I bought a gig with somebody to develop an android app for me. Some time went by, and the guy was not able to do it in time so I asked for a refund. The problem is, the method I paid him in my country does not allow me to have the money back, only credits on my Fiverr balance.
So I reached him and asked if I could buy his gig again and as soon as he received the money he would transfer me outside of Fiverr so that I could have the money back.
He discussed some fees involved, and I ended up accepting five orders from him that matched the total cost of the app he would develop in the first place(250$). I even left great remarks on his gig to boost his account.
He said he would contact me on the day he received the money (December 23) and then transfer me back. I know that’s probably my fault for being gullible enough to believe in the seller, and that asking for this kind of request is not by any means a right thing to do on Fiverr, but I needed the money back, and I figured that would be the only option since CS could not do anything because of my payment method.
The thing is, the seller does not show up online since his last message on December 09, and neither he answers my messages. So I am stuck in a bad situation, without any app developed and without any of my money back.