Saturday, 19 May 2018

We're back!

Q. Does this blog harass others?

A. Obviously not. This blog is self-policing. It removed several developers and artists, who reformed and gave back money back to those who were wronged.


We have received your appeal regarding your blog http://unity3d-scammers.blogspot.com/. Upon further review we have determined that your blog was mistakenly marked as [redacted], as such, we have reinstated your blog.

For the individuals mentioned, they harass others to no end -
  • before this blog came out with evidences, michaelw352 was harassing artists to no end until he was stripped of his moderation rights. He's still around sending nasty email messages to certain artists until he was called out several times.
  • The Truebones truth blog documents certain alts falsely clicking on report video, report blog for no reason, harassing others non-stop for nearly four years. Civil action, police action from multiple individuals were made.


This blog serves to call into attention not to entertain them:

  • the artists mentioned on this blog - they have no portfolio and tricking others of their money.
  • since these artists are unskilled, they cause great anguish to those who employ or solicit their services. They never refund, or their customers get trolled.


Compare that to commercial blogs which lists down frauds never get taken down (Example - Sinclair ZX Vega+ funding)


Q. Does this blog make harassment for others? 

A. This blog is used by Autodesk, Adobe to go after certain artists who employ artists and developers and don't pay salaries and using computers loaded with unlicensed software, or resell parts of Autodesk, Adobe intellectual property (See Truebones). Thus, taking this blog down removes evidences for Adobe, Autodesk.

Various companies whose intellectual properties were infringed, can see their IP stolen, and who committed it. So yeah, this blog is cited by various lawsuits as evidences.


This blog is also cited by Disney, Pixar, Warner Brothers and many others (Blue Estate Games), Korean game companies in their lawsuits. So this blog is a source of evidence of misdeeds done by certain artists and developers.



Q. Does this blog libel others? 

A. Ask the dozens of customers who contacted 'artists' got featured on this blog. The insults, slurs, harassment they received for years and years -- is a tiny fraction of this blog's contents.


You can't sue others for stating or publishing the truth. In certain cases, hyperlinks to the abusive texts stated by these tricksters and con-artists are shown.

So go ahead - sue. These scammers cannot sue if it's true -- and this blog is careful to show evidences.

Second Year Anniversary, Get out of Unity3d Scammers Jail (Updated)

Second Year Anniversary

This blog celebrates it's second year anniversary. It has done much work to combat fraud, and bring spotlights to certain no-portfolio artists who prey on unsuspecting customers.


Combat Fraud

People know about certain no-portfolio artists. Why don't you draw? Do you want to continue dishonesty?



Will I get my name on this blog if I've done something illegal?

You won't get your name on this blog, unless you are reported many times on the Unity forums.



How do I get my name off this blog?

See below - "shown remorse and have compensated their victims".




Name Removals

There is no longer any reason to post their names and links of their deeds, and hence, removed.


We have removed GM, CT, SPJ, JR, MS, BR, SL.


Also removed is TH, MY and two games. Those two games are dated 2012 and are covered in main-stream-media. There are hundreds of angry comments about those two games.


The above artists have shown remorse and have compensated their victims.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Carlos Wesley Bott

https://www.upwork.com/o/profiles/users/_~0130a07ea6bc8885d3/ 



"Contractor stole my deposit money and disappeared, never produced any work."




Carlos is a moonlighting employee at SAE, who re-outsources (makes it more expensive). He has been seen re-outsourcing projects from UAE to other people.



Why is Carlos posting fake-jobs for projects to overseas ppl for?
Shouldn't he be a full-time teacher at SAE?



Do yourself a favor - Is Carlos Bott doing all the work? (yes/no?)
If no - use someone else instead.




Scam Artist:
Carlos Bott, Carlos Wesley Bott, Carlos Villasista Bott
Type of Scam Artist: Fake Developer, Fake Employer
Position of Scam Artist: Developer
Resolution: No Cooperation

How to Detect:
Developer who claims to know coding, doesn't know anything
Does not do any work, after paying upfront



Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Michaelw352 former Unreal Moderator, part II

Continued from the Original article


Michaelw352, has been going on rampage, harassing members of the Unreal forum. Then he fell from grace.







The UnrealEngine forums admins know it, that Michael has been making a game "Horizon" or Evil Horizon with Crusade Studio, formerly Prion-Games, Hidden-Blade, Eclision or whatever fake-game studio name he wants to call it (see this lengthy post).


Michaelw352 has been terrorizing other artists, asking them work for free (source), and if they don't, he would put them on the Unreal scam-list, until the Unreal moderators stepped in and remove his moderation status.


Many of his untrue, slander-posts were removed (formerly 1000+, to 800+, then 400+, then 300+, then 200+, then 100+, previously 67, previously 56, now 43). How low will Michael's defamatory-posts-count go?




So Michaelw352, after so many years,

  • Where is your portfolio? Why are you asking artists to work for free, when you have no portfolio?

  • Why do you have fake LinkedIn profile where you worked 10 years, when you graduated from college 2 years ago? If you worked 10+ years, why are there no games, no apps to show for it?

  • Why contact employers of the artists you screwed over, warning them, when Michaelw352 has no portfolio. What right do you have to contact them?


    This blog doesn't go around contacting employers of those artists - for the very reason that those employers, are hiring junior and interns, in physical locations, NOT, remote.


    AND, this blog removes remorseful artists, those that have compensated their victims.



Michaelw352, do yourself a favor... STOP screwing artists over, learn to draw, model instead.


