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Winner of the $5 Billion Milestone Giveaway

So many amazing stories but there can be only one winner

SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2021

When reached the milestone of $5B in payments secured, we asked users to share their experiences for a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card. We received an impressive 1,200+ responses, and were delighted to learn how we’ve eliminated the risk of conducting online transactions for so many of you!

The Winner

Benyamin Khademi

" helped me chase my dream. I've always wanted to run my own company, but never had it in me to start from scratch. But, I found a company that I was interested in and was able to buy them. We didn’t know how to complete the transaction in a safe manner. But with we were able to set milestones, inspection periods, and then finally approve each milestone when it was satisfactory to then release the funds to the seller.”

Benyamin paid for his business securely after finding it on Shopify Exchange, a marketplace where entrepreneurs can buy and sell ecommerce sites securely, thanks to a partnership with

Congratulations to Benyamin on his new business venture and for winning a shiny new $500 Visa gift card!

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Winner of the 2017 BBB Torch Award for Ethics for Silicon Valley, San Francisco and the Bay Area, is the leading provider of secure online payments and online transaction management for consumers and businesses on the Internet, having safely processed over US$5 billion in transactions. Founded by Fidelity in 1999, reduces the risk of fraud by acting as a trusted third party that collects, holds and disburses funds according to Buyer and Seller instructions. is a subsidiary of twelve-time Webby Award winning, the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and jobs posted. Freelancer Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ASX:FLN.

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