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  1. Hey, Just wondering who else out there is getting scam messages constantly?!? I have had about 30 messages in the last week, brand new accounts, short messages with no details of a job just asking you to click a 'taplink' hyperlinks that links to similar looking sites that promotes getting paid, asks you to click a load of links and the site is so very clearly fraudulent with dodgy ads and stuff. Its aimed at spokespeople, or at least the spam I'm getting is, and its driving me mad! Is anyone else out there having this problem? Any other service categories being targeted? If I don't report them in 24 hours my response rate is drops and I am penalised for this infiltration of con people. Contacted support but other than reporting and blocking they can't seem to do anything 😡 I guess I just wanna know if i'm alone or this is site wide?
  2. Hi. I'm new to Fiverr and just started a beta reading gig. I was recently contacted by someone who wanted me to record myself reading their book. They didn't mention any rates or anything like that, they only said it would be paid by the hour and that someone else would have to make the final decision. Are there any recording scams like this that I need to be aware of or make people aware of? This individual is not from the US. Please advise.
  3. I made a order for a guy and made it exactly like he wanted but after the order delivery he started canceling it he was saying it was his boss order and now he dont want it any nore after i have given him the product and wasnt accepting it. I talked with fiverr support and they said they cant do anything about it. After a while he gave me this offer and said that he will let the order go and give me 5 star reviews and in return he wants the money from that delivery back. He will ask another seller on fiver for a order and he wants me to pay it for him using my earning. I talked with the support and also send them screenshots of this conversation (it also happened in my order description page).They said they will take action against that guy. Now the fund clearance stage of my money completed for that order and i took all the money out of my account but he still text me using a another fiver account and is saying he want his money back. Can he still get a refund for that order? Also he gave me 5 star review for his delivery.
  4. Please look at this screenshot . I am new on fiverr, I did not recive ANY order in 2 weeks only scam attempts , do I have a chance of a normal human beeing to find me and make a real order? They all want me to add them on telegrram , I gat around 10 msges like this / day. Do fiverr have an issue? Please look: https://i.imgur.com/qf1RXtD.jpg
  5. The thing that makes me even more suspicious is that the account was just created this month, and it doesn't have any reviews at all. Too fishy? This is not the first time, though. I've received some messages similar to this before. He didn't even understand what I meant by "idk" even though his profile stated he was from the United States.
  6. Hi everyone : in this week . I got 4 same types of order . Base package + bunch of extra service + express delivering . $ amount is quite huge And they cancel it immediately . I usually don't care that much since this won't effect my rating by any chance . But it's quite disturbing I can't lie . Have any of you got orders like these recently . I attached 2 of them below . Best Regards Kay
  7. A company contacted me offering me a job as a logo design or flayer design , the strange thing is that for each project presented to me before taking on the work I have to pay a one-time fee of $ 50 for the insurance in which they protect themselves that I deliver work on time etc. is such a thing possible? I have never felt that I have to pay out of my own pocket to be able to work .. maybe someone can answer me
  8. Why does Fiverr always support Buyers??? You people created a community and are also shown everywhere our platform is very trustworthy and honest. But why you are people supporting fraud buyers? I am not going to keep quiet until I receive justice. I will mention all these proofs on all social media platforms and everywhere. The buyer scam with me he withdraw the full payment and still used my work and also gave me a negative review. Fiverr mentioned to me I did not complete the full buyer's requirements and the Buyer mentioned that buyer did not send the full requirements. Now, tell me if Fiverr is wrong or Buyer is wrong???? I am also sending you a buyer review screenshot. He said "I was not provided any useful information. I told you not to pay him. I need a refund now." The website is still live and he is still using my work. Read this review and also check this order. please remove this review also I need my refund back. 2 months ago I completed this work but with the help of a Fiverr customer he scams with me I have all proof. The website is still live i am also adding a website link in the chat. Please delete my website or return my money. Please transfer my chat to higher authorities. Thanks https://www.designspreadsheet.com/
  9. Hi there, Since I flipped my account and became a seller, I keep getting a lot of Spam msgs redirecting me to telegram.. They are offer a "data entry" jobs, image to text input and translation.. One even offered a translation job from English to "my languge" she didn't even specify a languge! And sent me a contract to sign.. Did anybody came across such things? Is this a scam? Thanks..
