I own a small business that sells street I was looking for designers to design for some shirts. Note that I wasn’t asking for actual designs (free or otherwise) – just applications and links to portfolios.
I got an email from a designer that read:
Client: Here is a design I created, it has a skate theme. Please pay $$$ ASAP to ***** via PayPal.
Me: Sorry, I don’t remember asking you for any designs. We love it, but it’s not really what we are looking for. Thanks though!
Client: As I can see you have not put $$$ into my PayPal, please do this ASAP as I have spent a long time on it. If you do not, I will have to get others involved.
Me: I’m very sorry, but I never commissioned anything from you.
Client: I’ve had enough. You didn’t ask for it, but that doesn’t excuse late payment. If you do not have the resources, you can send clothing out to me. Or, I can and will get lawyers involved.
He proceeded to make posts about how our company does not pay.