- Report: #961843
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Complaint Review: Joshua Astorian
Joshua AstorianILLINOIS, UNITED STATES collinsville, Illinois United States of America
Joshua Astorian Scammed money from me this year and others in 2009 for artistic word that was never completed collinsville, Illinois
*General Comment: Concerning Joshua Astorian
*Author of original report: RE: READ ME!!!
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I received an personal message from a username ''thejoshinator'' claiming to have 5 years experience creating graphics for licensed GBA, iOS, and Iphone games and about 3 years in the Nintendo DS industry.
We communicated via skype and exchanged a deal that I would pay him 80 in advance for a basic sprite sheet. After the payment I received little word from him, after which he went missing for a few days. I became suspicious and emailed him.
Later that day he come on skype claiming to have been kicked out of his house by his girlfriend which left him homeless for a few days.
He claimed it was raining and he had no where to stay and no money.
after googling the weather in his area I hesitantly believed his story and gave him 20 to get a hotel and some food for the night. I then said if I seen no results on our deal with-in the next 3 days I would assume he was a scammer.
He said he would send me a sprite the next day which he didn't.
About a week later of no sign from him, I googled his name (Joshua Astorian) and found a forum topic on the first link with other claiming to have given him money with no result.
He defended himself on the topic with the same story he told me.
I then noticed this topic was from 2009 when he only just told me this story happened (2012).
I can only assume this man is a fake name scamming people for work and using this sob story as a defence.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/29/2012 09:35 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Joshua-Astorian/collinsville-Illinois-/Joshua-Astorian-Scammed-money-from-me-this-year-and-others-in-2009-for-artistic-word-that-961843. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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