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This is a group where members of deviantART can gather and warn people about scammers to those annoying bots.
We are here to protect our fellow users on this site.

Consider this the unofficial Artist Beware of dA
Founded 3 Years ago
Nov 24, 2012


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RED: ALERT! AVOID. Do not contact or engage. Avoid the user.
ORANGE: Known scammer/spammer, proceed with extreme caution
YELLOW: Proven scammer, with at least one known issue. Selective spammer
BLUE: Possible Scammer Problems and Mild Spammer Issues; not enough evidence
BLACK: No known issues

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ou can see the list of DA staff employees at the beginning ot the below featured journal called "Looks like a wave of Account Hacking/Spamming".

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ProcrastinationHello ChiliGarlic,
I'd like to start off by saying I'm a big fan of your art. I've commissioned you before, and although it took some time, the end result was well worth the money. I've been through your gallery, and I know that you're capable of illustrating a wide variety of topics, while retaining the attention to detail so crucial to proper character conception.
That being said, all the ability in the world doesn't matter if you can't or won't use it. I–ILikeCommas–as well as Sedonna, Kaedegirl, ABrokenWinter, Estonius, Titanic-Tickler and LuckyNeo13, have commissioned you fairly recently. While I can't speak as to the specifics of their commissions, I know I made an agreement with you on September 29th for an illustration within two weeks.
I didn't expect a fully inked, shaded and colored work in that time: just a sketch to show the progress you had made, and that you were working on it, would have been more than sufficient. As of today it has been almost three

A few things I would like to address from the original note though.

1) He always ask you a full payment before getting a sketch

This isn't an uncommon practice. However, if one isn't 75% sure or more they will get it done in a timely manner, they should take payment after the sketch or when it's done.
In the latter's case, the artist would send a low-res downsized watermarked file for preview and confirmation. Once the client gives the okay, they can then have them send payment before delivering the high res full image and any variations of it.

2 doesn't need to be addressed for obvious reasons...since paypal tos no-no.

3 and 4 point at bad management and organization. An artist should be able to provide a wip shot or update of sorts in regards to the art within reasonable time after the request.
While it may slow production down but it shows there is progress.
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abysskai Featured By Owner Edited Aug 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Beware of someone named hachim965, tried to scam by sending a note advertising you will get a premium account. I checked the link and DA account, obviously a scam. It is a probably a phishing website.
If he ever send a note to you with a link, just delete it.
Berinthia Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beware, someone named Maynul787 tried to scam me with a note advertising a fake premium deviantart account if you click a shady link attached to the note. If you get a note from one of these scammers then DO NOT click the link. It can be harmful to your computer or someone could hack your account. So just delete the note.
kari5 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
i have found many hack tools in deviantart the hack tools need to be banned
DeathTheGamerGirl Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Are you guys still active?
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FizzleFlash Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just warning all of you right now, if you get a note about a free primium account do not I repeat DO NOT click the link. It is a not trying to I stall a virus.
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LevairTaivas Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015   Artist
I need help!
Someone scammed me, it's been well over many months now and
they have scammed both me and another deviant!
I'll link that person here when someone here is able to assist, please help!
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cnerone21 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
help how can i report a scammer commissioner? 
i did a work for him , he aproved the sketch and after finishing my work he hasn't paid and said "i don't think this i gonna work".
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Marilynn97 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Its a warning, but anywho its
Its another Stephie Ngene one
sent through notes.
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