The Pixlett fraud has been fixed!I have some AMAZING NEWS ;A;The Pixlett fraud has been fixed! by witchpaws
Everyone who has been scammed by Pixlett / ToxicMutagen is getting fully reimbursed by Paypal for our losses!
First off, the other night, when I logged onto Paypal, I saw messages that the chargebacks filed against me had been closed! :'D
In the "Status Details" section, it appears as though Paypal actually decided to investigate against Pixlett and realized that maybe HEY, THIS IS SUSPICIOUS AFTER ALL
Then, when I checked my email last night, I had some emails from Paypal.
They wrote that they are making an exception to the chargeback rule, and fully refunding me ALL money that I lost due to Pixlett (from the first incident in July!)
(P.S. I don't know why the percentage signs are showing up in the email, but the amounts are how much I got chargebacked for.)
So yes, this means that WE WON.
After being told by Paypal over and over that
Protect yourself against fraudAlthough, as an active member of the community, it's nearly impossible to have missed this huge issue, I think it's very important to warn people for this.Protect yourself against fraud by DamaiMikaz
What happened is a large case fraud in which apparently one user (under multiple names) scammed several members of DeviantArt community. Leaving some people as much as $3000 in debt!!! Money they, most likely, never see back.
Even though the user is banned by DeviantArt now, there's no reason why it won't happen again.
After all, the problem is caused by a loophole in PayPal's rules. So basically everybody that's using PayPal for its business (and that's a lot of us) is at risk.
People doing commissions
People selling adoptables
To understand where all of this comes from, it's first of all important to know what a PayPal chargeback actually is.
This video offers a proper explanation of what chargeback is, and what it should
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