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I felt the same when I started reporting to CS. The response was plain which left me wondering if I was spamming support. I haven’t sent one in months.

I still send individual reports often if I see something I can prove without spending too much time on it, and I do see accounts coming down. That’s usually things you can see without even leaving Fiverr, like sellers putting their phone number or PayPal email right on an account. I think staff has their work cut out for them, anyway.

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I’m 90% positive I bought from one of those sellers awhile back. The work was so awful, I can’t even start.

Still around, still level 2, has more great reviews and some pretty decent stuff on live portfolio. Either she got better in the past year, buyers are lying or tons of people aren’t reviewing.

I don’t understand how someone can go from horrible to pretty good stuff. There’s a chance it could be me but other sellers did great with same instructions.

Either she got better in the past year, buyers are lying or tons of people aren’t reviewing.

Well, two years ago my work wasn’t that good as it is now. What I did in order to improve myself was reading a couple of books about design, watching a lot of tutorials and I got an internship in a design company where I learnt a lot of good things. But that’s just me.

From what I heard a lot of profiles are sold on the gray market, not just for fiverr but for Upwork, Freelancer and a lot of them. 🙂

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What would you think if you see many good reviews from one buyer to many low level Gigs? Keeps buying same service from different sellers. Should I/we keep an eye on the situations like this one or maybe it’s normal? Hm.

Could be someone naughty who is paid to review.

Could be a business, with some types of gigs its common to order from multiple sellers and use the result that suits the business best (faster than risking having to wait for revisions).

Could also be a re-seller.

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What would you think if you see many good reviews from one buyer to many low level Gigs? Keeps buying same service from different sellers. Should I/we keep an eye on the situations like this one or maybe it’s normal? Hm.

I know of buyers who really like boosting new sellers and sometimes they will try out multiple sellers. They aren’t fake, just nice. I wouldn’t say that alone is enough to be suspicious about. As my grandma used to say, there isn’t a devil behind every doorknob. 😉

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Which leads me to post this very post…

  • Not every seller is dishonest.
  • Not every seller is honest.

I’ve personally purchased from brand new sellers, to give them a "chance."

I’ve seen sellers with many reviews but many being reviewed by the same buyer!

Fiverr is a global platform. There will be bad apples and good apples.

Cheers for your valuable philosophy.

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@yurymuzlanov

Which leads me to post this very post…

  • Not every seller is dishonest.
  • Not every seller is honest.

I’ve personally purchased from brand new sellers, to give them a "chance."

I’ve seen sellers with many reviews but many being reviewed by the same buyer!

Fiverr is a global platform. There will be bad apples and good apples.

I’ve seen sellers with many reviews but many being reviewed by the same buyer!

I agree it can be a red flag when a newer seller has a set of reviews from one person. I usually check the other person and often they are buying/selling to each other. (For me a newer person is less than a hundred reviews.)

That said, there are exceptions.

I agree this is unusual in many categories, both myself and my adult son (both of us VO artists) get tons of repeat business from whiteboard/and video explainer sellers.

A few days ago one of his clients sent him 17 orders in a single day. One buyer sent me 7 orders in a day two weeks ago. When those buyers rate, you’ll see a string of 5 to 20 from the same buyer.

One thing that does stand out. A repeat buyer like that does NOT write gushing reviews when rating. Maybe they will say something on a review or two, but usually it’s “Thanks for the great work” or something shorter on one review, then all 5 star reviews for the others. They don’t want to write something on every review, and if they do it’s usually very short.

Both my son and I have thousands of gigs sold, so at our level it’s normal to have batches from single buyers. When we had less than 100 reviews it was very rare to have such large strings of orders from buyers. Two or three from the same buyer, maybe, but again it was rare.

I do see it as a red flag, but I admit many buyers are unlikely to check out pages of the reviewers too, to figure out if something funny is happening.

Some people do try to cheat the system, but most will get rooted out over time. I wish it could happen faster, but I’m not clear that will happen.

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Would anyone think that 70 reviews in one day from the same buyer could be legitimate?

Just wondering if that’s possible since I noticed a gig like that. All the gigs from this seller have the same thing from this one buyer.

Would anyone think that 70 reviews in one day from the same buyer could be legitimate?

