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Protect Freelancers from Spam Job Postings

As a concerned member of the Upwork community, I have noticed an increase in the number of suspicious job postings on the platform. These scams are not only a nuisance, but they can also put freelancers at risk of losing their time and money.

There have been several instances where the same job is posted multiple times, up to 20 in some cases. These job postings often require freelancers to download suspicious files or perform tasks that are outside the scope of the original job description.


This type of spamming can be harmful to freelancers, as it wastes their time, connections and can lead to potential security risks. Additionally, it can make it more difficult for legitimate job postings to gain visibility on the platform. It is essential that Upwork takes steps to prevent these types of spam job postings from becoming prevalent on the platform.


To protect freelancers from this type of activity, Upwork should consider implementing additional measures to ensure the legitimacy of job postings. This could include an enhanced employer verification process, as well as stricter guidelines for job postings and job description content. By doing so, Upwork can provide a safer and more transparent platform for freelancers to find work and prevent spam job postings from overwhelming the platform.


**Edited for Community Guidelines**

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

**Edited for Community Guidelines**


Hi Ehsan,


Thank you for reaching out to us and sharing your feedback and concerns. Our teams are working to address the situation around scam and spam jobs, including higher than usual volumes of scam posts, constantly changing methods of scam accounts and gaps in user education around Upwork TOS and safety. Additionally, I assure you that we'll continue sharing users' feedback with the team and providing updates to the Community about team's initiatives. Feel free to check this post for and update from our Trust & Safety team and their efforts around addressing these issues.

~ AJ
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