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Hey folks!

I am sad to approach you with this matter but I have to warn you.

At the end of last year WillChen1995 contacted me and asked for a trade. He said that he is a collector/researcher from Taiwan and he had/has quite a few photos of skulls in his gallery. We talked a bit and soon we agreed to trade. I am usually a person who tries to trust other people but in that case my warning bells were all ringing. We agreed to trade 2 dog skulls (Rottweiler & Tibetian Mastiff) for four skulls from me. I wanted to get some more infos about the skulls and asked for the size. He stated that both skulls are around 38cm long. Just as a side information: That's bigger than a wolf skull and in the size of a bear (almost polar bear size). I asked if he is sure and he told me again that they are 38cm. At the same time I got contacted by a friend whom he contacted to trading too. The funny thing is that he offered the same skulls – even with the same photos. After asking him why he is offering them to another person regarding the fact that we already agreed on a trade he told me, that he bred them in the past and therefore has several. He showed the other person a photo of the package he meant to ship to her, showing not only the skulls she traded for but also 10 or more as gifts. On other occasions he mentioned that he is a student and can't afford loosing any skulls. So, gifting 10 or more skulls to one person and 4 to me (skulls with a value of around 400€? He told me about the gifted skulls later) looks „a bit“ odd here. He said my package was sent and that he will give me a tracking number. At the same time he tried to pull another trade (for my black bear skull) and kept asking when I'd send my package. When I asked for the tracking number again he was telling me that he is not at home but in Japan. Until the 15th I waited since he told me he would be back by then. The tracking number he gave me didn't work but he told me that it does work when he tries to track it. After telling me that the package was in Germany already (for around 2 weeks) he stepped back and stated that it was sent back due to the fact that my address was wrong/can't be found. That was the final point for me but it actually got even „better“. He told the same thing Myskullcabinet.

We also found pictures from another account (mroldharry - we are talking about this picture and others) in his gallery – those pictures were deleted though.

At the beginning he was also offering me a clouded leopard skull and an irbis skull. Both species are highly protected (I doubt that there are many more species with higher protection standart) therefore I declined of course. Though he stated to have the proper papers. Importing them is still extremely illegal.

The whole story leads to the conclusion that we have a scammer here. And therefore I'd like to warn everyone. I don't know why he is doing it (beside trying to get free stuff) and he seems to know a bit about skulls. That doesn't explain anything though. I just don't have any chance anymore to see an honest person in him.

Just be careful!

Best regards,
Lara

EDIT: He instantly blocked me!
EDIT 2: He deleted his account.
EDIT 3: I just got a message from someone who really lost some skulls to WillChen1995 :(
EDIT 4: Well, that makes two scammed persons :(

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We are DundalkChild and Lychnobia who are going to use this account for our taxidermy weakness. We don't want to upload taxidermy stuff with our own accounts, since it might bother our watchers. So anyone who is interested in these kind of things can watch us here. We might also have some stuff like fur or bones for sale, so watch out :)

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deepgrounduk Featured By Owner 12 hours ago
hello, and many thanks for faving :-) really appreciated
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Aiko-Hirocho Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Student General Artist
Hello, just a random Hello from a random deviant! Here's a Lamma too (: 
Hope you have a nice day!
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
We hope you have a nice day too!
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NL-Lynx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Hi! Would you guys mind if I made a guessing game too? I'll be different though, starting with an easy one, and getting harder as the the levels progress. :D
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Sure thing :)
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NL-Lynx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Eee! Thanks!:la:
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Exifia Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I took a look at your gallery. I like it a lot! :D It's very diverse.
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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tea-king Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Stumbled apon your gallery, and i must ask are all the animal parts you have, are they from animals that died from natural causes or hunting?
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CabinetCuriosities Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Both sources.
Though we don't support trophy hunting.
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