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Just go this. Won't even bother blacking out user info, as this is clearly a targeted scam to steal money from people. Be careful, they go to the extent of making a fake fiverr website to trick new users into thinking an order was paid for an putting in their credit card information to "receive the payment".

 

 

 

 

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I can see people that are in a rush entering the website and thinking they are on Fiverr. Obviously, if you're careful, you immediately see the link is strange, but still, it's great that you showed this to people, so they can educate themselves on how to avoid these scams.

Sure, Fiverr staff will delete that account, but they will just create another one.. It's imperative for users to know how to avoid this, so hopefully there will be a webinar soon on how to avoid scams. Because honestly... there should be one 🙂

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Surely Fiverr could add code to detect a URL being placed in a message or post that contains "fiverr." (or something similar) but that goes to a website that isn't Fiverr and automatically flag the message to help prevent future links of that type being sent to users.

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I'm not sure how it looks like as I don't use it but could the scammers be basing this off the request to order feature? Obviously that wouldn't take you to a fake site (duh) but still...

Clearly, they are getting smarter and that's honestly scary. I can definitely see a sleep-deprived seller automatically enter stuff because they are in a rush... 

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The target is clearly first time sellers, due to the way this is constructed. No idea why then sent me this, as we obviously would never fall for that. But for someone with no sales, that doesn't know how the platform works... I can see this working.

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On 2/10/2024 at 8:55 PM, newsmike said:

At least there's  always the tell of Borat grammar.  "The page of familiarization with the placed order."  LOL

And yet, Fiverr still sounds like this on half the stuff they send out or create. Hard to differentiate the two sometimes. 

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I just made myself a seller profile on Fiverr, I sell mixing and mastering services.

Got this in less than a day.

I wasn't sure if this was legit but having seen scams elsewhere, I knew something was up. Thankfully I saw this post to confirm my suspicions!
 

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It seems like there's a new scam-bot going around. I did scan the QR code, and after that it asks you to verify your bank details, didn't do that obviously. So please be cautious, especially as a new seller. 

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Hello everyone,

My name is Alina, I'm a freelance content writer, and I just started here on fiverr after a very long break. Please welcome me back.

While on that, I got a message from fiverr stating: "Your frееlance service is temporarily unable to accept new оrdеrs. Tо rеstore the frееlаnсe sеrvicе and sее new orders in your profile, please follow the instructions. We have sent you a QR cоdе. Scan this QR cоdе and pаss a simplе vеrifiсаtion. In mоst cases, yоu саn sсаn оnе by opеning up your саmera аpp аnd fоcusing оn the QR cоde. A square will pop up on the screen and you align the QR cоdе inside the square."

Has anyone gotten a message like this? Please how do I go about it?

Thanks

Alina

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After registering on Fiverr, I received this message from the support team: 'Hello Kubracorluk, this is the Fivеrr suppоrt tеam! Your freelаnce service is temporarily unаble to accept new orders due to the new policy of our platform. To restore the service and see new оrders in your profile, please follow the instructions. We have sent you a QR code. Scan this QR code and complete a simple verification. You can scan it by opening the camera app and hovering over the QR code, or by using some online services. If you still have any problems, please contact us in this chat.' After following the steps by scanning the QR code, money has been continuously deducted from my bank account. When I inquired about it, I was assured that it would be refunded, but I haven't received any refund yet. Has this happened to you before? How can I get a refund?

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15 minutes ago, catwriter said:

Bu bir aldatmaca. Bu gerçek Fiverr desteği değil ve asla böyle bir şey yapmazlar.

@Lena, OP'ye bundan sonra ne yapılacağı konusunda tavsiyede bulunabilir misiniz lütfen?

 

Are you serious? So Fiverr doesn't normally charge for security like this?

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1 minute ago, catwriter said:

No, Fiverr never does it.

So, how do I get my money back? I emailed Fiverr, but I don't know if they will help me. They didn't warn me.

 

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Hi, some accounts that message me on Fiverr want to connect for work through Telegram. Since I'm new to this, I wanted to ask if these accounts are fake and scammers?

 

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Yes, they're scammers. Best case scenario, you end up working for free. Worse case scenario, they convince you to pay them a fee (and of course you never get paid for the work you did for them). Worst case scenario, identity theft.

You might want to read Fiverr's terms of service and community guidelines, plus the help section, to get a better idea about how Fiverr works. For example, contact outside of Fiverr is strictly forbidden (and accepting to contact someone outside of Fiverr would be a violation of Fiverr's terms of service that can get you permanently banned); all the conversations, materials exchange, and payment, have to go through Fiverr.

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