What do you think of people who sell testimonial services?
December 29, 2012 9:54am CST
I've mentioned that I use Fiverr before, and one aspect of the site that drives me crazy is the number of people offering "natural, attractive, bilingual" testimonies. I know times are hard and we all want to make (four) bucks as easily as possible, but the larger issue, to me, is that these services perpetuate a mindset of dishonestly and sleaze... that it cheapens the world we live in.
• St. Peters, Missouri
30 Dec 12
I use Fiverr a lot also. It always amazes me to watch these videos and hear them talk about these products as if they actually used them. All the while knowing they are following a script given to them by the owner of the product. In my book, these aren't testimonials. To me, a testimonial is one that is given by an actual customer. I think most innocent people reading or hearing these would assume it's being given by a happy customer. It's a disgrace and I hate that Fiverr allows it. Their terms of service includes a statement about what's allowed. Illegal and improper are included no-nos. This is improper to me and should be illegal - even though it isn't.