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Jennifer R Member Since: Sep 15, 2017
11 of 15

@Avery O wrote:

Hi Sandra, 

Please know that actions have been taken against the client you have mentioned for a violation of the Upwork Terms of Service


I would recommend that you check the freelancer resources we compiled and tips for avoiding questionable jobs, for more information about working safely through Upwork.

 And now I wonder what the violation was. We do not need all the details but maybe the subitem. I think it would help other freelancers to understand what to look out for.

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Sandra T Member Since: Jun 11, 2018
12 of 15

I am not sure exactly what the violation was.  I just applied for a job posted on Upwork and received a message asking me to get a Gmail Google Hangout ID to get more job info and an interview.  That is when I put a message out in the Community Forum to make sure this was a legitimate job.

Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
13 of 15

Hi Jennifer, 

I am unsure if we can share the reasons why actions have been taken against a user's account. But the Community may refer to Section 4. Prohibited Site Use of the Upwork Terms of Use to know uses of the site that are not allowed. 

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Sandra T Member Since: Jun 11, 2018
14 of 15

Thank you Avery.  I will reread the information.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
15 of 15

Sandra encountered a smooth scammer... Someone who she really thought might be legitimate.


I am glad she checked with us anyway. Her decision to do so may well have saved her from losing thousands of dollars.