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  • Beware: Badcoyote / CritterCanvas

    Who: Badcoyote / CritterCanvas
    Where: Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigBadYote
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CritterCanvas
    Furaffinity: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/badcoyote
    Picarto: https://picarto.tv/badcoyoteart
    When: 10/06/2017
    What: Commission
    NSFW Content
    On October 6, 2017, I commissioned art fro Badcoyote during his Meatober Stream. It was a commission in which me and another person (known as Charrwolf) split the price for a two person image. Included is record of us discussing the piece, me paying my share on paypal, and a confirmation email from Badcoyote.

    In the confirmation email, he states that the work would be completed in November. But then he reported publicly on twitter that he ended up in the hospital Nov 1, 2017 and was there through Nov 6, 2017. This news primed me to be forgiving of delays, because obviously it was a huge crisis.
    It got to December, but then on Dec 5, 2017 Badcoyote (and his partner Lobo) publicly reported that their home was caught up in the California fires. Which was heart wrenching to hear and I knew it would mean that the piece would be in limbo for a while until they could get their lives settled. I mean, it would be insane to assume otherwise and I was alright with that. 
    While I was aware he was streaming again by Jan 1, 2018, he later indicated on Jan 10th, 2018 that he was still homeless due to the fire.
    On Feb 16, 2018, Badcoyote opened up for more commissions in a stream. I admit, I didn't see anything wrong with this at the time as I imagined he would surely still be in financial distress and honestly trusted him to get to my commission as soon as he was able to.
    On Mar 14, 2018, Badcoyote opened up for more commissions in a stream again. During this stream, I had asked his partner Lobo about the commission in private chat and was told it was in the process of being worked on and I would hear more soon. (I had failed to screen capture this as I still trusted them and simply accepted the answer given).
    Then on Apr 2, 2018, Badcoyote further revealed publicly that he had been dealing with further medical issues which had taken precedence. Public announcements revealed that these issues continued through much of April. Obliviously, I could not argue with this as health is important.
    Finally, on May 1, 2018, Badcoyote provided the sketches for the commission and asked for feedback. Which I provided on May 2nd and he responded again on May 3rd. (note: the second picture also includes an email on May 4th, 2019, asking for an update, which he never responded to).

    At this point, I thought "Awesome, he hasn't forgotten me and is still working on this. No worries then." And, regretfully, was content to give him the benefit of more time. So when he had another stream on May 22, 2018 where he took more commissions, I thought nothing of it because I "knew" he was working on it.
    Then June comes around and more public announcements of medical emergencies. So, again, I give him leeway because like....that is terrible luck.
    September comes along and Badcoyote is having a month of streaming. I will admit the commission had slipped my mind at this point between a busy summer, returning to grad school, and my birthday coming up (also in September). Towards the end of the month of streaming, I remember it though and ask his partner Lobo again about it in stream private chat. He insists it is almost done and will be released in the upcoming Meatober stream in October. Figuring it was just another month, I accepted this (but again didn't think to screen shot it).
    On Oct 15, 2018, he publicly announces that due to medical issues with his dog and new jobs for both him and Lobo, the meatober fest would be delayed until after the election in November. Deciding that I would be able to wait till then, I said nothing (plus, like, his dog was hurt :( . I'm not a monster.)
    In a late Nov 2018 stream (however, not the Meatober stream), I asked his partner Lobo again about the commission and again was told it would be ready soon and would come with the Meatober stream, but did not say when it would be. At this point, I was growing frustrated, but I did not know what options I had available as it was well past the 180 days for Paypal and I didn't really have any friends in the furry community who I could ask for advice. This was also the first time I was having an issue with an artist I commissioned. So I just bit my tongue and accepted it, hoping it would be "coming soon" as he promised. 
    Through Dec 2018, he continued to pump out finished works from the streams throughout 2018 but gave no news regarding the 2017 commission in question. He even held another stream, taking more commissions, on Dec 15th 2018.
    This continues into 2019 with another stream and taking more commissions on Mar 15, 2019. Again I asked his partner about the commission and was told it would be out by Apr or May. Not knowing what else to do, I again accept this answer.
    On May 3rd, 2019, Badcoyote announces he will be slowing down to work on grinding out commissions. This brings us to May 4th, 2019 when I emailed him to check for an update (and hoping that the email would jog his memory about the piece I was told repeatedly was "almost ready")[previously included]. Getting no answer, I message him on twitter on May 6th as I was unsure if his email was still accurate. He responds promptly and promises it will be done around May 22nd (give or take 3 days). "Sounds great" I think and set my concern aside, especially since I noticed on Furaffinity that he stated he was taking no new commissions until he got caught up.

    May 27th comes by and, getting home from work, it suddenly strikes me that I hadn't heard from him. So I ask for another update, unaware I was catching him in a stream.

    Now this news disappointed me, but I interpreted it (I would later realize mistakenly) that it would be done sometime in June and I went to bed figuring I would consider what to do (if anything) in the morning. The next morning is when I remembered that he had claimed he would take no new commissions until he was caught up.

    Frustrated and angry over the fact that again he was telling me it would be "coming soon" all while he was doing yet more streams. I asked some new friends in the furry community what to do and they told me to go to Paypal and try to get a refund, even if it resulted in shutting down both of our paypal accounts (due to the commission being a sexual piece in nature, which violates the Paypal terms of service). I was worried this was a bit extreme. At this point I remembered I had the discord info of Charrwolf (the person I shared the commission with) and asked for his advice on this issue. He advised a more moderate approach by publicly bringing it up in the next stream chat.
    I stated exactly what Charrwolf advised in the stream that evening. But it was deleted before I could even screenshot it. His partner Lobo then chastised me in private chat. Which, ok, thinking back on it. maybe it was a bit out of line, given it was a charity stream. but the commission in question was part of a charity stream from over 1 year and a half ago, so it seemed reasonable. (Following is the conversation with Lobo)

    Badcoyote then contacts me on Twitter and, in re-reading the messages, I realized (as stated earlier) that in my frustration I had misinterpreted what he said as meaning it would be "done sometime in june" when what he said was that he was putting off working on it till June (which isn't better, but means I was in the wrong to bring it up in stream). The following is the conversation we had.

