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I just finished making my profile and gigs, then I suddenly received a message! There I was excited that I might have my first job, but after reading the message I noticed that they where from Nigeria, have jumbled letters for usernames, and are asking me to contact them on telegram. I reported them... then I received 10 more messages like it.

Bruh... I'm still getting more at this moment.

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Hello everyone, I am new to this platform and don't know how common or normal this is.

First, they wanted me to move to Telegram, and, when I refused they sent me this:

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I don't think I can send the documents here on fiverr and the file is too large for email also that's why I suggested the telegram at first but I will look for a way...... Notwithstanding check your email for the last instruction on the job You're to also obtain an ID while working with us.. And if this job is well executed you will get more jobs to work on

And also got some others with this

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We have a translating job offer if you are interested Cantact the username (@Projectboss1) on 👉(T...e....L...e....GR...Am...)his the one to give you the job offer

 

I would appreciate it if anyone can tell me more about these types of messages.

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Welcome to our world!

I have 4-5 quick responses for spam. Luckily, we are not getting too many in my niche.

Make sure to write them something back before marking the messages as spam.

You don't want to take any chances with your inbox response rate.

Good luck!

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On 6/5/2023 at 2:39 AM, enraem said:

they where from Nigeria, have jumbled letters for usernames, and are asking me to contact them on telegram

3 red flags right there

 

On 6/6/2023 at 11:45 PM, boonrpl1 said:

try setting an auto-reply, this method helps with your response rate

Auto reply does not count as a reply with regard to response rate.  Even though auto reply may tell your customer that you will reply soon, you still must respond manually within the 24 hour period as always, otherwise you will be marked as unresponsive. It is not a replacement for an actual response. 

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As a new seller, I open Fiverr as soon as I wake up with excitement rushing in my body at thought of there being a customer. I don't let it disappoint me when there are no orders. But at times, I see notifications which indicate that I have messages. Excitedly I open them only to find that they're one of those telegram scams. Sure, Fiverr does its jobs of getting rid of them but I can't help but be disappointed. It's been almost a week since I joined but all I ever see is yet another one of those telegram scams! Is this common? Will I ever find a genuine customer?

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Guest hest10

Hello, everyone!

So I made a new gig yesterday, and there was already 8 people writing me only yesterday, but most of them were just spammers that tell me to go into their telegram and contact them, I've set an auto reply that says "No contacting outside of Fiverr's inbox (No whatsapp, telegram, discord, ETC)." but it still doesn't work.

I know that contacting outside of Fiverr is a violation of the TOS.

Anyone has the same problem?

Because I need to filter important and unimportant messages so I don't have to deal with these spammers.

Thank you, Ram.

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Hey, you can simply report the message or mark it as spam. There's nothing much you can do really. Just respond as needed, then report it. Fiverr might catch up with all of the reports and block those types of buyers before they get the chance to spam more sellers in the future.

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hi there, i am new on fivver and im selling Logo designs. There were many orders but like they wanted to contact them via Telegram. im selling also Translate and i translated 100 pages from English to German. i sent them my bank info and they "transfered" Money but i dont get it. They were like at very starting, they told me, im gonna pay nothing to join in this project, but in the End when i dont get my money, they said that i must pay 150$ and they will give me my Money, like WTF ddd, sorry. but i earned this Money. I got scammed unfortunatly. and the general reason why i am texting you is that how can i avoid this kind of situations, 

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On 6/5/2023 at 1:39 PM, enraem said:

I just finished making my profile and gigs, then I suddenly received a message! There I was excited that I might have my first job, but after reading the message I noticed that they where from Nigeria, have jumbled letters for usernames, and are asking me to contact them on telegram. I reported them... then I received 10 more messages like it.

Bruh... I'm still getting more at this moment.

When I first published my data entry gigs, I used to get similar spam messages.

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Knocking a freelancer for getting a desired service from Fiver to Telegram is becoming a common practice now-a-days. I don't get the logic behind this that why some clients don't understand the rule that it's not accepted to deal with freelancers in a 3rd party website re-directing from here?

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It's a scam. The second you are off the site they make you pay them a fee to 'employ' you or some other bull (I never interacted with them but I've seen it all over the net. They target everyone basically... I guess it's worth it for them because for every, say, 500 messages they might send out someone falls for it? $100 bucks for basically nothing (or less or more money, I'm not sure) sounds good, right?

(It doesn't, it's pretty much illegal and nasty. But some people are desperate (or meanl enough to scam others for a living.)

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2 hours ago, s_akram said:

why some clients don't understand the rule that it's not accepted to deal with freelancers in a 3rd party website re-directing from here?

 

Oh, they do get it. They know they're breaking the rules, and they don't care. All they want to do is to scam you.

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5 hours ago, s_akram said:

Knocking a freelancer for getting a desired service from Fiver to Telegram is becoming a common practice now-a-days. I don't get the logic behind this that why some clients don't understand the rule that it's not accepted to deal with freelancers in a 3rd party website re-directing from here?

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Been there!

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On 8/21/2023 at 7:50 AM, donnovan86 said:

Telegram-related stuff is a scam most of the time. So ignore that. 

On 8/21/2023 at 8:45 AM, catwriter said:

Oh, they do get it. They know they're breaking the rules, and they don't care. All they want to do is to scam you.

But what they actually get from it? Even Fiver blocks communicating with them instantly, then how they actually scam? Oh may be via that address given by them in the first message. 

On 8/21/2023 at 11:02 AM, noah_designer said:

Been there!

Don't think Fiver is not safe anymore it's been twice I've faced this damn issue here in Fiverr fortunately didn't proceed further.

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4 hours ago, s_akram said:

Even Fiver blocks communicating with them instantly, then how they actually scam?

Fiverr doesn't, it's people marking it as Spam that signals to Fiverr that message is not ok and then they block it. Buuut, not everyone will mark as spam and as always, some people fall for it.

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On 8/21/2023 at 3:06 PM, s_akram said:

But what they actually get from it?

Sometimes money, sometimes it's identity theft. Or both.

On 8/21/2023 at 3:06 PM, s_akram said:

Oh may be via that address given by them in the first message. 

Yes. Many sellers don't bother to read Fiverr's Terms of Service or the warning that appears at the top of every first message you get from someone, or they ignore the rules, or are simply desperate. Or their English is so bad they're unable to understand the rules (and even simple warnings). So they contact that person via Telegram or wherever, and get scammed.

On 8/21/2023 at 3:07 PM, s_akram said:

Don't think Fiver is not safe anymore it's been twice I've faced this damn issue here in Fiverr fortunately didn't proceed further.

Well it's certainly not safe if you choose to ignore the terms you have agreed to plus the warning, and decide to break the rules and accept to communicate outside of Fiverr. 

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