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Spotting a new scam

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Community Leader
Dan S Member Since: Jul 26, 2015
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I have again been approached by a scammer but I recognize the scam. It had an outrageous budget and I found familiar text. Without identifing the project it uses text such as "i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business" and "i need a best of the best layout design for it."

 

this same text has been used in many other projects, beware of it and flag the projects when you see one that uses it.

 

Dan

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Tam L Upwork Staff Member Since: Aug 31, 2015
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Hi Dan - 

 

Are those typos in the original posting? Just want to make sure.

 

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Dan S Member Since: Jul 26, 2015
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Yes, but beware of anything that uses similar terminology. I have seen it many times in the past. Sadly, even though I reported it to Upwork and submitted the requested screenshots of the emails that were sent to me outside of Upwork, Upwork has still not deleted the posting.

 

Freelancers beware of this project!

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

 

Let me follow up with the team about this job in light of the evidence you supplied in your ticket recently.

 

Thank you.

~ Valeria
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