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About Criminal Offers

@silkroute: Yeap! That’s true! Hehe :smile:
@misscrystal: The FBI website redirected me for a Child Abuse Federal agency to fill-up a form… :wink:

I don’t blame you if someone was asking for something to do with children. I’ve reported to the National Missing Children’s Hotline once for something I saw on the internet.


@misscrystal: Yes. We try to do our part right!

But if it was made clear that hitting a flag-button wrongly just to mark a competitor’s harmless post would lead to account restrictions, that surely would steady people’s forefingers.
I mean, even if you flag a forum post as an ad or whatever, the flag only gets through after giving you time to decide on why you flag, you know, little chance to flag a post here accidentally.
And flagging criminal posts like OP talks of surely are more important than flagging forum ads or posts one doesn’t like for one or other reason?

All for a flagging button for such BRs, but we had that up in suggestions already, so, yeah.

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It would steady their forefingers about as much as it prevents sellers from advertising their services in Buyer Requests.

I don’t think you have to click through a ‘using this to post your services as a seller against our TOS (link) will get your account and IP/device(s) banned from using fiverr’ or similar pop-up when you post a BR?

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I’ve never posted a BR, but I doubt that there’s anything like it. Even if there was, though, there would be people who don’t read it, they’d just click impatiently (the same they do with ToS) and proceed to do whatever it is they want to do.

I’m not sure about that, changing your IP and opening a new account might be something certain sellers won’t think twice about, but risking to have to buy a new laptop, opening a new PayPal account and all the assorted expenses and hassle should be a deterrent.

Only if they actually read the warning.

One problem there is this one:

If you found the statistics on how many gigs are already up and how many new ones are added every single day, I think you’d get a staggering number. Who would check all those buttons and then re-check that the button pushers were right or wrong?

If you found the statistics for the number of new posts in the forum on a daily average and add to that a few necro-threads that might get flagged, you’d get a very low number. We have a fair ratio of mods to flags right now, so it works out fine. We have a list of people who are interested in becoming mods when we get used to Discourse too and since the pay grade is very reasonable, Fiverr can add more when that time comes.

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Yes, I’m sure it’s a lot, this was really on the ‘criminal BR’ posts only .

I’m still always surprised when I see people posting on having seen criminal BRs while at the same time seeing posts of Buyers whose legit seeming posts still wait for approval or all the clear seller posts in BR getting through, somehow the approval system seems a bit off kilter.

But great y’all might/get help soon, maybe that will change those things :slight_smile:

Getting more help for the forum will be awesome and I’m glad you agree! I’ll make a note of your interest in volunteering. :wink:

The BR thing is a bit messier, I must say, although honestly I haven’t seen many “criminal” offers like that post mentioned and I’ve tried gigs in a lot of categories. Perhaps that OP was on there when one crazy person was making weird requests. I occasionally see a legal but weird request (send pictures of your toes) and I do see hacking requests once in awhile. The hacking requests probably aren’t all illegal in every country and Fiverr would likely penalize buyer and seller if someone accepted one that was unethical or illegal.

Otherwise, I usually see requests by other sellers (dumb) or requests from buyers who want 200 videos for $5 or something. The filtering system doesn’t seem to work well there, but Fiverr was never much for the bidding side of things. Hopefully someday they’ll clean it up, but I see it as mainly a fractionally useful tool for slow times or new sellers.

@fonthaunt: I liked the Mod idea! This works!

Thank you all for the great info! Now I am certain that Fiverr is doing its best to avoid criminals.

The community and the system can maintain the site secured.

What?! Pedo?! That is just terrible. Hopefully Fiverr takes those creeps out!

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I think they or the authorities did. We are not in the deep web after all! :slight_smile:

It would be great if Fiverr had a feature to report Buyer requests which are fraudulent / criminal / adverts to sell their gigs etc.

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Hi Aileana, maybe vote/comment on this post in Fiver Site Suggestions, so staff might see that many people think so in one spot? :slight_smile:


Fiver is based in Israel. Not USA

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And they usually only deal with offences worth more than a million dollars.


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