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Bidding freelancer sent a sexually inappropriate link!! HELP!

sound4c
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HELP!!!  ABUSE!!!! I posted a job and got a response from a brand new freelancer. He sent a link to an mp3 which contained a pornographic message. I need to report him and Upwork needs to get rid of him. His name is **Edited for Community Guidelines** and he describes himself as an **Edited for Community Guidelines** under the voice over catagory. He has posted a picture of a child, but he is NOT a child. Please inform me when action has been taken. Here is the link to his message:

 

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

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kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Vicki,

 

I'm sorry to hear you received inappropriate message from a freelancer. We'll have their account reviewed and take actions as soon as possible.

 

Thank you for reporting.

~ Valeria
Upwork

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kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Vicki,

 

I'm sorry to hear you received inappropriate message from a freelancer. We'll have their account reviewed and take actions as soon as possible.

 

Thank you for reporting.

~ Valeria
Upwork

Vicki, I'm so, so, so sorry this happened to you ...

 

Your report is a first to my knowledge.  I wholeheartedly hope Upwork bans the person - forever.

Thanks Valeria, 

I would love a follow up when action has been taken. 

I knew you guys would take care of this asap ... 

Hi Vicki,

 

I won't be able to share details here, but rest assured that actions have been taken against the account in question.

 

Thank you.

~ Valeria
Upwork
mtngigi
Community Guru

I echo Wendy's sentiment. Now go outside and look at Pikes Peak ... it'll make you feel better.

 

 

Be philosophical.

 

The vast majority of freelancers on Upwork are professional and courteous. This is not what Upwork is about. Not in any way.

 

A certain percentage of people are still "works in progress," and they, too, have Internet access. Bad actions like this have nothing to do with the client/original poster.

 

Reporting it and then forgetting about it was the right thing to do.

lysis10
Community Guru

This reminds me of my first days on Limewire.

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