I recently got scammed really badly through a fraudulent Graphic Design gig that happened over Indeed, and I got a Fiverr account because I was told that the site is very hard on scammers. I know it’s only been 5 or so days, but I have been getting scammers exclusively. It’s the same thing every time; asking me to make them an Upwork account and contact them off-site because they can’t make an American account, telling me they’ll pay me thousands; always the same story.
I’m having a really hard time managing the frustration of this; I quit my last job for the Graphic Design job, so I’m trying my best to treat my current unemployment as a learning opportunity. Unfortunately, it’s getting more and more difficult to get nonstop rejection letters from potential employers, and then only get scammers through Fiverr. I know that getting a job in Graphic design is nigh impossible if you don’t have years of experience or live in the right location (moving isn’t an option since my bank account was completely drained in a fraud claim), so I’m at a loss for what to do. I feel like I advertise myself as regularly as I can with no results, so I eventually stop reminding people, since there’s not much point.
I’m debating if getting this account was a waste of my time, and if I’m going to be stuck unable to find a job, or working minimum wage trying to pay for medicine and food that I can’t afford.