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I think this client is getting work done for free

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Dietmar Thomas B Member Since: Aug 11, 2015
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Joachim

 

I absolutely Kudo your idea.

 

This total secrecy that we constantly face when it comes to certain issues is not motivating at all!

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Dietmar Thomas B Member Since: Aug 11, 2015
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I was contacted through Skype yesterday by an Upwork "client" trying to pull me for an outside job. He wanted a rate below $0.02/word for German to English translation. Seems he was busy building up his database and he gave me the link to his website.

 

I am 100% sure that the contact came through Upwork because I am not active on any other platform and I think I know which proposal this crafty one belongs to as well. I have only sent about 5 proposals during the whole month, not that hard to figure out.

I thanked him and declined, needless to say!

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The first two flagged this morning (jobs with German language). 

1. High-quality translators for long-term cooperation: 90 freelancers for a Chinese company, translations from Chinese language in many other languages. They ask for a CV to be send to an email address left at the job offer.

2.  Job offer in German language: Top10 Insidertipps & Must-seen in deiner Stadt (in your city).

They ask for free tips to be send with quote.

I feel that more and more those job offers appear.

 

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Just flagged a job offer from Israel, 99 freelancers, email address required! 11 freelancers have already responded within one hour.

 

About the Client
Payment Method Not Verified

Israel
Jerusalem 03:28 PM

6 Jobs Posted
0% Hire Rate, 5 Open Jobs

Member Since Feb 28, 2013

 

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Joachim M Member Since: Mar 23, 2015
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@Margarete M wrote:

Just flagged a job offer from Israel, 99 freelancers, email address required! 11 freelancers have already responded within one hour.

 

About the Client
Payment Method Not Verified

Israel
Jerusalem 03:28 PM

6 Jobs Posted
0% Hire Rate, 5 Open Jobs

Member Since Feb 28, 2013

 


Sure looks like all they want is to cut Upwork out. It had its advantages that we were not allowed to post our email address in the proposal on Elance. 

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HB B Member Since: Aug 9, 2015
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Up to 16 proposals submitted now.

 

The listed budget is $ 500 but nonetheless one genius put in a bid of $ 0.10. :-) 

 

Also, the "client" is throwing out a wide net: Feedback Score: At least 3.50

 

 

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Joachim M Member Since: Mar 23, 2015
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@HB B wrote:

Up to 16 proposals submitted now.

 

The listed budget is $ 500 but nonetheless one genius put in a bid of $ 0.10. :-) 

 

Also, the "client" is throwing out a wide net: Feedback Score: At least 3.50

 

 


I have connects to spare, I'll apply and see what happens. 

 

The 0.10 are probably the rate per word.

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HB B Member Since: Aug 9, 2015
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Ha! I've done that a few times, got into serious "discussions" with some of these lowlifes.

 

Looking forward to your updates.

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@Joachim M wrote:

@HB B wrote:

Up to 16 proposals submitted now.

 

The listed budget is $ 500 but nonetheless one genius put in a bid of $ 0.10. :-) 

 

Also, the "client" is throwing out a wide net: Feedback Score: At least 3.50

 

 


I have connects to spare, I'll apply and see what happens. 

 

The 0.10 are probably the rate per word.


Flagged three times, job offer is still there, 38 freelancers already applied. 

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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I don't think flagging a job multiple times accomplishes anything.

Flag a job once.

Some jobs you see, you're goons to be certain are inappropriate, but Upwork disagrees.

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