Hello. This might sound incredibly strange, but a client has been stalking and harassing me on other platforms after I blocked him on two Fiverr accounts he created. He came to me with a music video he needed edited and as a practice, I always provide a watermarked sample of the edit even before they order to avoid precisely these kind of situations. Off the bat, the client came across as a narcissist. The music video had no other footage or B-roll apart from him singing the song over 20 different times (Yes, 20.). He made an elaborate list of the shots and where they should go based on ‘How he looked’ in them and also wanted me to remove his pimples (I wish I was joking) so he looks better.
I was already considering not moving ahead with the project because his communication was bad and I dislike being micro-managed and having over-bearing clients, so I did a 1 minute sample instead of the entire video like I usually do. I sent it to him and he said it was amazing and directly after sent 10 timecodes with changes that made no logical sense.
Anyway, I politely told him that our visions won’t match and told him that I won’t be able to work on it further and wishing him good luck with the project. He then proceeded to send me over 25 messages over the next two days literally begging me to work on it. I reported him for spam and blocked him. A few days later, I open up my Facebook and find that he has searched for my name and found my Facebook ID and is messaging me there apologizing and begging me to work on the project again. I didn’t respond. Today, I get another message on Fiverr from a different account, but I recognize it’s the same person because it’s the same country, same level of bad English and the name is his music company-so I instantly block him.
My question is-Why in the wide world is he stalking me. There are literally 1000’s of sellers offering video editing here. I was charging him $100 which is not even that cheap. Also, what can I do to safeguard myself in case the person decides to order from another account without asking me? I have never seen such a client in my decade long history of working. What do I do?