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Scammed by a "German company" that was offering a Data Clerk position

I was scammed by a job posted here. I was invited for an interview, hired, and then asked for my passport information. After providing it, it because obvious that the "employer" was not real and they were trying to make me deposit a check which seemed suspicious to me, so I researched this and found out that it is a common way to scam people. Even though I stop talking to the scammer, they still have my passport and signature.

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BojanS
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I'm sorry to hear about your experience, Nazar. 

 

I've checked and the job has already been taken down because it was in violation of Upwork TOS and action has been taken on the client account. 

 

Please, make sure you don't share any private information directly with clients on Upwork. All the information needed to hire and pay you via Upwork is available on your profile. Please, check this help article for more information on how to use the flag option found on each job post or message to report any suspicious or inappropriate content. Also, check out this post for more tips on how to avoid questionable jobs.

 

Thank you!

~ Bojan
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