My gut says no… but that is so extreme it may be legit. You would think if someone was scamming the system, they would at least try to space them out a little.

If the buyer is also a seller, that may provide a clue.

Very difficult to tell without digging deeper to figure out if the buyer is legit too.

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Would anyone think that 70 reviews in one day from the same buyer could be legitimate?

My gut says no… but that is so extreme it may be legit. You would think if someone was scamming the system, they would at least try to space them out a little.

If the buyer is also a seller, that may provide a clue.

Very difficult to tell without digging deeper to figure out if the buyer is legit too.

That gig has 99.9% of reviews from the same buyer and it’s usually lots of them all on the same day. The buyer is not also a seller. It is rare for me to get two reviews in a row from the same buyer.

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That gig has 99.9% of reviews from the same buyer and it’s usually lots of them all on the same day. The buyer is not also a seller. It is rare for me to get two reviews in a row from the same buyer.

I think I know who you’re talking about. I’m 90% sure he has two accounts and bought his own. There is something not right about that buyer. I looked up the buyer and seller.

I’ve bought from the same newbie seller like six or seven times in a row, but it was spaced out in over a few months. I did write gushing reviews on each, can’t help myself. 😁

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I’ve seen sellers with many reviews but many being reviewed by the same buyer!

I agree it can be a red flag when a newer seller has a set of reviews from one person. I usually check the other person and often they are buying/selling to each other. (For me a newer person is less than a hundred reviews.)

That said, there are exceptions.

I agree this is unusual in many categories, both myself and my adult son (both of us VO artists) get tons of repeat business from whiteboard/and video explainer sellers.

A few days ago one of his clients sent him 17 orders in a single day. One buyer sent me 7 orders in a day two weeks ago. When those buyers rate, you’ll see a string of 5 to 20 from the same buyer.

One thing that does stand out. A repeat buyer like that does NOT write gushing reviews when rating. Maybe they will say something on a review or two, but usually it’s “Thanks for the great work” or something shorter on one review, then all 5 star reviews for the others. They don’t want to write something on every review, and if they do it’s usually very short.

Both my son and I have thousands of gigs sold, so at our level it’s normal to have batches from single buyers. When we had less than 100 reviews it was very rare to have such large strings of orders from buyers. Two or three from the same buyer, maybe, but again it was rare.

I do see it as a red flag, but I admit many buyers are unlikely to check out pages of the reviewers too, to figure out if something funny is happening.

Some people do try to cheat the system, but most will get rooted out over time. I wish it could happen faster, but I’m not clear that will happen.

Those reviews are legitimate and given that you have many reviews viewers will attest to that.

I noticed fairly “legitimate” sellers (Less than 200 reviews) being reviewed several times from the same buyer with sets of 4-7 reviews.

I feel they are doing this to hopefully have more reviews which can lead them to becoming a TRS faster as most TRS’s have several Hundred reviews.

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Would anyone think that 70 reviews in one day from the same buyer could be legitimate?

My gut says no… but that is so extreme it may be legit. You would think if someone was scamming the system, they would at least try to space them out a little.

If the buyer is also a seller, that may provide a clue.

Very difficult to tell without digging deeper to figure out if the buyer is legit too.

They have very few reviews from any other buyer. And the seller and buyer are in two different countries. They also have copied a lot of gigs from other successful sellers including me and just changed a few words around.

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I think I know who you’re talking about. I’m 90% sure he has two accounts and bought his own. There is something not right about that buyer. I looked up the buyer and seller.

I’ve bought from the same newbie seller like six or seven times in a row, but it was spaced out in over a few months. I did write gushing reviews on each, can’t help myself. 😁

I’ve bought from the same newbie seller like six or seven times in a row, but it was spaced out in over a few months. I did write gushing reviews on each, can’t help myself. 😁

Well, that is different and what we all hope will happen when we start. (Heck, I love it now when someone tries me out, then they are happy, and soon we a string of orders from them.)

The gushing reviews X days apart are wonderful (and appreciated) by sellers. If spaced out like that, then it appears you tried someone, they did a great job for you, you used them again. As they did more great work for you, you repeated.

If I see all the reviews from you, spaced out just a bit, THEN I place far more faith in them being real.

As a seller, I want to wow you, EARN your business, and then continue to earn it every time you need my type of service.

