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Re: "The Aussie Voice" is dead. Long live "UX/UI designer who is fond of colors and a

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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Petra R wrote:

Great job, Upwork. The UX/UI designers were all wiped out Smiley Happy

 

We now have a gaggle of Canadian React/Vue/Angular etc peeps. 49 and counting.

 

(1 is genuine. The rest are not)

 


They didn't even bother to remove these fake profiles. At the time I'm writing this, the same ones that you saw are still here. Sometimes I even wonder if they just let them in to inflate their figures so their quarterly report looks better.

 

 

 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Rene K wrote:

Petra R wrote:

Great job, Upwork. The UX/UI designers were all wiped out Smiley Happy

 

We now have a gaggle of Canadian React/Vue/Angular etc peeps. 49 and counting.

 

(1 is genuine. The rest are not)

 


They didn't even bother to remove these fake profiles. At the time I'm writing this, the same ones that you saw are still here.


All 49?

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Maria T Member Since: Nov 12, 2015
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Yep!

All still there.

Community Guru
Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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It seems that the current price for an Upwork profile approval is $40 on the black market:

 

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

 

How they do that? They just use the back doors that Upwork is leaving ajar for them.

 

 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Rene K wrote:

It seems that the current price for an Upwork profile approval is $40 on the black market:


Supply and demand...

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Maria T Member Since: Nov 12, 2015
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They have already done cleaning.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Maria T wrote:

They have already done cleaning.


Great. That was quick and decisive, and they actually managed to spare the one that is genuine... I was worried about him!

 

HOWEVER: The ones we stumble across by accident are just the tip(s) of the iceberg(s) - and lobbing tips of icebergs does not solve the actual problem, it just (occasionally) removes the visible symptoms.

 

It is time to stop letting in any new freelancers, or letting in more than can be manually and competently checked. That would solve the problem of the mass generated profiles that are sitting there waiting for eager buyers.

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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I would ask for a deposit. To have your account approved, you would need to make a deposit. The deposit would be refunded to you upon completion of your first job on the platform, or if you delete your profile, whichever comes first.

 

In case the profile is approved and it is noticed afterwards that it contains blatantly false information, the profile would be banned and the deposit kept by Upwork.

 

 

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Jennifer R Member Since: Sep 15, 2017
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Rene K wrote:

I would ask for a deposit. To have your account approved, you would need to make a deposit. The deposit would be refunded to you upon completion of your first job on the platform, or if you delete your profile, whichever comes first.

 

In case the profile is approved and it is noticed afterwards that it contains blatantly false information, the profile would be banned and the deposit kept by Upwork.


And what will happen with those that manage to get hired despite their fake profile?

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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Jennifer R wrote:

 

In case the profile is approved and it is noticed afterwards that it contains blatantly false information, the profile would be banned and the deposit kept by Upwork.


And what will happen with those that manage to get hired despite their fake profile?


The previous paragraph addresses this.

 

 

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