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Kego Scammed Us

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 6:19 PM


So... Some of you already know this by now, but for those who don't. It turns out that Kego isn't sick. In fact... He never was sick. 
He lied to us all this entire fucking time. Let so many of us rally for him to try to get him medical help and it all turned out to be fake. 

I started getting suspicious when Kego revealed to me what the medical diagnosis was and that he found a doctor to do it for $600 and that they could have it done in a week's time. 
I started looking this stuff up and from the info I found there was no way the procedure would be done for that cheap, and no way it could be done that fast. There were tests and things that would need run before surgery and there's just no way it could be done in a week. 

As far as doing a surgery for only $600, I just had a surgery in March to remove my gallbladder. That surgery was $14,000. And it was an out patient surgery, so I didn't even stay in the hospital. 

So things were smelling quite fishy to me then, but I held off. Maybe Kego did find a doctor willing to do it cheap, or maybe he had good insurance? And maybe they could get it done fast. I mean... according to Kego he only had 3 months left to live without this life saving surgery. 

It wasn't long before Kego told us he needed more money. He said he found a doctor closer by who could do it for $1000. Weird that you'd find a doctor who will still do the surgery so very cheap, but okay, alright, maybe... I guess? 

At this point things were smelling extra fishy so I contacted Crufl with my concerns. I came to the conclusion that I was just paranoid. After all... I didn't have any proof and I'm not one to start throwing around accusations until I have solid proof. 

Well, day before Kego's surgery comes, I get a message from A0 saying that Kego's doctor was murdered out of nowhere and now Kego needed $1500 for another doctor in the area willing to preform the surgery. 
I was beyond done. The goal had gone up twice now, the doctor was murdered the day before the surgery, and now... SURPRISE! Kego wants even more money from us. 

I put my detective hat on and went to work. First plan of action was to try to get proof from Kego. I wanted to be wrong, my god you guys have no idea how wrong I wanted to be! 
So I message Kego asking for proof. He can't give it to me, all his proof is in Cali. Okay... He went to a doctor in Oregon, an ER, they had to of given him discharge papers. He tells me that the printer in the ER was down and that they only gave him a paper that looks like a 3rd grader wrote it. 
Well... That's... odd... ERs would surely have more than one printer, and I brought this to Kego's attention. Again he lied more, made more excuses. 
So I asked him for this scribble paper. He wouldn't send it. He then starts telling me he's going to the ER right now to get the surgery and he can't talk anymore. 

An hour later he comes into Aesir's chat saying the surgery was done and was a success! HOLY FUCKING HELL! The replacement of not just 1 but 2 organs done in just 1 hour!? We were all flabbergasted! This surgeon must be the fastest hands in the whole world! My surgery, a simple gallbladder removal took 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete! There's just no way! So Aesir's group starts pressing on Kego, like "just an hour, wow that was fast, are you sure it was done right?" After lots of pressing Kego goes "Jeez guys, I'm so sorry, I just fell asleep, I'm going in for surgery for real this time" 

WHAT? 

WHAT!? 

I'm sorry, how did you not know whether you had surgery or not!? I recently went through surgery (do I even need to say this anymore) and I'll tell you what! There's no effing way I didn't know! I hurt, I was coughing because there was a tube put down my throat. There was no questioning "I wonder if they cut me open yet?" 

I was beyond done. My digging went into overdrive. I knew he was lying but I didn't have proof. I pressed Kego for a selfie while in the hospital, he says he has no camera. No camera on his phone or ipad. More lies. 
At this point I have my switch turned on, I'm determined to catch this liar. He's online, playing the new Okami game. I message him and ask how surgery is going and I get a message back saying "This is his girlfriend, if you see him online on the switch that's me, I'm playing it"
Hold up... how do you know I have a switch and am online? My name on my switch is different from my username of VoraciousRose (for obvious reasons) 
I've never talked to his girlfriend, so I doubt she knows my handle on the switch. 

So after a little more digging I find a facebook. I then find a facebook to a sweet little old lady who has commented on a few of Kego's facebook pictures. I start looking at her account. I'm going hard core creeper mode on this, I feel a little weird creeping on this sweet old lady's facebook but I can't turn back now. I need to find this proof, not just for me but for all of us who took work to help Kego. I was doing it especially for A0, who put in so much fucking work for this it's unreal. 
After digging through the pictures I see one of Kego, I get confirmation from A0 that it is indeed him. The caption on the picture states that Kego is this lady's grandson. 

At this point I have a decision to make. Stop what I'm doing, not bother this lady, or message her and see if I can get some info. I decide I've come too far, I need to know the truth and here I can have it! 
I message her. I try to be as polite as I can and just make it look like I'm a very concerned friend who hasn't heard from a close friend in a while and am worried. 
She messages me back that she'd just talked to Kego 2 days ago and he was fine. 

I bring this info to A0 and then bust Kego. I tell him to come clean, A0 is doing the same. He tries to defend himself, tries to make me look like I don't know what I'm talking about. At this point the lady tells me not to send him any more money and she sends me a link to a website telling me how to sue someone for theft under false pretenses! Holy shit! She just confirmed my suspicions! Kego is taking us for fools! 

