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Is it required to upload a scan of your drivers license or ID

bfitz70
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Brendan F Member Since: Nov 19, 2020
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Mary W. get a clue.. such a **Edited for community guidelines** response from someone that has no clue about security. I chose not to use Upwork already, no need for the snide remark. 

 

**Edited for community guidelines**

777photographer
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Julie G Member Since: Apr 18, 2020
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A day or two after I signed up for Upwork, just to view potential gigs. Someone from Mountain View, California with the**Edited for community guidelines** hacked my LinkedIn account and had been in a session for 18 hours before I saw it and reported them. Today, because I was skeptical about going through with sending them a copy of my drivers license before accepting any jobs,  I decided to google the Better Business Bureau to see what type of information they had on Upwork. They have an A+ rating with 1 star customer reviews. Guess where they are located. Yep, Mountain View, California. Coincidence? I don't blame you for being protective of your identification.

tinker_bell3
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Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
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Hi Julie,

 

Could you please share more information via PM? You can PM me by clicking on my name. Thank you!

~ Joanne
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petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Julie G wrote:

A day or two after I signed up for Upwork, just to view potential gigs. Someone from Mountain View, California with the**Edited for community guidelines** hacked my LinkedIn account and had been in a session for 18 hours before I saw it and reported them.

Guess where they are located. Yep, Mountain View, California.


So?

LinkedIn itself is in Mountain View

Google is in Mountain View

Alphabet is in Mountain View


So are countless other big tech companies.

 

777photographer
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Julie G Member Since: Apr 18, 2020
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LinkedIn is in Sunnyvale, California

aocumen
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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Julie, 

I checked your account and can see a member of the team has reached out to you to assist you further with your concern. Feel free to follow up on the same ticket thread at any time if you have further questions, or wish to share more information about your concern. 

Let me know if our team can assist you further here in the Community. 


~ Avery
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1c2e1760
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Jose L Member Since: Jun 13, 2020
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I am not a freelancer. I am trying to hire someone and I already got the email from Upwork stating that I submitted the "method of account". Why in the world, having in mind that I am not offering any service but only trying to hire someone, will I be required to provide my Driver's license or any other sensitive information alike? Again, I am not a freelancer. I am only trying to hire someone but the system makes it difficult to say the least. When you offer a service it makes sense but when all you want is click the button to hire someone and above that, Upwork already processed the method of payment account, why would someone be asked to provide a copy of a license? I am the one making the payment and the same is hold within an escrow account. Why woudl you need my license for? For the 3rd time, I'm not a freelancer but just trying to hire someone. No sense at all!! This is unsafe to say the least. Very risky!!

tinker_bell3
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Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
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Hi Jose,

 

I’ve shared your concern with the team. One of our team members will reach out and assist you directly via a support ticket. Thank you!

~ Joanne
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designcraftive
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Zulfiqar A Member Since: Jan 10, 2019
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Hi,

 

Can you kindly confirm if I can submit US driving license for verification but for my safety can I hide the exclusive details such asfew driving license numbers and starting date etc.

 

Zulfiqar

andregutierrez22
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Andrea G Moderator Member Since: Jul 7, 2020
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Hi Zulfiqar,

 

The document you submit cannot be altered in any way.

Rest assured, access to the information you provide during verification is handled exclusively by Upwork agents who have passed strict background checks and our secure, third-party vendor’s automated checks.

 

~Andrea
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