  10. [HELP] First Buyer Possible Scammer? Monday(September 12th) a buyer wanted a portrait of 12 people(music artists) for an album cover and the deadline was September 17th. They started off with sending me a reference of another artist for the colors they wanted to use. Then sent me the 7 of the music artists at this point I didn't know this was for an album cover. They proceeded to say there were more on the 13th and only sent 2 more on the 15th. The photos of these "music artists" seem screenshotted off of their instagrams or something so I asked what the portrait was for, a fanart or will it be used commercially. And they proceeded to respond with, "All artists consented and this is for an album cover." 😭 So I raised an eyebrow because I didn't specifically asked that. I moved on and repeated back everything to make sure we were in agreement of what the buyer wanted and they confirmed...ON THE 17TH! I told them in order to meet their deadline I would have to charge a one day fee and they said, "That's fine but there are a few changes." I asked what the changes were and NO response until the 18th(today). And they sent 2 more "music artists". The photos again looked like screenshots of their circle profile pics on instagram so it was hard to make out and I asked if I could get a better pic while also confirming now its 12 people and they said,"12 in total. I wish I could send you a better photo but that's all the artists sent me. Please do your best. It doesn't have to be 100% perfect." Now I feel like this went from sus to a red flag. I asked about the new deadline because they didn't u the fact we missed the last one. So now the deadline is the 20th. I haven't sent an offer yet because it feels off. I've done commissions before but not on Fiverr. I did also get my first order on the 17th from another buyer but I haven't started on that yet. I realllyyy don't want to end up delivering all this art then getting scammed by this first buyer though. Any thoughts? 👀
  11. I have a buyer(A) that I reached to via buyer requests. He described what he wanted and I said I can make it, he replied that the order will be placed by his friend(B). I agreed and an order was placed by B. When I delivered the product to B, A told me to send the files directly to him but I told him that I was waiting for B to accept the delivery of the order first as I was afraid that B would cancel the order. A said that I don't have to worry and he wouldn't cancel and urged me to send the files as he cannot talk to B. Seems sketchy to me.
  12. Hi! I'm new to using Fiverr for Voice Over work, so I set my all my prices relatively low in an attempt to at least get some work. I have had several people reach out, but a few of them have seemed kinda suspicious. One in particular says they represent a YouTube automation company. After a conversation of them lowballing me, I decided why not just take the work. However, now they are asking about where to send a contract. Again, I've never sold VO work through fiverr, so I'm not sure if this is normal or not. Seemed strange to me though. Anyone have any experience with something like this? Thanks -TomTweak
  13. Hi everyone: So I'm a new seller and I've had three potential clients and a bunch of scammers. One of the buyers was a professional writer, one was an artist and one was a newbie writer. I have a Beta/Sensitivity Reading gig so I'm wondering if I felt more comfortable with the writers? IDK. Anyway, none of these clients had a review because they're all new. My first client was pretty on point: she explained what she wanted, got me her docs (and even when she had a problem uploading it), she waited patiently for Fiverr support to help. THANK GOODNESS! The second potential buyer was an artist who requested things that were not a part of my "typical" gig package (although I could do it within the THEME of my package). I normally review writings and he wanted me to review "some writing" but with a bunch of photos. He kept going back and forth and after I would answer him, he would go invisible. Then, he would show up again, kind of asking for the same types of stuff but at a much, much lower rate. Because I didn't know we could just say "no" to people we felt we wouldn't work well with, I continued to try to please this potential buyer. He eventually requested a custom order (for more than 60% lower than what he should have paid) but since I cut out a bunch of actions, I put it down to the lowest amount I could take but kept the delivery days the same. After writing up the extensive custom order, he didn't respond. LOL. I even went back to him and asked him if he had received the order and if he had additional questions. But..... he ghosted me! lol. A few days later, I went to remove him from my message inbox and saw that he had a rating. He had selected another person to do his gig. And she was charging WAY less than me. Like, pennies. She gave him a 5 star review and he gave her a 4 star review. I don't know if she was adequate or if he was trying to get what he wanted done at a cheap rate and found out that he couldn't get it done. Sad. Anyway, I archived his messages and blocked him. The third buyer was also a writer. Again, I think I just vibe a little better with writers because I am a writer and I kind of understand a little more of what they're probably looking for (if that makes sense). Anyway, this time, I found myself asking a few more questions about his project and what inspired him to do the project. I felt that by askinig some questions, I might get to see a little bit more of what type of buyer I was dealing with in order to make a better decision as to if the buyer and I could really work together in a positive way. I'm happy to say that he seems real cool and he hired me and I accepted his project: a win-win. So after all of this, here's my question: What do you look for in a buyer when they have no reviews and you're trying to gauge if they would be a good "fit" for working with you? Thanks in advance for any responses!