    During the conversation, he states that there are others ahead of me with older commissions. When I ask about it, he deflects saying he won't talk about them. Frustrated again, but feeling bad for my misunderstanding, I sit back to wait and see if he delivers.
    Badcoyote holds another stream in June where he takes more commissions. 
    So on June 20th, 2019, I ask for an update. 

    In his refusal to provide an update on the commission, he does imply that he had at least 27 commissions from 2017 or older (based on his previous insistence that he could not prioritize me over older commissions). Again he states it is coming soon with a 2 week deadline if I leave him alone to work. I do so, though not entirely out of my free will as I had my own health crisis in July and August.
    In August, he again publicly blames job issues for delays in commission completions for the previous month.
    On Sept 6, 2019, he opens a stream to take free sketches.
    With my own life back in order, I asked for another update today (Sept 14,2018 at 9:03 am CST), to which he has given no response at this time (11:33pm CST). My instincts told me to give him time to respond, but my friends have urged me to post this to warn others. Seeing as giving him time has earned me no results, I have followed their advice. I hope no one else will have to deal with this. Beware Badcoyote / CritterCanvas.
     
    Note: I don't know if I'm out of line for commenting on what occurred throughout the 2 year time span especially since I didn't include images to prove that occurred. I have evidence of most of it (except where I specifically state I don't), but did not include it as I worried it would be regarded as violating the restriction against personal info, even though it was publicly posted. So I summarized it to give explanation to why I had nothing in evidence for such a long period of time and why I kept giving him time to work despite how long it was overdue.
     

    Caution: Aspenbear.

    Who: Aspenbear
    Where: Furaffinity
    When: 06/17/2019
    What: Commission
    NSFW Content
    I have to warn about Aspenbear on Furaffinity.
    I ordered a Commission at him at May 29th via telegram.

    at like middle of june he announced refund people since his queue was too long.
    After a while i was wondering about the state of my commission if i get a commission or a refund.
     

    After i asked him the Question at the 15th of june he opened the commissions again on the 16th. After he said he is gonna refund.


     
    So i waited for his answer. He reopened Commissions again

    Still no answer or scetch around this point. I sent him a Note via Furaffinity which was read but not answered.

    At the 3. July i started the resolution via paypal.

    he had enough time to react and answer me.
    At the same day as i started the case, he answered me the question from the 15th of June.

    at the 7th of July i escalated the case to paypal since he didn't answer on Telegram or via paypal

    So i sent him a message on paypal again.

    At the 11th july he made a journal aboout to update his Trello and about a few YCHs he is gonna finish. Still no scetch up to this point.

     
    At the 13th of July i got an answer on telegram to my paypal-resolution..

    Since i was not the only one which didn't get any Commission done i decided to Force-payback through Paypal.
    i got a last Message at the 17th.

    Seven days later he reopened his Scetches again.

    His last Commission he submitted was a an old YCH.

     
    Evidence for payment and payback:

    On his trello i have still an entry for the refund.

    I got my 60$ back with the forced paypal-resolution.


    Caution: Mramor.

    Who: Mramor.
    Where: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/mramor./
    When: 09/11/2019
    What: Other (Explain Below)
    NSFW Content
    I have a species i had created called Koberu, now, these species are closed to the public and i do not at all allow these species to be made by others and sold as adopts, at least until i can get a proper Ref sheet made for them for people to buy and use to make them.
    it started on  Sep 11th, 2019, 07:41 PM , i had received an note on furaffinity from Mramor, she had stated that someone had come to her and asked for a commission and used reference shots from Secondlife, which is were i make and sell my Koberu as well:


    before i seen the second one, this was my response:

    now, in the chat we had, she had mentioned that she had never seen them before...that she had never even heard of a Koberu before, well, i at the time believed her, and as you saw she said that she did not want to waste her time and i felt bad she put work into the first one, so i told her to go ahead and put it up for adopt (which...was a big mistake on my end...) i later realized my mistake on doing it, but lets get into that now, she responded with this:


    now i made this response after seeing the mint one, and it kinda put me on edge, cause she only showed me the first one.  She didn't mention there was a second one, but I let her sell those two.  It did not click in my brain until a good friend pointed it out to me, but she mentioned she was shocked that one of her designs looked like one of my Koberu. hang on a second, i thought to myself, how was she shocked when she has seen them before...? oh yes, she has seen them before, how do i know you may ask, well, here is the evidence...
     

    here you can see my friend bid on one of the koberus, take a good look at the date this auction was posted
     
    She left a shout on my freind's page saying how much damn gorgeous her sona was. Here is more proof that she seen the auction before contacting me. 
    [Mod note]:  There were multiple caps on various users' pages.  Due to the caps resizing strangely, we added in a few crops.  Please note that this user has been leaving shouts on multiple bidders' pages.



     
    not only did she see the auction i did, she also favorited one of my koberu pictures 2 months back as well, here is the proof


    but, before i noticed she liked this (which was brought to my attention by my friend) i asked her about the shouts, cause i was told about the shouts before i found out she favored my Koberu Picture

    as i stated in my reply.. before hers, i told her only two.....BUT THEN SHE SAID SHE WAS WORKING ON ANOTHER ONE? even though i told her only those two?! that made me nervous and unsure about my choice now....i was starting to wonder if i made the right choice giving her permission...so this was her response...

    what....?


    .....haven't...heard of them before...? okay this here is where the red flag started to slap me in the face hardcore now...she said she was shocked she never seen them before, but left a shout on my friends pages, i do have another friend she left a shout on, but she did not bid on an auction until later on but here is a screenshot of the shout she left her before contacting me about the Koberus
     
    she HAD to have seen my auctions and seen my Koberu...
    -lied about not seeing my Koberu -people asking for commissions -people getting the idea they can sell them. -and tried to make a third adopt even though i told her only TWO -unfair to others who wanted to make Koberus don't you think that is a justified reason to ask her to take them down? people were starting to think they could make custom Koberu adopts and try and sell them even though they are an closed species of mine and no one is suppose to sell them but me, i broke my own rule i will admit and i was being way to nice, a fault in which i really need to fix, but anyways, i confronted her today and asked her nicely to take them down, and explained why... hold on to your seats folks cause this is about to get spicy:


    i know i said i only gave permission to sell the blue one but i did not remember at that time that i gave her permission for both so, i will admit to that mistake.
    but what sets me off about this is she tried to bring the bidders into this...which btw i contacted the bidders and informed them of the situation at hand and they completely understood, and they were super okay with it...i showed these screenshots to people, asking if this all sounded shady, cause i did not want to take all of this in the wrong way, but many have told me to confront her about this and as you can see, i am trying to in the nicest way possible...no aggression at all, then she goes and says she will just change the name ''hybrid dog'' ....? no, no, people have ALREADY SEEN THAT YOU NAMED IT KOBERU its obvious that is what it is and i have the evidence to prove you KNOW what a Koberu is and that you lied about not seeing them, even your mate made an art piece for a friend of mine who is a KOBERU
     
