Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fiverr is the Goto Place for Shill Testimonials

Fiverr is a site where people put themselves out to do small jobs for $5.00 USD (thus the name) and recently, a LOT of scams needing "testimonials" from people decided to employ amateurs off Fiverr in hopes that people won't recognize them as shills.

Too bad, here's MyFlexJob getting caught using Fiverr folks for "realistic" testimonials.

Here's a "Mr. Alexander Herring" (Does he go by "Red"?) claiming to have realistic testimonials:

It's realistic, but not real, since she'll do it for anybody for $5!

But wait, there's more!

Okay, perhaps white chick ain't everybody's cup of tea. How about a black bro? No problem, plenty of those on Fiverr too.

Same "Alexander Herring", different video, different testimonial

But he's a Fiverr too.., man!

There ought to be a law prohibiting the creation or use of these bogus videos to sell stuff without marking them as ads with actors portraying non-existing crap.

But there isn't one now. Until then, due diligence is up to you.

NOTE: Thanks fo Paul S. for the screen caps. You can find the original topic on

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