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tomliuwhite
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anything else we can do for possible spam except flagging it?

Recently I noticed there are many possible spams from 'payment unverified clients'.
1. They posted 'same contents' from different countries.
2. They ask you to click suspicious links,
I flagged them as 'inappropriate'. Except flagging them, is there anything that we can do?

Thanks. 

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yofazza
Community Member

Users (we) can't do anything else except to give suggestions. Even flagging is no longer useful from my POV. The flagging feature is good to mark occasional scams, while the current problem is more than that.

 

A suggestion discussed on a few other threads that I agreed on, is to cut what attracts the scammer. People need to be told before they go to this community and learn about the scam after they got scammed. Some of them lost above $1000, the scammers will not give up easily for this.

 

In the mean time, excluding non-verified clients and maybe filter out some keyword can be useful when browsing for jobs here: https://www.upwork.com/nx/jobs/search

 

 

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yofazza
Community Member

Users (we) can't do anything else except to give suggestions. Even flagging is no longer useful from my POV. The flagging feature is good to mark occasional scams, while the current problem is more than that.

 

A suggestion discussed on a few other threads that I agreed on, is to cut what attracts the scammer. People need to be told before they go to this community and learn about the scam after they got scammed. Some of them lost above $1000, the scammers will not give up easily for this.

 

In the mean time, excluding non-verified clients and maybe filter out some keyword can be useful when browsing for jobs here: https://www.upwork.com/nx/jobs/search

 

 

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