🐈
» Forums » Freelancers » Beware of Scammers
Page options
03ca7466
Community Member

Beware of Scammers

Hello Upwork Community,

 

I have been receiving numerous messages from individuals posing as clients, trying to send you links containing important company files, and assets such as images and videos. However, it is crucial to not open it and deal with this type of client with caution and not fall into this trap, as these links might contain malware that could potentially harm your computer systems.

 

Here are some of the conversations I had with these "clients".

 

Keep safe everyone!

 

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

1 REPLY 1
debi-f
Community Member

Some suggestions: 

 

  • Don't search jobs only directly at “Find Work”.
  • Go to the “Search for job” space to apply “Filters”.
  • One of them is “Payment verified” (although today there are scammers with payment verified and Upwork is not checking it, it could help).
  • Other Filter is “Client history. Check if he posted other jobs, if he hired other freelancers, feedbacks, etc.   
  • Check the Date since the client is a member. Usually the scammers are members from the same day they post their jobs, and they didn't hire anyone. 
  • DON'T BID for jobs that ask for +20, +40 languages translation, or they publish a list of 15 languages, or invitations too good to be true, even when they have their payment verified. They verify their payment from different countries every day. 
  • Don't bid and don't connect if they publish a link (telegram, mail, skype, etc.). 
  • DON'T BOOST YOUR BIDS. If you do it, you are paying to Upwork for finding a job instead of earning money from your work. Serious clients will find the best options according to your skills and not the amount of bids you use.  And, if Upwork will not do a business with the connects, maybe they will care about scammers and avoid them. 
 
Latest Articles
Top Upvoted Members