     

    here we go again with the ''i did not know it was a species'' gig...even after i just showed you the evidence.





    so after all that quarrel she says this, and, honestly it has me very worried, cause, she claimed she took them down, and then said she sold them? even after i told her to kindly take them down? and whats worse is, she still has reminders up on her alt for them

    the fact she activated a dead account to sell them is down right...wrong...I am writing this beware because she still is trying to sell them even though i told her specifically not to, again, i do not like nor is my intent to slander her name, i just want people to be careful around her and that to check her story first before you believe, her, i regret not doing so in the first place but it wont happen again.
     
     

    Beware: Dubmutt

    Who: Dubmutt
    Where: https://twitter.com/dub_mutt
    https://www.furaffinity.net/user/dubmutt/
    https://trello.com/b/Y2T31J4Q/dubmutt-commissions
    When: 07/12/2017
    What: Fursuit/ Fursuit Parts


    Back in July 2017 I applied for Dubmutt’s fursuit opening for a slot on their January-May 2018 queue. I wanted a fursuit head of my character Loki, he was to have magnetic eyelids, septum, and plugs. Everything seemed to be going well, I received an email accepting my commission and we moved forward from there. My suit was to be $920 with a $276 down payment.

    July 14th, 2017 I received the invoice and July 24th I made the down payment of $276. On December 26th 2017 I finished paying the invoice, and was told swatches would be sent out soon and I’d get an update when work was started.

    I reach out on February 2018 to see when swatches would be sent out as I was originally told beginning of December. I also wanted to see where I was at on the queue. Dubmutt told me swatches would be sent a month or so before starting and that I was scheduled for beginning of March. March 7th Dub reaches out to let me know they may need to cancel a few commissions while they focus on their health and that I will be updated. April 19th I reach out to dub out of curiosity of if my project was to be cancelled or completed. I was told mine was still scheduled.

    A few months go by so I message Dub on August 15th, 2018 to see if there’s been any updates. I am told they are finishing up two other suits and they were hoping to get to mine soon. 


    January 8th, 2019 I reach out again to see if there was any progress. January 12th Dub replies to say they are finishing 3 suits and mine will be next, and to contact them through twitter from now on.
     
    August 31st I message Dub on twitter since it’s been quite a while, I ask if there are any updates or even an estimate on when my suit would even be started. September 9th Dub posts a PSA to twitter stating that they will be leaving the fandom, but owed commissions will be done. I haven’t heard from Dub since January 2019.

    At this point in time, I have received no word about my suit even being started.

    Beware: Fluffaroo82 / Dumas~

    Who: Fluffaroo82
    Where: Furaffinity, Discord,
    When: 09/06/2019
    What: Commission
    NSFW Content
    So this happened a little bit after I started being more active on FurAffinity.
    I will write the whole story at the end of the screenshots.
    Its my first post on here so I'm sorry if the pictures are not in the right order.
    They messaged me wanting to commission me.

    They wanted to add me on Discord which we did. We added each other.
     

     
    We discussed the first commission which wasnt a problem at all.

    Also proof about them sending me their email for the invoice :

    Im suspecting a dummy e-mail.
     
    Proof that I sent them the first commission. 

    They quickly wanted to commission me more, which is completly fine by me.
    So In total i had around 5 commissions done for them.


     


    They promised me 160 USD.

    I was going to bed.
     
    Afterwards I tried to play with them since they added me on a video game. Their nickname ingame was Dumas, which ofc is also his main Account on Furrafinity. (Dumas~) (I got worried about my payment so I googled their name and thats how I found out.)
    Fluffaroo82 is only their secondary account.
    Here is the proof that they added me :

    And now after all the commissions were done, me trying to play with them : 


    And thats how it ends. They slowly started ignoring me : 
    The last message was also sent on FA.
    The only time they messaged me was to let me know their PC had an issue, which was a COMPLETE lie because they were playing the video game ( Im not going to name the game.) on their own. You can check the last few matches on certain websites for that. So their PC were completly okay. And even then. They couldnt contact me on Discord. FA was still an option.

    And then I never heard from them ever again.
     
    Now here is the full story :
    I got a message from them on FA, asking for a Commission, which was completly fine - it supports me as an artist!
    Quickly they told me what exactly they wanted and I finished the commission the same day - and thats when they wanted more and more without paying.
    Since the art was related to a game we both were actually playing, I asked them for their Ingame name, which was Dumas. Now, since I asked around and also googled out of curiosity, I found out that Dumas~ is his main account on Furaffinity and I could alos see the same likeness in the art they had posted and the ones I got commissioned. ( Scraps, and some in the gallery.)
    After I told them to pay me and that im closing my commissions for private reasons it started crumbling down. 
    I noticed first that they deleted me ingame. I messaged them asking basically " Why " and that " I thought we wanted to play together?"
    They started ignoring me, but before that they made me feel "safe" by telling me that they had enaugh funds its just PayPal's fault.
    So I was patient and gave them a week of a deadline but during that time I didnt even heard anything from them.
    And here I am. They owe me 160USD worth of art.

    Beware: Felixavenier/ avenier

    Who: Felixavenier
    Where: https://twitter.com/felixavenier?lang=en
    https://www.patreon.com/avenier
    https://www.deviantart.com/felixavenier
    http://www.avenier.org
    When: 01/12/2019
    What: Commission


    This is my first time writing a PSA, and I really didn't want to have to do this, but the lack of communication or regard for commissioners leads me to believe it's necessary -- if only to warn others in the interest of protecting their assets.

    I commissioned this artist on January 12th of this year, for two flat-colored pieces with a simple bg totaling $140 (transaction proof below). 


