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Member Since: ‎08-12-2017

Potential scam

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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.

Community Guru
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Member Since: ‎11-24-2014

Re: Potential scam

re: "Has anyone heard of a Freelancer by the name of"

 

Alphonso:

 

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
2 Posts
Member Since: ‎08-12-2017

Re: Potential scam

My apologies it won't happen again.

Moderator
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Member Since: ‎02-03-2017

Re: Potential scam

Hello Alphonso,

 

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


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