IMPORTANT UPDATE- 17feb at 8UTC
THEY have seen my journal on the deviantart, i even got a Screenshot of it over mail, and claim that there was no blackmail!
(While at the same time they require me to sell every art concept at the same price at which they bought it for the past 2 months in order to gain $4800. That is impossible!!! Because according to this, I should sell each concept for more than $100 per piece! Not my fault they pounded out prices, it was an AUCTION! Not flat sales!)
I GOT A NEW MAIL
So yeah, after explaining that it might not be HARD blackmailing, it is still a kind of blackmail while at the same time they expect me, although I have already told them that it is impossible, to earn a sum of money they have spent otherwise they will press chargebacks on my account..
YEAH, THEY HAVE AN EXCUSE (!?) (their excuses will not be mentioned here because its personal! And i will not expose private data to the public! No matter if they are true of false)
I told them I know they are aware of it, acting up all innocent, but its their fault as they were participating at auctions self-willed and pumped those prices up by bidding with other users.. so said,
They did not declared to agree, but with their next mail they stated that they cancelled all disputes on PayPal. (?) I do not know how much should I believe in it, I still see open disputes on my account and the loss of
approximately 200E (fees included) is still there. I'm afraid they could take an advantage of me blindly believing in this and fire a chargebacks when I drop my guard.
Then they added up the fact that they understand it will be hard to get close to the amount they spent, especially the auction items. So there will likely be a big loss on their end.
**** i will not let my guard down!!! ****
But I will do as we have agreed to help sell the purchased concepts!
Thank you very very very very very very much for your help and support! TBH, I have not experienced such support in my whole life!
- And Y O U dear people
You do not even know how much this means to me!Thanks to everyone who shared this and left a comment,
thanks to all who donated and helped me cover the part of initial loss.
I know I have not responded to many, I didnt have the strength to reply since I was shaken by this unfortunate event.
The donation option will be removed until I see further development of this situation.
As i said i will not let my guard down, therefore I will leave this as a warning to others and as demonstration how easy it is to be scammed over PayPal because
PayPal’s Seller Protection doesn’t cover digital goods, regardless of the evidences you have.
Psst, have a look at this!
I will not remove this journal!
I AM LEAVING THIS AS A WARNING TO OTHERS
Hello Lovely people,
First of, let me show you something:
...sorry i do not feel very good about the current situation, i have been crying, Im shaking and I write this in a very bad state at 6:30 am after sleepless night, so you have my excuse for sloppy wording.
...so briefly I have been blackmailed for a past few days and...Today, I stumbled upon THIS fraud bullshit stated as Unauthorized transaction!
I've been hit by a chargeback before and it SUCKS. It was in January, and I highly doubt their methods of operation have changed, though. So, here's a few things I've learned through my experience.
For every transaction revoked, it's a 20$ fee !
Regardless of how little the original payment was. I got hit with the 20$ fee for a 50$ adoption = total loss 70$.
Anyways long story short, they were nice, talkative, thoughtful and everything in between! BUT They began to send mails requesting a refund for nearly more than two months of work/adoptions. Requesting me to refund a total of 4800$!!!!!!
Telling stories about unauthorized card usage, the minor was using PayPal account etc etc. As if it were possible they did not notice the transactions going on back in two months, not to mention that *the person* was my customer since 2016!!!
After i tried to make an agreement, in order to prevent this bullshit + additional fees that come on top of that (they have made more than 50 transactions) they acted very passively aggressively!!!
In the end, we agreed (at least what what I thought) that I would help them to sell the purchased items to make money back, everything seems nice BUT they recently did this unauthorized transaction to my account, and as it seems they are going to take back all the money that was spent, hit me up with these $20+ fees FOR EACH DAMN CHARGEBACKS, and eventually sending my paypal balance into the negatives! Chargebacks are coming slowly because there were more transactions, as mentioned...
(and YES I will have to unfortunately pay it back to avoid my paypal account from being frozen)
Whos the scammer? I can not give private data due to the European Data Protection Act.
But this should work:
I have a message for you, dear scammer,
I am pretty disappointed. I cant eat, i cant sleep...I am losing motivation.
I don't think you, SCAMMER, understand that some freelance artists depend on their art and the money they earn doing that, and they count on it. If I had known this was going to happen, or, if I had never been sold my art in the first place to someone who had no right to be placing orders or whatever are their claims now, I would have budgeted accordingly or not allow them to participate at my auctions.
Scammer, I need you to understand, I live on a shoe-string budget and help support my grandmother.
I live on my art and my art O-N-L-Y.
It is not easy, and I wouldn't recommend it to someone who is able to find or hold a more substantial job.
Therefore, try to understand that situations like these, in which artists are promised money for work and time, are unpaid, it's as same as taking the food right out of their mouths or the roof from over their heads.
I do not have that amount of money to return, I already told you, I've already paid my bills, rent, food and other home supplies, yet you're about to took +2months of my work, salary worth of 2x ~2400$ and left me without money for bills, rent and food and big red negative PayPal balance.
You just don't get it. Your playing ignorant.
You are ONLY thinking on yourself. If fact, you are making me homeless at this point. Since I won't have a cent left to my name. Even tho I earned them fair and square.
Hhhhhhhhh, If you want to know, if it makes you happy, I'm currently hungry because I did not order anything to eat despite the fact I can not due to stress, I have to keep and eye on every coin for the cost that you will cause me.
After this I probably will not be able to make concepts each day as usual, though I really should in order to cover the loss... Why not reselling concept? Well the thing is I can't re-sell these concepts for as much as they bought them for. Not even a half ..but i will re-auction them
... + additional fees worth -/+ ~1000$
Total loss of 5800$
I dont know, I just feel worthless. I feel defeated.
I can't really do anything but to share this with you in hope you won't get scammed by this wheeler-dealer.
This is a desperate situation for me, worth a try otherwise I would never ask you guys
but I just hit the rock bottom, and every help is more than welcome
THEY have seen my journal on the deviantart, i even got a ScreenShot of it over mail, and claim that there was no blackmail!
While at the same time they require me to sell every art concept at the same price at which they bought it for the past 2 months in order to gain $4800.
That is impossible!!! Because according to this, I should sell each concept for more than $100 per piece!
Not my fault they pounded out prices, it was an AUCTION! Not flat sales!
I tried to phone call paypal. Unfortunately they do not have a free dialing number, there was no answer and I have no more money in the account to call. I'll try it later when I buy more credits for my phone.