    After the initial back and forth regarding references and payment, during which they were very fast to respond to me, I was content to wait and left them to their queue. On March 16th, I politely asked for an update given that I hadn't heard from them.



    There was no response, and I made another attempt on the 30th just in case they'd missed it. Finally, on April 20th, I decided the lack of reply was too uncomfortable to wait any longer, especially when they were still active on the twitter, stream, and tumblr accounts linked in their website. I filed a claim through PayPal a week after informing them of why I was doing it over both email and DeviantArt notes, since I don't have a twitter. 



    I finally got what seemed like an apologetic and acceptable response on the 22nd, seen here asking me to close the claims in exchange for wip images. To my relief, they were able to provide them.
    My reply here. At this point, I was ready to close after seeing the very sketchy WIP images (NSFW, so they won't be posted here.) Please learn from my foolish mistake: if you ever feel the need to file a claim with paypal over a piece of artwork and consistently can't get a response, only close it once the work is finished. In retrospect, I was a pushover and I was way too ready to close the claim to avoid conflict.





    The last communication I received from them was on April 22nd sending me a second WIP. I sent a request for a few small changes in response. 
    On June 8th, I sent another polite poke, followed by a more serious request on June 20th.  I've gotten no response since.


    It's now been over seven months with only minimal and dodgy communication on their end, and none of the promised art.

    This is not a personal attack on @felixavenier , only an unfortunately necessary warning since they're a popular artist with a lot of commissioners. Please note that their ToS mentions frequent updates . Sadly, the impression I've been left with is that the only updates that will be given are if you threaten action via PayPal.


    Beware: Dumas

    Who: Dumas
    Where: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/dumas~/
    When: 04/25/2019
    What: Commission
    NSFW Content Resolved
    The incident happened shortly after I joined furaffinity. I was very naive and decided to unconditionally trust my first ever commissioner...
    All the attached files must be read from the bottom. Pay attention to dates. Also sorry I'm not good at expressing my thoughts in english (。・・。)




    Proof that the 1st commission was done:



    Proof that the 2nd commission was done:



    Discussing the 3rd commission:



    proof that the 3rd commission was done
    Before drawing it I asked about payment for the first 2 arts but Dumas wasn't very willing to pay



    And this is me trying to get my money but constantly being ignored... 



    In the next image all the white is too personal where Dumas is yet again writes excuses why he can't pay
    This is the last ever note he sent me claiming that I harass!!! him for demanding payment and threatening to contact paypal. 
    If you're just planning to start taking commissions please don't make my mistake of working without being paid first


    Beware (Valleyhearts/ Valleyheartss)

    Who: Valleyhearts/Valleyheartss
    Where: Deviantart, Instagram and paypal
    When: 03/29/2018
    What: Commission


    What/beware type: disappearing abandoning with debts still owed, theft, leaving when they owe $670 usd

    Details:
    March 2018 I commissioned a sketch book commission from valleyhearts, February 2019 came and I asked about it and we agreed on a refund, it’s September and he has deactivated all his social accounts (furaffinity and toy house are still open but I m going to say they’re inactive) I messaged him on TH but haven’t gotten a reply
    Emailed but haven’t gotten a reply 
    Done business before and hold out his part on art, but his abandoned online for now, with debts owing
    Can’t do anything with paypal cause it’s over 180 days (tried)
    Since I’m not able to do anything else (I’ve been recommend to do a small court claim but I don’t know how) so beware is really only thing I think I can do 
     
    Proof
    (deviant art  with proof of purchase and me sending $670)
    Instagram (the agreed refund) I don’t know why he said $600 when it was $670?
    his deactivated accounts 
    PayPal (payment sent)










    Beware Splootsuits/@splootsuits

    Who: Splootsuits
    Where: Midwest Fur Fest Dealers Room/Square
    When: 12/02/2018
    What: Fursuit/ Fursuit Parts


    BUYERS BEWARE!!! I can finally make this post as the bank closed the cases in my favor... AVOID THE MAKER SPLOOTSUITS! I commissioned them for a head and bodysuit at MFF last year, in the amount of $1340. They only communicated once every few months, and would never provide any WIPs or actual updates to progress! Finally, they tried saying they would deliver the head in person through an unnamed 'friend' at AC, on July 8th, nearly 8 MONTHS later! Still, they would not send any updates, and when the suit never arrived, they made excuses to get out of any blame. Finally, after trying to resolve with them (to no response), I had to go through my bank, a nearly 2 month process of not knowing whether my hard earned money would come back. SO PLEASE do not commission or buy from @ Splootsuits. They will more than likely do the same to you. I hate having to make a post like this, but I feel like it is necessary.
    Above is the post I made onto my Twitter account, sharing this information before I learned of this website. I have attached a couple screenshots for this case. The two telegram screenshots are of the last few messages I sent to the seller.  In addition is part of their excuse, their last message to me before their final loss of contact. In total, out of 8 months of waiting, I was only in contact for a total of 4 to 6 days interspersed within that timeframe.
    Finally, the last image is from my bank, showing the completed credits back to my account after all of these issues. These credits were officially added back today (Sept. 8th), as they were provisional during the time of the investigation.










    Beware: Fijipupper

    Who: Fijipupper
    Where: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/fijipupper/
    When: 05/24/2019
    What: Commission
    NSFW Content
    I opened this YCH for 2 slots scene [NSFW] http://www.furaffinity.net/view/31649056/
    This person noted me they wanted to claim both slots with the other person.


    The buyer replied giving me link to character's ref and email for PayPal invoice

    I have received the payment and started working on the order.
    On July 21st YCH had been already done and sent to both customers and was uploaded to my gallery. Also it shows that person had been read the note with the finished artwork. I didn't got any reply from this buyer, but since I had some similar not talkative customers, I assumed that everything is ok.



    But just recently, on April 30th, I discovered an open dispute in PayPal from Fijipupper with the only description "they scammed me, sadly".
    So I tried to contact Fijipupper using a messages in the dispute window and here through notes on the FA, but was ignored. After turning to PayPal, the case, unfortunately, was not closed in my favor. 

