so you're saying it's impossible to create a new account? Interesting.
I've seen the exact same fake job posting listed several times over the past month. How did they make a new account????
The OP asked if freelancers are posting jobs with the sole purpose of enticing their competition to waste their connects and if that "is a thing here."R ead the original posting slowly and carefully if it was in any way confusing.
The scammers may well have freelancer accounts but the second their scam-client accounts are suspended, their freelancer accounts are gone too.
@Aaron R wrote:
so you're saying it's impossible to create a new account? Interesting.too.
Where did I say that? (I didn't)
@Aaron R wrote:
I've seen the exact same fake job posting listed several times over the past month.
The most common scams that anyone who hasn't lived under a rock the past decade or two recogizes at first glance are posted hundreds of times by hundreds, if not thousands of they'll only catch out those who have no clue and those whose scammers on every online platform. Every day.
There is no point getting all excited about them. Flag and move on.
They only catch out the truly clueless and they need to learn one way or the other.
And again, this has nothing to do with the original posting.
Maybe go back to re-reading it again even more slowly. I am sure you'll eventually comprehed it with enough patience and time.
For what exactly? I've reported my experience to Upwork. I didn't know it was wrong to share this here. I apologize, but don't take back my experience. **For some reason, Upwork sent me notification about your old reply? please disregard my response lol**
If it is a new trick, then the solution (as Preston suggested) is to screen the jobs carefully before you apply. If a promise looks too good to be true--it probably is. If a "client" has several jobs with no hires, carefully weigh whether trying to get him or her to hire you is worth the connects. Read the instructions in the New to Upwork section regarding how to avoid being scammed. Don't just apply to every job that you want, but conduct a little research. Investigate each job and client--the hire rate, the number of interviews, the average pay before applying.
And, of course, to avoid the other scams mentioned in this thread, follow Upwork's rules and the general life rules for transacting business with strangers over the internet. Upwork is not any more or less safe than the internet as a whole.
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