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Re: Scammers on Upwork

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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@Kevin D wrote:

Oh god. Glad that wasn't me! 


 Yeah, buddy! You ain't kidding! I think that's the best we've seen so far. There are some out $5k here and there but $20k is the record I think.

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Amanda P Member Since: Jan 6, 2019
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Not sure why you are laughing out loud about that.
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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Thanks for flagging the posting, Kevin. I checked and it looks like it's already been removed by Upwork team as inappropriate.

~ Valeria
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Jennifer N Member Since: Aug 21, 2017
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i know i was just doing an interview with scammers..... they sent me an invite and i accepted then they told me to go to google hangout..... then after like 2 hours talking i was going to be hired.  and then he says hes going to send me paymenty..... the last thing i said was that "this just seems a little off" and they stopped talking to me

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Jennifer,

 

If you get a chance, could you please click on my name and send me a private message with a screenshot of you communication with the client outside of Upwork?

 

Thank you!

~ Valeria
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Jordan S Member Since: Nov 9, 2017
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I feel as though I may  be in the midst of a scam. I was asked to take a check to the bank after talking on here, emailing then going to google hangouts to talk. After I got the check he asked me to take it to the bank (immediately) to withdraw funds for a western union transfer. Something seems off but at the same time its not the same as these other stories. What should I do here?

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Jordan,

 

Do not accept any payments from Upwork clients outside of the platform and do not deposit the check. It's a violation of Upwork ToS and a sign of a scam.

 

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

~ Valeria
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Mary Daniela T Member Since: Jan 9, 2018
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Hey! Same thing happened to me. Now I’m getting messages with threats. And I haven’t responded to any of their messages
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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Mary Daniela, 


It's good to know that you haven't responded to any of their messages. I would suggest that you block off their email address from your email. I would also suggest that you read up on the links that Nina has provided on her post to help you work safely on Upwork. 


-Avery
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Amanda P Member Since: Jan 6, 2019
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Don't do it! It will bounce and in turn deduct from your account to cover it. I repeat, don't do it
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