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IF YOU HAVE BEEN SCAMMED BY PIXLETT READ BELOW

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 30, 2014, 6:36 PM



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[EDIT: 8-14-14] Forgive me guys as I'm getting swamped with comments about this situation. Since the original posting, we have learned that:

1) Pixlett/Toxic is a minor.
2) That if prosecuted, the parents will be held accountable, not the child.
3) At most, if convicted, she faces being marked as 'delinquent', and subsequently placed on probation unless she is tried as an adult, in which case, she would then be charged with theft/fraud, and face 3 years or more years in prison.
4) We have found who we believe to be identified as the suspect theif. From here, we should be able to file something [not sure what yet] against her/them in court.

:iconwitchpaws: and I are doing our best to dig up what we can about legal proceedings to have her delt with. Having her under 18 makes this extremely difficult to deal with legally, and also, each state has their own laws so I have to look at laws much different than my own. (which again, makes this hard)

I will update when we figure things out further. Until then, ANYONE who was affected, please fill this out:


Your Name:
Where the Deal Took Place:
What Was Being Sold:
Amount Paid by buyer (if SEPARATE, please list each transaction individually):
Name and E-mail used by buyer:
Explanation of the Situation:



[EDIT] ToxicMutagen IS Pixlett!

:iconpixlett: - :icontoxicmutagen: IS A KNOWN THEIF/SCAMMER. SHE BIDS ON YOUR ART OR ADOPTABLE, PAYS FOR IT, AND SOME WEEKS LATER REQUESTS A CHARGEBACK.

IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN SCAMMED, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:

1) CANCEL ANY PENDING PAYMENTS. THE USER'S EMAIL IS JACOBREDARCANINE@GMAIL.COM -- DO THIS ASAP BEFORE "JAKE HRACH" FILES A CHARGEBACK AND YOU GET STUCK WITH A NEGATIVE BALANCE OF THE AMOUNT HE/SHE PAID YOU.

2) CALL PAYPAL OR WHATEVER SERVICE YOU USED TO GET PAID WITH.
--> www.contacthelp.com/PayPal/customer-service <--- USE CONTACT HELP AND GET TO A REP. TELL THEN WHAT HAPPENED (BUT DO NOT MENTION ANY SPECIFICS, JUST SAY "DIGITAL COMMISSIONED ART". PP MAY FREEZE YOUR ACCOUNT.

3) PLEASE SEND ME ANY AND ALL INFO REGARDING PIXLETT'S SCANDAL FOR YOU. IF I CAN COLLECT ENOUGH TESTAMONIALS, I CAN FORWARD THEM ALL TO PAYPAL FOR EXTRA CONFIRMATION SO THEY WILL HOPEFULLY TRACE THIS PERSON AND HAVE THEM JAILED FOR ONLINE FRAUDING.

PLEASE SEND THINGS LIKE:

-COMMENTS THAT STATE THEY WERE BIDDING/WHERE THEY "WON" THE AUCTION OR PURCHASE
-ANY NOTES THAT CONTAIN TRANSACTION DETAILS (NOT SPECIFICS, BUT THINGS LIKE PAYMENT, THEIR NAME AND SHIPMENT INFO IF ANY)
-BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE NAME USED ON THE PAYPAL (NOT YOURS, PIXLETT'S) OF THE BUYER (JAKE HRASCH OR OTHER ALIAS; PLEASE BE SURE TO TELL ME IF THEY USE A DIFFERENT NAME), AS WELL AS THE E-MAIL (JACOBREDARCANINE@GMAIL.COM / OTHER EMAIL IF ANY) , DATE TRANSACTION WAS INITIATED, PAID, AND CHARGE BACKED.
-IF THEY RECIEVED THEIR ITEM OR NOT. THIS IS EXTRA IMPORTANT.


IN THE MEANTIME, MONITER YOUR PAYPAL, YOUR BANK ACCOUNT IF IT IS LINKED TO PAYPAL, AND ANY OTHER SENSITIVE INFORMATIONS.

I POSTED THIS IN HOPES PEOPLE WILL NOT TAKE HIS/HER PAYMENTS


**WARNING TO ALL DEVIANTS**

DO NOT ENGAGE WITH ANY MONETARY PAYMENT WITH THIS PERSON! THEY PAY IN FULL, WAIT A FEW WEEKS, THEN CHARGE BACK. witchpaws HAS CONFIRMED THAT THIS SAME THING HAPPENED TO THEM AS WELL.

FOR YOUR OWN PROTECTION DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT ENGAGE WITH ANY MONEY TRANSACTIONS. THIS PERSON HAS SCAMMED OVER 1,000+ ALONE OFF ONE PERSON, THEY GOT ME FOR 20$ AND BY THE LOOKS OF THE PAST FEW PAGES OF COMMENTS, LOOKS LIKE WITCHPAWS AND I ARE NOT ALONE.

