I know a client who was fake account .
Why only freelancers should verify identity .
The client I am telling pretends is either from Philippines either from USA and pretends to work for a fake company **Edited for Community Guidelines** .
Actually he is from India faking his location , scamming freelancers , paying only 10 dollars on Upowkr and the rest on paypal .
Can you verify him ?
You can see now he sais is from USA Port Jefresson , until a few days pretended to be from Phillipines .
He is actually lying to induce deliberate error . Is from Deli , Inida Not to mention has 16 fake jobs and 55 % hire rare .
Can Upwork ask him to verify his identity ?
In reality after information I have from intelligence services that are investigated him it is this one
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2 red flags from his big boss CEO ,,official '' page :
1) it is done with a childish template ,meaning not afforing pay some domain and proffesional page
2) His email is gmail meaning not insitutional / company of this ,, CEO''.
As you can see phone umber is indian number , and his ,, company'' and profile in linkedin are located in Deli India .
Why upwork can investigate such persons faking their location ?
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Why are no measures taken on clients with fake identity .
I submitted this one that I know and I see his account is still active .
As you can see in the screenshot predends to be from Port Jeffreson USA .
When in realitty his identity is this
Thanks for taking the time to report this. I shared your report with the team so that the appropriate actions can be taken according to our internal processes.
Fernandez A wrote:
Did you managed to take a decision?
Can I ask how much will take ?
I feel is not something complicated to updated in decent time .
As and when Upwork decide what (if anything) to do about that client's account, they will not inform you or tell you what (if anything) has been done because of privacy reasons. You've done your bit. You've reported the matter, now it is time to let it go and move on.
Hope you are doing great!
I am at the initial stage and continue day and night working on Upwork, just to improve my id. in the meantime. I have found one client who is fake. He makes his profile put location USA. but actually, he is from Bangladesh.
My first question is why Upwork accepts such clients who enter fake information?
I have sent the proposal to him he accepts my proposal. want some work ( I Need traffic my site for my affiliate offer ) I have accepts his proposal then suddenly he messages me and said, I want traffic on my affiliate link, through ads so I told him for that I need money first. He said I will increase your hourly rate and suddenly he increase my hourly rate from 5$ to 20$. But I said to him I want money first. what I can do for you is. for the first week, I will do free promotion. once I get the money then we will move to paid promotions. he accepts and he wants to set again 20$ to 5$. but unfortunately, once it is increased it will never back to the low price. So he ends the contract without any reason. when I request him to pay at least 1$ so that my JSS could not affect. he blocked me. also, he made his id with the name of Girl, but actually, he is a boy. I had one conversation with him on skype.
Pls, provide a solution ASAP.
So that I can start my carrier on Upwork well.
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