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No, I’m not selling TechCrunch stories for $20 on Fiverr

You weren’t going to try to buy a place on TechCrunch for $20. You, dear reader, are smarter than that. But that doesn’t make it any less concerning when a reader emails you in the middle of the night to let you know that someone’s posing as you on Fiverr, name, biography, picture and all.
Heck, it barely even bothered me that the U.K.-based individual was charging a mere $20 for “basic” TechCrunch writing, versus $30 for “standard” Forbes and $50 for “premium” New York Times. Okay, that one stung a little.
I’ve heard stories of individuals targeting colleagues for access to people and companies or review units, but this particular approach was a relatively new one for me. The listing stated that “I will publish your articles on TechCrunch and other high profile websites,” adding that I both write for a number of high-profile sites and have connections at others and, as such, “am ready to help as many people as I can with this platform.”
No, I’m not selling TechCrunch stories for $20 on Fiverr

I scrambled to find the customer service info. The process was a bit convoluted, but I ultimately found the form and fired off an email. Fiverr’s robot sent a message informing me that, “due to excessive demand, a reply may take longer than one business day. Please accept our apologies in advance for any reply that exceeds this time frame, but be assured we are working hard to get back to you as quickly as possible to provide a considerate response.”

Never Trust A TechCrunch Writer With An AOL Email Address
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