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What's with all the scamming???


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So, I remember when Fivver was a good reliable website to use online. Sadly, over the past 5 years the site has been going downhill, and very fast, mostly with scammers and swindlers.

There are countless (swindlers), as sellers, who post a gig for a low price, and, they even advertise what they're going to do for you, if you purchase that gig. However, many, try to scam you, after you purchase, citing, their gig doesn't go that far, or what the customer wants, doesn't cost that price, yet, the seller tells you, in their own words, what the gig was for, which is what the customer would have wanted, otherwise, why did the customer chose that gig for, if they didn't want that gig, given what the seller (swindler) was selling, later, to scam them for more money.

Therefore, why doesn't Fivver allow sellers to create a button or gig, titled, Let Me Scam You, so, a customer will know ahead of time, that they, likely will be getting scammed, or else, the seller (swindler) can't email them-back, trying to upsell their services, so-then, the customer can be ready for it, you know, how the scam works.

Honestly, Fivver needs to ban these people!! Their giving a good website, a bad repetition. Maybe, get the website, back to where it was, being a good site, basically to get business solutions done, and for a lower price.

Now, just curious, if someone from Fivver can answer this. Thanks!!!

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It definitely has something to do with the pandemic, when the platform was flooded with new sellers. I signed up in 2020 myself, because I had a very difficult situation in my house and country economic wise.

A great deal of those people from the past two years aren't even using scamming methods, they're just mediocre, have no talent and want to get rich doing things anyone could do and deceive buyers faking their qualifications. It's normal for a buyer to feel scammed and abused, but it's still not a scam in the purest form, just bad quality work for a cheap price (could you expect better from 5$ rates for 2000 written words or 5 minutes of video? Likely not.,)

As a general rule, stay away from things that are way too cheap. That's logical even in real life, not just in Fiverr. Or if you still want to order something cheap, the quality of the seller's profile, images, videos, portfolio and reviews may tell you whether you should or not.

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Unfortunately, scamming is a common problem in many industries, including online marketplaces like Fiverr. Scammers may try to take advantage of individuals or businesses by offering fake or fraudulent services, or by requesting payment for services that are never delivered.

To protect yourself from scams on Fiverr, it's important to be cautious and do your research before placing an order. Here are a few tips to help you avoid scams:

  1. Research the seller: Look for reviews and ratings from previous customers, and consider reaching out to the seller directly to ask questions or clarify any concerns you may have.

  2. Use secure payment methods: Fiverr recommends using its built-in payment system, which offers protection for both buyers and sellers. Avoid using external payment methods, such as wire transfers or prepaid debit cards, which may not offer the same level of protection.

  3. Be wary of too-good-to-be-true deals: If a seller is offering services at significantly lower prices than other sellers, it could be a red flag.

  4. Protect your personal information: Be cautious about sharing personal information, such as your full name, address, or financial information, with sellers on Fiverr.

If you do encounter a scam on Fiverr, you can report it to the platform's customer support team. It's also a good idea to report the scam to your local authorities and any relevant consumer protection agencies.

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