    (Sorry for the bad quality, the schreenshot was made via phone)
    All of this has really stressed me out now. 
    I used to get a case in PP before, but after talking with the customer everything was peacefully decided and closed. But seems not this time. 
    In any case, I want to warn other artists to be really careful receiving orders from this person.
  • Beware: Badcoyote / CritterCanvas

    Who: Badcoyote / CritterCanvas
    Where: Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigBadYote
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CritterCanvas
    Furaffinity: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/badcoyote
    Picarto: https://picarto.tv/badcoyoteart
    When: 10/06/2017
    What: Commission
    NSFW Content
    On October 6, 2017, I commissioned art fro Badcoyote during his Meatober Stream. It was a commission in which me and another person (known as Charrwolf) split the price for a two person image. Included is record of us discussing the piece, me paying my share on paypal, and a confirmation email from Badcoyote.

    In the confirmation email, he states that the work would be completed in November. But then he reported publicly on twitter that he ended up in the hospital Nov 1, 2017 and was there through Nov 6, 2017. This news primed me to be forgiving of delays, because obviously it was a huge crisis.
    It got to December, but then on Dec 5, 2017 Badcoyote (and his partner Lobo) publicly reported that their home was caught up in the California fires. Which was heart wrenching to hear and I knew it would mean that the piece would be in limbo for a while until they could get their lives settled. I mean, it would be insane to assume otherwise and I was alright with that. 
    While I was aware he was streaming again by Jan 1, 2018, he later indicated on Jan 10th, 2018 that he was still homeless due to the fire.
    On Feb 16, 2018, Badcoyote opened up for more commissions in a stream. I admit, I didn't see anything wrong with this at the time as I imagined he would surely still be in financial distress and honestly trusted him to get to my commission as soon as he was able to.
    On Mar 14, 2018, Badcoyote opened up for more commissions in a stream again. During this stream, I had asked his partner Lobo about the commission in private chat and was told it was in the process of being worked on and I would hear more soon. (I had failed to screen capture this as I still trusted them and simply accepted the answer given).
    Then on Apr 2, 2018, Badcoyote further revealed publicly that he had been dealing with further medical issues which had taken precedence. Public announcements revealed that these issues continued through much of April. Obliviously, I could not argue with this as health is important.
    Finally, on May 1, 2018, Badcoyote provided the sketches for the commission and asked for feedback. Which I provided on May 2nd and he responded again on May 3rd. (note: the second picture also includes an email on May 4th, 2019, asking for an update, which he never responded to).

    At this point, I thought "Awesome, he hasn't forgotten me and is still working on this. No worries then." And, regretfully, was content to give him the benefit of more time. So when he had another stream on May 22, 2018 where he took more commissions, I thought nothing of it because I "knew" he was working on it.
    Then June comes around and more public announcements of medical emergencies. So, again, I give him leeway because like....that is terrible luck.
    September comes along and Badcoyote is having a month of streaming. I will admit the commission had slipped my mind at this point between a busy summer, returning to grad school, and my birthday coming up (also in September). Towards the end of the month of streaming, I remember it though and ask his partner Lobo again about it in stream private chat. He insists it is almost done and will be released in the upcoming Meatober stream in October. Figuring it was just another month, I accepted this (but again didn't think to screen shot it).
    On Oct 15, 2018, he publicly announces that due to medical issues with his dog and new jobs for both him and Lobo, the meatober fest would be delayed until after the election in November. Deciding that I would be able to wait till then, I said nothing (plus, like, his dog was hurt :( . I'm not a monster.)
    In a late Nov 2018 stream (however, not the Meatober stream), I asked his partner Lobo again about the commission and again was told it would be ready soon and would come with the Meatober stream, but did not say when it would be. At this point, I was growing frustrated, but I did not know what options I had available as it was well past the 180 days for Paypal and I didn't really have any friends in the furry community who I could ask for advice. This was also the first time I was having an issue with an artist I commissioned. So I just bit my tongue and accepted it, hoping it would be "coming soon" as he promised. 
    Through Dec 2018, he continued to pump out finished works from the streams throughout 2018 but gave no news regarding the 2017 commission in question. He even held another stream, taking more commissions, on Dec 15th 2018.
    This continues into 2019 with another stream and taking more commissions on Mar 15, 2019. Again I asked his partner about the commission and was told it would be out by Apr or May. Not knowing what else to do, I again accept this answer.
    On May 3rd, 2019, Badcoyote announces he will be slowing down to work on grinding out commissions. This brings us to May 4th, 2019 when I emailed him to check for an update (and hoping that the email would jog his memory about the piece I was told repeatedly was "almost ready")[previously included]. Getting no answer, I message him on twitter on May 6th as I was unsure if his email was still accurate. He responds promptly and promises it will be done around May 22nd (give or take 3 days). "Sounds great" I think and set my concern aside, especially since I noticed on Furaffinity that he stated he was taking no new commissions until he got caught up.

    May 27th comes by and, getting home from work, it suddenly strikes me that I hadn't heard from him. So I ask for another update, unaware I was catching him in a stream.

    Now this news disappointed me, but I interpreted it (I would later realize mistakenly) that it would be done sometime in June and I went to bed figuring I would consider what to do (if anything) in the morning. The next morning is when I remembered that he had claimed he would take no new commissions until he was caught up.

    Frustrated and angry over the fact that again he was telling me it would be "coming soon" all while he was doing yet more streams. I asked some new friends in the furry community what to do and they told me to go to Paypal and try to get a refund, even if it resulted in shutting down both of our paypal accounts (due to the commission being a sexual piece in nature, which violates the Paypal terms of service). I was worried this was a bit extreme. At this point I remembered I had the discord info of Charrwolf (the person I shared the commission with) and asked for his advice on this issue. He advised a more moderate approach by publicly bringing it up in the next stream chat.
    I stated exactly what Charrwolf advised in the stream that evening. But it was deleted before I could even screenshot it. His partner Lobo then chastised me in private chat. Which, ok, thinking back on it. maybe it was a bit out of line, given it was a charity stream. but the commission in question was part of a charity stream from over 1 year and a half ago, so it seemed reasonable. (Following is the conversation with Lobo)

    Badcoyote then contacts me on Twitter and, in re-reading the messages, I realized (as stated earlier) that in my frustration I had misinterpreted what he said as meaning it would be "done sometime in june" when what he said was that he was putting off working on it till June (which isn't better, but means I was in the wrong to bring it up in stream). The following is the conversation we had.

