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Hello Fiverr Team, I am shimu as a professional freelancer & level 2 seller at Fiverr marketplace. I have worked for the past 3 years of the Fiverr marketplace. I try all the time to work well & provide a standard & quality service to worldwide clients. 

1 day ago Fiverr notify me my Fiverr account is under review/restricted was flagged for purchasing or selling false services.
I know I was not aware about violations (or maybe I was). I was misguided/misled. 

I confess my violation, and I am learning more from the community. I never get this type of learning/knowledge base opportunities previously.

Through Community Leadership Team, I request Fiverr to forgive my previous serious violation (if any) and help me to secure my journey with Fiverr and continue working on Fiverr platform with authenticity and integrity from now

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33 minutes ago, breals said:

I'm intrigued to know what you did to get the violation?  

And I’m intrigued as to what’s happening. Bangladesh community leader posted exactly same topic, word by word, in their lounge and it already has 90+ comments with sellers confessing to various violations 🤔

 

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8 minutes ago, mariashtelle1 said:

And I’m intrigued as to what’s happening. Bangladesh community leader posted exactly same topic, word by word, in their lounge and it already has 90+ comments with sellers confessing to various violations 🤔

 

Yep. I saw that pop up too.  Something about blaming experienced freelancers about advice they have given?  Is this why we're seeing lots of 'I've been banned messages'?

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21 minutes ago, mariashtelle1 said:

And I’m intrigued as to what’s happening. Bangladesh community leader posted exactly same topic, word by word, in their lounge and it already has 90+ comments with sellers confessing to various violations 🤔

 

Hi @mariashtelle1, Recently Fiverr flagged thousands of accounts from Bangladesh that took reviews from clients when they were newbies. They were misguided as you see in the original post. For TOS violation, Fiverr flagged thousands of accounts yesterday. So, it is like a virus and most of them were misguided when they were new and they didn't have so much knowledge about all the TOS. Now, thousands of Fiverr freelancers from Bangladesh want a chance from Fiverr. They are confessing and they are begging for a chance. Because Most of them live for Fiverr.

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13 minutes ago, breals said:

Yep. I saw that pop up too.  Something about blaming experienced freelancers about advice they have given?  Is this why we're seeing lots of 'I've been banned messages'?

Experienced and non-experienced, both are in trouble. Everybody is about to lose their profile of one misguide by someone. Someone told them, as a new seller without review they can't shine. So they tried to acquire a review from someone they know who buys on Fiverr. Thousands of profile was flagged in one day.

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once you start investigating you start to see a clear pattern of people with the same services buying from each other. Its not too hard to see & other things going on as well. I mentioned this some time ago. I don't think the excuse of "I didnt know" is good enough. its obviously unethical and trying to game the algorithm and you dont need to read the TOS to know that. its unethical and unacceptable and putting people who are working  honestly and fairly on Fiverr at a disadvantage. 

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22 minutes ago, bengaldesigner said:

Recently Fiverr flagged thousands of accounts from Bangladesh that took reviews from clients when they were newbies.

Thanks for clearing that up. However, Fiverr must have also investigated sellers from other countries too.

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1 hour ago, seo_shimu99 said:

I know I was not aware about violations (or maybe I was).

I am particularly entertained when they admit they were scamming, but complain about getting caught. Now I'm gonna go watch "The Usual Suspects"

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19 minutes ago, bengaldesigner said:

They are confessing and they are begging for a chance. Because Most of them live for Fiverr.

They had a chance and destroyed it with dishonesty. They could have been honorable, but chose to be scammers instead. Please do not portray them as the victims, the actual victims were the people they robbed both by stealing descriptions and accepting money from buyers for work they booked while using fraudulent credentials. 

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13 minutes ago, bengaldesigner said:

Ah, yes. I wanted to make the original post easy to understand for everyone. I think I succeeded. So I am done.😊

I'm not sure you succeeded. I'm still trying to understand.

So, what exactly happened? Were you all selling and buying reviews, and trading them with each other? Or was it something else? If so, could you please tell us?

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3 minutes ago, maitasun said:

I'm not sure you succeeded. I'm still trying to understand.

So, what exactly happened? Were you all selling and buying reviews, and trading them with each other? Or was it something else? If so, could you please tell us?

I notice they are begging forgiveness, yet none has offered to return the funds they stole to the buyers they scammed. They just want the forgiveness without any consequences. Empty gesture as every crook cries in the police station after they are caught.

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3 minutes ago, newsmike said:

I notice they are begging forgiveness, yet none has offered to return the funds they stole to the buyers they scammed. They just want the forgiveness without any consequences. Empty gesture as every crook cries in the police station after they are caught.

What makes me feel little sympathy for any of them is the fact that none of the sellers who we tell and advise not to do what they're doing, because they'll get in trouble, take us seriously. They just laugh at us and even get angry, as we have seen many times. They only acknowledge their wrong doing after getting a warning or restricted or banned, but always justifying themselves for being misguided. Never because of their own faults, as if they were robots with no reasoning or discernment...

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31 minutes ago, maitasun said:

What makes me feel little sympathy for any of them is the fact that none of the sellers who we tell and advise not to do what they're doing, because they'll get in trouble, take us seriously.

Couldn't agree more

Let this be a lesson for every newbie that comes onto the Fiverr forum thinking that they can make up answers to queries without any business experience, all for the sake of badges and status.  You need to be prepared that your words have a consequence. 

The storm has been coming for a long time and unfortunately you don't have an umbrella! 

 

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49 minutes ago, maitasun said:

So, what exactly happened? Were you all selling and buying reviews, and trading them with each other?

@bengaldesignerexplained the problem to us. Since his profile still appears on the main Fiverr platform, he is not one of the sellers who did these misdeeds. I am glad @bengaldesigner filled us in about what is happening. 



 

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20 minutes ago, newsmike said:

Nor the ability or interest to read the TOS.


I am sure the ability to read and understand is one issue. However, since the government of Bangladesh sponsors education for these freelancers, they should ensure there are instructions on TOS.

 

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I would like to say that I'm sorry about what happened to you all, but I can't. The reason why only people 18 and older can sign up on Fiverr is because there is a contract of sorts when they do, like it would be in any other job. That "contract" would be the terms of service. I know many of us don't really pay attention to ToS in other websites we use, but best believe I did when I signed up here. I was conscious there was money and work involved, so I knew it was a serious thing. 

Don't put the blame on others, you're an adult. You don't need to read the ToS to know the things you all did were fraudulent. But if your common sense is not enough to know it, take this as a lesson for next time: you should read the ToS (specially if you want to make a living out of this website). You can't expect to do whatever you want and get no consequences.

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18 minutes ago, vickiespencer said:

I am sure the ability to read and understand is one issue. However, since the government of Bangladesh sponsors education for these freelancers, they should ensure there are instructions on TOS.

Vickie, 90% of Fiverr's TOS is common sense, which means anyone should know even without reading.

It's common sense not to steal from others. It's common sense not to cheat. It's common sense not to try to game the system. It's common sense not to be unethical. It's common sense not to scam people. It's pure common sense, nothing else.

But even if there were people who never knew about those common-sense things, there's Fiverr's TOS and the forum to explain them what they mean in case they don't understand what they read—if they bother to read by any chance.

The problem lies in them not listening to any of us, only to their people and the so-called gurus they find throughout the internet. And that will continue to happen because they're deaf to whatever advice we give them.

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2 hours ago, newsmike said:

yet none has offered to return the funds they stole to the buyers they scammed

Well I don't think it's possible under the Fiverr system. But yes, that would be decisive to know they're truly sorry. I bet all that money is spent anyways.

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