- Business and Employment
is the website fiverr a scam
Fiverr is a website where you can buy and sell simple tasks for $5. Almost most of the tasks that are on fiverr are to do with directing traffic to your website or blog, or making adjustments to your blog. Another very popular idea on fiverr is holding up a piece of card with you name on it in the middle of a large city, and recording it onto video, or taking a picture. It is a simple website, and has many categories to choose from to buy and sell your adverts.
If you are a seller on Fiverr, then you will earn just around $4 per transaction, because Fiverr take a commission. When you sign up, you will have to verify your paypal account, and you can then begin selling things or buying things right away.
The payment setup of Fiverr means that you first have to wait a few days for the buyer to approve their purchase from you. After that you normally have to wait 14 days for the payment to clear. Then you can withdawl the money. However, I have never managed to withdrawl my money from them, despite numerous attempts. I emailed the support department, and here is the transcript of the fiverr support communications that just give me the impression that for $4 a task, i would certainly not recommend it to anyone selling. But if your a buyer, there are plenty of bargains.
(me) I must have asked at least five times for a payment verification email, but nothing ever arrives in my inbox, however i get every other fiverr email, is this a scam?
(fiverr) Please verify you typed the correct email address for your withdrawal (you can repeat the process from your revenues balance page). You may also want to make sure that the email did not get blocked by spam filters etc.
(me) I received this email, and that should be the same email as my paypal,
(fiverr) I am sorry to hear that. Your PayPal account may be restricted. Some regions are limited from receiving payments to PayPal accounts. Please contact PayPal to check if your PayPal account allows accepting funds. These problems are outside Fiverr's network. Once you have resolved this matter with PayPal, please contact us again.
(me) As per my original sentence, i don't even receive the verification email for payment from fiverr in the first place. Is it going into my junk mail? No, i have looked, and i receive this email in my normal inbox along with other fiverr emails. Thats the problem i'm still trying to resolve, i'm not even having a problem with my paypal, i withdrawl money from it everyday, im from the UK, so i doubt there is a problem. Can you just include the payment verification link in this email. That way i can verify my correct paypal email. thanks
(fiverr) Can you please supply the PayPal address associated with your account? Regards.
(me) email address supplied
(fiverr) That is not the email address associated with this account. Please verify any other email accounts you have and let us know, Regards
(me) how do i change it then to the one i want? I've looked in all the seller settings and there isn't any option to change it.
(fiverr) Thank you for your inquiry. For the security of the account, a change of PayPal ID would require the following:
1. a scanned copy of your passport or another government-issued ID - the name must be the same as it appears on your PayPal account that was used for the Fiverr transactions
2. a test deposit from the PayPal ID you FIRST used on Fiverr, sent to Fiverr, for the minimum amount allowed by PayPal (such as $0.01, etc.) - this amount would be NON-REFUNDABLE as it is costly for us to process this authentication. If you cannot send money from that PayPal ID, you must provide documentation of earlier Fiverr-related transactions from that PayPal ID - that documentation will be verified with PayPal before proceeding with this update.
That test deposit should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, and please send us the PayPal transaction ID associated with that test deposit. NOTE: please do NOT send any messages to this address; only the test deposits. Messages should be sent through the Fiverr Support webpage.
3. your PayPal account I.D./email - the same I.D. as was used for your FIRST Fiverr transaction.
We ask for your understanding in going through this process as we take the security of the account seriously.
( me)I don't have the original paypal account anymore, if its the one that was registered to <old email address), and i only have a driving license.
(fiverr) A transaction ID from a previous transfer would do and so would a driver's license.
(me) Like i already said i don't have access to that paypal account any longer, so i can't get a transaction id for it. Exactly what details do you need from my driving licence? I've never had to enter any address details, and you don't know what i look like. So you won't have a problem if i blank these parts out (purely for security purposes)
I've used Fiverr! its a total scam!
So is Fiverr a scam? Well i never received any more responses for my emails, so they still have my money i earned, and have not helped or made it easy for me to fix things. They also don't read my answers to questions properly. I would say Fiverr is a scam, whats your experience?