all of these artists, including yourself, are out money for work they've already done.

And if his story is true, I hope his family can back up their claims.
Sep. 26th, 2013 05:33 am (UTC)
I tried to dispute it with paypal when I got the reversal saying what he did, but they still decided to refund the money back to his account.
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Sep. 27th, 2013 05:14 pm (UTC)
Citrus Vision:
Please contact me via notes on Fur Affinity, so I may assist in resolving this issue!
Sep. 27th, 2013 05:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Citrus Vision:
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Sep. 28th, 2013 05:00 am (UTC)
This issue has been resolved on our end, until contact with all parties owed is made by the user.
Sep. 28th, 2013 07:59 pm (UTC)
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Sep. 30th, 2013 01:31 pm (UTC)
I was screwed out of my payment as well for a commission that I did for him as well. :/ I've been asking him every week about an update on when I'm going to get paid back. Sometimes I wonder if I feel like I'm nagging him to death, but then again, I didn't get paid for the labor that I did that he commissioned me to do. e_e
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