I have been a Fiverr buyer and seller for a few months now and overall my experience has been great. However, a few weeks ago I became aware of a new scam that is slowly making its way onto Fiverr and wanted to alert others. It seems that some individuals will pose as buyers and post different jobs in Buyers Requests. The scam is that these individuals will include a document supposedly detailing their request. However, when you open this document, it is macro enabled. If you make the mistake of clicking to enable macros you will find an empty document. What you may not notice though is that you have unknowingly allowed a Trojan type virus access to your computer. For those unfamiliar Trojan viruses provide backdoor access to your computer allowing others to steal various data such as credit card information, install more malware, record every keystroke, and various other malicious activities. Though Trojan viruses can’t self-replicate it is often very difficult to get ride of them. Therefore, in order to avoid this type of scam, I would recommend that sellers not open any macro enabled documents.
Has any else seen this or experienced this firsthand? Does anyone know whether Fiverr has any policies towards fraudulent buyers?