Fiverr Review – Electronic Caregiver Scam



This is an honest Fiverr Review. An online acquaintance provided this unfortunate incident which concerns the over hyped popular social media platform, Facebook and that horrendous micro-job racketeering website known as Fiverr. Like many people today, she uses Fiverr along with various clones sites to generate additional side income. Nothing wrong with that when you consider the volume and diversity of skills people provide on such sites for essentially what amounts to third world paupers payment.

Nevertheless, the moniker Fiverr itself is a misnomer. They actually charge $5 USD for the intro gig, but the sellers only receive $4. To further compound matters, payment is only processed by PayPal which charges an additional fee for being the third party middle man. What this means is that per each $5 gig, a seller regardless of what service he or she is selling will only receive $3.92 in total. This is the amount after Fiverr and PayPal deduct their respective fees. Hence, a seller must be aware of the time constraints of each gig, in order to properly sell their labor and services so it is cost effective and profitable. Gigs obviously can not be too time consuming or labor intensive.

Personally, I always despised Fiverr. Not only is there rampant rip off and scam artists selling useless or outsourced services, but numerous gigs are identical to hundreds of others, forcing sellers to continually one up each other by over-selling and under cutting one another. In addition, Fiverr customer service is essentially non-existent for sellers. Most of their claims as illustrated in my friends experience, go unnoticed, unanswered and basically ignored as Fiverr is predominantly interested in the buyers experience. This translates to cash as buyers purchase and provide Fiverr with their capital profits. Since sellers are a dime a dozen and many provide identical fly by night services, Fiverr customer service will just ignore their concerns, support tickets and issues. Reminds me of another online marketplace, eBay that utilizes this same unfair policy of the shafting sellers via excessive fees and one way feedback controls while coddling buyers who are often the perpetrators and initiators of many scams or damaging remarks which negatively impact sellers.

In any case, my friend was selling a simple service providing a set amount of posts and comments on Facebook. Why would anyone even provide such a service you ask? Well it turns out that much of the hype behind the importance of social media relevancy and activity is utter bullshit. In fact, her service would not even be viable if real time activity on such business pages had legitimate user interaction. However, it is apparently obvious that thousands of such pages have zero interest or activity from Facebook users. They could care less about such a business hawking or promoting their products or services. So as a result she creates the false activity with multiple accounts posting comments which appear to mimic real activity. The Facebook business page then has erroneous activity, fake positive spin initiated by bullshit comments, posts or mini-reviews! Quite ingenious considering the stupidity of Facebook users in general. Why would this matter to a business? SERPs and rank I would assume. Google will most likely weight the relevancy of a site once it adjusts it’s algorithms to include social media viability and overall activity.

Nevertheless, here is her gig and the order in question which clearly shows she had made delivery for the order. The disturbing part is the buyer was actually purchasing comments for a Facebook business page that deals with a kind of first alert medical product called The Electronic Caregiver.

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Once the gig was completed and delivered this particular buyer saw fit to leave negative feedback, in turn negatively impacting my friend’s seller rating as well as her gig rating for this particular service. As a result, the following dialog ensued and it became quite obvious this buyer was extremely anal retentive and definitely unreasonable. Considering this moron was purchasing fake comments to boost his products marketability, one would think he would be more inclined to cooperate, rather then remain steadfast in this pedantic self righteousness over $3.92. Some people are just that much of an asshole. I still do not know why he never even messaged her after the gig was marked completed. I also noticed he never answered her when questioned over this absurdity.

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The above dialog was not even the complete verbose idiocy. My friend just simply refused to acknowledge this buyers final response. She assured me his/her message is still sitting in her Fiverr inbox unread. I do not blame her one bit. She could no longer fathom the insanity of someone so unreasonable, rude and uncompromising. Imagine this kind of deranged and mental buyer that Fiverr caters too on a daily basis. For the small amount of compensation, imagine you as a business person dealing with a complete fucktard buyer like this asshole. I would basically stick my foot up his ass sideways in reality.

In the end, I assured my friend that she did the correct thing avoiding this asshole. Although many women can be completely unreasonable and downright bitches when provoked, I have to assume this particular buyer is a male. Perhaps in the back of his disturbed mind, this was some kind of attention game for this loser. He probably got off knowing she was a female seller. My friend agreed and she felt some sense of reprieve knowing he never got the satisfaction of a response from her after his final message. Judging from his anal retentive nature, this ridiculous dialog would have gone on endlessly.

On a final note, Fiverr customer service never did address or acknowledge her ticket. She mentioned she had updated it several times but of course, Fiverr being the absolute worse piece of shit company, simply ignored her as a seller. As stated before no surprise really, considering they duplicate that same corporate model of profit (buyers) over sellers. Incidentally, Fiverr likes to inform sellers to use social media sites to promote their gigs. This of course is a clever rouse to get sellers to do all the advertising for their services which in turn Fiverr sits back and simply collects their share of each sale, all the while doing absolutely nothing including blatantly ignoring even their level two sellers concerns.

After a quick online cursory search, I found numerous Fiverr alternatives. I mentioned to my friend to never put all your eggs in one basket. If they treat you this way as a seller, why give them business! Take your services elsewhere, to which I added – look to possibly create your own website and advertise your services. This effectively eliminates the middle man (Fiverr) while making sure you receive 100% profit from your work.

As for that idiotic buyer from Fiverr. Imagine, his angst when my friend used her savvy social media skills to do what she does best. Inform, market and promote as a warning, that which is despicable and immoral, considering the scam of promoting medical and health related products under false pretenses by artificially creating positive spin when none existed before. Since this asshole mentions he can justify his negative feedback for her services, well then so can she, providing a Facebook visual alert.

Still the foot up the ass sideways seems most deserving!

UPDATE: In an attempt to avoid the negative backlash online, the Electronic Care Giver facebook page has changed their name to Life Support Medical. Update: I see they charged the name back once again to the original.