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Sue B Member Since: Aug 26, 2016
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I don't know if I should ask this but thought I would try.  Along with UpWork what other platforms is there for Freelancers?  It's hard to tell the good from the bad.

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Katrina B Member Since: Jan 9, 2011
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Yeah we can't post competitor platforms here. 

"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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Sue B Member Since: Aug 26, 2016
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That's too bad...because we could help each other succeed!  I'm finding too many scams here...not quite sure what to do about that.  

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Katrina B Member Since: Jan 9, 2011
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The thing is the same scams are also on all the other platforms. 

"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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Sue B Member Since: Aug 26, 2016
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I wonder if the fee's are as high as UpWork tho?

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Community Guru
Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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Those other sites and their fees are easy enough to find. Use Google.

 

And as stated, there are scammers everywhere. I have never been scammed, and never will be. Learn how to use the tools at hand, and you won't be scammed either.

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Mandy D Member Since: Jul 29, 2013
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Sue, there are scammers everywhere - you can't escape them, but you can avoid them.  If you are picking up a lot of scammers, perhaps you should refine your searches to exclude new(ish), unverified clients.  You will then have some history to review. 

 

 

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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New unverified clients are not always scammers, but rather just that, new and unverified. That does not make them scammers and it's perfectly fine to submit bids with such posts. 

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Mandy D Member Since: Jul 29, 2013
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I did not suggest that new clients were scammers.  I did suggest that as Sue is encountering a lot of scammers, she will have a better chance of avoiding them if she only applies for jobs with clients that have a history. 

 

 

 

 

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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Even the most seasoned freelancers receive scammy job invitations It is is infuriating because to keep the the "green line" healthy, one is obliged to  answer these ridiculous posts. In a couple of clicks you can turn down the "job offer" and "block"  the client. The latter does not always work as these scams are perpetrated by so many people. 

 

Here is the link to an excellent list of how to recognize scams and what to avoid from Lena, whose very real advice should be to hand on the freelancer page:

 

https://community.upwork.com/t5/Content-Corner/Tips-to-Avoid-Questionable-Jobs/m-p/240833#U240833

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