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roman_i
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What if I don't want to pass Identify verification?

What if I don't want to pass Identify verification? Really. why should I do it? I am specifically paranoid about this. I think I have already more than enough details .

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u shoulda seen me years ago when I blew off the  HR lady when she asked for our crap when all those stupid 9/11 rules were put into place. Told me to do it or get fired. 

 

nobody really cares about your paranoia or lack of understanding and really you're talking to a bunch of people who don't really care if you go bye bye. 

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mtngigi
Member

You don't have to do the identity verification. But your profile will not be accepted if you refuse.

lysis10
Member

then bye girl bye

Because you could be anybody saying anything. You could take thousands of dollars of somebody's money and run.

 

It is true that a scam can still happen, some scammers will find a way, but Upwork has to do their due diligence at the very least. 

 

Have you ever been on a job interview, or been to an employment agency? Didn't they require photo ID? It's a pretty normal thing. Otherwise the company might hire a criminal on the run, someone with some sort of very suspect legal history, an imposter, someone without a green card, anybody.

Are you saying that having passed identity verification I can not take someonse money and run away? 

 

Most of the interview I have been in did not require photo id. why would they? I am not working as a photomodel. 

 

 


@Roman I wrote:

Are you saying that having passed identity verification I can not take someonse money and run away? 

 

Most of the interview I have been in did not require photo id. why would they? I am not working as a photomodel. 

 

 


 Okay. Well, best of luck in that case. ๐Ÿ™‚

So why is it you don't want to pass an ID check? You also have an outfit on in your pic that entirely covers your every feature. If you were a client about to spend money, would you feel comfortable handing it, and possibly sensitive company information, over to a totally untraceable person with no ID who refuses to even show his face? Wouldn't you run?

I am kind of paranoid a little bit ๐Ÿ˜• However with all that said I have no issues calling in with customer or making video chat, or sharing my linkedin. But why would I share that with upwork? I was also not very pleased with the way upwork enforces it. Its like give me your details or get out of here and untill then we suspend your account. If I would know this before registering I would not register at all maybe. 

 

-Upwork instead could easily create a filter on verified people and not. Clients on tey're side could decide who they can take for work.

 

And on the Crime part: Upwork screening process is not going to lower crimes. If there is money to be made upwork screening can be passed yeasily. 

 

P,S. I have worked a lot in the past with sensitive information, and I am used to all types of screening processes

u shoulda seen me years ago when I blew off the  HR lady when she asked for our crap when all those stupid 9/11 rules were put into place. Told me to do it or get fired. 

 

nobody really cares about your paranoia or lack of understanding and really you're talking to a bunch of people who don't really care if you go bye bye. 

pandoraharper
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pandoraharper
Member

Upwork has policies that are inforced. This is in no way unusual. You can either abide by them and stay, or not, and you probably won't last 2 weeks. 

 

There is a literal ton of discussion about this already, and it's really a fairly cut and dry situation.

 

Disclaimer: *I* am paranoid. I am also realistic.

 

Disclaimer #2: @Melanie, I am refering to this HUGE thread. Read at your own risk. Get a bottle (not a glass) of booze before you sit down in front of it: https://community.upwork.com/t5/Announcements/Testing-video-chat-profile-verification/td-p/257712



@Pandora H wrote:

Upwork has policies that are inforced. This is in no way unusual. You can either abide by them and stay, or not, and you probably won't last 2 weeks. 

 

There is a literal ton of discussion about this already, and it's really a fairly cut and dry situation.

 

Disclaimer: *I* am paranoid. I am also realistic.

 

@Disclaimer #2: @Melanie, I am refering to this HUGE thread. Read at your own risk. Get a bottle (not a glass) of booze before you sit down in front of it: https://community.upwork.com/t5/Announcements/Testing-video-chat-profile-verification/td-p/257712


 I'll go read that. ๐Ÿ˜„

kat303
Member


@Roman I wrote:

What if I don't want to pass Identify verification? Really. why should I do it? I am specifically paranoid about this. I think I have already more than enough details .


 You can say you're paranoid about the ID check, you can say you can't see why and you can give 1,000 reasons but it all comes down to this is Upworks site, and this is what Upword requires. If you want to work on this site as a freelancer, then you abide by Upworks procedures, rules and requirements.

 

And that's that.

**edited for Community Guidelines** It's bad enough that Facebook and Google sells your information and says the exact same thing. A persons' information should be private, and when it's not, bad things happen.

