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Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
11 of 16

It's pretty obviously a dumb hoax. The supposed freelancer has a client account and the supposed email address is a spoof.


Anyone can go into contact forms on websites and add whatever invented / imaginary email address they like as the sender, or even the email address of any given real person.

That does not mean the action originates from the domain in question, let alone the person.


It would be a pretty dumb thing to do if a real freelancer really did try to get hired that way, so I'd assume this to be some idiotic prankster, maybe one of the endless freelancers Upwork rejects or kicks out.



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Seb B Member Since: Sep 11, 2019
12 of 16
The link below was actually pointing to a profile with the option to be hired ect...
It has now been deleted. Didn't look like a client's account!

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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
13 of 16

Hi Seb,


We apologize about the inconvenience this had caused you! Thank you for bringing it to our attention. Our team will investigate this further and take proper actions immediately.


Let us know if further help is needed from our end.


Thank you.

~ Bojan
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Seb B Member Since: Sep 11, 2019
14 of 16

here is another one!


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Andrew A Member Since: Sep 11, 2019
15 of 16


We have just received this threatening email from someone saying they are a content writer from your site.

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Please sort this guy out! Thank you

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
16 of 16

dannng lots of them all in one day. Looks like some auto accepted mobile developer sweaty is angry and wants to smash.