I just joined Fiverr last night. I finally got my first gig set up and my video was approved this morning. I have received messages from two different accounts. Both of these accounts showed to have been created this month. Both of these accounts asked me to communicate with them on ■■■■■ or Discord.
My bovine fecal matter detector immediately went off. I insisted they communicate with me on Fiverr’s platform and both accounts quit communicating with me immediately.
Is this a normal occurrence? Am I missing out on potential jobs or is this SPAM like it appears to be? If I don’t respond, does it hurt my rating or ranking in some way? Being so new to this, I’m not sure what harm I could be doing to myself by answering or not answering these messages.