Someone conned me from Upwork to Skype and now they have my personal information. I know, I know....I made a stupid stupid mistake, please don't come down on me harder than I am myself. I was so desperate for work, I fell for the con and now I am terrified. Does anyone have advice other than "you should've known better"? I am freaking out right now. They have my name, address, email and phone number!
That doesn't sound like much more information that a person could get searching for you online unless you have zero digital footprint. Put a hold on your credit (if you still feel at risk), change your email password, and set up 2-factor authorization on your accounts that offer it.
I'm sorry to hear about your experience, Christina.
I've escalated this to the correct team for their review and appropriate action will be taken according to our internal processes.
Please be careful not to share any private or sensitive information with clients on Upwork going forward. All the information needed to hire and pay you via Upwork is available on your profile.
You can check this thread for more information on how to use the flag option found on each job post or message to report any suspicious or inappropriate content. Also, check out this post for more tips on how to avoid questionable jobs.