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Fraud and Scam on Fiverr


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Fraud attempt via Fiverr

Lately I have been receiving several messages from people who need help with digitizing translation of texts. They are trying to lure users away from Fiverr and conduct business on Telegram. They pretend to be employees of the "Toptal" agency. In the process, they send a PDF document that is supposed to be instructional material. Different packages are offered with different order volumes and profit opportunities. The trick: in order to receive the order, you have to pay a refundable deposit in the amount of 50 dollars... This looks very much like a scam. What are your experiences?
Attached you will find the PDF document. It is also suspicious that the logo is not the original Toptal logo. The font has been changed. I hope I could help you not to fall into the scam-trap.

 

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23 minutes ago, dreamfreak said:

It is also suspicious that the logo is not the original Toptal logo.

If the file seems suspicious, don't open it. This file might very well have viruses and malware. 

23 minutes ago, dreamfreak said:

The trick: in order to receive the order, you have to pay a refundable deposit in the amount of 50 dollars... This looks very much like a scam. What are your experiences?

If it sounds too good to be true, then that's most likely the case. 

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