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I was sent a message without getting any gig clicks?


tylersterling_

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Hey everyone,

I'm a new seller, my profile is only a couple days old. I set up writing gigs for blog posts and email copywriting-- my gigs have gotten some impressions, yet no clicks. Despite that fact, I've been contacted by a potential buyer on Fiverr asking me if I'm available to work on flexible projects other than email copywriting. They didn't specify what projects they're looking for, but they haven't seemed to commit any ToS violations so far.

I'm wondering if I should follow up with them, or just mark them as spam? If I respond and it turns out to be a scam, would it negatively impact me if I report them after responding? I'm tempted to ask them what they're looking for, but I'm hesitant since my gigs have no clicks? Why would they be so interested in messaging me if they didn't click on my gig? The message was poorly written as well and came from a new account, which sends up more red flags. 

Thanks to everyone in advance. Maybe the answer is obvious, but I'm just starting out and would like to see what everyone thinks about this. I want to make sure I'm protecting myself, but I don't want to turn away what might be an actual client. Do you think I should try finding out what they're looking for, or better to be safe? Will I be penalized if it turns out to be spam?

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You won't get penalized for asking a potential buyer for more information. If they end up being a spammer/scammer,  you can report them after you get that information. Unfortunately, it sounds like a scammer, but you never know!

Good luck.

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On 2/20/2024 at 8:46 AM, melanielm said:

You won't get penalized for asking a potential buyer for more information. If they end up being a spammer/scammer,  you can report them after you get that information. Unfortunately, it sounds like a scammer, but you never know!

Good luck.

Thanks! Yeah, I decided it was best not to respond to them. 

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