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Who: Celeslina15/ dcarkwarif/ darkwarf / kimiyooshin / kujinashi_alex

Where: https://www.instagram.com/celeslina15/, dcarkwarif @ aminoapps

What: Impersonating me to sell my art as adoptables.

Explain: I was contacted by aminoapps moderators that this user has been impersonating me on both Aminoapps and Instagram. They were making money selling adoptables from my art.

Just a few snippets-

Leopard adopts.
Mine: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/18687529/

Dragon Adoptables
Mine, collaboration adoptables: http://www.furaffinity.net/gallery/celestina/folder/1842/Collaborations-Kayla-la

Egg Adoptables
I'm not sure how they got these sales posts, because they've long been deleted. The completed adoptables are here: http://www.furaffinity.net/gallery/celestina/folder/1815/Sold-Designs

User Profile on Aminoapps.

Instagram profile Featuring my username and my art. They're "taking commissions".

Edit: They apparently began following me on Tumblr when they changed usernames. The conversation that ensues is bizarre, but with absolutely no remorse I'd be wary of this user re-offending. I've blocked them from my tumblr, so hopefully that's enough to keep them gone from my gallery.
Artist's beware has moved!
Do NOT repost your old bewares. They are being archived.


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 15th, 2018 02:50 am (UTC)
*eyes Renner in that last screenshot*


The IG is private now so, who knows what they're doing. You'd think these kids, having been online for relatively longer than us oldies, would just... not. It doesn't do them any good... They have to see it doesn't work out. :/
Apr. 15th, 2018 02:55 am (UTC)
They'll figure it out soon enough. I ended up reporting their Paypal for being an underage minor, as well as "fraud" given they didn't have the rights to the art.

Thankfully Amino mods have contacted the folks who bought adopts to let them know they aren't legit. I hope no one bought Renner. He's my favorite of them all.
Apr. 15th, 2018 03:00 am (UTC)
Sounds like Amino actually cares about IP. let's hope PayPal does the same... And yes, he's a fave. Wouldn't have tossed him in the novel if he wasn't. lol
Apr. 15th, 2018 08:48 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is some shady nonsense right there and I'm sorry you've gotten hit with a spoof account.

FWIW, I clicked to the IG profile and it's apparently gone now. So, one hopes that they've banhammered the account.

I hope your report to Paypal does some good, too.
Apr. 15th, 2018 09:53 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, they just keep name changing. I did manage to spot them on Tumblr, and they show zero remorse. In fact the conversation that went down was bizarre. Either way, hopefully they move on.
Apr. 16th, 2018 02:12 pm (UTC)
Bizarre is definitely a word for it. Hopefully they leave you be now.
Apr. 16th, 2018 01:46 am (UTC)
That lack of remorse, yikes. I'm so sorry you had to deal with that. :\
Apr. 17th, 2018 03:45 am (UTC)
Good lord..the lack of remorse and the bizarre convo..I haven't the words to describe this person!
Apr. 18th, 2018 01:41 am (UTC)
Probably not the first or last they'll impersonate.
Apr. 22nd, 2018 11:53 pm (UTC)
Ah gross :/ I boosted it on my tumblr.
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