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naydenh
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Great increase in fake jobs and scams on Upwork

Hi Upworkers,

I am a 3D generalist and I started noticing a frightening amount of fake jobs in that industry.

The new scams have phone numbers and payment methods verified, usually, accounts are 1 or 2 days old.

The descriptions are getting better and better, and more convincing. However, those jobs usually get deleted in 1-2 days.

The worst part is when they ask you to have a specific font or an asset for 10-12 USD that they post on a link.

I applied once for a job, and they asked me for proof of the asset. The "client" was impersonating a random person from my country that I happened to find on Instagram.  Later they deleted the account.

It seems like they are getting good at making fake jobs that cannot be flagged as they seem all right, however, they always get deleted in 24 hours.

It would be great if something could be done about it, I also saw a client complaining about bots applying for his job post but that's another topic....


A few jobs that match that scam criteria (No wonder if you see the links restricted):

Pointcloud File to Rhino 3D Model - 3D Modeling & CAD (upwork.com)

https://www.upwork.com/jobs/~01e89d5c7071a9973c

https://www.upwork.com/jobs/~011da1983148377e44








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