DeviantArt is always looking for the best ways to serve deviants, and in 2010 we introduced DeviantArt Points – our virtual currency.
Points can be used in a variety of ways, including rewarding fellow deviants for a job well done, supporting artists through commissions, buying Prints, or simply giving a gift with love. In certain circumstances, like when earning royalties through the Commissions widget or Prints sales, Points can also be exchanged and redeemed for real money.
Any time real money is involved, there are inevitably a small number of “bad actors” who seek to game the system and take advantage of it. To ensure the safety and security of our community when engaging in the Points ecosystem, we've recently enhanced our fraud detection tools and added new members to DeviantArt's Trust and Safety team. With the addition of these tools and team members, we will be able to detect and investigate potential instances of Points fraud and/or bad actors abusing the system faster and more thoroughly than ever before. In the event we find evidence of abuse that violates the Terms and Conditions for Points, we will take action accordingly.
We care deeply about our community – aiming to provide all deviants with a safe and fun environment to create and grow. This commitment to safety includes ensuring deviants have confidence when using DeviantArt Points and engaging with other deviants who do the same.
If you have specific questions or concerns regarding Points, please submit a Help Desk ticket and someone from our Community Operations team would be happy to assist you.