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Re: '' is asking for free, html articles from nine or more people. Don't get scammed.

lynn_hamilton
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Lynn H Member Since: Feb 27, 2016
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Their first move is to ask you to contact them off Upwork. The next move is a brisk demand that you do a really complex article and return it to them within twelve hours.

gilbert-phyllis
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Phyllis G Member Since: Sep 8, 2016
2 of 6

Lynn, this post is going to get edited in a minute (or a second) to remove identifying information. This is not the channel for flagging it.

 

Flag the post itself.

researchediting
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Douglas Michael M Member Since: May 22, 2015
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Lynn H wrote:

Their first move is to ask you to contact them off Upwork. The next move is a brisk demand that you do a really complex article and return it to them within twelve hours.


OK, so you tell them that's unreasonable and you can't, or won't, do it.

Unless by "contact them," which is perfectly OK, you mean take the contract and payment off Upwork, which is a reportable offense. You can report them, or clearly refuse the overture and try to educate them, if you believe it was a good-faith error on their part.

 

They're not in the driver's seat. You are.

bstojadinovic
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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Lynn,

 

Thanks for flagging this for us. I'll file a report to our team for further investigation.

 

Here's the help article for more information on how to use the flag option found on each job post or message to report any suspicious or inappropriate content.

 

Thank you.


~ Bojan
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yitwail
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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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Lynn H wrote:

Their first move is to ask you to contact them off Upwork. The next move is a brisk demand that you do a really complex article and return it to them within twelve hours.


And your countermove should be a brisk refusal, followed up by flagging the job as inappropriately asking for free work or offering to pay off platform.

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tlbp
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Tonya P Member Since: Nov 26, 2015
6 of 6

Lynn, 

You should head over to the New to Upwork section of the Community Discussions to review some of the other common types of scams. 

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