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BunnyFoxglove

Encouraging Scammers?

Would you ever encourage someone to get a pic done by a known scammer?

I won't oust the person doing it, but I will say the person is directing people to a known scammer that was banned from almost every art site for ripping people off, and other various reasons. The admins here have even confirmed she was banned from here for scamming.

If this artist drew some free pics for you, would you post them and tell people to go commission her knowing there's a good chance she's going to rip them off? Would you delete the comments that try to warn others against doing it?

Is it just me that finds this wrong? I know I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if it was me, but they seem to have no issues with it.

I have since unwatched the person in question, but just curious if anyone else feels the same way as me.

EDIT:
This is the artist here, in case you are wondering.
http://encyclopediadramatica.ch/Zeriara
http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/311013.html
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Added: 6 years, 5 months ago
 
Thanatos
6 years, 5 months ago
I suggest opening a ticket to IB with any evidence.

We should always strive to keep a good community while respecting others first.
BunnyFoxglove
6 years, 5 months ago
I don't know that it's breaking any rules really. I just think it's wrong to promote a scammer.
Thanatos
6 years, 5 months ago
(ish trying to be neutral)

"We" don't necessarily know "this" case to be of a scammer. You are the claimant; should you have proof I suggest giving it to IB staff.


I agree promotion of a scammer is wrong. Whether or not this case does involve an actual scammer (since i gots no clue whatchu talkin bout)
BunnyFoxglove
6 years, 5 months ago
The artist in question is Zeriara, you might recognize that at least. I won't say who's promoting her tho.
Thanatos
6 years, 5 months ago
wasn't she already banned from IB?
BunnyFoxglove
6 years, 5 months ago
Yes, I stated that in the journal. The person is directing them to her tumblr and such, as that's about the only way to contact Zer now.
Thanatos
6 years, 5 months ago
Yes...yes...hmmm


Interesting connundrum.  It would be adverse to start censoring what tumblr's we can, or can not, direct to; however, we wouldn't allow redirections, as a community, to abhorently illegal activities. Hmmm


What a quandry.


Well, I think a well made counter journal, which is specific and without attacks, would probably be suitable, yet I would leave such things up to IB staff first. Don't skin your knee on a road of good intentions :]
BunnyFoxglove
6 years, 5 months ago
lol well that's what this sort of is. I don't want to bother the admins over something that's not against the rules, but on the same note I don't feel right that others might get taken in by someone who already scammed me because I didn't do enough...

I tried talking to the person reasonably, but they responded with "I'm a wizard, wizards have no feelings"... then blocked me. I'm fine with that, but I just wish there was a better way to warn people about it.
Thanatos
6 years, 5 months ago
well obviously i'm not privy to the total exchange betwixt you.


I suppose...
Incaros
6 years, 4 months ago
I have a feeling if that person gets caught in the sunlight, they will turn to stone. that, or they are an alt of the scammer.
Charliemon
6 years, 5 months ago
If i got free pictures from a  scammer they would go right into my recycle bin followed by an empty and a journal on FA/IB saying exactly they she has done and that she is now bribing people
Toshubi
6 years, 5 months ago
Sounds like you are living by my personal code there BunnyF.

"All that is needed for evil to triumph, is for good furries to do nothing."

It does look like you have given a link to some evidence at the bottom of your journal here so I don't see an issue with what you've posted here.
BunnyFoxglove
6 years, 5 months ago
That's just stuff she did way before IB.... I don't feel like fishing out the links of other journals past. I have one of my own with lots of people on there telling their stories. It's not a rumor, it's fact. The thing is, I don't think this person has really broken any rules, but there's no way to warn people before they get scammed. It just makes me very sad.

I don't want to cause problems, I just don't want my friends and people of the community to fall into the same scam that got some of us already. Maybe I feel it's personal because it happened to me, I dunno. =/
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