IF YOU HAVE ALSO BEEN ATTACKED PLEASE CALL PAYPAL ASAP AND REPORT HIS ACCOUNT AS FRAUD!! BY DOING SO WE ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO GETTING OUR MONEY BACK AND THIS THEIF WHERE THEY BELONG! THE MORE PEOPLE WHO CALL AND REPORT HER SCAM, THE BETTER CHANCE WE HAVE OF HAVING THEIR ACCOUNT SHUT DOWN AND OUR MONEY RIGHTFULLY RETURNED.

HOW TO REACH PAYPAL CUSTOMER SERVICE
www.contacthelp.com/PayPal/cus…
www.contacthelp.com/PayPal/cus…
www.contacthelp.com/PayPal/cus…

DO
NOT
TAKE
MONEY
FROM
THIS
BUYER

SHE/HE IS A FRAUD!
BLACK LIST HIM/HER FROM ANY AND ALL TRANSACTIONS!!!

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:icon7uprulez:
7uprulez Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
So ive been hearing a lot about this person. I see theyre banned, so what happened? Was this person ever arrested/sued?
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:iconelectricserge:
ElectricSerge Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Honestly I'm very unsure at this point. I can't do anything from distance, since she's located on the east coast of USA. If I'm right, I believe PayPal should have taken them to court over the dispute since 10g is a bunch to be taken from such a short time and from so many people. If I find out if she was prosecuted, I'll let you know.
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roothragon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
What a horrible situation this is. :(  I'm glad some of the artists are able to get restitution somehow, but it hurts me to see how many are suffering from this.

How the hell does a 15-year-old get a credit card ...
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:iconelectricserge:
ElectricSerge Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Most of them did actually. A few people seemed to only get the fee reversed but it looks like 99% of people got their money back from PayPal. They will likely take her (or her guardian) to court and sue them for the 10g's that was stolen. And we believe she probably stole it from her guardian, or her guardian had a good reason to attach it to her account and she ran crazy with it (of course, what kid wouldn't, with endless supply of money?)
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Enchanted-Lilac Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
I feel so bad for the parents omg ;;
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:iconelectricserge:
ElectricSerge Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Right?...Can't imagine how they must feel right now. o__O
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:iconenchanted-lilac:
Enchanted-Lilac Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
And a stupid teenage girl just ruined everything for their parents D":
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:iconxelectricwings:
xElectricWings Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Wait I don't get it.
She bids on adoptables, pays and then demands a refund? That's it? Don't you think you're taking this a bit too seriously e.e?
I'm probably wrong though lol
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:iconelectricserge:
ElectricSerge Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
If I was "taking this too seriously" then I guess a bunch of others did too, including :iconwitchpaws:, who had $5,000 total stolen from her (since she delivered the goods), as well as the hundreds of other people who were scammed for anywhere between $5 to 1,000 or more dollars...If you don't know what's going on, you should not be stating assumptions...it's really rude and inconsiderate, and many people will not take you seriously in a debate or argument if you say something like that, and then say "I really have no idea what I'm talking about" -- even if it is stated as you did. I mean this as nicely as I can possibly word it, as I see a lot of people do this, and it creates a lot of problems and angers a lot of people. ^^; Keep that in mind next time you don't understand something, it's better to just ask a question and THEN form and/or state your opinion after getting facts, rather than to state an uninformed opinion AND ask a question, especially if you say "I'm probably wrong" -- You're telling me that you think I am overreacting, when you don't understand what happened, then stating (in different words) "I have no clue what I'm talking about, but here's my uneducated opinion anyways".

Anyways, to your question~

A chargeback is PayPal's way of allowing a buyer to get their money back in the event of unauthorized charges (aka a stolen credit card), a non-shipped item (eg - you buy something online and the seller doesn't ship it to you within a certain time, you can request your money back BEFORE a tracking number is uploaded. Once there's proof of shipment, I believe it's disabled) If she wanted a refund, I think a lot more people would understand. But in this event, she would pay, then issue a charge back, even after receiving the item(s) she paid for. This is illegal and is considered theft and fraud, and for the amount that she stole, about $10,000 or more, is considered a felony and she SHOULD be put in jail for more than 3 years MINIMUM, if convicted as an adult.

I wish it were as simple as she wanted a refund for some art/adoptables, but no. Pixlett used a loophole in PayPal's Seller Protection [it doesn't protect digital goods or services sales] and, once she got the item(s) she would bid on, then paid for, and some weeks later she would issue an illegal chargeback (since she got her items and THEN would take the money back without returning the product, which is stealing) and for a few weeks she did get to keep the stolen money. Paypal was kind enough to reimburse us for everything and now all that is left is to take her to court and press charges -- if PayPal isn't doing so already. The situation's pretty delicate due to her being a minor.

Hope this helps clarify things. ^-^
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:iconxelectricwings:
xElectricWings Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Ohhh
Sorry if I came off as rude XD Didn't mean it
I understand... Yeah $5,000 is huge!
She should really go to prison e.e
3 years isn't much anyways so that's good.
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