feenaskunk (feenaskunk) wrote in artists_beware,

Money lost

WHO: pn09/pnine

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/pn09/ (recently disabled)
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/pnine/ (also disabled now)

WHAT: He had opened up a commission journal for theme commissions. He had a wonderful style and the price was rather good, so I decided to get a couple. As with most times, I used the note system with it - here those are with only the description cut out of each (as it isn't necessary)


which I paid - http://i.imgur.com/W015JtU.jpg

then a few more notes

http://i.imgur.com/UnLiJpC.png - the last communication I received

WHEN: The journal was posted in late July I believe. All of my notes and things starting the process (including payment) happened on August 1st as documented in the images. I gave it a while; I wasn't in any rush and I know folks have lives beyond furry.

The real start for concern, however, was when he posted about being hacked on January 13 - http://i.imgur.com/rgc4CKx.jpg - and he was moving to a new account because of it.

EXPLAIN: Expanding on the ~when~, I noted his new account. http://i.imgur.com/Z5aq99N.png to which he read it, but never responded. After a few weeks, I was getting tired of things, so I decided to just ask for a refund. http://i.imgur.com/CL1XWa5.png He never read this note, however. (http://i.imgur.com/AQAESjI.jpg) He posted that his new account had been hacked as well and said he moved to weasyl, which I sent a note there as well (no screenshot, but will provide if interested. It said the same thing as the refund note).

Some days before (and also another reason I was looking for a refund), he posted a journal saying he was selling his characters - http://i.imgur.com/pUaF2DL.png - on his 'hacked' accounts. He apparently sold one to someone, I don't have a screenshot of this since the page was disabled before I thought of it. However, there was no more action on his weasyl or FAs for a couple of months.

Then, this journal happens suddenly in the beginning of March - http://i.imgur.com/9nwup8J.png - which perplexes people since, again, his account was supposedly hacked. With some glimmer of hope, though, I send an e-mail (again, no screenshot, but can provide if needed) asking the same thing as my notes, for a refund. There was, again, no reply to it nor to anyone else's request, I suppose. The shouts on his primary FA got plenty of callouts for owed art/money/running away to which this happens - http://i.imgur.com/9yQ8gWD.jpg - where some people (unsure if just close friends or him under a different account) spam the page to remove all of the evidence. Those two posts up top were there for a couple of days, then he ended up disabling the page as well.

And that is the whole tale from my point of view. I am sure my money is gone for good along with many other's, but I wanted to have some evidence in case he ever returns. Thank you for reading.
Tags: artist-pn09/pnine, beware
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