What Is Fiverr.com?
Fiverr (fiverr.com) is one of the leading global marketplaces for digital freelance services. Its platform serves as the connection between sellers (freelancers offering services) and buyers (clients looking to hire). Fiverr.com competes with other freelance services such as upwork, freelancer, peopleperhour, and toptal, among others. Its name stems from the original asking price of jobs “gigs” at the time of its creation. However, sellers can charge more for diverse jobs at this time.
As of February 2023, the site fiverrr.com gets an estimated 61.1 million monthly views, according to SimilarWeb. The Wayback Machine estimates fiverr.com was founded on December 13, 2009. However, according to fiverr.com, this bilateral platform was launched in February 2010, by Micha Kaufman and Shai Wininger. Fiverr was born as a way of providing an alternative way to work from anywhere.
Is Fiverr.com Safe?
I conducted a series of malware tests to find out if fiverr.com is safe and legit. Here are the results:
I installed the Malwarebytes Browser Guard on my Edge browser and was able to browse the site fiverr.com without any issues.
To check this further I ran malware scans with Malwarebytes and Spybot on my computer after browsing the site fiverr.com and they returned no malware detection. I also ran a system-wide scan with Microsoft Defender and no malware was found.
To confirm that the site is clean, I also checked the site fiverr.com on the online malware scanner Sucuri and it returned with a 403 Forbidden site issue. You can see the same here: Sucuri scan for the site fiverr.com
Sucuri says the scan failed due to a 403 Forbidden site issue. The scan failed at the following URL: http://fiverr.com/. Since the scan failed at the homepage, Sucuri wasn’t able to scan the site at all. Additionally, one associated security vendor (PhishTank) has blacklisted the site fiverr.com, stating that the following URL: http://www.fiverr.com/users/danielhefner/edit/account?operation=update_new_email_confirmation&ref=bccdabc864e5c69b1cebd3e82830f5a4ddc327e3&email_id=5ede2f452699709bd34b34f33c61502d&email_name=email_address_change_phone_verification_confirmation, is 76% a Phish. Thus, Sucuri gives the domain a grade of critical security risk.
However, as a positive prospect, I can see that fiverr.com has installed a website firewall to provide protection against website hacks which considerably lowers the risk of the domain being compromised.
I also ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on the site fiverr.com and it returned with a download error. You can see the same here: Unmask Parasites scan for the site fiverr.com
Lastly, I ran a malware scan with VirusTotal on the domain fiverr.com and no security vendors have deemed the domain as malicious. You can see the same here: VirusTotal scan for the site fiverr.com
In conclusion, the site fiverr.com is graded as a critical security risk due to a 403 Forbidden site issue and because a security vendor (PhishTank) has blacklisted a URL due to a Phishing scam, according to Sucuri. However, only 1 out of 95 security vendors has flagged the domain as malicious, which is still a very low score overall.