Finally Kego comes clean. He makes a bunch of excuses like "I was drunk", "It was my brother", and a bunch of other horse shit. I'm furious at this point. 

Not just because I'm now doing a bunch of commissions to raise funds for ABSOLUTELY NO REASON now. But I'm also upset because A0 and others got scammed too! 
Even worse, I've been quite sick myself. I'm having trouble walking, my legs are in constant pain that comes and goes, I've even been walking with a cane quite often. And now my hands are having some trouble and I'm hoping I can get to my doctor to start figuring this out before they get as bad as my legs and feet. 
But anyway, with Kego actually having known this, he still took a large amount of money from me! 

Me and A0 are trying very hard to get money back from Kego. If we can't I'm seriously considering taking legal actions as it was over $1000 that we sent Kego collectively. 

There's so much info... I hope I managed to get it all down. 

Just know that as far as icon commissions are concerned, I STILL PLAN TO DO THEM. Just because I got burned doesn't mean you guys should be burned too. I take responsibility for my decision to do commissions out of the kindness of my bleeding heart and I'm not going to make others suffer for my choice. 

I just want you all to promise me you won't give Kego another dime, in fact... I'm not sure if I'd even trust him with anything from here on out. 

Anyway, I'll be updating you all more in the future if we ever get our money back and such. 

I would like to ask that you all refrain from bothering Kego about any of this. A0 and myself are handling this just fine on our own. If it turns out Kego doesn't return the money, I already have a plan of action to take legal measures against Kego, not only for the money he stole, but for damages that have been done to myself and my friends over this situation. 

If you are Kego and you are reading this, please just return the money and this will all blow over.

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:iconinterdimentional1224:
What a little slime bag...
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:icondrakanoms:
DrakaNoms Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
That's so utterly unforgivable. Glad this was brought to light, and I hope you can pressure this conniving little shit to surrender the money without having to waste your own time fighting him in court.

This is especially shitty because wolf criers like him make it so much harder for people with real issues to get the help they need. This does so much more long term damage than just a simple loss of money, and this can never be forgiven, especially after all the despicably ludicrous lies and excuses, but getting those ill gotten funds back would be a nice consolation to everyone involved.

I hope Kego's conscience, whatever he has of one, weighs heavy on him for this.
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insanityking500 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018
Something like this happens to me then I’m taking it to the dark web....
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:iconvoraciousrose:
VoraciousRose Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I don't fuck with the dark web. For very good reasons. I'd rather just let Karma handle it for me. 
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nnn4462 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow....what an utter scumbag
Hope you guys get all your money back, and he never shows his Damn face around here 

he's the one with the blue haired oc right?
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:iconvoraciousrose:
VoraciousRose Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yes
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:iconnnn4462:
nnn4462 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got it, will be sure that I do not support any of their future work if anything shows up
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:iconseiruno:
Seiruno Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018
I didn't know all the details, and I'm so glad I didn't really know who Kego was. You seem on the up-and-up and so I helped out as best as I could as my wallet would allow.

Given the circumstances, I hereby release you of the headshot icons we discussed and the obligation to repay me for failure to comply. If you get the money back, wonderful! If not, it's a loss I can live with. ^^

However, if you insist on completing mine, I ask that you do them last so that others who aren't as accepting of this current circumstance can be satisfied first.
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:iconvoraciousrose:
VoraciousRose Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you dear. I will still be doing yours and everyone else's though. I would feel terrible not doing them. 
Your kindness will not be forgotten though and I thank you again for being so kind and understanding of what's going on. 

As I said though, I really don't want anyone to burn with me over this.
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:iconsomeoneishere134:
Holy fuck.
I can't believe Kego could do something so scummy like this to you and A0IISA, seriously.
He is the type of person that makes me lose faith in humanity, fucking asshole scum.
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:iconotaku-seraph:
Otaku-Seraph Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
..... I fucking hate this guy with a passion now. Now I hope he DOES get sick after this.

BUT! I will respect your wishes and leave him alone. Just know that I despise him.
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:iconvoraciousrose:
VoraciousRose Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
That's understandable. And I thank you for respecting my wishes. I wouldn't want anyone rallying to be jerks to him. Especially if I do end up needing to take him to court. 
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:iconotaku-seraph:
Otaku-Seraph Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NP. I hope everything goes well for you.
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:iconxxbobafett69xx:
XxBobaFett69xX Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Take legal actions already
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:iconvoraciousrose:
VoraciousRose Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'm respecting A0's decision to try to handle it himself. A0 said that if the money isn't returned very soon that I am free to take action. I have all of Kego's contact info. His real name, his address, everything. And if he moves or anything I have contact with his family and they said they'd get the information for me so I can take legal actions. 
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XxBobaFett69xX Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Good
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SwordkingX5 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018
I started to get suspicious of things after the second call to action.
And you, A0 and all others deserve your money.
What he did was unforgivable.
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