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Re: Can I use VPN?

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Sergey G Member Since: Sep 8, 2017
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Hi Vladimir

I have signed up to Upwork in a few days ago.
Can I use VPN?  Because there are many websites that only allowed local location's users and network speed problem. I have already worked in this situation. So my IP can be changed sometimes.  I reviewed many articles on Upwork forum but not found the best answer/solution.
Now I'm using VPN.
I think there are no any problems but want to know how to do it or help me.

 

Regards

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Lena E Community Manager Member Since: Apr 7, 2015
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Hi Sergey,

 

You may use a VPN to connect to the Upwork site. However, be advised that if there are inconsistencies with your IP location your account may be flagged to prevent unauthorized access to your account. 

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Sergey G Member Since: Sep 8, 2017
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Hi Lena,

 

Thank you for responding.

If so, what should I do? What additional things do I need?
As you know, there are many cases to use VPN. I think that you can commission it to the Upwork professional team.
I want to clarify this issue as soon as possible.

 

I would like the help of Upwork team.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Just use the VPN, if that flags your activity and questions are asked, you simply answer the questions and / or verify your ID

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Sergey G Member Since: Sep 8, 2017
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Hi Petra,

 

Thank you for a quick response.

I'm glad to hear that. Now I'm ready to verify ID.

I will verify ID when you request or can do it now.

 

If you need right now, send me a message via email.

 

Regards

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Jonny Y Member Since: Oct 10, 2017
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Hi Sergey.

I am aslo new freelancer, using VPN as I am in China.
Now I wonder you're still alive on the Upwork.
Did you already verify ID or not?
I am very interested in.
If possible, please let me know about that,

Regards.

Community Guru
Baris A Member Since: Mar 15, 2017
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@Jonny Y wrote:

Hi Sergey.

I am aslo new freelancer, using VPN as I am in China.
Now I wonder you're still alive on the Upwork.
Did you already verify ID or not?
I am very interested in.
If possible, please let me know about that,

Regards.


 I don't think Sergei will be able to answer you. His profile is forbidden and I am not sure what that means apart from the fact that I can't view it.

 

As for VPN, I've been using VPN on  and off for the last year on Upwork. I'm also using proxy to be able to watch BBC and some other region locked content sometimes while I'm connected to Upwork. I didn't have any problems. Here is what I think about this: If you are using the same computer to connect to Upwork it doesn't raise a red flag wherever in the world you are. If 2 different computers from different parts of the world is are using the same account, it might but I'm not sure because I didn't try and I don't want to try just to see.

 

 

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Jonny Y Member Since: Oct 10, 2017
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Hi Baris.

Thanks for your message.

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