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Potential Scam????


sahgraphix

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Hello.

I recently posted a gig and I got a message from a client saying she wanted to buy my service but she said the checkout page said you need the seller's email address. I was confused but, I sent her my email. She even sent me a screenshot of the checkout page. After that, she said she had paid for the gig and to check my email. I said my thanks and went to check my email. When I went to my email there was an account that seemed legit and it said "Good morning valued customer.Hooray! Your product has been reserved for sale! A buyer has selected your product, and the shipping process is underway. Affirm your sale by activating the confirmation button, and you'll be instantly taken to our order confirmation page. Execute the stipulated guidelines attentively to ensure proper payment for your successfully sold item." On the bottom of the email was a button that said "ATTEST". I thought that meant I just had to click the button to verify the purchase. However, I clicked the link and the page did not seem to load at all. Shortly after, I got a message from an account under the name of fiverr saying I had to scan a QR code to verify some stuff. I checked both of the accounts of the buyer and the person under the name of fiverr, and they were both made in May 2024. At this point, I was sure it was a scam but the screenshot was making me decently confused. Can any of you guys help me out? I don't want to get scammed, but I also don't want to make a genuine buyer disappointed.

This is the screenshot that the buyer sent me.

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6 minutes ago, sahgraphix said:

Hello.

I recently posted a gig and I got a message from a client saying she wanted to buy my service but she said the checkout page said you need the seller's email address. I was confused but, I sent her my email. She even sent me a screenshot of the checkout page. After that, she said she had paid for the gig and to check my email. I said my thanks and went to check my email. When I went to my email there was an account that seemed legit and it said "Good morning valued customer.Hooray! Your product has been reserved for sale! A buyer has selected your product, and the shipping process is underway. Affirm your sale by activating the confirmation button, and you'll be instantly taken to our order confirmation page. Execute the stipulated guidelines attentively to ensure proper payment for your successfully sold item." On the bottom of the email was a button that said "ATTEST". I thought that meant I just had to click the button to verify the purchase. However, I clicked the link and the page did not seem to load at all. Shortly after, I got a message from an account under the name of fiverr saying I had to scan a QR code to verify some stuff. I checked both of the accounts of the buyer and the person under the name of fiverr, and they were both made in May 2024. At this point, I was sure it was a scam but the screenshot was making me decently confused. Can any of you guys help me out? I don't want to get scammed, but I also don't want to make a genuine buyer disappointed.

This is the screenshot that the buyer sent me.

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I'm not reading 80% of this. It's a scam. Fiverr doesn't allow outside contact and wouldn't want you to give out your email or go off platform in anyway. They're trying to get your info.

Buyers do not need your email to place an order.

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4 hours ago, sahgraphix said:

I was sure it was a scam but the screenshot was making me decently confused.

It's spoofed, cloned, mocked, façade.

The actual Fiverr checkout page does look similar, from what I've read here in the forums. Fake websites, insidiously crafted to look like the original, are a favorite scammer tool.

This was just posted today, by an official Fiverr staff member:

https://community.fiverr.com/forums/topic/330548-handling-spam-messages/ 

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