Today a prospective client messaged me asking for if I wrote telecoms articles, I said yes, and he requested that I provide some samples
I showed him a couple of my recent deliveries, as well as a jpeg of work I have done professionally in my full time job.
The buyer has since threatened that I am faking my way through my sales, and has reported the action of providing such samples to the Fiverr support team. I reported the whole experience to a f
Fiverr support person, who advised that sharing any of your own work for samples is not against the terms of service. The prospective client has since sent a screenshot of his chat with support and they are saying that because the person who recommended him to me is a former customer, who I have delivered work (that I have written myself) to, that providing such a sample is against the rules.
Now I’m not sure what to believe but I’m definitely considering writing up some of my own articles just for the sole purpose of them being a “sample” and only a sample, not to post anywhere else.
Am I in the wrong here?
Should I worry too much about potentially getting a warning, I was never aware providing samples in such a manner was against the Terms of Service, perhaps it is disrespectful to the previous client as they are most likely using that content for their own website now?