The past few days, I’ve been getting an increasing amount of spam messages from new sellers asking if I can hire them for the translations that I offer through my gig. Just the past two days, I’ve received more than five messages like this:
Me: Hi there! How can I help?
Spammer: I translations perfect for you dear sir you have job for me?
(Yes, it’s ok to facepalm at this point).
Naturally, since I offer handcrafted translations, I would never send my orders away to any such individual, and I do all work in-house. So for the first few messages like this, I simply said I’m not interested. But these people are persistent! I had to explain that I will hit the report button if they continue spamming me.
So I did. I now mark each of these requests as spam, and I hope the trust and safety team will handle these spammers.
Still, this is getting on my nerves. The people doing this have absolutely no skills to speak of, and they keep spamming higher level sellers.
This only started after I became a TRS, so I’m assuming it’s the same people (always from the same countries) doing this, due to the fact that the messages are very similar.
What are your thoughts? Have you noticed increased spam on the platform lately? Especially if you’re a TRS - is this just part of the package?