Last edited by dubcanada; February 19th, 2010 at 02:29 AM.
Normally I vouch for the people I have worked with before because they are almost always a pleasure to work with. I can't say the same about dubcanada. I contacted him about working on his previous project that he posted here (tower design post) and we began working on it, however after I finished 3 towers, (he did pay for the first) he simply stopped any sort of contact with me; we made no contract (foolishly trusting of me) that ensured he would pay for my work, so I can't legally do anything, but I can warn any artist interested in working with dubcanada. I have made ever effort to contact him for over 3 days and he still hasn't returned any of my attempts; so this is a warning for any interested parties.
Thanks for the warning....it could save a lot of artists' butts...just been scammed over some guy on devianart myself.
We artists have to stick together to keep this kinda fraud away....
there are two more I wish to add to the links,
and art and soul
they can be found on above $500 and below $500
We are not in the buisiness to be ripped off.
BEING AN ARTIST IS HARD AS IT IS. WE don't need
dishonest and unhonorable clients.
That said, if you get him to sign a contract first (always, ALWAYS have a contract, even if you have to write one yourself), this shouldn't be a real problem, should it? Sorry to anybody who got ripped off, but if somebody can get a job with him under contract it would definitely stop any fraud involved, especially given the legal repercussions he would face if he broke contract. I wouldn't discourage anybody from helping him on this or any future requests. Just make sure you have that wonderful little signature first.
Sorry but a contract can only protect you if you are willing to sue, and not a lot of freelancers want or can afford to do it. And scammers can also make fake contracts.
The only way t protect oneself is to be smart, careful, and ask for upfront and/or milestones money.
m.v. I'm with you on that!
@radioblur I usually do create contracts with my clients. He was, however offering to pay between each tower and the amount was too small for me to sue worth anything. Creating a contract would not have helped me in this situation.