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24 Aug 2012 - 20:2789833
WARNING - SCAMMER!
I'm sorry if this isn't the right place to post.

Today I got a message from this user;

"Greetings! My name is Regina or just Reggie and I'm from Missouri, I would really like to chat with you for a while and share thoughts about cosplaying and art.
One reason I want to chat with you is that I eventually want to work something out with you to help me make a painting of you in one of your costumes, I want to try something new with my art and I will start with Cosplay paintings. I have a small art gallery here in Missouri where I sell my work, I do this for a living and I often hire people (non cosplay models) for my work, if you are interested in something like that I could also give you a paid job to pose for a set of about 6 paintings, let me know if you are interested in that!
My CI profile is a little empty since I'm no cosplayer or photographer, but I have Facebook and other ways to contact me, you can ask for my cellphone or Skype, in the meantime there should be a Facebook button in my signature ( http://www.facebook.com/reggie.dhrty ), I have samples of my work in my photos.
Thanks for your time in reading my message, I hope to read from you soon.
Reggie."

THEY ARE A SCAMMER! She asks you to pose over video calls on skype, asking for sexual poses. If you refuse, she blocks you. If you go along with it, she then refuses to pay - if you press the issue she threatens to post the videos/photos online. Her art gallery does not exist and she uses a fake name. PLEASE, DO NOT RESPOND TO HER. I've sent a message asking to get her account deactivated but I thought it was best to warn people straight away too.

There is further information here and here.


24 Aug 2012 - 20:2989834
Thanks for the update


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24 Aug 2012 - 20:5689835
Got sent that, thought it seemed dodgy and ignored it, thanks for confirming


24 Aug 2012 - 21:1989837
I got this too, This is the 3rd time in 3 months ive recived one of these messages. Why do I keep attracting all the weirdies >.>


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24 Aug 2012 - 21:3089839
I never get things like this. Clearly, I am not pretty enough (probably because I mainly cosplay men)


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24 Aug 2012 - 21:4789840
I got this message, told him I didnt have facebook. then he asked for my skype and I was like naaahh..
He seemed sketchy from the first message. this thread just confirms it XD


24 Aug 2012 - 22:2789841
Anyone mention this to admins and such?


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24 Aug 2012 - 22:3889842
ive messaged the admins the user is potential dangerous to Under 18 users on the website, as well as over 18s


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Love With Your Heart And Soul

24 Aug 2012 - 22:5789844
Well, you know what they say; if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. XD

But as long as you don't give them any personal details you should be alright!


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24 Aug 2012 - 23:1489846
Quote Ice-climber:
Anyone mention this to admins and such?


I have, first thing I did.


25 Aug 2012 - 00:2489850
ah yes I got this message too, literally a few hours ago. I figured it was something like this though and didn't reply


25 Aug 2012 - 14:4089885
Quote NixieThePixie:
I never get things like this. Clearly, I am not pretty enough (probably because I mainly cosplay men)


I generally cosplay boys but I got one too! Been wondering whether it was something dodgy... Thanks for confirming.


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25 Aug 2012 - 15:5089889
Yeah, I also got one of these. Seemed dodgy anyway, but thanks for the heads up and confirmation. What a creep :/


25 Aug 2012 - 16:5689891
I got this too, I just ignored it as I assumed it was some kind of spam ^^;


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25 Aug 2012 - 16:5989892
I got one! O_O I presumed it was china trying to sell me "Super mega happy time wedding dress" XD


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25 Aug 2012 - 18:1389895
Thanks to all of you who flagged this up. I've disabled this account but ask people to keep an eye out for anything like this appearing in the future too.

The sheer amount of PMs in my inbox this morning concerning this account shows how vigilant you guys are - ignoring messages such as these and contacting any admin about this kind of thing is always the best thing to do, and means we can deal with it as swiftly as possible. Even if you're not quite sure if something is a problem, notifying us means that it's on our radar if it anything does happen.

Here's hoping we don't have many more of these kinds of people!


25 Aug 2012 - 18:5789898
Got this quite a few times I also keep getting one about Christian Louboutin shoes o_O


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25 Aug 2012 - 22:0589909
Quote MartyMcFlurry:
Got this quite a few times I also keep getting one about Christian Louboutin shoes o_O

They really like posting about shoes...or handbags. Best one we've had so far is golf clubs I think.

If this was a user different to the one mentioned above, please can you let me know the name? (We can only catch them if they post in the forums or if someone reports them to us! )


26 Aug 2012 - 09:5289926
Quote Delusional:
Quote MartyMcFlurry:
Got this quite a few times I also keep getting one about Christian Louboutin shoes o_O

They really like posting about shoes...or handbags. Best one we've had so far is golf clubs I think.

If this was a user different to the one mentioned above, please can you let me know the name? (We can only catch them if they post in the forums or if someone reports them to us! )


I can try and make a little round up , something about the typingbstyle makes me sense milanoo.


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26 Aug 2012 - 09:5489927
Just got this o_O

Hello Dear,My name is Rose , i have a warm and friendly feelings as i saw your profile today ,so i decided to leave a massage for you. if it Touches you to be a friend you can write back in my email address roseatif.2008@gmail.com so that i can send to you mt pictures and tell you more about me.i believe we can start from here to know each other better.Hoping to read your reaply to my e-mail address above.Regards,from Rose


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26 Aug 2012 - 14:0289950
Quote MartyMcFlurry:
Just got this o_O

Hello Dear,My name is Rose , i have a warm and friendly feelings as i saw your profile today ,so i decided to leave a massage for you. if it Touches you to be a friend you can write back in my email address roseatif.2008@gmail.com so that i can send to you mt pictures and tell you more about me.i believe we can start from here to know each other better.Hoping to read your reaply to my e-mail address above.Regards,from Rose


My sister also got this one, I don't think she replied or anything, we just thought it was a bit weird.


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26 Aug 2012 - 21:3789975
Ewww. I havn't got any of these messages probably since I havn't finshed any costumes yet, Thats so creepy 0.0 Thank you everyone for posting this thread. I'll keep a look out for any werid messages. Thanks again!!


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27 Aug 2012 - 00:5289983
Agh, I got that -.-


27 Aug 2012 - 16:0490006
Thanks for the warning


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