I read a post on reddit about a seller who (purportedly) has the same buyer signing up for multiple buyer accounts every time they purchase a gig from him/ her and it got me thinking long and hard, so I started going through my conversation and order history, and I feel like I’m having the same experience plus maybe a bit extra:
Phrases which I use in conversation with one buyer are often spit back at me by a different buyer. This has happened pretty often. My tone in messages with buyers is more like how an actual human converses than formal corporate-robot speak, so it’s pretty weird that the exact same phrase is repeated by a different buyer.
The style of communication is pretty similar among these different buyer accounts: I write quite a lot in messages and try to be as detailed as possible about whatever message I’m trying to get across but I usually get a reply of maybe 2-3 sentences.
Buyers who claim to be from a certain country don’t use, misuse, or don’t understand colloquial language (e.g. ta, no worries, arvo, etc. for Australians, Englishmen or New Zealanders, gonna/ finna/ fam for Americans).
I actually took a year off from fiverr to work on a pretty cool government project in my country, and after my conversation analysis I actually found this pattern of spooky-mirror conversations to be consistent among certain buyer accounts from before and after my 1-year break, which has really driven my anxiety levels through the roof now.
I get the feeling I’ve been targeted by either by a psychopath, or a freelancer from a different site who’s profiting of my work, or a combination of both.
So back to my original question:
How many of you feel like you’re talking to the same person who is using different buyer accounts?
Care to share some insights or stories?