Asking for free concept art, free models and no longer an Unreal moderator... then threaten what?


This blog got tip-offs from several annoyed artists of harassment from Michael -


Please show them this page-link and let your employer know, that some no-portfolio artists is asking for work-for-free shit, and for some unfortunate artists, despite the fact that 4+ years have passed, contacting employers of those artists -- for incidents that happened in 2013 (now it is 2018) asking for them to be removed from their positions...


Michael, download Blender, LEARN it. get GIMP and if you have some money, like $20 a month, get Photoshop. If you can get $20 bux, use it to pay for your Photoshop subscription, and get yourself a Wacom tablet too.


What ****** this Micahel is, especially now 4+ years have passed since the original incidents happened in 2013, 2014 and the other artists have portfolios, things to show, while Michael has none.

Monday, 25 December 2017

Marketing Scammer


The cat’s out of the bag. The title says it all.

This has been one of the most difficult posts to write because it hits so hard. A painful reminder to why I’ve been an emotional wreck this year and why 2017 has been so tough.

What should have been a great victory turned into one of the most emotionally harrowing experiences I’ve had to deal with in my life.

Now that we’ve finally managed to start delivery to our backers, we felt that we could finally tell the whole story."

For the story, see:
http://d-cal.com/2017/12/20/how-a-pr-agency-stole-our-kickstarter-money/


This is an excerpt. We have linked to the original article. You can see various replies in that original story.

Scam Artist: WoodShed Agency, GrooveBox Studios
Location: USA

Type of Scam Artist: Marketing Fraud
Position of Scam Artist: Vendor
Resolution: No Cooperation

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Livenda Labs - Fraud

https://forum.unity3d.com/threads/livenda-labs-ctaa-htc-vive-beware.429509/

A small update on how things are going with Livenda...

Althoug they claim on their website that "all updates are FREE and regular", I have never once received any single update after the original purchase.

Recently they advertised via e-mail "upgrade from V2.5 to V3 $60". Well I purchased that update.

And guess what I received... Absolutely nothing. Not download links, nothing. And their customer support e-mail remains totally silent. At least PayPal returned my money...

An update again - 

Did anyone actually get a 3.0 upgrade link after purchase. Looking for some kind of hope.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Asset Store Ripoff


This thread is meant to enlighten the folks who can fall prey to frauds on the asset store and a clear indication of why you must research as much as possible before you buy an asset.

Also a strong suggeston to not rely on assets with facebook support and no forum thread.

I give this advice to everyone I know already, but this time I failed to practice what I preach because I was too excited about the asset.

You could say I asked for it and I agree with you.
The intention of this post is not to flame but to educate. 

Here's the forum thread which provides the free project from @High_Noon with his shader
https://forum.unity3d.com/threads/guilty-gear-xrd-shader-test.448557/

Here's the asset store link
https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/92792

When I downloaded the project the first thing I immediately did was to open up the shader code because I felt a certain amount of familiarity with the inspector parameter names on the shader.


For more details:
https://forum.unity3d.com/threads/fraud-an-asset-store-publisher-selling-copied-code-off-of-a-forums-free-project.485914/

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Scam Market-place: gamegorillaz.com

This scam market-place does not pay its developers. They take your money, pirate the source-codes and assets, claim to advertise to market for you, and give you nothing.


https://forum.unity3d.com/threads/marketplace-owners-doesnt-want-to-pay-for-developers-need-help.471956/


"We are small team, who are mostly working on projects that could help for other developers to create their own projects. Before two months, we've received a letter where marketplace owners(Game Gorillaz) said that the payments will be delayed due to some kind of country problems. We said it is alright and we will wait for a respond, but after two months we still didn't got any answers from them. They said that all payments will be credited to developers accounts until 15th of March, but we haven't got any money. Now we think that they just appropriated our orders and tried to delay all our requests. We think that we're not alone and there is way more developers who didn't get they payments. So we would like to share this message and let everybody know that not every marketplace is good for developers who want to earn some extra money. Still, we tried to contact owners, but we didn't get any response. We have all orders with all customers who bought our projects. So, we would like to know is there any institutions which could help us to solve this problem, because were are thinking that there are tons of developers who are waiting their payments and can't get any response from owners."

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Truth from the bones, part IV


Truebones (TB) got slapped with a US$2,000,000 lawsuit after it was exposed, he was reselling copyrighted material ripped from Garena, NetEase, Ten-Cent, Mixamo (Adobe) and others.


As the case is on-going, there is no further information.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Chariot Wars - worst game contender 2015

Video Credit: Jim Sterling

Warning to any person doing business with CANDELLA SOFTWARE, CROSS ENTERTAINMENT. They take your art and code, promise to pay, then never pay.


The game Chariot Wars has been panned as one of the worst games contender of 2015. The reviews are bunk, as the glowing reviews are not by paying customers.


The studio opens multiple off-shore companies (1, 2) in the UK using aliases to avoid detection. Notice the business owners different yet similar names!


This studio claims to do AAA work, it does no work what-so-ever. The owner claims to be on many games credits list, yet, none exists of the owner. Since the business owners uses aliases, which is the real name?




Scam Artist: OMPLAY, OMPLAY.NET
Type of Scam Artist: Employer
Position of Scam Artist: Con-artist, Fake credentials
Resolution: No Cooperation
Contact details: Ajith Ram, Ajith Rama, Anjum RamaMoorthy, Ajay Ramon (Multiple Aliases)How to Detect: Asks for work, does not pay anything, no upfront payment.