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emmamclaren
Community Member

Is the block function not working?

I've blocked the same job (and at a guess the same advertiser since the jobs are all worded the same) about 5 times in the last 2-3 weeks yet I still keep getting their crappy, and totally unrelated job advertisements that are more than like being used to scam people. 

 

Is the block function not working these days ? 

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petra_r
Community Member

Blocking blocks a client account forever, BUT scammers create new scam accounts every time they are removed from the platform, so the system treats them as "new" clients.

But they can keep coming back with new names but with the same job posting ðŸ™„

Yup. Can't be that many companies in Dhaka Bangladesh all looking for people Australian, German and Scottish to do 6 phone calls of a gazillion different devices. 

 

Scam in the making. 

nyonomega0
Community Member


Emma M wrote:

I've blocked (?) the same job 


Did you mean that you flagged the job as inappropriate? Because there's no way to 'block' a job.

 

Anyways, flagging a job is a meaningless deed because Upwork is not necessarily going to remove it.

 

There's not much you can do about such spammy job posts, unfortunately, except ignore them and/or use the save search function.


Sushant B wrote:

Emma M wrote:

I've blocked (?) the same job 


Did you mean that you flagged the job as inappropriate? Because there's no way to 'block' a job.

 

Anyways, flagging a job is a meaningless deed because Upwork is not necessarily going to remove it.

 

There's not much you can do about such spammy job posts, unfortunately, except ignore them and/or use the save search function.


You can block the advertiser from sending you invites.


Sushant B wrote:

Emma M wrote:Because there's no way to 'block' a job.

There is a way to block a client which is what she is talking about

emmamclaren
Community Member

Oh and and now I'm getting "entry level" freelancers for non "entry level" prices....and not even in English.... like what the hell is going on and what the hell are our fees being paid for if this spammy **Edited for Community Guidelines** can't be stopped. 

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