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Attempted scam by freelancer

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maxine M Member Since: Sep 12, 2019
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I was communicated with direclty via my website interface from **Edited for community guidelines**

.  He  wanted me to semd him money direclty via PayPal. I said I would only go thorugh Upwork. He gave me his "wife's profiel" **Edited for community guidelines**.  Then when I deposted the moey in escrow he tired to change the terms of the agreement. 

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Richard R Member Since: Jun 22, 2018
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Report him and find a new freelancer. It's against TOS to ask for payment anywhere else other than UpWork.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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This sounds like an all-around dishonest freelancer.

Thank you for reporting him!

I hope an Upwork Forum Moderator will help get this information to the right people.


The Upwork account of this person's "wife" really needs to be completely terminated... because this person is clearly trying to circumvent payment through Upwork, which is a major ToS violation.

Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Maxine, 


Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I'll share this with our team for further investigation and appropriate actions will be taken according to our internal processes.

~ Bojan