Timeline: Items purchased: March 13/14th 2013 Items received March 22 2013 Buyer feedback left April 8th 2013 Paypal dispute opened June 3rd 2013 Credit Card Chargeback take out July 1st 2013 Basic Summary: I am writing to warn other artists, particularly on etsy, of a buyer (Brooke Alison Kutik…
I wrote a beware post about an issue I had with a buyer on etsy so initiated fraudulent credit card chargebacks on me. I know a lot of my follwers are artists and I’m sure a lot of you sell on etsy or know people who do so I feel obligated to spread the word. Please have a read, and block this buyer.
This likely goes without saying but DO NOT contact the buyer in any way. This is a rule on artists_beware and would be extremely counter productive. Just block her and, if you want, share the article with others.
Thanks for the info! I will share and follow your suggestion!
reblogging back because there is new information:
Brooke Allison Kutik is a very old, infamous scammer in the my little pony community. She has been at this for over 10 years. She also recently scammed Worms and Bones through etsy, and has recently (as of may) bought items from another artist on etsy.
It seems that she has switched to buying art on etsy - and is currently active. If you sell on etsy BEWARE of sellers out of florida - she seems to prey on international sellers because it’s easier to get claims through. She has many different aliases, usernames, and paypal accounts.
PLEASE reblog if you have friends that sell on etsy. This was NOT a one time issue - this is a professional scammer who is currently active on etsy.