Not too long ago, I posted a buyer request on a personal matter to get legal advices. I indicated that my legal issue was specifically in the United States, however, I got more than 20 messages from non US based sellers. I could tell, from the conversations I had, that their English grammar was not even okay to communicate with.
I found the help I was looking for, but was very difficult selecting the right one because I was afraid of purchasing a gig then not getting the right result. Here is my tip, as a buyer and a seller.
Read the Gig Description : Make sure you read the sellers’ descriptions fully and understand what they offer. And be familiar with the gigs most sellers offer - most of the sellers have similar offers - if you get familiar, you buy the best bargain.
Contact the Seller : Don’t purchase it yet. Most buyers make the gig description as straightforward as possible but still, everyone’s need is different. - Contact the seller and ask questions. - from here you can tell which ones are pretty Real - if they are knowledgeable in what they do, or pretty much just money hungry.
Check their Profile : All sellers have their profile set up with pictures and short introductory of themselves. And most importantly, Fiverr automatically detects where the seller is loging in from - So they can’t trick you and say - I live in America when they live in Kazakhstan. - I had one buyer contacted me saying that. - Busted!
Until you fully know who you are going to give the job to - Do not give out your personal or business documents. - Know Fiverr is growing and there are going to be a lot of scammers that Fiverr can’t catch in time. So be very careful of who you are talking to. - even my Gmail account got hacked once by a Nagerian located computer.
Hope these tips help saving your money and personal information. Happy Fiverring guys!