Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

How to report fake profiles?

Active Member
Aaron R Member Since: Jun 1, 2017
1 of 6



I appreciate any help on reporting fake profiles.

I tried Help Center, but I can not submit.


Thank you!

Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
2 of 6

Hi Aaron,


Please use the option to flag profiles as inappropriate, available on freelancers' profiles. You can also submit a support request by using the Get Help button on the Help Center page, after making the appropriate selection and entering the necessary details.


Thank you for reporting.

Active Member
Branden K Member Since: Sep 20, 2019
3 of 6


Here is fake profile I just found out.

**Edited for community guidelines**

Please check attached screenshots, which I took from teamviewer.


**Edited for community guidelines**


They told me I can earn much more money by using USA account.

They are providing teamviewer access and saying I can work remotely connected to the computer.


Then he shared account details via team viewer.

I took screenshot of account details.

Check the attached images which I took from screenshare.


The account is already id verified and was running on a dedicated VPS.


So... It means upwork can not block this kind of fake things.

Work is done by others via remote connection, when upwork requires verification, they contact actual owner and do verification.


Is this correct?


Anyway I wish this account to be handled correctly.

Best regards,


Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
4 of 6

Hi Branden,


Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I'll be sure to file a report for our team review and appropriate actions will be taken according to our internal processes.


Thank you!

~ Bojan
Active Member
Branden K Member Since: Sep 20, 2019
5 of 6

Thank you.

Also I belive their site should be hunted down as well.

This is not correct way to work online!


Community Guru
Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
6 of 6

Aaron, note that the time you spend reporting them to CS is not wasted. By doing this you are doing great service to all the clients and freelancers on Upwork.

"Where darkness shines like dazzling light"   —William Ashbless