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Request for personal info from buyer?


writershael

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I’m new to Fiverr…I offer proofreading/editing services. I just had a potential buyer from Japan inquire about my services…the weird thing is that he said he’d like to have a photo of me and my home address, so that his client can “trust” me. I don’t feel comfortable with this–especially since there’s already a thumbnail pic of me on my page. Could this guy be a scammer of some type…?

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Hi @writershael. That user actually sent me the exact same message. I’m assuming that he’s sending the same message to all editors/proofreaders and writers here on Fiverr regarding some new business venture he’s undertaking. From what I can understand from his message, he seems to be forming a business offering writing services and wants to outsource jobs to Fiverr sellers. Whether it’s a scam or not, his messages are definitely spam and possibly in violation of TOS since he may be trying to poach Fiverr’s sellers, and I reported him already. I suggest clicking the “report” link on the bottom of his message to block him from contacting you further.



But it’s nice to see another editor around here! Best of luck with your gig!

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