Sabrina, it wouldn't help to call him by name. Scammers change the names they use constantly, and often steal names of established clients or major companies to mislead freelancers. At best, you'd be warning people off of a name that may not be in use by tomorrow. At worst, you'd be warning people off of the real person whose identity the scammer appropriated.
Thank you, Tiffany. There are so many dishonest people out there! I will keep all of these tips in mind as I look for clients who are authentic. I guess you learn as you go as a freelancer and in time get to know the warning signs.
Sabrina: I don't blame you if you are currently frustrated. Hang in there. I believe the overwhelming majority of Upwork clients are honest, professional and a joy to work with.
But if can take some time for you to get past the entry-level newbie status the attracts scammers.
Thanks, Preston. Yes, I am a bit frustrated and I've had to deal with 2 other scammers with this going on, so it's a bit overwhelming too. I've been with Upwork for about a year maybe, put I'll keep at it. There has to be some good-natured, honest people out there who are looking for the same in the people they hire. For now though, it seems like I'm looking for "a needle in a haystack." lol
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