I signed up for Fiverr less than 7 days go to offer SEO services. After optimizing my profile with keywords for ranking, I was contacted by someone who claimed to be from *******. This person sent a pdf. asking for my PayPal information and email address. After I made it clear that I would not provide my personal information to this “supposed” buyer, they sent their phone number in the chat message. I responded saying I don’t call buyers before a purchase has been made then blocked their account from contacting me.
Two days later, I received another message from a buyer with the username “*********”. This person again claimed to be from China and sent me a pdf. document asking to use my profile on another freelance platform, or to create them one. When I responded, Fiverr flagged my message. I responded again saying I could help them create a profile and implement industry-specific keywords to rank their profile higher for more visibility. Approximately 8 hours later, I was informed by Fiverr that I violated the TOS policy by infringing on third parties intellectual rights. I even asked the person if they were trying to set me up.
After reading the community forums, it seems I was contacted by a seller who wanted to sabotage my new profile by having me flagged for a TOS Violation This is just a heads up to anyone who gets TOS violations because of other people. I will be deleting my Fiverr profile and creating a new one with a different email address.
S/O to Fiverr for their unjust ways of handling TOS Violations. Dear Fiverr, Change this!!
A word of advice, block anyone sending pdfs, phone numbers, and/or requesting stupid stuff prior to purchasing services.
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