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Artist Beware: TGBK

WHO: TGBK

WHERE (NSFW links warning):

https://thegreenbookkeeper.deviantart.com/

https://www.hentai-foundry.com/user/thegreenbookkeeper/profile

https://www.patreon.com/projecthime

WHAT:

NSFW art commissions that I bought from this artists that were never received or even started on.

WHEN:

I paid $200 for these commissions on July 2016 and I received nothing at all. Only excuses and fake stories that they are being worked on and will be delivered soon.

EXPLAIN:

I am posting this up so that no more innocent people will be scammed and have their money stolen from them by this guy. I paid $200 USD using paypal for some NSFW commissions that I never received since July 2016 from an artist known as TGBK. This person always makes up sad excuses about the art commissions being worked on but as of this day he has never even sent me a sketch. He stopped talking to me on August 2017 after he said that the sketches were done and I politely asked if I could see them. He actually would only reply to me if I supported him on Patreon as most of my later messages were only from Patreon as he would not reply to regular email messages. Obviously he had been lying to me all along especially since many times he said that the commissions were done when they weren't even started on otherwise he would have sent a sketch. It is now way too late for a chargeback on my visa card. Originally I filed a paypal dispute claim and after he begged me to close the case I fell for his lies that I did what he said because he said that the commissions were almost done and he had health problems going on in his life. I had no idea that he was scamming me. He has a Patreon site where he has changed his name from TGBK to KawaiiGirlsCafe/KGC and currently to Project Hime. Now he is trying to pull the vanishing act and ignoring all emails and I only emailed him once a month to ask about commission status. Even when I very politely ask about my commission status or how he is doing (if he is still around) he deletes all the comments from his Patreon page and hides them from his DeviantArt profile. This is an obvious sign that he doesn't want other people to know what he is doing as he is continuing to trick more victims. I have provided screenshots of all the email messages that I've gotten from him.

PROOF:

These are screenshots of the emails:

https://img00.deviantart.net/cde0/i/2017/325/0/6/tgbk1_by_shinigamisenshi-dbuea27.jpg

https://img00.deviantart.net/7e7d/i/2017/325/2/e/tgbk2_by_shinigamisenshi-dbueail.jpg

https://img00.deviantart.net/050a/i/2017/325/7/0/tgbk3_by_shinigamisenshi-dbueahh.jpg

https://img00.deviantart.net/ad0c/i/2017/325/3/9/tgbk4_by_shinigamisenshi-dbueadi.jpg

https://img00.deviantart.net/b501/i/2017/325/4/8/tgbk6_by_shinigamisenshi-dbueajs.jpg

https://img00.deviantart.net/67d5/i/2017/325/1/a/tgbk7_by_shinigamisenshi-dbueakx.jpg

https://img00.deviantart.net/0f71/i/2017/325/d/6/tgbk8_by_shinigamisenshi-dbueamb.jpg

https://img00.deviantart.net/cbe4/i/2017/325/7/7/tgbk10_by_shinigamisenshi-dbueant.jpg

https://img00.deviantart.net/c1c8/i/2017/325/9/8/tgbk12_by_shinigamisenshi-dbueatk.jpg

https://img00.deviantart.net/f440/i/2017/325/3/c/tgbk13_by_shinigamisenshi-dbueauo.jpg

https://img00.deviantart.net/e0e8/i/2017/325/7/1/tgbk14_by_shinigamisenshi-dbueavr.jpg

https://img00.deviantart.net/2543/i/2017/325/b/d/tgbk15_by_shinigamisenshi-dbueax6.jpg

https://img00.deviantart.net/b983/i/2017/325/b/a/tgbk16_by_shinigamisenshi-dbueaya.jpg

https://img00.deviantart.net/46d5/i/2017/325/9/5/tgbk17_by_shinigamisenshi-dbueaz6.jpg

https://img00.deviantart.net/f163/i/2017/325/d/b/tgbk18_by_shinigamisenshi-dbueb03.jpg

https://img00.deviantart.net/3556/i/2017/325/4/7/tgbk19_by_shinigamisenshi-dbueb1m.jpg

https://img00.deviantart.net/63d3/i/2017/325/f/d/tgbk20_by_shinigamisenshi-dbueb2x.jpg
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Comments

( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
celestinaketzia
Dec. 20th, 2017 03:33 pm (UTC)
This is infuriating. He's obviously producing work, so I'm not sure why he can't produce yours. This is a beware well warranted.

I hope you get your art or a refund, OP.
shinigamisenshi
Dec. 20th, 2017 07:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading this and your kind support. I was in contact with his other customers who are in the same situation as me which has led me to believe that he never will finish/start the commissions. I don't mind waiting for a long time for a commission because I've actually waited over a year from a couple of other artists for really great works but the only difference here is that other people's commissions are not being made, there has never been anything sent over not even a sketch when he said that the works are almost ready over a year ago and he continues to ignore all emails eventhough I politely ask about the commissions and how he was doing. He only updates on Patreon so he can get people to keep on paying him but he's completely avoiding all commissioned work. The only thing I want to do now is to warn other people so they don't fall under the same trap.

Edited at 2017-12-20 07:30 pm (UTC)
scourge8574
Dec. 20th, 2017 04:11 pm (UTC)
So here's my bit of advice for you. Never drop a paypal dispute unless you have received the product in question. Don't care what the seller says or promises never do it, because in the end you will most liking get screwed in the end. More to this never let the transaction go pass the 6 month mark. And especially never pay by friends and family.

I'm not sure if you'll ever get what you paid for, but this beware is very much warranted. So take this as a learning experience.
shinigamisenshi
Dec. 20th, 2017 07:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for the good and much needed advice. Now I've learned my lesson the hard way regarding paypal disputes. I have also learned to be very cautious due to this and only stick to reliable and good sellers/artists that I have bought from in the past.
teekchan
Dec. 21st, 2017 02:40 am (UTC)
Someone else, unless its you, left a comment on his HF page about owed work so it seems he is doing this wil more, if not all, of his customers. ):
shinigamisenshi
Dec. 22nd, 2017 09:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your good eye and for reading this. That was definitely another customer and more proof that I'm not the only one. I was politely asking about the status of my commissions on his DeviantArt page only because he won't reply to any emailwbut he hides them just like what he does to his other customers.
kell0x
Dec. 24th, 2017 01:16 am (UTC)
I really dont understand why hé cannot Just produce the work :/
shinigamisenshi
Dec. 29th, 2017 03:31 am (UTC)
I don't know why too. Artists that continue to produce good works to their paying customers and make them happy will get repeated business from them and can make more money in the long run. It is really sad really but thank you so much for reading this and understanding.
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