Artists Beware + A Chargeback FraudHello Lovely people,More Like This
Today, I stumbled upon several journals by members who all got scammed by one person. Pixlett / ToxicMutagen (who deactivated their accounts today) scammed more than 3,000 USD from more than 20 artists by filling chargebacks just after a while from paying for adopts or commissions. And apparently, they can do the same with points too.
image from witchpaws
I can't really do anything but to share this with you in hope you won't get scammed by this person.
Here are some journals written about this issue:
And your points aren't safe:
This is a great journal on how to prevent these chargebacks. Check it out:
Feel free to spread this around.
[Revised] How to Protect Yourself Against FraudThis Journal is currently Under Revision.More Like This
Points have been brought to my attention that have caused me to need to revise this journal.
I am still digging around on my free time to see if I can find a way around this. I will update daily.
Please note that this is specifically for Artists who use Paypal to sell digital goods.
OK, so there has been many artists being scammed lately through Paypal with large chargebacks. If you have been hit by a chargeback recently please feel free to note me and I will try my best to help you out.
The rest of this journal is information on how to better protect yourself against scams, fraud, and/or chargebacks.
What is a Chargeback, and How do I protect myself from one?
So first we need to understand what a Chargeback is.
By filing a chargeback, buyers ask their credit card issuer to reverse an approved transaction.
Common reasons for char
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