Hi, guys! Hope every one in the community is doing well – buying or selling wise.
I just experienced something for the first time in the platform.
A buyer (newly registered I believe – his profile says May 2018) using a photo of a famous personality (which I don’t think is his – unless such personality has time to use Fiverr at all and use a “lowkey” username far off his original name) (and I certainly don’t think such personality is from the country buyer is from unless such personality is located in there at the moment) contacted me about a certain service which I do not offer.
I gladly explained that I do not offer such service but wishes that he find the right seller as the platform has a lot of excellent services that provide such service. [This is not a canned response, we really were discussing beforehand about the service and that I do not such service]
Anyhow, he persisted and provided a link to a file where I can read about the “requirements”.
Out of curiosity (dont judge me on this, was just curious okay! ), I clicked the link just to read out more specifications as to what he really needed.
And it went like this…
It was a doc file from a domain (that I’ve never heard of), I “accepted the risk” (Haha yes, you little risktaker you) knowing I have an up to date antivirus on hand but it still resulted to failed - virus detected anyway.
Anyway, I tried going to the domain alone – it went like this. [However, this time I did not “accept the risk” because it seemed too risky already.]
As it was my first time experiencing something like this. I was a bit bothered so I had to confront him. [I think I should have asked him first to reattach the file without using the link and just clarify things, but then I already told him that I don’t offer such service] so our convo went like this…
Anyone experienced something like this? Felt the need to share this as this is my first time ever to go through something like this, usually all links or files provided by my buyers do not lead to anything suspicious or does not alert my AV.
UPDATE: I did some researching regarding the domain and I see it has reports from URLhaus and was talked about by an IT security professional. [URLhaus collect, track and share malware URLs, helping network administrators and security analysts to protect their network and customers from cyber threats.] – Not a tech or web expert here but it definitely sounds suspicious to me.