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Weird order related to Excel, do you think it's safe?

In the years that we have been in Fiverr, we have read in this forum about several cases of virus infection, even hacked accounts, registered because of weird order with Excel.

We are a bit suspicious, about the request of an order (from a new customer registered in an asian country this year and without visible qualifications) that asks us to make an article about some strategies to unlock cells in Excel.

Something he is asking us, and that no one has never asked us before, is to make screenshots to show that we are applying the method correctly, which we must also do on a specific date and time, next week.

I haven’t even dared to download the Excel files… something similar has happened to someone, do you think it’s safe?

The buyer also promises that if we do a good job it will be a big order request, which also sounds a little suspicious to me. Thanks if anyone has any thoughts on that.


Promises of future work are big red flags :triangular_flag_on_post: :triangular_flag_on_post: :triangular_flag_on_post:

Please remove all references to a country from your post - against forum rules.

Go with your gut, though - sounds suspicious to me … fwtw