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Is this a SCAM?

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Ignacio M Member Since: Feb 18, 2015
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I received it twice in the field of translation. This two are obvious scams (not the job postings themselves but the followup messages asking for a backrgound check) and yet they are still active candidacies in Upwork. And one of them was posted 19 days ago! 

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It's easy to google with quotes a part of their message (like the sentence "Work will be provided on a monthly basis and payment will be given by the hour.") and see they've been targeting the typical freelancing sites.

 

 

 

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Ignacio,

 

Thank you for reporting. I will follow up with the team to make sure the postings are reviewed and actions are taken.

~ Valeria
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Michelle S Member Since: Aug 3, 2015
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I got the same message from this job proposal! 

 

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Michelle,

 

The job you reported has been taken down and actions have been taken against the account involved.

 

Thank you.

~ Valeria
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Qianqian C Member Since: Aug 6, 2015
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Hi,

 

I got the same message today, please chek it as there are 80 applicants for this job! Smiley Frustrated

 

Thank you,

 

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Qianqian,

 

The job posting you reported has already been taken down. Thank you!

~ Valeria
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Rishabh M Member Since: Sep 19, 2015
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Hi Fellow members,

 

Looking for some valuable advise from you all. I received this message from one of the below client. Please suggest if this is correct or scam?

 

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Any help will be appreciated!

 

Regards,

Rishabh

 

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Yes, Rishabh, this is the classic CAPTCHA capture scam.

They just want to steal your labor, identity and/or money.

 

There is no money to be made there and they ask you to be paid off of Upwork, so potentially your account could be suspended for messing with them.

 

Decline any invite from them and don't waste time interacting with them.

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Rishabh M Member Since: Sep 19, 2015
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Thank you so much for taking time and responding me! I appreciate it!

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Lars S Member Since: Jul 19, 2015
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In the past I have seen some jobs where you have to pay for a background check.

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