I have spotted some of the contractors are fake. I got a lot of application that their profile are UK/US/Canada. But if you can research their profile, you can found in the google that they are fake.
One example is:
**edited for Community Guidelines**
Which is a counterfeit of: **edited for Community Guidelines**
She don't work at odesk.
Also I found some of the profile picture is from random guy whos name is different.
This thing insults me. All I want to ask to Odesk is to filter the trash out.
As the standard goes up (minimum $3/hour) Odesk should upgrade their screening system too.
Wow what a complete fraud! Let's hope the fake person is purged from oDesk. I don't know how the fraudster did it but I wonder how she was able to withdraw money. More so, her portfolio contains a link which is not permitted to be there but no one in oDesk checked that? This is a NEW low for oDesk.I'm beyond incensed.
sadly, this does happen. i'm a subscriber to another writer's blog/newsletter and this same thing happened to her, except her profile was posted in Elance.
oDesk has ID verification in place and i think that's one way to filter out the frauds. you could probably use that tool and require only ID verified contractors to apply to your job posts.
The main issue is that oDesk has not the correct behaviour against frauds & scammers.
oDesk collaborates with them, covering their lack of skill.
I had a bad freelance experience and oDesk blocked my negative feedback about him.
I am waiting an answer to my claim from 6 months and my negative feedback cannot appear on his profile.
This is not the right way of working.
oDesk canceled the confidence of clients about this way of hiring freelancers.
oDesk destroyed his business.
He did the following things, which are clear violations of upwork policy
1. He has a fake profile, name, and picture(which he admitted)
2. He left me negative feedback only because I wouldn't send him a screenshot of the feeback I left him
I realy question I have is how long does upwork take to repond to tickets. Because I out of 10 reviews, his is the only negative one I have. And it is a stupid negative comment.. it just says "Bad Drunk".
Karol, thank you for reporting this contractor.
I hope he is removed from the site.
Either of the things he did should result in termination of his account, whether it is using a fake identity or his arrest at feedback manipulation.
I'm really sorry to hear you had a bad experience with your freelancer. I checked and see our team is reviewing the evidence you submitted yesterday, so please keep checking your open ticket for updates.
Thank you for your report Nugroho,
I checked and it looks like our Marketplace Quality Team has already taken actions against the account you reported. We will make sure it doesn't show publicly in search.