Apr 7, 2022 09:45:27 PM by Hardik G
8 out of 10 Job posts are either fake or scam (Telegram/Whatsapp/Zoom).
I have notice that there's a rapid increase of scam job posts where new clients with no experience & unverified payment method list a job post linking to telegram / Zoom / Whatsapp. Then on private chat they send you an Interview ID or Number.
It straight wasting of time and connects.
I think upwork should have some type of fitlering algorithm before posting such adds. Upwork should dismiss the automatic approval of job posts and should have algorithm /filter applied before approval or at least have an automatic scam detector.
As upwork keep rising fees everytime this is not acceptable in any sense.
Apr 7, 2022 10:43:28 PM by Avery O
Apr 7, 2022 10:49:36 PM by Sufia A
It's really annoying ! As i'm newbie on upwork , innitially i lost my so many connects for this type of scam job post . They post with :
- provide their email address with job post ,
- unverified payment method ,
- once they knock for interview then they want to contact outside of upwork like Telegram or ask for whatsapp Contact number .
Upwork's should take a step for stop these job post !
Apr 17, 2022 09:48:55 PM by Nisha D
I experience the same thing recently! Almost all the jobs which I get invitation are from scammers which is really frustrating. I flag them all the time but keep on getting those invitations. Hope upwork will take necessary action against those scammers.
Oct 4, 2022 05:53:33 AM by Tom T
One good way to notice if a job is a scam is to look at how many invites they sent. I have hired on Upwork in the past and would send 5 - 10 invites max to start. If they're sending invites to everyone, you can be sure it's a scam.
Oct 4, 2022 04:39:43 AM by SAM J
Hi Every one,
I think these days a lot of scammers are coming. I think If Upwork has some marketing team that can market their experienced freelancers to reliable employers then it will be great. I hope Upwork will take some steps to help us. @Avery O
Thanks and all the best.
Oct 4, 2022 05:49:26 AM by Elisa B
"...and constantly changing methods of scam accounts" - seriously? The vast majority of them basically look alike. Life is really easy for scammers here, they just have to copy and paste their posts over and over again.
Oct 4, 2022 05:54:32 AM by Tom T
That's with any scammer. If they would just put a little more effort and detail, they might fool more people!