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WHO: Raptorkou/So-Ko/Kaivolate/Commander-Stickypaw

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/raptorkou (disabled)
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/so-ko (disabled)
http://www.inkbunny.net/raptorkou (active but not posting)
http://raptorkou.deviantart.com (active but not posting)
http://kaivolate.deviantart.com (active but not posting)
http://commander-stickypaw.tumblr.com (inactive)
http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=3598671 (inactive)

WHAT: 2pc pixel art commission

WHEN: July 20 2013 - Ongoing

PROOF: Below.

EXPLAIN: Artist posted on their journal around this time that they were opening up emergency commissions to cover bank overdraft fees. I ordered 2 pixel art commissions from him as seen below:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/93197490/raptorkou.png


Shortly after this the artist wiped their account and left FA. At this point I considered the matter a lost cause until running across them again on Tumblr http://commander-stickypaw.tumblr.com/ and inquired on the status of my commission. I received no reply, and soon after this they returned to FA under the account http://www.furaffinity.net/user/so-ko. Around this time I realized I wasn't the only one he owed art to as his shoutbox was loaded with requests for contact or commission updates. This account was soon abandoned and he returned to raptorkou, where he reopened commissions. Any requests made for updates on pending works on his page or journals were deleted until this journal was posted:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/93197490/raptorkou2.png

After this capture the journal was deleted, and they have made no replies to any attempts to contact them.


UPDATE: New active FA account is dante-feline
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Do NOT repost your old bewares. They are being archived.
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kazeno_taka
Jul. 21st, 2014 03:01 am (UTC)
At this point, if they keep deleting comments/journals/leaving accounts and refuse to respond to any notes or emails you send, it's time to contact Paypal and force a refund. You paid for a commission which you never received, and they're not responding to you. File a return with Paypal - you're completely within your legal (and moral) rights to do so.

Edited at 2014-07-21 03:02 am (UTC)
Mathew Kilbourn
Jul. 21st, 2014 10:13 am (UTC)
It was my understanding that a refund was no longer n option outside of the 45 day window.
kazeno_taka
Jul. 21st, 2014 02:26 pm (UTC)
Ah, I think you're right about the time frame. :(
intj_reflection
Jul. 21st, 2014 05:17 pm (UTC)
If you paid via credit card through Paypal there is still the potential of issuing a charge-back through the credit card company.
mazz
Jul. 21st, 2014 05:43 pm (UTC)
This works for Debit cards through your bank as well quite often if you explain the situation.

intj_reflection
Jul. 21st, 2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
Also quite true!
mazz
Jul. 21st, 2014 05:45 pm (UTC)
That's unfortunate, they could see this post and work to fix their reputation.

I'm sure they'll account hop on tumblr to try to get more undeserved commissions.
moondoge
Jul. 21st, 2014 06:21 pm (UTC)
Running away from their responcibilities with other's money -shakes head- Thanks for the beware
milingchi
Jul. 22nd, 2014 02:32 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm definitely going to have to say that this guy has no plans of coming back to do art/refund.

Wow... just wow.
lackoflollies
Jul. 22nd, 2014 11:12 am (UTC)
What a lowlife.

Sorry OP.
celestinaketzia
Jul. 22nd, 2014 12:11 pm (UTC)
Mod Comment
Do not name call.
Alexis Lexington
Jul. 22nd, 2014 11:13 am (UTC)
I thought both names looked VERY familiar. He lives in my city amd activily posts in our fur group on FB. I can try and contact him about this.
Please note I dont PERSONALLY know him.
Mathew Kilbourn
Jul. 22nd, 2014 12:20 pm (UTC)
I appreciate the offer but don't bother. It's become obvious he has no intention of doing any art he owes his commissioners or refunding any of them. A link back to this post would be helpful at least to get word out that he is not to be trusted.
Alexis Lexington
Jul. 22nd, 2014 12:56 pm (UTC)
Okay.
And I was also wrong, he no longer posts in our group. His last post was June 12th, Im guessing when all this really started? I took screen caps of it since he said he's "too good for his commissionairs". Im really sorry something lime this happened to you.
celestinaketzia
Jul. 22nd, 2014 01:53 pm (UTC)
Mod Comment
We also ask that members do not contact the featured person. (:
Mathew Kilbourn
Jul. 22nd, 2014 02:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah that sounds about right.

I honestly am not too upset over my personal loss in this, but I'm hearing stories that he's scammed at least 20 other people out of money in the last year alone and refuses to even acknowledge them, as asking for status updates on owed art seems to equate to trolling in his mind.
ThunderDraconis
Jul. 23rd, 2014 06:56 am (UTC)
I've been friends with the guy for a year now and have also been in this situation of been owed art, safe to say talking to him gets nothing done.

Just false promises and such, i'd not waste your time.
Alexis Lexington
Jul. 23rd, 2014 03:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he sent me 11 msgs on fb about the situation. And just kept blaming stress and how he cant handle it for everything. What I disliked was how he was focusing around one person instead of everyone else he owes.
cubgorawr
Jul. 22nd, 2014 05:17 pm (UTC)
Mathew Kilbourn
Jul. 22nd, 2014 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks, post updated.
metallik_hasse
Jul. 22nd, 2014 07:20 pm (UTC)
Report him to FA staff? I hear they sometimes ban scam-artists like this.
femaledarkling
Aug. 13th, 2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
Shame to see this actually, He still owes me a stream commission from about a year ago with repeated excuses as to why it hasn't been delivered, I just have him the benefit of the doubt, ops.
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