    During the conversation, he states that there are others ahead of me with older commissions. When I ask about it, he deflects saying he won't talk about them. Frustrated again, but feeling bad for my misunderstanding, I sit back to wait and see if he delivers.
    Badcoyote holds another stream in June where he takes more commissions. 
    So on June 20th, 2019, I ask for an update. 

    In his refusal to provide an update on the commission, he does imply that he had at least 27 commissions from 2017 or older (based on his previous insistence that he could not prioritize me over older commissions). Again he states it is coming soon with a 2 week deadline if I leave him alone to work. I do so, though not entirely out of my free will as I had my own health crisis in July and August.
    In August, he again publicly blames job issues for delays in commission completions for the previous month.
    On Sept 6, 2019, he opens a stream to take free sketches.
    With my own life back in order, I asked for another update today (Sept 14,2018 at 9:03 am CST), to which he has given no response at this time (11:33pm CST). My instincts told me to give him time to respond, but my friends have urged me to post this to warn others. Seeing as giving him time has earned me no results, I have followed their advice. I hope no one else will have to deal with this. Beware Badcoyote / CritterCanvas.
     
    Note: I don't know if I'm out of line for commenting on what occurred throughout the 2 year time span especially since I didn't include images to prove that occurred. I have evidence of most of it (except where I specifically state I don't), but did not include it as I worried it would be regarded as violating the restriction against personal info, even though it was publicly posted. So I summarized it to give explanation to why I had nothing in evidence for such a long period of time and why I kept giving him time to work despite how long it was overdue.
     

    Caution: Aspenbear.

    Who: Aspenbear
    Where: Furaffinity
    When: 06/17/2019
    What: Commission
    NSFW Content
    I have to warn about Aspenbear on Furaffinity.
    I ordered a Commission at him at May 29th via telegram.

    at like middle of june he announced refund people since his queue was too long.
    After a while i was wondering about the state of my commission if i get a commission or a refund.
     

    After i asked him the Question at the 15th of june he opened the commissions again on the 16th. After he said he is gonna refund.


     
    So i waited for his answer. He reopened Commissions again

    Still no answer or scetch around this point. I sent him a Note via Furaffinity which was read but not answered.

    At the 3. July i started the resolution via paypal.

    he had enough time to react and answer me.
    At the same day as i started the case, he answered me the question from the 15th of June.

    at the 7th of July i escalated the case to paypal since he didn't answer on Telegram or via paypal

    So i sent him a message on paypal again.

    At the 11th july he made a journal aboout to update his Trello and about a few YCHs he is gonna finish. Still no scetch up to this point.

     
    At the 13th of July i got an answer on telegram to my paypal-resolution..

    Since i was not the only one which didn't get any Commission done i decided to Force-payback through Paypal.
    i got a last Message at the 17th.

    Seven days later he reopened his Scetches again.

    His last Commission he submitted was a an old YCH.

     
    Evidence for payment and payback:

    On his trello i have still an entry for the refund.

    I got my 60$ back with the forced paypal-resolution.


    Caution: Mramor.

    Who: Mramor.
    Where: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/mramor./
    When: 09/11/2019
    What: Other (Explain Below)
    NSFW Content
    I have a species i had created called Koberu, now, these species are closed to the public and i do not at all allow these species to be made by others and sold as adopts, at least until i can get a proper Ref sheet made for them for people to buy and use to make them.
    it started on  Sep 11th, 2019, 07:41 PM , i had received an note on furaffinity from Mramor, she had stated that someone had come to her and asked for a commission and used reference shots from Secondlife, which is were i make and sell my Koberu as well:


    before i seen the second one, this was my response:

    now, in the chat we had, she had mentioned that she had never seen them before...that she had never even heard of a Koberu before, well, i at the time believed her, and as you saw she said that she did not want to waste her time and i felt bad she put work into the first one, so i told her to go ahead and put it up for adopt (which...was a big mistake on my end...) i later realized my mistake on doing it, but lets get into that now, she responded with this:


    now i made this response after seeing the mint one, and it kinda put me on edge, cause she only showed me the first one.  She didn't mention there was a second one, but I let her sell those two.  It did not click in my brain until a good friend pointed it out to me, but she mentioned she was shocked that one of her designs looked like one of my Koberu. hang on a second, i thought to myself, how was she shocked when she has seen them before...? oh yes, she has seen them before, how do i know you may ask, well, here is the evidence...
     

    here you can see my friend bid on one of the koberus, take a good look at the date this auction was posted
     
    She left a shout on my freind's page saying how much damn gorgeous her sona was. Here is more proof that she seen the auction before contacting me. 
    [Mod note]:  There were multiple caps on various users' pages.  Due to the caps resizing strangely, we added in a few crops.  Please note that this user has been leaving shouts on multiple bidders' pages.



     
    not only did she see the auction i did, she also favorited one of my koberu pictures 2 months back as well, here is the proof


    but, before i noticed she liked this (which was brought to my attention by my friend) i asked her about the shouts, cause i was told about the shouts before i found out she favored my Koberu Picture

    as i stated in my reply.. before hers, i told her only two.....BUT THEN SHE SAID SHE WAS WORKING ON ANOTHER ONE? even though i told her only those two?! that made me nervous and unsure about my choice now....i was starting to wonder if i made the right choice giving her permission...so this was her response...

    what....?


    .....haven't...heard of them before...? okay this here is where the red flag started to slap me in the face hardcore now...she said she was shocked she never seen them before, but left a shout on my friends pages, i do have another friend she left a shout on, but she did not bid on an auction until later on but here is a screenshot of the shout she left her before contacting me about the Koberus
     
    she HAD to have seen my auctions and seen my Koberu...
    -lied about not seeing my Koberu -people asking for commissions -people getting the idea they can sell them. -and tried to make a third adopt even though i told her only TWO -unfair to others who wanted to make Koberus don't you think that is a justified reason to ask her to take them down? people were starting to think they could make custom Koberu adopts and try and sell them even though they are an closed species of mine and no one is suppose to sell them but me, i broke my own rule i will admit and i was being way to nice, a fault in which i really need to fix, but anyways, i confronted her today and asked her nicely to take them down, and explained why... hold on to your seats folks cause this is about to get spicy:


    i know i said i only gave permission to sell the blue one but i did not remember at that time that i gave her permission for both so, i will admit to that mistake.
    but what sets me off about this is she tried to bring the bidders into this...which btw i contacted the bidders and informed them of the situation at hand and they completely understood, and they were super okay with it...i showed these screenshots to people, asking if this all sounded shady, cause i did not want to take all of this in the wrong way, but many have told me to confront her about this and as you can see, i am trying to in the nicest way possible...no aggression at all, then she goes and says she will just change the name ''hybrid dog'' ....? no, no, people have ALREADY SEEN THAT YOU NAMED IT KOBERU its obvious that is what it is and i have the evidence to prove you KNOW what a Koberu is and that you lied about not seeing them, even your mate made an art piece for a friend of mine who is a KOBERU
     
