Jobs not violating academic integrity is supposedly one of the requirements for posting, but it's not one of the selections to flag a job as inappropriate. They're posted more and more frequently, and I have yet to see one pulled off of Upwork.
Another one today - and the person has a whole list of job postings for these jobs asking $50 for a complete thesis.
What is especially scary is that the people using these are going to go on to get degrees in professional fields that will be responsible for the safety and lives of others. Doctors, Architects, etc.
Upwork - please include this button on the client profile AND the job posts. There are too many of these posts that need to be taken down ASAP.
Came across a posting for a computer science project today, and flagged it as phishing/fraud. The client actually attached a word document from Sheffield Hallam University specifying the assignment, although due date on it was in March 2015 -- I guess instructor hadn't bothered changing the document for the new semester. Client was looking for an intermediate freelancer, so I imagine a B grade would be good enough. Once he graduates with a shiny new computer science degree, he'll probably be able to afford experienced freelancers to do his work.
I can't believe they were stupid enough to identify their university! Were you at all tempted to report them to the University directly (though I suppose there's not way of identifying them)?
I saw a post on here a short time ago by a social care worker looking for someone to write up their daily case notes; the job post included a document with (presumably) confidential information about a named client. I reported it at the time and again when I noticed it still there a few days later. As far as I know it was not removed.
It seems that Upwork don't really act on reports - or do they? I hate seeing these cheats.