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Someone has copied my ENTIRE gig description word for word


#1

I am blown away by the audacity of someone to do that, especially since it appears the seller may be planning on reselling my gig. That seller purchased from me about a month ago and I see that is about the time the seller made a sale on that gig.

I messaged the seller and said I trust that the description will be removed and it has been 3 days and nothing has been done.

That left me with only one avenue and that is to report it to customer service. Unbelievable!

Ok rant over.


#2

Just go to CS, don’t bother messaging the seller as I have found it doesn’t go well.
Show proof that you wrote it first but unfortunately there is no guarantee it will be removed.
I still have two copycats for gigs I have reported…


#3

I was hoping to just resolve it nicely @eoinfinnegan but then again I suppose that someone that would do something like that has no interest in doing things nicely.

I just hope it is removed :frowning:


#4

It happens to lots of sellers. The problem is that customer support has no way of knowing who copied whom.


#5

I think a way to know who´s copying whom is a number of reviews, ´´hearts´´ and completed orders.

I recently contacted a user who was not only copying other gigs description but also stole my presentation video and my photo description!

When I asked why is he stealing my gig. He just asked ´´Wich one?´´ meaning he´s obviously stealing from more people. I reported him to CS and the gig disappear, but he still there.

I´ve had copycat and they had 2 to zero sells or reviews within that gig. Besides having a totally under quoted selling price, very different to the one I have.

I believe that people who do this have to be completely banned from the site.


#6

Contact CS. Report him. Thieves are the worst.


#7

@indieoven well that seller only has 2 reviews on the gig and those are from a month ago. I added my gig to Fiverr last year and I have more than 100 positive reviews… so here’s hoping that something is done.

Perhaps what may also count in my favor is that I told customer service I sent a message telling the seller to remove my description and that message was not responded to. They can check my messages I’m sure :slight_smile:


#8

Specially gig description doest have any copyright
But if you feel its your own you can file a complain


#9

From the ToS:
Users may report Gigs to Customer Support that may be in violation of Fiverr’s Terms of Service based on the reported Gig’s replicated similarity to pre-existing services (copycat Gigs).

https://www.fiverr.com/terms_of_service


#11

I have this problem too.


#12

Oh, I don’t think so. They have a track record of gig modifications because Fiverr Editorial Team evaluates the modified gigs before relisting them.