Hi, I’m a new seller and I recently got a gig from a buyer. Long story short, I offer services for book service designs (mainly novels). This buyer requests a gig to me for a design that is not quite my genre, but I thought, well it’s my first gig. I had to make the best possible impression. The buyer placed the order when I was on vacation, and the deadline took place right on the day I get back (he apparently placed the additional fee for faster turnaround), so I’m obviously late for my gig. We talked and he seemed alright with me turning in the gig later than the projected deadline. I was expecting him to get a little pissed since I couldn’t complete the order on time, but instead, he said:
“Either way, thanks for your help and you have a great 5-star review awaiting you!”
I’m a bit suspicious when something too good to be true came up. I thought it’s fishy for him to offer me a 5-star review when I couldn’t complete the order in time. I checked on his profile. He received all 5 stars with only short comments from sellers “Interesting task, great experience”
Am I being a little too suspicious? How can I tell if a buyer is legit and not just some bot? I need a little enlightenment on this. Thank you!