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Scam artists on UpWork.

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Mason S Member Since: May 20, 2019
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Obvious scam artists. The message seemed to come from a legit company, but the "h.r. person" had a gmail email address, and the fractured English was a giveaway. I came pretty close to falling for a similar scam in the past -- not this time, and I hope no one else does, either.

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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Mason S wrote:

Obvious scam artists. The message seemed to come from a legit company, but the "h.r. person" had a gmail email address, and the fractured English was a giveaway. I came pretty close to falling for a similar scam in the past -- not this time, and I hope no one else does, either.



You dodged the bullet! But I hope you reported or flagged the "client". 

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Sergio S Member Since: Dec 19, 2017
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Scam artists? What do you mean? Like pick up artists but specialized in fraudulent job posts?

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Mason S Member Since: May 20, 2019
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Claiming to represent a legitimate business. Promising a lucrative
project, but requesting I send a payment to purchase the required
software they'll provide. I've seen this before. The easiest giveaway is
the fractured English.
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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Mason,

 

I checked and I believe I found the job you are referring to. Upwork team has already taken action against the account in question. Check out this post for more information on how to work safely on Upwork and avoid questionable jobs..

Thanks for reporting!

~ Valeria
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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I prefer to call them "scammers."

 

Not "scam artists."

 

There is little or not art to what they do. They are essentially drones who are following scripts created by others.

 

You weren't talking to these guys:

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