So, here’s the thing @billneftleberg. There are many flaws in your theory. One - Fiverr does not autoblock (********) company names in the forum unless the company is one they do not have a partnership with. As you have seen “s-w-a-g-bucks” is not allowed in the forum which was set up by Fiverr staff. That means that any offer you saw about Fiverr and SB was invalid and proposed by some kind of 3rd party. Guess what? In fact, a 3rd party does appear to have offered a fake Fiverr/SB offer.
Take a look at this: Strangely, a person with the username B**Neftleberg (sounds familiar) posted saying that a 3rd party called Peanutlabs is responsible for giving out an invalid offer. Here is a nice screen shot for you:
So, I guess Fiverr doesn’t use SwBks ro recruit, but this Peanut something might have done something naughty.
Of course, in the meantime, Bill is so welcome to complain about this Peanut Thing is Swag or even Fiverr. Bill, to make sure you are on the right track if you do want to pursue some sort of legal filing or complaint about Fiverr, any state Attorney General is not ideal. (You can do it, but it’s not perfect.) There are some satellite offices in the USA though the largest might be the one in NYC. The main Fiverr company is, as far as I know:
Fiverr International Ltd.
12 HaOmanim St.
Tel Aviv, 678973
Corporate Phone Number: 72-54-484-3988
I would suggest using an international attorney to work with a complaint against Fiverr and/or these other organizations, although you will need to prove a case showing how much time you spent signing up and how much damage you incurred, plus how much literal monetary value your “reward” could represent in cash at the time of the attempt.
Good luck! If you can find a way to claim damages, come and update us so that others can benefit from understanding. I have not yet seen any proof that Fiverr is running any kind of ponzi scheme or scam through this questionable transaction you had with a Peanut company. If you find a way to actually prove that and not toss around accusations, I think many here would be interesting in hearing your genuine proof so we could be actually warned and not just be told of the crying wolves.