Quote: "A persons' information should be private, and when it's not, bad things happen."

 

And in some circumstances, when a person's information IS private, bad things happen. Case in point: Why do you think that US cities require that licensed cabs post the driver's name and photo identification within the cab, and encourage passengers to make sure that this information matches the driver who is physically present? 

 

I wouldn't allow even a  uniformed police officer into my home unless I knew the person or the person could produce a valid ID with a photo.

 

I wouldn't give a deposit to the proposed cosmetician or hairdresser for my daughter's wedding, unless I knew for sure to whom I was giving the money.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts did not allow me to work in a classroom or in a theater with minors until I had proven my identity, produced a college transcript, and passed a criminal background check.


@Janean L wrote:

Quote: "A persons' information should be private, and when it's not, bad things happen."

 

And in some circumstances, when a person's information IS private, bad things happen. Case in point: Why do you think that US cities require that licensed cabs post the driver's name and photo identification within the cab, and encourage passengers to make sure that this information matches the driver who is physically present? 

 

I wouldn't allow even a  uniformed police officer into my home unless I knew the person or the person could produce a valid ID with a photo.

 

I wouldn't give a deposit to the proposed cosmetician or hairdresser for my daughter's wedding, unless I knew for sure to whom I was giving the money.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts did not allow me to work in a classroom or in a theater with minors until I had proven my identity, produced a college transcript, and passed a criminal background check.


 I have to ask; was this before or after you got suspended for completing and passing a middle school-level UW test in five minutes? Does "cheating" on an UW test count as a crime?  

@ Reinier --

 

So... many... layers... of... the... richly amusing and ridiculous!

 

Thanks for the chuckle!

If Janean is a loser, that must make me "Queen of the World".

 

If anyone thinks their lives are completely private in the 21st century, they're delusional. Just being online to get to this forum puts you out there. Personally, I've resisted putting my face and my books on Facebook. I've never had anything bad happen (except for in the "real world") because while I may be a loser, I'm not a stupid loser, and neither are all the many successful freelancers on this site.

 

Clients have a right to know who they're working with. If that makes you uncomfortable, then Upwork is not for you. Buh-Bye.

Facebook knows a lot about me.

Google knows even more.

My neighbors think they know a lot about me.

Is it nice? No. Do I care? No.

Why? Because there is nothing I can do about it.

Of course, you need to be careful what you share and where.

But I don't think Google is interested in me. Or anyone would like to hack about my life.

I am not a president or on the Most Wanted list.

and Upwork... Well, what they know about me is my smallest concern.

I trust Upwork and benefits are big enough to follow their rules.

Like I tell my daughter: "I am not telling you to do this because I like to boss around. I am telling you to do this for your own good".

@ Virginia --

 

If I weren't such a loser, I would grant you permission to be Queen of the World.

 

Alas, as a total loser, I lack the authority to offer you such a position.

 

Would you like to help me wash my dog? (Consolation prize.)


@Janean L wrote:

@ Virginia --

 

If I weren't such a loser, I would grant you permission to be Queen of the World.

 

Alas, as a total loser, I lack the authority to offer you such a position.

 

Would you like to help me wash my dog? (Consolation prize.)


I'd love to help you wash your dog. As long as you don't mind if I wear my crown while doing so. 

 

Smiley Tongue


@Daniel K wrote:

You people are losers. It's bad enough that Facebook and Google sells your information and says the exact same thing. A persons' information should be private, and when it's not, bad things happen.


Says the guy who revived a year-old thread and whose business it is to analyze web traffic using the very companies you lambaste for selling personal information. 

The purpose of Upwork is to connect clients with freelancers.


From a freelancer's perspective, the purpose of Upwork is to present the freelancer to as many paying clients as possible, in a way that encourages clients to contact and hire the freelancer.

 

An Upwork freelancer profile is essentially a big billboard on the Internet. It is an advertisement for the freelancer.

 

And as part of Upwork's focus on client needs, Upwork isn't interested in allowing freelancers to use fake identities or avatars and the like. It wants to present real information to clients.


The purpose of Upwork is NOT to protect a freelancer's privacy.

 

So if privacy is a person's goal, then they're simply in the wrong place.


@Daniel K wrote:

**edited for Community Guidelines**


Lol ๐Ÿ˜€

Don't drink before posting on public forums Daniel.

Booze + forums = lolcow

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