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I need to file a complaint

11e8186c
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Sai S Member Since: May 20, 2020
1 of 14

Hi, I am extremely disappointed by this platform. I recently got scammed by a fake company for a job proposal I sent to them. They have my information and are sending me continuous emails/phone calls and text messages. I would like to file a complaint against them and take the necessary action. Please assist.

petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
2 of 14

Sai S wrote:

I recently got scammed by a fake company for a job proposal I sent to them. They have my information and are sending me continuous emails/phone calls and text messages.


It's very difficult to get scammed when sticking to the basic rules of the platform and a bit of common sense.


Let me guess, you agreed to be sent a check (in violation of Upwork's terms of service)?

11e8186c
Active Member
Sai S Member Since: May 20, 2020
3 of 14

I didnt accept anything, so please stop with your assumptions. If its a matter of common sense, this platform shouldn't allow scammers to begin with period. I am compltely new to this service so I dont have the guidelines memorized, it would be helpful if you just be direct and tell me where to place a complaint. Thanks

petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
4 of 14

Sai S wrote:

it would be helpful if you just be direct and tell me where to place a complaint. 


Go to the job post and click on the "Flag as inappropriate" button, but chances are they've already been removed.

lysis10
Community Guru
Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
5 of 14

Sai S wrote:

Hi, I am extremely disappointed by this platform. I recently got scammed by a fake company for a job proposal I sent to them. They have my information and are sending me continuous emails/phone calls and text messages. I would like to file a complaint against them and take the necessary action. Please assist.


It's very rare for me to give out my number. Set yourself up with a VoIP number like Google Voice or even better just suggest Skype when they ask to talk. I prefer it anyway because I can use my headset and open sites or files as the client talks to me. 

11e8186c
Active Member
Sai S Member Since: May 20, 2020
6 of 14

Thank you, I will keep that in mind moving forward. But is there a way to place a complaint agaist these people.

lysis10
Community Guru
Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
7 of 14

Sai S wrote:

Thank you, I will keep that in mind moving forward. But is there a way to place a complaint agaist these people.


It'll get removed if it hasn't already.

 

btw, the scammers will continue to hit you up. I decided to mess with the ebay scammer who was pretty popular here about three years ago. Dude STILL texts my Google Voice number about every 2-3 months three years later.

11e8186c
Active Member
Sai S Member Since: May 20, 2020
8 of 14

I would like to place a complaint against a client. I would like to contact one of upwork's representatives to show them the screenshots and other necessary information, inorder to take action. Please assist.

petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
9 of 14

Sai S wrote:

I would like to place a complaint against a client. 


The "client," who isn't a client at all, has already been removed from the platform.

There is no need (and indeed no point) to do anything further from your side.

bstojadinovic
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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
10 of 14

Hi Sai,

 

I'm sorry to hear about your experience. I've checked and the job has already been taken down because it was in violation of Upwork TOS and action has been taken on the client account. 

 

Please, be careful not to share any private or sensitive information with clients on Upwork. All the information needed to hire and pay you via Upwork is available on your profile. Please, check this 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. Also, check out this post for more tips on how to avoid questionable jobs.

 

Thank you!

~ Bojan
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