So I can’t say im new to fiverr but i havent been active in a while,(and i dont do forums so im sorry if this doesnt flow correctly)
i got stuck on a project and asked a seller if he could help me make something in CSS, I sent him a picture of what i wanted and the guy said he could and sent me a custom order I happily accepted thinking this would solve my issues. several hours go by and he says he is ready for me to review and wants me to do so over teamviewer. I join and the red flags start going up, what he is showing me is nothing like what i asked for and doesnt have any of the functionality that i asked for. he asks me to reexplain what i want and i point him back to the image and find a few links showing basically what i want. again he says he knows what i want and he will make it. A few more hours go by and ive pretty much had it, i dont want to cancel the order cause i dont know if that will do anything to my account and i really cant figure out this CSS (im NOT good with css).
A few hours later I get another message saying to join the teamviewer again so i do and again red flags, its showing some of what i want but it looks nothing like what i sent him as a concept nor does it look like any of the links ive sent him for example material but i know ive seen it while trying to research making it myself. but at this point i know im not going to get what i want so i tell him thats fine. he gives me his phone number over teamviewer and tells me to call him, i remember thats against tos so i make up some bs as to why i cant. he says ok and finalizes the delivery. i am really suspicious at this point so i look over the delivery and notice he hasnt attached his work to the delivery and he tells me to accept the delivery and then he will upload the code. i take a screenshot and i save the message log and accept the delivery thinking im sure i know what happens next and sure enough the moment the delivery is accepted he closes the teamviewer session. a few minutes later i start writing up a report and i get a message from him with the code. I looked it over and sure enough it was ripped straight from one of the sites i had looked at when trying to figure out how to make what i wanted… I’m not a confrontational person, i know i really shouldnt have accepted the order without having him update the delivery with the code and that i really probably should have just cancled the order when i knew i wasnt going to get what i wanted but now that its been a few days im stuck between a rock and a hard place. i dont want my money back, i made those decisions no matter how ill-advised they were but, i dont know if i should still report him for holding back the delivery until after he got his review, it feels almost like if you dont give him a good review you wont get what you ordered and i dont know if that’s the idea. I dont want him banned but i dont want to know that i enabled some guy to scam someone if he ends up scamming someone. I know ill probably be in as hot water as he is if i do report him but i really dont know what to do. like i said, i dont want the money back, but i dont know what to do or if i should even do anything