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Today I woke up and as a good freelancer I entered to check orders and see how my promoted gigs were progressing. I found that in one of the messages a ''Woman'' from the United States wrote me, very kindly greeting me and leaving me her contact number via whatsapp, I replied via fiverr's message box and whatsapp to facilitate the potential client a comfortable communication. When we started talking he sent me a PDF document which was an instruction to translate, but the curious thing is that he wanted me to translate something from English to my native language, he did not care what my native language was, at that point I started to smell bad, under the instructions there were three projects, which varied in delivery date, words and money (which here is the curious thing to highlight in this case) in the money appears a really high amount for a translation of a few words but next to it, appears a ''cash on delivery insurance''. When I asked about this insurance, he told me that for their security (he was talking about several people) the freelancer should send him that money so that they could be sure that the work would be done and that the stipulated time would be met. I refused and told her that to avoid these inconveniences fiverr always serves as an intermediary guaranteeing the service, money and time, she told me that she did not want fiverr as an intermediary making the excuse that they are very ''expensive'' the commissions of the platform, I again invited her to do the work through fiverr, that although there were commissions protected us both, she as a buyer and me as a seller, she incistia that no, that to work with her I should choose a PDF project and pay her ''cash on delivery insurance'' and she should send me the work, in the end I told her that I did not want to work with her, because fiverr partners does NOT make any sense that you pay a buyer to start working, this is very illogical and although I have no proof, most likely these are possible scams, I ask you to avoid unpleasantness, do not work outside fiverr because you can have your work safe and the buyer's product. I hope it serves as a reference and do not be scammed. Thanks for reading.