  14. I keep getting buyers who simply say hello and nothing else. I check the profile and it says they're in the United States but their local time says they are not. I also see the notification from Fiverr saying it's night where they are. Is anyone else getting this and what do you do about it? I also get buyers who absolutely do not have tasks that fit what I do.
  15. Hey! 🙂 i just delivered an order to one of my buyer last day, it was all good, the buyer left me a five star review on my gig, then 10 hours later i got a notification in the Fiverr mobile app which says “Fiverr customer support is cancelled the order, and the funds will be returned to the buyer”. I contacted the buyer after this, he sent me this 3 screenshot(attached) : his Fiverr account got disabled(probably forever), also he told me he did not asked for refund and he Still dont know What happened. So i delivered the product to the buyer, he got it in time and he was Happy with it, but i lost the money.. so Its like i worked hard free for him. I had like 3 other buyers from the same gig and none of them was disabled or anything. What do you guys think What happened? Other thing i want to ask is : will he be able to get his funds back in 90 days to his credit card? Or not?
  16. Hey there, I will try to keep this civil even though that issue has been making my blood boil and I am usually as calm as it gets. I have been using Fiverr over a year, I have 43 completed gigs and my rating has been 5 stars all the way, I always go above and beyond to make sure my clients are happy with the services I provide ( 3D art ). I always follow the rules, remind people that I cannot take payments out of Fiverr, use materials I own the commercial rights to etc. Recently I had this client that came in and wanted me to work "his way". That meant that he had no clear idea of what the piece was, but that through lots of back and forth we would get to create the piece. I will skip the hell that this has put me through, I just bought that bullet and learned that I should have communicated better on that. After 50 hours of work we finally got to the final version. I deliver the files that were agreed to. Now instead of closing the gig, he asked me for the 3D source files of the project. Until that point we had never agreed to me sharing these files if I were to finalize the gig. I tend to not share them as they contain all of my workflow, and if I do I charge 25% of the gig. But because I refused to deliver them right there and now with the final piece, he reported my account, and to my ( burnt out ) minds surprise, Fiverr immediately gave him reason. 50 hours of work, unpaid, my account freezes and I cannot message people. It has been 5 days and no one in the support is getting back to me. I have very clear proofs that the situation happened as I am explaining it, everything is written in our messages. How do I proceed to fix this mess ? Again this has been over a year of work playing by the rules and getting treated that way has been really rough. If anyone has been in a similar situation feel free to share. Thanks.
  17. Hello All I'm Saiful from Indonesia and I joined Fiverr in 2017 but I was "hibernated" for so long and back again just a few months ago. What made me so amazed was why so many scammers on Fiverr now (or is this just happening to me?) I'm very thankful to the Fiverr moderator (or maybe an automatic algorithmic system that blocks that fake client) before they can reach (just poor workers like me) out and waste time even worse our cents. Have the same experiences? Share with us here 😉 Many thanks and have a nice day Bro & Sis... Info: All their identities are fake as you know if IP addresses and real locations can be mocked as simple as write abc
  18. A buyer refunded an order that was completed once, and since then the orders pending don't go into my fiverr wallet but go into the "cancelled" orders tab, even if the order is completed and the buyer paid. is there something I can do about it or did I just work for free and there's no way I can get the money? Here are 3 orders, the one that got cancelled and two others that are completed but considered cancelled after the first one.
  19. Is it possible for a buyer to cancel your order as a seller AFTER you delivered the product? I'm afraid of the possibility that some people would take the delivery then try to cancel it to get it for free. Has anything like this happened to anyone else? If so, how did you handle the situation? I do video editing for YouTube and I thought maybe of adding a watermark on the video when I show the customer how the final product would look but that I'd remove the watermark upon delivery if they're content with it.
