Just wanted to know if this has happened to anyone else on this site?
I just had a horrid experience with a whiteboard illustrator Manuel who was going to do a 15 second illustration for me so that I could see what his work was like before proceeding with larger gigs.
I paid and then the epic communication began. It was my first time using the site so I didn’t understand the rules and didn’t understand when he said that the gig was done within the first email. He kept writing communication in script text and attaching it instead of emailing the content for Fiverr to see. I should have suspected something then but it was all so new I thought that might be how it was done. I spoke to him for over a week about what I wanted - he just kept on getting back to me trying to get me to move off the site and onto his site and pay a few hundred $$.
I wasn’t against this, but I first wanted to see what his work was like. He never got back to me. 2 weeks later and I wrote to him twice. No response. I had enough, I needed these illustrations for a presentation at work where I was requesting thousands of our marketing budget dollars to come up with a whole whiteboard illustration campaign. I complained to Fiverr and they gave my money back. It wasn’t about the money it was about the time wasted talking to this scammer who was never going to deliver on his promise in the first place.
Then the abuse started. Please see emails below. I have written to Fiverr to request they block this seller from contacting me but they haven’t done a thing!
Love to know what you think I should do next? I don’t really want to leave Fiverr just after one bad apple, but I don’t know that there is another option?