I recently bought a script for marketing from a fiverr person here, it is a new seller so I figured I would start him off. I paid him, he started work. The order was due tonight. He sends me the file in messages as a xml file… (Strange right?) so I click to DL from Fiverr, I scan it with Avast and get 4 warnings immediately.
I notify the seller, he replies “What are you talking about, here try this one” and attaches a pdf file instead.
I’m not an idiot, so I didn’t even touch it.
I sent him this message and Fiverr auto-responded with their message
“Listen, I am scared to death to even touch this thing. I run a web server here, I cannot afford to even have a hint of a virus on my servers because it would spread to my customers. What you need to do is to stop selling on Fiverr to protect buyers until you 100% scan every item on your computer. PDF and Word Documents are the easiest way to transmit viruses. I think we should call this quits and you should just refund this as I cannot see anything that you have done because you have a virus infection and when you have 100% made sure that you have scanned your computer multiple times with multiple virus scanners, then I can come back and re-order this, but right now, I am not going to touch this with a 50ft pole.”
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PROTECT YOURSELF PEOPLE, USE VIRUS SCANNERS!