After ordering numerous writing related gigs from a Top seller, noticed a trick a few Sellers seem to use when deadline approaching notification is triggered.
The Sellers respond that gig is delivered, when actually nothing is delivered… and seller typically states they need more time, and promises delivery "soon…"
Problem is, “Soon” never comes and after 3 additional days, Fiverr marks gig as completed, washing their hands of the matter and the Buyer is screwed out of their payment(s).
Let’s follow the timeline…
Your payment for this order was successfully collected by Fiverr.
The seller will be paid when the order is complete.
This order is expected to be delivered on December 26, 2013.
00:39 December 24, 2013
Order approaching deadline
You'll be able to cancel this order if the seller
does not deliver within the next 24 hours.
01:36 December 26, 2013
YEEHAAA! HERE'S YOUR DELIVERY!
This order will be marked as complete in 3 days.
Although the Seller marked the order as "delivered", nothing was actually delivered and this little trick is used to prolong and/or avoid the Cancellation option for buyer.
This fraudulent practice is wrong on so many levels. Why is this this allowed to happen?