Preston H wrote:
For those of you pointing out that people are selling Upwork profiles, despite rules against doing so... I'm not sure what your point is, other than making conversation.
If you live in France or the United Kingdom, there are laws against auto theft, but there are still auto thieves in both of those countries.
Do you have some specific recommendations for how Upwork or Upwork users can do something different in order to combat this problem?
Do you? In your squeaky clean country, free of all "collusion" and criminals who sink so low as to sell their Upwork accounts? Preston you are on some ephemeral high horse that is going to drop you at the next fence!
re: "Do you?"
The things I can think of are already being done by Upwork. I can't think of anything either.
I would presume that for any rule Upwork has, there are people trying (and sometimes succeeding) to break the rule, if they think they can profit from doing so. So there is nothing peculiar about this particular rule in that regard.
I don't blame anybody for feeling like this is a problem. I don't like the fact that this is happening. So I support Upwork's verification efforts, as do all or most all regular Forum participants (based on the threads I have read).
I don't have a problem with discussion of this problem. I think it is useful to talk about, read reports about where people see this happening, etc.
I don't thinks this affects most of us directly in the same way that (for example) charging money for connects, or making changes to fee percents paid by freelancers affects us. But buying and selling of Upwork accounts has an indirect impact on all Upwork freelancers because it undermines the experience of any client who has a bad experience with fraudulent freelancers.
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