A new seller deserves that IF they deliver, and people like you are greatly appreciated. Again: I see that totally different than you deciding to order 10 or 20 from me the first day/week.

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Would anyone think that 70 reviews in one day from the same buyer could be legitimate?

Just wondering if that’s possible since I noticed a gig like that. All the gigs from this seller have the same thing from this one buyer.

There has been lots of talk lately about splitting all orders into $5 orders to get more reviews.

I vaguely remember a buyer on here complaining that they had to pay lots more in payment fees because the seller insisted on splitting a $100 order into 20 $5 orders.

As Lisa said, it is so obviously odd that it is either legit or just plain stupid.

Of course, people should know that splitting orders like that is considered review manipulation and can result in being banned.

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There has been lots of talk lately about splitting all orders into $5 orders to get more reviews.

I vaguely remember a buyer on here complaining that they had to pay lots more in payment fees because the seller insisted on splitting a $100 order into 20 $5 orders.

As Lisa said, it is so obviously odd that it is either legit or just plain stupid.

Of course, people should know that splitting orders like that is considered review manipulation and can result in being banned.

There has been lots of talk lately about splitting all orders into $5 orders to get more reviews.

I vaguely remember a buyer on here complaining that they had to pay lots more in payment fees because the seller insisted on splitting a $100 order into 20 $5 orders.

And this is the reason why I think 5r should have tiered review system. It doesn’t have to be complicated, any order below $20 - review in gold; over $20 in red; over $60 in green; over $100 in blue. Or something to this effect.

Sellers would want the green or blue reviews, therefore less chance of splitting or buying each other’s gigs.

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There has been lots of talk lately about splitting all orders into $5 orders to get more reviews.

I vaguely remember a buyer on here complaining that they had to pay lots more in payment fees because the seller insisted on splitting a $100 order into 20 $5 orders.

And this is the reason why I think 5r should have tiered review system. It doesn’t have to be complicated, any order below $20 - review in gold; over $20 in red; over $60 in green; over $100 in blue. Or something to this effect.

Sellers would want the green or blue reviews, therefore less chance of splitting or buying each other’s gigs.

Even if it had something which showed which package had been purchased it would be a step forward.

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There has been lots of talk lately about splitting all orders into $5 orders to get more reviews.

I vaguely remember a buyer on here complaining that they had to pay lots more in payment fees because the seller insisted on splitting a $100 order into 20 $5 orders.

And this is the reason why I think 5r should have tiered review system. It doesn’t have to be complicated, any order below $20 - review in gold; over $20 in red; over $60 in green; over $100 in blue. Or something to this effect.

Sellers would want the green or blue reviews, therefore less chance of splitting or buying each other’s gigs.

Ratings should be weighted in some form. A 1-star review on a $5 order shouldn’t mean as much as a 5-star review on a $500 order.

I think just putting the order total next to the review would be acceptable and very beneficial.

When someone first suggested this, I thought buyers might not like it for privacy reasons. But then again, all other platforms usually show (1) the price of each sale, along with (2) how much revenue each seller has made. It could lead to a better picture of performance and reliability, especially if buyers knew each seller’s total amount of completed orders and revenue.

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With all the talk about social media promotion (the legit kind), I finally logged into Facebook this morning and typed “Fiverr” into the search bar to see what came up.

One of the most popular groups is the “Fiverr Review Exchange” and it is constantly getting posts from sellers with direct links to gigs. It’s not like it’s hard to find (took me <5 seconds and I’m Facebook illiterate). It’s also open to the public, so all someone at Fiverr has to do is go to the group and find all the sellers trading fake reviews.

Is Fiverr doing anything about this?

This is why buyers come to sellers asking for reassurance because “the last guy scammed me even though he had great reviews.” It’s Fiverr’s reputation at stake.

so all someone at Fiverr has to do is go to the group and find all the sellers trading fake reviews.

Yikes

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Would anyone think that 70 reviews in one day from the same buyer could be legitimate?

My gut says no… but that is so extreme it may be legit. You would think if someone was scamming the system, they would at least try to space them out a little.

If the buyer is also a seller, that may provide a clue.

Very difficult to tell without digging deeper to figure out if the buyer is legit too.

I too have a couple of buyers who place 3-4 orders per week. One doesn’t bother with writing a review, while the other always posts a review.

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