To say I am disgusted at present is an understatement.
As I have mentioned in other threads, I have a buyer at present who I am 100% sure is the same person using multiple accounts, who is placing orders, only to demand I cancel immediately after delivery.
This person clearly knows very well how to game Fiverr.
On their first order they demanded I cancel by saying:
these paragraphs are long and plagiarizing rather than custom made sales copy.
Was there any proof of plagiarism? No, because there can’t be. I do not plagiarize content. However, this buyer came across as so nasty and belligerent that I just canceled to get rid of them.
Now let’s fast forward to their latest order:
I am looking for similar content to the website:
I own a tutoring company that is now going to offer tutoring services for all subjects (not just languages). I do not want to plagiarize and want the content to original. It must pass through Plagiarism Checker, If you do a good job, I have plenty more pages for you to do! This is largely sales copy.
I knew immediately that this person was likely the same buyer for the following reasons:
- They did not provide a link to their website. (Previously I informed them/the last buyer that if they canceled and used my content, I would request it was taken down from any site using it.)
- They have immediately mentioned plagiarism, thereby setting up their reason to cancel from the outset.
As it was, I was stupid for not going with my gut and not canceling this order preemptively. What I decided to do instead was over-deliver.
To which the buyer responded with:
There is very little original content, and very disappointed with the quality of writing.
I was ready for that, though:
Then started a barrage of insulting messages and repeat requests to cancel:
You seriously have to be joking? It’s as if you have never written an article before,
STUPIDLY I decided to stick to my guns. If I do not want this person ordering from me again, I can’t keep making it easy for them to cancel. In this case, I decided to take the hit with a bad review. That came in a few hours ago:
Naturally, I was super thrilled by this, but at least I won the battle. - For about five minutes.
You see, just after I get this lovely review, I get this from Fiverr:
How awesome is that! Not only do I not get my measly $16 by Fiverr canceling this order anyway, I also get the longest and most defaming review I’ve ever had on any platform in my entire freelance career.
So, let this be a lesson to you. If a buyer wants to cancel an order for any reason, even made up ones, just cancel. If you don’t, you will only make your buyer even madder. They will leave an evil review, and Fiverr will cancel the order anyway.
Is that unfair? Abso-fudging-lutely. However, that doesn’t matter. All you need to remember if faced with a scammer on Fiverr is that yes it sucks, but resistance is futile.