Hi! I am a new Fiverr seller and excited to begin my first job as a virtual assistant. I feel as thought I am getting many requests that seem a tad sketchy. How do you know if you are getting scammed? I am starting to get concerned.
Do you have any specific request examples from scammers that I should avoid?
One example - a buyer reached out to me willing to pay me a certain amount on money per month working for them 10 hours a week. Since this was out of my offerings they asked if I could make an exception. They want me to print and mail checks for them. The user is no longer on Fiverr and it seems like this could be normal admin work but could also be a scam?
FYI - I told the buy I would not be able to proceed with the project.
UPDATE: I did a lot of research on this ask and figured it out because it has happened to me personally. Companies will ask you to simply print out and mail checks. They will be going to random people they might have found on Ebay hoping these poor people will cash the checks and they will gain access to bank accounts or will ask the user to send the money back on accident.
I never fell for this, but I know people who have - it is FRAUD and MONEY LAUNDERING. It might seem like easy money, but do not accept