     

    here we go again with the ''i did not know it was a species'' gig...even after i just showed you the evidence.





    so after all that quarrel she says this, and, honestly it has me very worried, cause, she claimed she took them down, and then said she sold them? even after i told her to kindly take them down? and whats worse is, she still has reminders up on her alt for them

    the fact she activated a dead account to sell them is down right...wrong...I am writing this beware because she still is trying to sell them even though i told her specifically not to, again, i do not like nor is my intent to slander her name, i just want people to be careful around her and that to check her story first before you believe, her, i regret not doing so in the first place but it wont happen again.
     
     

    Beware: Dubmutt

    Who: Dubmutt
    Where: https://twitter.com/dub_mutt
    https://www.furaffinity.net/user/dubmutt/
    https://trello.com/b/Y2T31J4Q/dubmutt-commissions
    When: 07/12/2017
    What: Fursuit/ Fursuit Parts


    Back in July 2017 I applied for Dubmutt’s fursuit opening for a slot on their January-May 2018 queue. I wanted a fursuit head of my character Loki, he was to have magnetic eyelids, septum, and plugs. Everything seemed to be going well, I received an email accepting my commission and we moved forward from there. My suit was to be $920 with a $276 down payment.

    July 14th, 2017 I received the invoice and July 24th I made the down payment of $276. On December 26th 2017 I finished paying the invoice, and was told swatches would be sent out soon and I’d get an update when work was started.

    I reach out on February 2018 to see when swatches would be sent out as I was originally told beginning of December. I also wanted to see where I was at on the queue. Dubmutt told me swatches would be sent a month or so before starting and that I was scheduled for beginning of March. March 7th Dub reaches out to let me know they may need to cancel a few commissions while they focus on their health and that I will be updated. April 19th I reach out to dub out of curiosity of if my project was to be cancelled or completed. I was told mine was still scheduled.

    A few months go by so I message Dub on August 15th, 2018 to see if there’s been any updates. I am told they are finishing up two other suits and they were hoping to get to mine soon. 


    January 8th, 2019 I reach out again to see if there was any progress. January 12th Dub replies to say they are finishing 3 suits and mine will be next, and to contact them through twitter from now on.
     
    August 31st I message Dub on twitter since it’s been quite a while, I ask if there are any updates or even an estimate on when my suit would even be started. September 9th Dub posts a PSA to twitter stating that they will be leaving the fandom, but owed commissions will be done. I haven’t heard from Dub since January 2019.

    At this point in time, I have received no word about my suit even being started.

    Beware: Fluffaroo82 / Dumas~

    Who: Fluffaroo82
    Where: Furaffinity, Discord,
    When: 09/06/2019
    What: Commission
    NSFW Content
    So this happened a little bit after I started being more active on FurAffinity.
    I will write the whole story at the end of the screenshots.
    Its my first post on here so I'm sorry if the pictures are not in the right order.
    They messaged me wanting to commission me.

    They wanted to add me on Discord which we did. We added each other.
     

     
    We discussed the first commission which wasnt a problem at all.

    Also proof about them sending me their email for the invoice :

    Im suspecting a dummy e-mail.
     
    Proof that I sent them the first commission. 

    They quickly wanted to commission me more, which is completly fine by me.
    So In total i had around 5 commissions done for them.


     


    They promised me 160 USD.

    I was going to bed.
     
    Afterwards I tried to play with them since they added me on a video game. Their nickname ingame was Dumas, which ofc is also his main Account on Furrafinity. (Dumas~) (I got worried about my payment so I googled their name and thats how I found out.)
    Fluffaroo82 is only their secondary account.
    Here is the proof that they added me :

    And now after all the commissions were done, me trying to play with them : 


    And thats how it ends. They slowly started ignoring me : 
    The last message was also sent on FA.
    The only time they messaged me was to let me know their PC had an issue, which was a COMPLETE lie because they were playing the video game ( Im not going to name the game.) on their own. You can check the last few matches on certain websites for that. So their PC were completly okay. And even then. They couldnt contact me on Discord. FA was still an option.

    And then I never heard from them ever again.
     
    Now here is the full story :
    I got a message from them on FA, asking for a Commission, which was completly fine - it supports me as an artist!
    Quickly they told me what exactly they wanted and I finished the commission the same day - and thats when they wanted more and more without paying.
    Since the art was related to a game we both were actually playing, I asked them for their Ingame name, which was Dumas. Now, since I asked around and also googled out of curiosity, I found out that Dumas~ is his main account on Furaffinity and I could alos see the same likeness in the art they had posted and the ones I got commissioned. ( Scraps, and some in the gallery.)
    After I told them to pay me and that im closing my commissions for private reasons it started crumbling down. 
    I noticed first that they deleted me ingame. I messaged them asking basically " Why " and that " I thought we wanted to play together?"
    They started ignoring me, but before that they made me feel "safe" by telling me that they had enaugh funds its just PayPal's fault.
    So I was patient and gave them a week of a deadline but during that time I didnt even heard anything from them.
    And here I am. They owe me 160USD worth of art.

    Beware: Felixavenier/ avenier

    Who: Felixavenier
    Where: https://twitter.com/felixavenier?lang=en
    https://www.patreon.com/avenier
    https://www.deviantart.com/felixavenier
    http://www.avenier.org
    When: 01/12/2019
    What: Commission


    This is my first time writing a PSA, and I really didn't want to have to do this, but the lack of communication or regard for commissioners leads me to believe it's necessary -- if only to warn others in the interest of protecting their assets.

    I commissioned this artist on January 12th of this year, for two flat-colored pieces with a simple bg totaling $140 (transaction proof below). 


