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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


Group Focus
Support & Cause

110 Members
140 Watchers
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Be vigilant of phishing scams

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Please check these list's before working/hiring someone or donating points to someone.

Warning Color Levels:

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

Be aware that we are just a regular group active on (commonly shortened as DA) with members that are just regular DA users. All we can effectively do is notifying our watchers and/or report violations of the TOS (Terms of Service, at… ) to the DA staff, which you also can do at the DA help desk ( ) the same way, along with bug (error) reports. Click here to read "The correct way to handle / report TOS violators" ( ).
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".

How to report art thieves:
"To the right of every deviation you will find a column which presents various bits of information and options. At the bottom of this column beneath the area devoted to Statistics you will find a link titled Report Deviation preceded by a small symbol of an exclamation point within a diamond shape..."…

You can watch these groups to catch official DA feature upgrades, news, and stuff:

You have DA related questions or just simply new here? :iconda-qna:

Interested in helping the web development of DA or want to talk with the developers?
Do NOT harass/spam/bug/annoy any problematic clients/artists if they are listed. Just quietly block, shake your head and move on.

ARTISTS BEWARE: POSSIBLE SCAMMERDisclaimer: this journal's purpose is not to attack the user mentioned, neither do I condone anybody doing so.
I'd like to inform all my watchers, particularly those who do icons, to be wary of this user
Fennecc (Jessie-Mae Dunlop)
She commissioned an icon from me, did not provide crucial details that she wanted, when I delivered the icon she asked me to re-do it but was not happy to hear she'd have to pay again (because this was her mistake), and lastly went behind my back to file an Unauthorized Payment dispute with Paypal to try and force a refund, stating
"... that a transaction was made without their knowledge or consent."

Doing something like this, in my eyes, is a scam.
I'd like everyone to have this knowledge should you ever encounter this person in the future.
I know, and she must know too, that I do not have seller protection with Paypal because I sell virtual goods, so I am likely to "lose" this case. Personally th……

I've considered "closing" this group down and moving it to a different group, one where I'd be able to get some help and make it a bit more "official"..perhaps even to the point it actually becomes an affiliate of the Artist Beware community on LiveJournal.

One of the main things I've considered for the new group is it being a bit more than just a place to warn others. A place for those that offer services to advertise under specific categories, post positive reviews, etc.
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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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