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MAJOR Fiverr Issue - BUYERS BEWARE of Seller Scam!


grt777

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I’ve interacted with several suppliers who promote traffic delivery to websites. I’ve recently experienced the scam where the seller promotes that the service will be provided over 30 days, but the campaign is set up to be delivered in only 2 or 3 days. The seller sets up the campaign this way to allow them to demonstrate some progress over a small sample size and to request a 5 Star rating based on the small sample. When the campaign is rejected and modifications are requested to meet the level of traffic promised the seller tells the buyer not to worry “tomorrow will be better…please accept the campaign and give me a 5 Star rating”. After failing to achieve 50% of the traffic promised the seller pleads to the buyer to accept the campaign and trust that his formula will work because otherwise he will be kicked off fiverr for too many rejections and modification requests. The buyer accepts the campaign (but withholds a negative review) and the campaign’s performance drop down to less than 10% of the promised traffic. The seller blames the buyer’s website and after repeated requests to address the lack of performance the seller blocks communication with the buyer. After the 14 day window of accepting the campaign, within the 30 day service period, the buyer can no longer provide a negative review. Needless to say I am pissed at both the seller and fiverr for allowing these sorts of campaigns to be promoted. BUYERS BEWARE!

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I don’t know about that campaign thing and whether it’s a scam or just an unfortunate result of the combination of a long delivery time of 30 days and the review window of 10 days but Fiverr is pretty strict and fast with warnings and account suspensions for sellers if they violate terms or policies, actually, they aren’t even supposed to ask for a specific kind of review like a good, 5*, etc. review (and many seem to have been told to not ask for a review at all, up to the point that people on the forum always tell anyone to not even mention the word review at all). If a seller asks for a 5 star rating, that should already be a red flag, as should be any pleading. Sellers who deliver and make good on their promises don’t need to plead.

If you think there was an actual scam, did you try to make support see your point? What did they say?

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I don’t know about that campaign thing and whether it’s a scam or just an unfortunate result of the combination of a long delivery time of 30 days and the review window of 10 days but Fiverr is pretty strict and fast with warnings and account suspensions for sellers if they violate terms or policies, actually, they aren’t even supposed to ask for a specific kind of review like a good, 5*, etc. review (and many seem to have been told to not ask for a review at all, up to the point that people on the forum always tell anyone to not even mention the word review at all). If a seller asks for a 5 star rating, that should already be a red flag, as should be any pleading. Sellers who deliver and make good on their promises don’t need to plead.

If you think there was an actual scam, did you try to make support see your point? What did they say?

Thank you for your comment Miiilia. I’ve submitted my feedback to Fiverr support and waiting to hear back. I will update this thread with the details.

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