It has recently come to my attention this information From cosplay.com
Since a lot of people are being directed to this thread, here is what we know about the situation from our vantage point.
On Sunday, we received a few messages and emails from cosplayers, asking to verify whether or not we are doing video interviews for our website. We replied that no, we are not, and then were given information that a user on DeviantArt was claiming to represent Cosplay.com, and asking cosplayers to do a video interview on Skype. This thread was also started here by another cosplayer who was contacted.
Screenshots of the dA messages show that they claimed to be doing video interviews for Cosplay.com. When called out on this, they at least once backed off and said that it was for a different website entirely.
The Skype screenname used was "cosplaycom", without the dot. The name on that account says "CosplayCom Interviews (Vanessa)".
While sending information to DeviantArt, I posted on the user's wall there, telling them to stop pretending to be us, and warning visitors to their page that they were not representatives of our website. He immediately removed the comment and blocked any further posting.
DeviantArt responded to us Monday morning, quickly looked into the situation, and banned the user's account.
We currently have no confirmation as to whether or not this person is also contacting cosplayers via other social media. The only reports we've received pertain to the specific account on dA that was banned, and the specific Skype account.
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