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Incredibly inappropriate job posting

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Heath S Member Since: Mar 16, 2016
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I know I can't post client names or link to a job posting here, but I just read a job listing that shocked even me.  It was for a personal assistant by a new client, but it seems more like they want a prostitute.  At best this is highly discriminatory towards female upworkers.  At worst, it's a lure for human trafficking.  Here are some details from the post:

 

19 to 30 years old is preferred. Up to 55 kg, single, unattached.
Possible advancement to management position after 5 months on K1. $200 per week.

Send cover letter and 4 photos.

  1. What is your height and weight?
  2. What is your relationship status?
  3. What is your Facebook or vkontakte address?
  4. Are you interested in moving to the USA on a K1 visa?
  5. What is your e-mail, Skype, or Viber?

I certainly want to flag this post, but the categories don't exactly have an option for this.

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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Call it fraud when you report it.  Or inappropriate or something.  But do report it.

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Heath S Member Since: Mar 16, 2016
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Good idea, Mary.  I just reported it as fraud.  I hope Upwork removes it before someone falls for it.

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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If you can't flag it, then at least contact CS or live chat!

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Katrina B Member Since: Jan 9, 2011
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@Virginia F wrote:

If you can't flag it, then at least contact CS or live chat!


I agree. I think this one is outrageous enough it should go through live chat.  

"Fairness is giving all people the treatment they earn and deserve. It doesn't mean treating everyone alike-Coach John Wooden"
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Heath S Member Since: Mar 16, 2016
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@Katrina B wrote:
I agree. I think this one is outrageous enough it should go through live chat.  

 Could you direct me to live chat, please, Katrina?  I can't seem to find a link.

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Katrina B Member Since: Jan 9, 2011
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@Heath S wrote:

@Katrina B wrote:
I agree. I think this one is outrageous enough it should go through live chat.  

 Could you direct me to live chat, please, Katrina?  I can't seem to find a link.


Live chat isn't available for everyone.  I so definitely open a ticket.   

"Fairness is giving all people the treatment they earn and deserve. It doesn't mean treating everyone alike-Coach John Wooden"
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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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Under Help and Support - scroll down. You'll see "chat with an agent".

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Christy A Member Since: Dec 30, 2015
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I flagged one a few days ago that was similar to this.  Not quite as explicit but foot massages were involved.  I also reported it directly to CS and it was taken down pretty quickly.

 

Upwork ≠ Tinder

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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This is a 'job' that should not only be reported to CS. The recruiter is playing on  a very vulnerable section of society who would do anything to get to the US. It is worse than unacceptable.

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