Dec 18, 2022 09:10:29 AM by Celal K
I'm a video editor and recently I had a client asking me to create one-minute sample work for free.
I refused it and I reported via 'Flag appropriate' button on the job posting.
I really wonder what happens next.
Does Upwork react and impose any penalties on the client?
Dec 18, 2022 10:18:48 AM by Deborah P
Did the client ask for free work via the messaging system? If so, I would suggest that you report the message as well.
Dec 18, 2022 12:41:51 PM by Jeanne H
From my experience with one client, nothing changes. There is no penalty that I can find in the rules.
Dec 19, 2022 08:36:46 AM by Celal K
I can see that client is still posting new jobs and most probably still asking for free work from other freelancers 🙂
Huge thanks for Upwork to defending our rights.
Dec 19, 2022 09:50:51 AM by Nikola S
I see that you already created a ticket regarding your report. Rest assured that I forwarded your ticket to the appropriate team and they will take appropriate actions based on our internal processes.
Additionally, you can learn more about user reporting here.