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Possible Virus Download?

I’m a new seller and I was contacted by someone who I thought was a possible buyer. They sent a download saying it had the specifications for the gig; I wasn’t comfortable opening the download. The buyer’s profile was also very new, which contributed to my doubt. I asked them to text the specifications instead and then they left the conversation.

Was I right to assume this was a virus download? Or was I just being a difficult seller?

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Hey, it could have contained dangerous code but also not. What was the file to download?

If you were not comfortable with that then you did it right.

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I’d imagine so. If they just left the conversation without even trying to go into any project details, it was most probably some form of scam/malicious content or just an extraordinarily lazy or indifferent customer. Either way, you probably dodged a bullet there.

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