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Why does Fiverr SPAM accounts?

Hi!
I am new and got this spam message. I wasn’t sure of opening it and I did. I just answered that person and I just wondered if I should not have done that?
Why does Fiverr spam people, did they do something wrong?

Oh, and Fiverr just gave me a bad rate for response time…:S

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Also, they sent me a Google Doc link that I did not open. Do any of you just open links ? Aren’t you afraid of it being a link to try to hack your PC?

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Same here I also got two spam messages that`s why my response time also down but I try hard and make the account perfect. You should try hard and by the Bless Of God, you will be a successful freelancer on Fiverr one day.

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Welcome to the Fiverr forums.

First, that’s not Fiverr spamming you, that’s other users. Reply ‘no’ and report the message. New profiles are frequently targeted by scammers.

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In conclusion, if they were spammed by Fiverr, then do not even reply to that.
Do you know if Fiverr could fix the average response time since it went down when I replied to that spam message?
When clients send you documents that you can’t preview on the website/app, or they send you links, do you just open/download them?
Does Fiverr have a system where they warn you of a virus contained in the link or something?

Thank you.

There’s a bug in the messaging system that will count spam in the rate, even if marked. Which is why most people reply with a simple “no” before reporting/blocking.

In theory, yes, though CS is overwhelmed currently, and it’s easier to just bring your rate back up by replying to more messages.
. https://sellers.fiverr.com/en/article/response-time-rate-faq
. https://www.fiverr.com/support/articles/360011451678

For me, it depends on the file type. I have my computer set to display previews without opening files. No clue now much that helps, though. I never open suspicious stuff, unless the client has already placed an order, and I’ve run a check on my computer.

Yes, but it’s not very good.
. https://sellers.fiverr.com/en/article/using-your-inbox

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