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Ann Allen on Facebook

WHO: Ann Allen on Facebook, unsure of any aliases outside of Facebook

WHERE: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009386021687

WHAT: 2 Small (about 1 inch) feral chibis (both rats), laminated & shipped.

WHEN: On June 11th, I was tagged into a posting in a Furry-Centered Art Group on Facebook by some personal friends who are moderators there. The reason is irrelevant (and I also cannot remember it), but I decided to commission the OP (Ann Allen) as they were showing off about 10 or so completed chibi pieces they had done for a group of people they were staying with at a con.

PROOF & EXPLANATION: All correspondence is/was through Facebook PM, and follows as such, censored parts are her e-mail and my work address--

First Contact (June 11th): http://i.imgur.com/CSvIpsp.png
I give her my commission details in PM after arranging for a commission in the original post in the Facebook Group, we chat a bit about our jobs (mostly omitted from screens as it's not pertinent) and I leave her alone to it.
I ask later if she has an FA, she ignores me.
The conversation picks back up nearly a month later JULY 6th where she asks me AGAIN what styles I want:
http://i.imgur.com/vuOnC9v.png
I reiterate that I'd like just the regular, simple chibis: http://i.imgur.com/w4GFurp.png
The next day (July 7th) she asks me if I'm picking up at AC, when I never mentioned anything about going to AC prior to this nor on Facebook: http://i.imgur.com/rROL5Wn.png
I inform her that I haven't been to AC since 2012 since I generally don't have the kind of funds it takes, and I again give her my address to have them shipped: http://i.imgur.com/t0PI0IN.png
As you can see, the conversation ends there. I ask her again on the 21st of July and again a week later on the 28th of July for updates. I get silence.
At this point it's been over a month I've been waiting for two tiny, very simple chibis that I've been asked for details on more than once despite her being active on her Facebook and posting other commissions/personal art.
She had been very talkative at initial contact and then for some days after until I started asking for updates, then I started getting silence. Finally, on the 28th of July I asked for another update and postured a Beware.
She sends me a photo of an empty iPhone Box:
http://i.imgur.com/43VVXvk.png
She claims then that her phone was broken despite never having made mention of this anywhere: http://i.imgur.com/L815Pkf.png
I am sympathetic, she AGAIN asks me what I ordered. I tell her, re-send our refs.
On August 13th (now it's been a little over two months) I ask her for an update:
http://i.imgur.com/RJq5qnF.png
Then again today (August 19th) I message her, and despite seeing her posting on her personal Facebook and being active on messenger, she continues to ignore me.
I believe I am now out of the range of chargeback, and for $7 I'm not exactly going to kick and scream, but I REALLY did want my art, I genuinely like her work but I'm not the kind of person that likes to be strung along.

I browsed her Facebook Wall a bit earlier and saw other people posting, asking for updates and replies to messages so it seems she's doing this to almost all her clientele while posting commissions she got for herself, etc.
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laughsatthunder
Aug. 22nd, 2015 02:06 am (UTC)
The photo of the empty iPhone box... WOW.

Beware well warranted.
snowhawk
Aug. 22nd, 2015 09:31 am (UTC)
I won't say anything about the empty iPhone box, as I have a 6 right now, though it's being leased via my phone plan. I didn't pay anything for the phone upfront. Smart phones are getting easier to get, though I don't understand what the -box- has to do with it.

But Facebook stores all messages... So how hard is it to look back, especially when you haven't been corresponding with someone that much?

I don't think you're out of chargeback range either, but you'd have to check PayPal for that.

Just wow. Beware warranted.
lem0ntrees
Aug. 22nd, 2015 05:54 pm (UTC)
Paypal extended the chargeback time to 180 days starting November 2014, so you should still be good on that!
jemindra
Aug. 24th, 2015 11:11 pm (UTC)
You mean 2015? o.o
lem0ntrees
Aug. 24th, 2015 11:12 pm (UTC)
Nope, November of last year is when the new policy took effect.
losnyangeles
Aug. 22nd, 2015 05:58 pm (UTC)
Beware warranted.

Have you tried Google to find her other aliases? You mentioned that she refused to answer your request for an FA username. You may be able to find her FA and/or other internet aliases through reverse image searching her FB art gallery. I really suggest that you do this and update this community if you find anything because many folks here won't be on the lookout for her otherwise.

Edit: If I wasn't on mobile, I would do it myself. :-/

Edited at 2015-08-22 06:00 pm (UTC)
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