I suspected because:
Same city (columbus, ohio) [info removed from her journal since Aug]
same policies (no international shipping unless EMS shipping) [info changed to NO Int'l shipping since buyers don't want to pay EMS]
same fandoms/pairings for doujinshi she sells (a lot the PoT djs she sells are the same ones that divine_decora was selling)
she's in 2 decora communities [she was in 2 in august, looks like only in one now]
clothing she sells is plus size (like divine_decora had)
also, I heard when she gives out info for money orders, she only gives out initials, not her full name. o.O
 = changes in her info since August
But like I said, no definite proof... however, if she ever put up any Prince of Tennis Atobe plushies... she IS divine decora.
So today.... 2 months since I started suspecting, and 8 months after she scammed me of $95?... she put up the SAME 5 Atobe plushies. (she decided to delete everything in her journal and replace the posts calling me an anatomy part... - probably didn't want anyone else she scammed to recognize stuff they bought - but luckily I saved the page)
So here are the 5 atobe plushies I bought from her and that she's selling again.
And the Prince of Tennis tote/purse I bought at the same time.
And I'm not sure... but didn't someone buy a Kingdom Hearts Figure from divine_decora (around the same time as my purchases) that was never received? >_> Cause she had this for sale in her journal yesterday also:
Stuff she sold me that she never sent:
Naruto Jacket from Hot Topics (sold to someone else as obsolete_being)
Those 5 atobe plushies (in her obsolete_being journal now)
The PoT purse (in her obsolete_being journal now)
2 Naruto headband
a FMA hoodie
some (2 rolls) silver crafting wire
People are saying that I have something against her and am making this up cause of a personal vendetta or something... that it's just coincidence. But when do coincidences stop being a coincidence?
Sure, I'm not saying there are no other Atobe plushies available for sale anywhere... but they don't pop up often.. maybe one or two... but all FIVE at once?
And to have ALL FIVE of Atobe plushies I bought suddenly pop up along with the PoT purse (again, not saying it's the only PoT purse in the world, but it also doesn't show up often) by a seller who I earlier suspected of being divine_decora because of her PoT doujinshi (divine_decora and obsolete_being also seem very fond of Naruto djs also) and the Naruto jacket (not the only one in the world... but how often do you see them posted here?), policy, and then location... And here's the clincher... what HONEST SELLER WITH NOTHING TO HIDE WILL NOT GIVE OUT THEIR NAME?
Can you think of any reason an HONEST seller would just give out initials when giving out money order info to a buyer?
Her explanation for the initials: "4. I always put my initials because there are scary stalkers on the internet. Anyone who’s not a child knows better than to give out real name."
WORD FOR WORD. I kid you not. That sounds like BS to me. So you're worried about stalkers so you won't give out your name, but you'll give out your address?
Maybe I'm strange, but if I want to avoid stalkers and I had a choice, I'd sacrifice the name and keep my address secret. o.O
Like I said before... when does coincidence stop being coincidence?
Do I have a personal vendetta against obsolete_being? Well, I don't normally like people that steal from me. Let alone someone that stole $95 from me.