I first received a $290 to write research material regarding construction. I repeatedly asked if this was academic work, and was told that this work was strictly reference material.
I worked on it for a couple days when the buyer’s account (let’s call him Lump) was deleted and the $290 order was cancelled. Soon after, another buyer, Rump, ordered a different $155 Gig, saying he was a partner with Lump in their company requiring the research material. He told me to work on the $290 essay, still, and that his partner would pay soon.
I said I needed a payment before I would work, and Lump eventually made a new account in the coming days, which totaled $295. I LOL’d at the five dollar tip and at the end of the excursion I EVEN received a 5-star review.
Then, I’m roughly estimating a month later, I check my inbox to find TWO cancellations. I checked on my account and there was zero notification. I extremely foolishly assumed that these orders were from prior items, and left it be.
Now, two days ago, the third $155 cancellation thankfully was caught by me, also not inside of my notification or dashboard to review. I would’ve appreciated a link of some sort to the order that was cancelled.
Anyway, the thing was that the email I did get said "A dispute was opened via PayPal for your order FO5ADFE52483: write a concise and ORIGINAL 250 words. As a result, we have to cancel this order and ask that you discontinue your work.
If the dispute is resolved, the buyer will receive an offer to reorder your Gig."
I’m amazed that, despite all these orders officially saying “You earned $___” because they had been delivered and went through the 3-day time frame, all were allowed to be cancelled a month later. With zero notification to me. Again, one order literally had a review that was positive already. Five stars, in fact.
I have filed a complaint. When I click to the link it says “Oops” and my account doesn’t show it, but I’m just hoping good karma pans out for me.
But this is all a little insane. You think once the order clears you’re safe from any negotiation. But apparently, the longer a buyer waits, the EASIER it is to cancel. whattttt im ded.
Has anyone else experienced any Lump’s or Rump’s? I’m honestly not even sure if they’re all one big Bump, and that this guy just made multiple personalities. To preserve realism?
Edit: I’m at awe. I woke up today and all my funds were restored. Reading up on other cases, I assumed mine wasn’t solvable, as in a credit card fraud. In fact, I actually missed one of the fraudulent cancellation, as it was a little further back, and this was also resolved. Apologies for sounding a bit spiteful in my post- I was letting off a bit of steam (I edited this post due to this). Thanks Fiverr team!