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lemurkat
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I have only recently joined Fiverr and have received two messages through the system. Both consisted of a txt file attachment and a message saying, basically “please view this file”. Naturally, I am suspicious of such things and asked them for further definition. The first one would not give more than the vaguest of answers, instead insisting that I “please open the file”. My question is - are these at all likely to be legit potential customers? Or is it someone trying to either throw spam my way or infect me with a virus? Have other people had this experience? I have not yet even downloaded one of the files to scan it and see if it is infect, as I am too concerned that my virus checker might not catch it if it is dangerous.



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LemurKat

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This sounds suspicious. What could those text files possibly contain that cannot be said in the chat box?

I have to open text files a lot because I work with translations. However, I have only opened files that came from buyers that ordered the gig first or that I had previously agreed on that I would look at the text and decide if I can work with it.

I’m not saying that it is a virus, but I personally wouldn’t find the courage to open it (I am a bit paranoid about these things anyway.)



Maybe you could scan the file before opening it?

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