Thank you for participating in this thread. I would like to point out that this thread is from August of 2019.
As for your concern, please know that only Upwork employees have the Upwork logo on their Community profile picture/account (just like how mine is displayed here).
Here's what amazes me, the service holds payments for no **bleep** reason and charges 20% when getting started. Is this supposed to entice people to come here? Then there are the restrictions on what you can apply to. I've nearly 7 years experience, does that matter since I've not spent that time solely on upwork, nope. I've only taken on roughly 3-4 projects from this site because of the rapeage and idiotic payment hostage taking. If I do the work, I get paid in contract work the day my invoice is sent. Any client tries to pull what you guys do, they'd never get the files.
A joke. A really bad joke.