  20. I'm pretty new so I have this one question that came to mind. Has anyone dealt with a buyer that was satisfied with the order but managed to cancel after the delivery? My question is if you made a perfecf product or whatever your gig may be, if the buyer agreed to it but after the delivery they try to cancel the order to get it for free, how would you deal with that?
  21. - They post a budget and delivery time that may actually sound realistic 😉 (yes, it happens that real buyers do that, but not all too often; this point is written half as a joke, for people who aren't beginners, yet read this topic, and it's very possible that you find a BR with a realistic sounding budget and delivery time that is not by a "fake buyer". However, I see realistic seeming or even "unnaturally high" (for here) budgets often as part of the tactic of scammers, and if one of the following points also applies, watch out! And even if none of the following points applies, it pains me to tell you, such BRs will often lead to one of those points applying once they contact you in your message box after you sent an offer. It's sad how many scammers are out there to get you. Try to not be scammed!) - They make claims that are supposed to make you think they are a big agency/company but - ask you to contact them off-Fiverr (not allowed anyway!!!!! Even if a "non-fake buyer"!!!!! Read the ToS!!!!!) ... especially on a gmail or telegram or similar contact address. An actual agency/company that "covers North America’s complete corporate ... needs from our offices in ..., ..., ..., and our project management centre in ..." doesn't operate on basis of a Gmail or telegram address - trust me, it's a scam - blabber about something like a "guarantee levy fee which is refundable if you meet up our project or jobs" - trust me, it's a scam - can't decide how to spell their own fake name, ask you, for example, to "contact: Frederic Doe", but give the email as federicdoe123 @ gmail.com (sure, typos happen, but come on, big agency that covers North America's complete corporate needs..., and, again, they do not use such email addresses) *The quoted bits above are taken from an actual BR I saw today (indlucing the name/gmail thing, in general, I just changed the name and numbers in the gmail address, yep, there even were numbers...), I didn't make that up, as hard as that may be to believe for some of you (unless you regularly scroll BRs, I guess...). To the others: Don't be fooled at least by such obvious scams! Unfortunately, even some BRs like that, with gmail address and all, somehow manage to pass the BR gates, and there's no report function in BR, so caring fellow sellers who see through such things right away, can't "save you" by reporting such BRs and "taking them off the market" quickly. You need to save yourselves. Read Fiverr's terms to not do anything that might cost you your account and/or get you scammed, like replying to someone via Gmail or telegram instead via Fiverr, and think before you act. Don't fall victim to people who unscrupulously prey on the naive and desperate. Read the signs.
  22. Hey, Has anyone else been contacted by a buyer looking to purchase a very sceptical pop-up ad? I'm 99.9% sure this will be used to scam old people over the phone out of their retirement. My question is, as a fiverr seller, what do you think about buyers like this? Would you complete this order, or do we have a moral obligation to refuse? screen-20220320-015500_2.mp4
  23. I was given an order for 80$ which I had to complete in 2 weeks. The buyer sent me his creative brief and gave me details about the order. I tried to reach out to him to ask some questions about 2 of the shots I had to make but he did not respond. I completed the order and waited for his response to my questions but he did not come online. I delivered the order but he opened a dispute a day after the delivery date requesting cancellation of the order because " The quality of the work I received was poor". I followed his instructions exactly and even sent the final order but he is refusing to pay me.
  24. Hello - i ordered an nft project from xxxxxx is in october. i asked him to make 100 nfts with a 1 month deadline. he sent me 20 nfts that looked amazing and told me the order would take longer than expected. he told me i would need to mark the order as completed and that he would complete my order if i gave him another month. so i waited another month and he further kept bouncing back excuses why he couldnt get to my order and that he needed time.. its now January and everything i did for this nft project has pretty much crumbled because he was taking too long and kept giving me excuses as to why he couldnt get to my order. i asked him to refund my purchase for the net that he did and what was remaining to be fair but instead he BLOCKED ME! it says he is no longer accepting messages at this time... what should i do!? because this i spent alot of money that he scammed out of! i also have pictures of our conversation...
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