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My Fiverr account was closed after being named in Amazon's lawsuit for paid reviews

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by JackieP, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. JackieP

    JackieP Newbie

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    This sucks. I logged into Fiverr a hour ago and my account is closed! I sent support a message but of course haven't heard back from them. They owe me money and the worst part is I don't even have an accurate count of how much, I cash out every time I can but it takes 14 days to clear so they probably owe me between $100 and $200 that I doubt I will ever see.

    I couldn't figure out why they closed my account. I do Amazon reviews with it and that's it. Then I saw on Google news that Amazon sued Fiverr over fake reviews today. I went through the legal document and sure enough my username is in there. You think Amazon is going to come after me now? Anyone else have their account closed because of this?


    I tried to post a link to the TechCrunch article that has the complete lawsuit document but I guess I haven't been a member long enough to post urls.
     
  2. Y M C M B

    Y M C M B Power Member

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    Don't worry they won't come after you, ( they may send you a mail to cease and desist what you are doing ) but they won't pursue the case.

    ..and coming to the pending 100-200$ , well i am sorry but i don't think you'd get it.
     
  3. ambushiv11

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    As far as I've read Amazon filled suits against individuals that were providing Amazon fake reviews (not sure if it's against Fiverr since some say in their news title "sued fiverr" and other say "sued individuals").

    You might see the 100-200$ after 45 days (check your email for any Fiverr response) but keep in mind, it's a big "might".
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Exactly. Unlikely they will come after individuals. And you won't see your money from fiverr. Don't waste sleep over that, just move on.
     
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    OMG man. let me check mine now/
     
  6. moonshine7000

    moonshine7000 Senior Member

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    They can't sue you for money you don't have so don't worry.
     
  7. faibol

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    they sure as hell can, what are you on?

    they can either take his assets (car, house etc...), or offer a deal to pay back over time.

    they usually send a cease and desist letter first, but they have no real reason to sue op since he's a small fish and is part of a bigger problem.

    the smartest option would be to sue fiverr so they enforce their rules and make sure other small fish don't sell reviews in their marketplace.

    so you're probably fine.
     
  8. HoNeYBiRD

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    well, if he did fake reviews, it doesn't matter whether he did it for free or for a price, Amazon could care less if OP has the money or not, but highly unlikely that they would pursue him though

    to OP: as long as the money goes, read the fiverr TOS, depending on the cause of account termination, they will or will not release it in a specified time frame
     
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  10. JackieP

    JackieP Newbie

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    I figure my money is gone but I'll wait 45 days and take a shot at it. So far still no word from Fiverr. Now that I've thought about it, I'm not really worried about Amazon suing me. At best it will be a cease and desist order. Sucks about Fiverr being dead for reviews. It was a nice $10 a day.

    BTW, etahroevol posted in this thread to PM him and that he could help me. I sent him a message and he told me if I send him $250 he can help me out. Considering I have less than $200 in my Fiverr account I just laughed but it seemed like a scammy thing to be doing.
     
  11. T0NYS

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    "the sky is falling , the sky is falling"

    Don't be that naive dude , it happens . Does it feel good ? NO but it happens

    1 month ago I lost a business that was netting me 5k a month , did It feel good ? Hell NO

    what happened ? Nothing , I moved on , because I can't worry about things I can't control ,
     
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    Same thing happened to me I almost had a stroke when I saw my username on there. I pray they just leave it as kicking my account off. On the outside it's about time they crack down they need to do it to their sellers too though.
     
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    Don't drop the soap OP. Good luck.
     
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    Pack everything quick and run for the hills. Amazon the tax dodgers are coming after you.
     
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    Amazon is playing scare-mongering.In theory you broke fiver's tos by selling services that violate a third party's terms of service:http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/16/am...fering-fake-product-reviews-on-fiverr-com/Not sure what the definition of third party is(that is every body else or a third party participant between the seller(you) and the buyer($5) and fiver. There's really no third party to a sale on fiverr).I'd fiver's tos about this.
     
  16. cottonwolf

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    There was a book writer/seller bitching on front page reddit a few weeks ago and I'm sure amazon's customer service emails are full of fake reviews too.
     
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    I got a question: Will you get problems when you simply offer reviews and mention amazon in the description?
    Regards,
    Lukas
     
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    wonder if ebay will start doing the same
     
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    You can get your money back, mention that on your messages to Fiverr staff. I had a similar issue but after 1-2 months they returned me my cash.
     
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    As a long time AMZN shareholder,

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