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Scammer ask email to hack my computer and steal my private information

Lately, I received a lot of offers from scammers. They use the same method.


1. Send me a great offer about Advertising and marketing for one real company.

2. They ask me some common questions to make me believe that they are real.

3. Ask me for my email address to send some extra information.

4. Send me the files that look like Microsoft files are normal but there are viruses.

5. Hack my computer and my email, other accounts for which I use this email.


They are all new accounts in Upwork , from US, send offers without asking, Payment method verified, Hires many people at the same time.


I really seriously ask Upwork to kick out all these types of accounts and be more attention to approving them.


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Hi, Tra My. It's an important note. I'm first listning to that. Thank you, I'll be more care.

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Never give your email to someone who is not a client!

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I reported this person to Upwork, took them 5 days to investigate, in the process they had opened 98 jobs...


Hi Tra,


I checked the job post you were referring to and it appears that it's already been taken down because it was in violation of Upwork TOS. That said, you will be unable to accept this offer.

Please check out this course for more tips on staying safe on Upwork and please use the flag option found on each job post or message anytime you’d like to report a violation.


Thank you,


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