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Project flippers - what to do about them?

Community Guru
Alexander N Member Since: Dec 28, 2008
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Started to frequently notice project posted by some people and then again, absolutely same one posted by someone else. Apparently people are applying on projects and posting them themselves in hope to make a cut.


Question: is this even allowed here?


Also, they definitely press on the hire ratios: obviously chances that a flipper will be hired by the original customer, are low, and thus chances that ANYONE will be hired by a flipper, are also low. They clearly reduce marketplace quality.


Shall i report them as unappropriate?

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Syed Ebad H Member Since: Jan 14, 2019
2 of 6

Hi Alexander,
I noticed too.  Smiley Indifferent

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Christopher H Member Since: Feb 1, 2019
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If you are also on a certain other website you often see jobs from here posted there not so long after and sometimes vice versa.  I think offically though it falls under the category of irritating but allowed.

Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "shall I report them as inappropriate?"


On what basis?


You can not report jobs simply because you do not like them. You can only report a job if it violates Upwork TOS.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
5 of 6

I was amused by a job post for German translation the other day at $ 0.006 a word (yes, 2/3 of a Cent) - the attached files being called fi***r1 and fi***r2.....


I just roll my eyes and move on, the flippers can't afford me anyway.

Community Guru
Alexander N Member Since: Dec 28, 2008
6 of 6

OK so this does not violate ToS. But kinda explains low hire rate right?