I did fall weeks ago for a client who sent me a spammed file and unfortunately, he got access to my Facebook account, where he posted something against community standards and made the Facebook team because of that disabling my account which was so smart of him during this period while he was stealing my client's credit card by creating ads, I managed after a lot of hassle to reach Facebook and reported the case and still under investigation.
But that again happened yesterday with someone new, the client (payment method verified & Upwork plus client but no jobs history), sent me a spammed file but I didn't fall for it as he sent (EXE file) so you guys should take care of that (Open only file's extensions JPG/DOCX/XLSX/PDF/PPTX/PPT) and never open any file's extensions (EXE), and am sharing this so everyone will be aware of the scamming process which happens repeatedly a lot and I started to feel scared to replay to any client or press on any link the client send (bearing in mind that I do communicate inside Upwork only).
As I started to feel that the pool of the jobs related to social ads are targeting us for hacking instead of the am the one who is hunting the job I feel like that am the one getting hunted by them for stealing.
I need someone from the support team to take this further, I flagged the suspicious job but there was no action taken on any response I received from Upworkteam yet, but you need a find a way to secure us from spam.
Thanks in Advance
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Hi Nikola, thanks for your reply.
Yes I did flag the jobs and I just wanted to highlight it to avoid this for all of us, am sure that Upwork team is putting alot of effort in this and it's really appreciated ☺️
as a solution for both of client/freelancer, The right approach is to scan any attached file within Upwork server and automatically refuse file attached if it's infected ! this is worldwide solution as of today!