Recently, I was a victim of a scam where someone requested work using a milestone delivery and then waited until very close to the final delivery date to say they no longer wanted to follow through. The problem with this was that I had put in my time already delivering the first part of the order and continued putting in hours toward the rest of it so that it was nearly complete when they tried to pull this stunt.
WHY in the world doesn’t Fiverr have the option to leave feedback on orders that are cancelled by CS or the buyer? Maybe I am missing something but it seems that this allows for scammers to run rampant here on our network of quality freelancers and in this case, the person purchased content for a website, I wrote it and now they are using it free of charge. I did not get paid for my content or the research that went into it and I am out $300.
Additionally, are there any protections in place that I may not be aware of? This probably would be a ToS question-- such as a non-cancellation clause in gigs or something of that nature? I mean I offer revisions on this stuff, it’s not like I am cranking out sub par work. My 100% positive track record should say something about that but thanks to the above issue, I no longer have a 100%, I am down by a few points.