    After the initial back and forth regarding references and payment, during which they were very fast to respond to me, I was content to wait and left them to their queue. On March 16th, I politely asked for an update given that I hadn't heard from them.



    There was no response, and I made another attempt on the 30th just in case they'd missed it. Finally, on April 20th, I decided the lack of reply was too uncomfortable to wait any longer, especially when they were still active on the twitter, stream, and tumblr accounts linked in their website. I filed a claim through PayPal a week after informing them of why I was doing it over both email and DeviantArt notes, since I don't have a twitter. 



    I finally got what seemed like an apologetic and acceptable response on the 22nd, seen here asking me to close the claims in exchange for wip images. To my relief, they were able to provide them.
    My reply here. At this point, I was ready to close after seeing the very sketchy WIP images (NSFW, so they won't be posted here.) Please learn from my foolish mistake: if you ever feel the need to file a claim with paypal over a piece of artwork and consistently can't get a response, only close it once the work is finished. In retrospect, I was a pushover and I was way too ready to close the claim to avoid conflict.





    The last communication I received from them was on April 22nd sending me a second WIP. I sent a request for a few small changes in response. 
    On June 8th, I sent another polite poke, followed by a more serious request on June 20th.  I've gotten no response since.


    It's now been over seven months with only minimal and dodgy communication on their end, and none of the promised art.

    This is not a personal attack on @felixavenier , only an unfortunately necessary warning since they're a popular artist with a lot of commissioners. Please note that their ToS mentions frequent updates . Sadly, the impression I've been left with is that the only updates that will be given are if you threaten action via PayPal.


    Beware: Dumas

    Who: Dumas
    Where: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/dumas~/
    When: 04/25/2019
    What: Commission
    NSFW Content Resolved
    The incident happened shortly after I joined furaffinity. I was very naive and decided to unconditionally trust my first ever commissioner...
    All the attached files must be read from the bottom. Pay attention to dates. Also sorry I'm not good at expressing my thoughts in english (。・・。)




    Proof that the 1st commission was done:



    Proof that the 2nd commission was done:



    Discussing the 3rd commission:



    proof that the 3rd commission was done
    Before drawing it I asked about payment for the first 2 arts but Dumas wasn't very willing to pay



    And this is me trying to get my money but constantly being ignored... 



    In the next image all the white is too personal where Dumas is yet again writes excuses why he can't pay
    This is the last ever note he sent me claiming that I harass!!! him for demanding payment and threatening to contact paypal. 
    If you're just planning to start taking commissions please don't make my mistake of working without being paid first


    Beware (Valleyhearts/ Valleyheartss)

    Who: Valleyhearts/Valleyheartss
    Where: Deviantart, Instagram and paypal
    When: 03/29/2018
    What: Commission


    What/beware type: disappearing abandoning with debts still owed, theft, leaving when they owe $670 usd

    Details:
    March 2018 I commissioned a sketch book commission from valleyhearts, February 2019 came and I asked about it and we agreed on a refund, it’s September and he has deactivated all his social accounts (furaffinity and toy house are still open but I m going to say they’re inactive) I messaged him on TH but haven’t gotten a reply
    Emailed but haven’t gotten a reply 
    Done business before and hold out his part on art, but his abandoned online for now, with debts owing
    Can’t do anything with paypal cause it’s over 180 days (tried)
    Since I’m not able to do anything else (I’ve been recommend to do a small court claim but I don’t know how) so beware is really only thing I think I can do 
     
    Proof
    (deviant art  with proof of purchase and me sending $670)
    Instagram (the agreed refund) I don’t know why he said $600 when it was $670?
    his deactivated accounts 
    PayPal (payment sent)










    Beware Splootsuits/@splootsuits

    Who: Splootsuits
    Where: Midwest Fur Fest Dealers Room/Square
    When: 12/02/2018
    What: Fursuit/ Fursuit Parts


    BUYERS BEWARE!!! I can finally make this post as the bank closed the cases in my favor... AVOID THE MAKER SPLOOTSUITS! I commissioned them for a head and bodysuit at MFF last year, in the amount of $1340. They only communicated once every few months, and would never provide any WIPs or actual updates to progress! Finally, they tried saying they would deliver the head in person through an unnamed 'friend' at AC, on July 8th, nearly 8 MONTHS later! Still, they would not send any updates, and when the suit never arrived, they made excuses to get out of any blame. Finally, after trying to resolve with them (to no response), I had to go through my bank, a nearly 2 month process of not knowing whether my hard earned money would come back. SO PLEASE do not commission or buy from @ Splootsuits. They will more than likely do the same to you. I hate having to make a post like this, but I feel like it is necessary.
    Above is the post I made onto my Twitter account, sharing this information before I learned of this website. I have attached a couple screenshots for this case. The two telegram screenshots are of the last few messages I sent to the seller.  In addition is part of their excuse, their last message to me before their final loss of contact. In total, out of 8 months of waiting, I was only in contact for a total of 4 to 6 days interspersed within that timeframe.
    Finally, the last image is from my bank, showing the completed credits back to my account after all of these issues. These credits were officially added back today (Sept. 8th), as they were provisional during the time of the investigation.










    Beware: Fijipupper

    Who: Fijipupper
    Where: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/fijipupper/
    When: 05/24/2019
    What: Commission
    NSFW Content
    I opened this YCH for 2 slots scene [NSFW] http://www.furaffinity.net/view/31649056/
    This person noted me they wanted to claim both slots with the other person.


    The buyer replied giving me link to character's ref and email for PayPal invoice

    I have received the payment and started working on the order.
    On July 21st YCH had been already done and sent to both customers and was uploaded to my gallery. Also it shows that person had been read the note with the finished artwork. I didn't got any reply from this buyer, but since I had some similar not talkative customers, I assumed that everything is ok.



    But just recently, on April 30th, I discovered an open dispute in PayPal from Fijipupper with the only description "they scammed me, sadly".
    So I tried to contact Fijipupper using a messages in the dispute window and here through notes on the FA, but was ignored. After turning to PayPal, the case, unfortunately, was not closed in my favor. 

    (Sorry for the bad quality, the schreenshot was made via phone)
    All of this has really stressed me out now. 
    I used to get a case in PP before, but after talking with the customer everything was peacefully decided and closed. But seems not this time. 
    In any case, I want to warn other artists to be really careful receiving orders from this person.
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