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pedro-velez
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Pyramid scams in Upwork

So I received a normal invite to do basic Wordpress websites: **edited for Community Guidelines**

I accept and submitted my proposal. But then, after some days I've received a very weird message that sounds like a scam. Of course I didn't even respond and I'm considering reporting this to Upwork, but I would like to change make this as something of a warning, both to Freelancers and Upwork itself.

 

This was the message I received on the interview phase:

**edited for Community Guidelines**

 

If we are now having this as a constant, it might be worth pointing out that connects are being lost in this process.

 

What measures does Upwork have in place to take care of this?

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petra_r
Member

Report it to Support,

 

If they take the job posting down (whichit probably is already) you get your Connects back!

 

Check in your Connects History, you will see them as Connects that were added back because Upwork killed the job posting.

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petra_r
Member

Report it to Support,

 

If they take the job posting down (whichit probably is already) you get your Connects back!

 

Check in your Connects History, you will see them as Connects that were added back because Upwork killed the job posting.

Yes, this is a mater of concern. Need response from Up work.

~ Saiful, Upworkโ„ข Freelancer
Be honest, works will looking for you.

Connects are not used when you are invited to jobs. 

sk-andaleeb
Member

Upwork scans every job posting. I guess, you'll be receiving an email from them regarding this job posting. 

pedro-velez
Member

I'm not too worried about this one, since I was invited, I didn't spend any connects.

 

I'm worried about the amount of job postings that might get through Upwork filtering process, whatever it might be.

As freelancers, we put our time into writing proposals and making sure it is the best possible. If this turns out to be common to happen, its a waste of time imposed on us.

 

Nowadays is easy to get like 5 jobs out there, get a reliable rating as a client and then pull a scam like this.
I'm not the kind of person to fall for this, but there could be upworkers in danger of getting pulled in to this kind of scam.

 

 

LOL I'd send info just so I can troll the hangout. Bomb the chat or something. ha

 

It's the little things that amuses the me.

stencil_media
Member

Looks like the kind of message you usually get on those mile long web pages where they're ghetting you to sign up for their must have scheme. The kind with a "but wait... there's more!" special offer, and you get a popup when you try and leave asking you if you're sure. 

"Welcome, humans. I'm ready for you!"
- Box, Logan's Run (1976)

are you surrrre you want to leave???? ARE YOU SURE?????? For only $100 you can learn how to make millions online by just sitting in your pajamas and playing video games all day.

 

Google started taking action against sites that hijack the back button. Thank god. Those sites are annoying. I haven't found one in a while. The ajax popups are annoying though and everyone uses them. 

I've been playing video games today. First time in ages. Call of Duty Ghosts, it was only 10 Euros. No pyjamas though. 

"Welcome, humans. I'm ready for you!"
- Box, Logan's Run (1976)

Call of Duty is great to take out some stress on random noobs. I miss the old Quake Arena though where I could shove a rocket launcher in someone's face and say "feels good mang"

 

I keep telling myself I'll give myself a full day of no showering and being a disgusting pale faced nerd in my sack daddy and focusing on my 60" flat screen doing nothing by video gaming until my eyes bleed. But then people keep giving me work. I'm conflicted on which one is better.

Well, to be fair, I do most of my work on my pijamas. And I do find time to play videogames everyday or almost ๐Ÿ˜„

You are my hero, Pedro. I really want to be you right now.

Video games improve concentration and reflexes. A study of surgeons showed that those who play video games are 27% quicker with 34% less errors than those that don't!

 

I got Battlefield 4 as well. First time I've played any PC games, got a GTX 780 so thought I'd put to good use. The graphics are delicious! 

"Welcome, humans. I'm ready for you!"
- Box, Logan's Run (1976)

After I pay the tax man this month, I'm buying a new rig. I can't wait to see the sweeet sweeeet PC graphics that my superior NVIDIA technology will bring to me.

Not only that, but it has been scientifically proven that games (different genres) on a regular basis can literally improve your IQ (well, not that much, maybe an improvement of 5 units)! I haven't played games for years! What if I've gotten slightly dumber? I hope I haven't! Smiley Frustrated

pedro-velez
Member

I'm an AMD man myself. Bought a R9 380 and it runs very well.

Goes well with my AMD CPU as well.


There is so many games I want to try out and push the card to the limit but mostly I end up playing multiplayer with friends for an hour a day without time for anything more. Its such a bummer.

I'm not fussed either way, but I need nvidia for my video stuff so went for that. Can play ghosts on ultra settings at 100fps so that's all good. I prefer multiplayer, but have just been doing the campaign type thing to ease myself in. However, just this second finished my first bout of multiplayer... didn't come last, so that's pretty good seeing I don't know the maps, had a basic loadout and barely know the controls!

 

Had forgotten how fun COD was!

"Welcome, humans. I'm ready for you!"
- Box, Logan's Run (1976)

I bought a monstrous game laptop just to be able to run After Effects on it. Now I use it for writing articles and making logos. What a waste! I have to at least challenge myself at some game! Be it a shooter, be it an adventure - bring it on ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ™‚

Yeah, I used laptops for my After Effects work for ages, didn't want to be tied down to a desktop, but I gave in at the beginning of 2014 and got a beast of a rig. When it's taking you 48 hours to render one short video, it's time to upgrade! 

"Welcome, humans. I'm ready for you!"
- Box, Logan's Run (1976)
pedro-velez
Member

I started building my rig piece by piece so that I could work faster too. I wanted to get back to PC gaming too so I went for a good graphics card too and took advantage of that.

Its a golden age for PC gaming actually, a lot of great indie games are always coming up. great production games too. There is always something for everyone.

evetodew
Member

This thread is awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Title: Pyramid scams on Upwork

Content: Gaming, laptops, cool things ๐Ÿ˜„

 

pedro-velez
Member

Shhhh! 

Its thread on stealth! ๐Ÿ˜„

Yeah, low profile ๐Ÿ˜„

jolash
Member

@Scott:

 

RE: Video games improve concentration and reflexes.

 

I agree , it is also one of the best ways to get Lobotomized   .....while having fun.

 

 

While I do not miss my gaming years , I know some folks would rather die while gaming - but I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my neighbour's grandfather.

 

Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car. heh , heh.