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This smells fishy to me. Thoughts?

I bid on a specific buyer’s post for a Telephone voiceover. The buyer came back with the response:

“Sorry, someone got the job already, but I have another one for you. My client want you to verify his zoosk account with a USA number. You will login to Zoosk and verify the phone number, that is all, I will provide the login details, send me a $5 offer.”

What is this? A type of Bait-N-Switch? Of course, I did not accept the job.

Yup. Be sure to reply “No Thanks” THEN hit the report button.

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Thank you liquidlettuce. Will do.

Not really. Just a request for something illegal (he basically needs you to fake his client’s location). Definitely report it.

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Thank you catwriter. I reported it a few minutes ago.

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It always boggles my mind how these folks think they can get away with this stuff for any period of time.
It’s about as smart as walking into a public place and yelling “bomb” Yer gonna go down.

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A lot of desperate people would accept to do it, that’s how. Once the “client” gets caught, he just creates a new account and finds another desperate person to do it.

I don’t want to think about his reasons to fake his location on a dating site.

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Don;t you need to link your account to a new paypal/bank account to do that? That’s the hard part.

I’ve previously had encounters with a few of suspicious buyers. One said he was producing a cartoon and needed “auditions” and a CV to apply. Finally got him to admit he was producing porn, and even updated his photo with someone I actually knew!!! Nailed him.

One other buyer tried to make me an “offer” on what he would pay me after I quoted him a price. Then, he literally wrote back and told to F-off.

Then there was another who told me that he would only give me $xxx amount of money for his job and that I COULD NOT decline his offer because he was non-profit and I had to do the job, and that he was a Fiverr Admin. Reported him and they immediately shut him down.

The waters here can be very murky, indeed. Thanks for both of your input.

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Run for the hills or mountains :mountain::mountain_snow: and don’t look back. :running_woman:

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