Academic and workplace dishonesty on Fiverr

This article aims to clarify what constitutes "academic and workplace dishonesty" while guiding you on handling users engaged in such services.

Overview

As stated in Fiverr’s Community Standards, Fiverr strictly prohibits any form of academic or workplace dishonesty, including the commissioning of work that will be presented as the individual's own effort. To that extent, Fiverr does not allow any services that offer to complete tasks—such as homework or job screening assignments—that are expected to be fulfilled without assistance from external sources.

Prohibiting services related to academic and workplace dishonesty, including completing assignments or providing false academic or job credentials, is crucial to Fiverr for several reasons:

  • Upholding the integrity of academic institutions
    It ensures that the value of education is maintained, promoting a fair environment where individuals are assessed based on their genuine efforts and capabilities.

  • Protecting the reputation of academic institutions
    Academic institutions are esteemed for their commitment to knowledge, research, and learning. Allowing services that promote academic dishonesty can tarnish the reputation of these institutions and disrupt public trust in the value of education.

  • Fostering learning and skill development
    Assignments, exams, and other academic or job-related tasks are designed to promote learning and skill development. Bypassing these activities through external services undermines educational and workplace processes, hindering the growth of essential skills and knowledge.

  • Ensuring fair evaluation
    Academic and workplace assessments are meant to evaluate an individual's understanding and mastery of a subject. Using external services to complete assignments or exams misrepresents one's capabilities and compromises the fairness of the evaluation process.

  • Preventing fraudulent practices
    It ensures that academic and workplace achievements and qualifications are accurately represented, maintaining the trust and credibility of educational and workplace systems.

  • Encouraging personal responsibility
    Completing assignments independently fosters a sense of personal responsibility and accountability. It encourages individuals to take ownership of their education or job and actively engage in the learning process.

We expect our users to follow the honor code or policy of their academic institution or workplace when requesting an academic or job-related service.   

Buyers:

Do 

  • You can order tutoring services from a freelancer to enhance your knowledge in a specific subject.
  • You can share a completed document—such as a project paper, essay, or dissertation—for proofreading by a freelancer.

Don’t

  • Don't request a service that would contribute to or complete an assignment that is expected to be completed without assistance, including homework, completion of exams or tests, writing dissertations, theses, research papers, research proposals, job application assignments, or assignments on any academic subject.
  • Don't ask freelancers to perform academic institution application services, such as writing university or college applications or statements of purpose. (Proofreading or guidance through the application process is allowed.)

Sellers:

Do
If a buyer requests a service related to academic dishonesty or homework:

  • Do inform them that the requested service is strictly prohibited on Fiverr.
  • Do offer an alternative (if it’s within your scope of services), such as online tutoring for the specific subject or proofreading of completed work.

If you encounter behavior or content violating this policy, please report it. 

 

Don’t

  • Don't offer or agree to provide any assignment expected to be completed without assistance, including homework, completion of exams or tests, writing dissertations, theses, research papers, research proposals, job application assignments, or assignments on any academic subject.
  • Don't offer or agree to provide academic institution application services, such as writing university or college applications or statements of purpose. However, proofreading and guidance through the application process are allowed.

Any violation of this policy may lead to an account warning and potential suspension of your account. For more details on How we Enforce Policies.

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