re: "We're working to address any jobs that you report."
It is good that oDesk is working to address scam/fraudulent jobs reported here in the Community Forum.
But this is absolutely not a sufficient tool for reporting these types of clients and scam jobs.
Only a tiny fraction of oDesk contractors know about the Community Forum. There is nothing in the oDesk interface or user information that would indicate that a contractor should report such problems in the Community Forum.
This is a place where oDesk users can discuss various topics. It really shouldn't be the way that scam jobs are reported. We should be able to discuss scam jobs here, but this isn't where they should be reported.
There should be a specific oDesk interface tool for reporting scam jobs, scam clients, and predator clients.
And "Customer Support" is not that tool, either. Customer Support is the last resort of desperation, and should absolutely not be used for reporting scam jobs and predatory clients.
And when Garnor says "we will address any jobs youreport" what does this mean? (report)
I have flagged this particular job 4 times now. (see screengrab attached) Everytime I visit it to see its status the flagging is gone, job still up, I flag again....Everytime I look it has more applicants...
HOW DO I REPORT A JOB PROPERLY SO THAT IT´S REALLY REMOVED? Every minute that passes some poor innocent freelancer is falling for these!
Please Garnor, may you tell me how I should report these jobs?
And a big thank you evryone who has contributed to this particular post. Indeed only a tiny fraction of contractors migh be aware of this forum butI have learnt quite a number of things. Much obliged Natalia , Granor and everyone one else