BEWARE GUYS, DO NOT RESPOND TO A BUYER REQUEST FROM ************* .
Hey guys so this is the biggest scammer I have ever met in my life and here is the story. I responded to a buyer request looking for someone to manage a facebook gaming group and got an order. There were no red flags even though the pay was little (before anyone attacks me for taking an underpaid order, not everyone is privileged enough to be picky. I was going through a dry phase). Anyways so the buyer was extremely nice, he’d always thank me for helping him out, would communicate regularly and seemed like an overall good man. We had a team of 8 people then. There were night managers, night moderators, day manager, day moderators, IG moderators and so on. Work was easy at first, I’d just reply to comments and messages on his page and group but then he started giving us harder and more time consuming tasks. He promised to give me a rise the next week anyway so I carried on. These tasks involved listing down other facebook groups, advertising groups and so on. Remind you this was a $10 gig. The next week I realised that he removed a few people from the team and that is when work load got more hectic. He was affiliated with a marketing agency and an IT firm besides his gaming platform so he would give us work related to those too. I’d have to make spreadsheets from all the information compiled before, I’d have to make him an action plan, I had to write him a marketing email prompt, I helped him decide on a scheduling and email listing app, I made him a mail list, I set up a marketing campaign on mailjet and mailed all the people on his lists - all over 3 weeks. He did raise my pay after the first week so I never complained. Over the course of these 3 weeks, I made 3 deliveries, all of which he accepted, gave positive reviews to, even gave me a tip once. Anyways so for the first 2 weeks, he paid the full amount through 3 orders instead of 2 because he would do this thing where he would order my $5 gig with 1 day delivery time without telling me and by the time I’d come back the timer was at T-12 and such. Anyways so after 3 weeks he removed me from my role and blocked me on facebook without paying me for the last week and cancelling his order. It was weird because literally the night before he blocked me he was telling me about how he planned on having me manage the ig for his other agency and what not.
So out of all his orders, I did a stupid mistake with just one where I worded the description wrong and it was a TOS violation (which happened because he ordered a 1 day delivery time gig and he told me “just deliver it now, no problem” and I like a fool used the phrase ‘stop the timer’ in my delivery). That was the first delivered order to be cancelled and it happened 10 days after the actual delivery and literally the same day that he blocked me. I spoke to CS about it but realised that I did indeed violate the TOS unknowingly so I accepted it. CS told me that the buyer himself reported me which felt weird because I did deliver him a week of work and he himself said “just deliver it now no problem”. And I couldn’t understand why he would wait 10 days before reporting me.
Anyways then the rest of the orders got cancelled too and fiverr gave me no explanation behind why they got cancelled and I have sent them multiple messages which they haven’t gotten back to yet. The scammer of a buyer basically got all 3 weeks of work for free because fiverr let him use their loopholes against me. Plus he completely ruined my ratings, used to have a 100% order completion rate, now its below 70. I was very angry and I knocked this other girl who used to work with me on his team. And then the whole thing unfolded. He didn’t just scam me, he scammed her too and another girl as well.I am pretty sure the numbers are higher because there were more people in team who were removed but I can’t remember their names so couldn’t contact any of them. He also had all of us 3 blocked everywhere and we have now decided to expose him and stop him however we can because he is looking for more people through buyer requests as we speak, the same way he found us. I will ask the other girls to comment down below with their stories. BEWARE GUYS, DO NOT RESPOND TO A BUYER REQUEST FROM ********* .
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