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SCAM???

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Rebeca B Member Since: Oct 4, 2017
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I got and interview request  but I think is a scam they ask for a hangout chat meeting.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Amanda Alexander R Member Since: Oct 4, 2017
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Figured. But, how? I'm in the 'proposal' spot where I see the email to me at the bottom but I don't see a spam flag or anything...

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Rebeca B Member Since: Oct 4, 2017
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this is great! thank you! I'm really new using upwork Smiley Sad i was all excited LOL

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Tiffany B Member Since: Dec 23, 2017
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Petra thanks for posting the Chart it's awesome.  I accepted a project through Freelancer and am finding out it's a scam.  Even without this chart my spidy senses were alarmed.  With all the "corporate" fraud training I have gone through in the past there some flags that told me "its not real" 

-chatting on hangouts

-setting up your own website (to sell "art" to customers)

-having payments be sent to your personal address

-asking for bank details

 

Be on the look out for **Edited for Community Guidelines**

 

Tiffany

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Amanda Alexander R Member Since: Oct 4, 2017
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I got this too. The email/invite used unclear english, gave me an email to contact and told me to use google hangouts.

And, when I go to accept the invitation - the job is closed. The job also seems way below my skill/pay level. 

How do I report them? I just started here and I'm getting some great work. I don't want annoying people like this spaming me. 

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Cheryl K Member Since: Jul 16, 2015
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If it's closed, somebody probably already reported it.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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All Google hangout invites are scams.

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Rebeca B Member Since: Oct 4, 2017
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now i know Smiley Sad thanks

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Rebeca and Amanda,

I can confirm that actions have already been taken against the jobs you are referring to. That's why the interviews have been archived. 

Check out this post for more tips on how to avoid questionable jobs.

~ Valeria
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