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Protecting new freelancers

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
11 of 15

It is against the ToS for a client to ask for a free test or any work  before a job has been officially awarded. It is clearly not advisable for a freelancer to do so, particularly a newcomer, but there is nothing in black and white prohibiting it.

 

The OP should report this client, who is obviously circumventing. However, as Jennifer pointed out, it is a matter of common sense to nix this sort of job.

 

Edited to add: The OP has also stated publicly that she will do a test - a very bad idea as it is an open invitation to all scammers or clients who disintermediate.

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Aleksandra L Member Since: Mar 18, 2016
12 of 15

Yes, I did offer a free test, but a minor one, not a 30-minute long test. I'll remove that, it's obviously more harmful than useful. Thanks for pointing that out.

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Wendy H Member Since: Feb 23, 2016
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There is a link on the top of the page to lodge a complaint.  One of the default reasons is 'asking for free work' .Use it!

 

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Ramon B Member Since: Jan 11, 2015
14 of 15

The guy who cheated me when I first started is still on here. Can ANYONE tell me any way I can do something about **Edited for Community Guidelines**?

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Ramon B Member Since: Jan 11, 2015
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**Edited for Community Guidelines**

 

+ Obnoxious thief with fake feedback. Can anyone tell me Anything I can do in return? Does anyone EVER get kicked off here for dishonesty?

 

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