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Gmail hangout scammers??

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Lynda B Member Since: Oct 23, 2018
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Is the request for interview on gmail hangout a red flag for scammers? I just received an interview request which appears sketchy.

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Prachi T Member Since: Nov 4, 2017
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Hi Lynda,

 

I suppose you would find this thread helpful.

https://community.upwork.com/t5/Freelancers/Beware-of-Google-Hangout-Scams/m-p/297083 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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@Lynda B wrote:

Is the request for interview on gmail hangout a red flag for scammers? I just received an interview request which appears sketchy.


 New Client + Payment Method unconfirmed + US based Freelancer + Google Hangout = SCAM

 

They want to send you a fake check so you can buy a fake "home office" with your real money before the fake check bounces and your real money is gone.

 

Flag as inappropriate and move on.

 

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Lynda B Member Since: Oct 23, 2018
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Thank you! I suspected as much. I am not finding where to flag as
inapproriate though. They sent me an Invitation to Interview, but then when
I click on the job it mentions "Invitation Only" and shows up as "closed"
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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Lynda,

 

Thank you for reaching out to us with this concern! I checked this for you and please know that actions have been taken against this client's account for violating the Upwork Terms of Service. 

Here's the help article for more information on how to use the flag option found on each job post or message to report any suspicious or inappropriate content. Check out this post for more tips on how to avoid questionable jobs. Thank you!


~ Bojan
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