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Potential scam

Active Member
Alphonso K Member Since: Aug 12, 2017
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Has anyone heard of a Freelancer by the name of *** Edited for Community Guidelins *** ? I should've caught it earlier but I didn't realize that the contractor may have been suspicious until they provided me with a fraudulent email address. At this point I can only cut me losses and report the page, serves me right for thinking that all the Freelancers on Upwork were verified and legitimate.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "Has anyone heard of a Freelancer by the name of"




You are not allowed to refer to freelancers by name like that here in the Forum.


Names of freelancers don't really matter. We don't have a list of fraudulent freelancers. Scammers just use fake names, so a list wouldn't matter.


It is their behavior and record on Upwork that matters.


The important thing is that a freelancer behaves professionally, provides value to the client, obeys the rules of Upwork, and provides truthful information about himself to Upwork and his clients.


You can REPORT a freelancer by name to Upwork Customer Service. But you can't reference them by name in Forum posts.


I am glad that you did not lose any more time with this freelancer.

Active Member
Alphonso K Member Since: Aug 12, 2017
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My apologies it won't happen again.

Ryan C Moderator Member Since: Feb 3, 2017
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Hello Alphonso,


Thank you for addressing your concern here. Our team will investigate and will take the necessary action regarding this issue.