Are there Fiverr Scams?
Yes, there are scams on Fiverr. Think of Fiverr as the wild west. You’ll find great deals, you’ll find awful deals. The trick is to learn how to distinguish the two so you don’t waste time and money.
How to locate Fiverr Scams:
1) The person has fake feedback.
Look carefully at a seller’s feedback. If they have a TON of feedback from the same person with the exact same ‘tesitmonial’ message, that is a huge red flag. Some people have their friends buy their gigs to boost their ratings. That means they may or may not be offering a real service. It’s important to be careful so that you don’t get taken-in.
2) The person doesn’t deliver what they are selling.
This is especially true of many SEO or traffic gigs, but you can find it on just about any gig. A lot of sellers will claim to send you quality traffic or build you 1k+ backlinks, but instead they pocket your money and don’t deliver.
3) The person claims to do something manually, then uses an automatic service.
There’s nothing wrong with using an automatic service to create or deliver Fiverrs – but the seller should always be upfront about what they’re offering.
How to avoid being scammed on Fiverr.
If something looks suspicious, send them a message using the message system. Ask them about their methods or how they can help you. Honest sellers should have no problem answering your questions. If the seller seems defensive or doesn’t respond, move on.