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Hello Team,I have a doubt regarding the client ''Edited''. Please help

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Manu S Member Since: Feb 26, 2019
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Hello Team, There is a fraud client named **Edited for community guidelines**

who is giving so much test work to the freelancers and saying it is for $5. I checked his profile and there is only transaction of $5 for multiple freelancers. I think he is taking the benefits of new freelancers.


**Edited for community guidelines**

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Louisa J Member Since: Apr 12, 2017
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Hello. If you think a job is suspicious, flag the upworker using the flagging system. You will find it on the right-hand column on job adverts.


Edited: As Preston says below, it may not be a suspicious job. There are many jobs like this throughout Upwork. But if you do see something you are really concerned about, just flag it so the Upwork team can take a look, rather than posting it here. 


Note:Community guidelines say not to post the names of people. Your post will be edited for community guidelines soon. 

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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If a client is hiring freelancers to do fixed-price tasks for $5.00, then the client is NOT breaking any Upwork rules.


The minimum fixed-price job contract amount is $5.00.


The minimum hourly rate on Upwork is $3.00/hour.


If you saw that a client hired multiple freelancers at a rate of $3/hour, and asked each of them to work for 10 minutes, then you would see multiple contracts for which the client paid 50 cents each.


It sounds like you are describing a client who is paying 10 times more than is necessary in order to hire freelancers to do small tasks.


If you see a client violating Upwork ToS, then you SHOULD definitely flag that client's job post as inappropriate or otherwise report the client to Upwork. But you can't flag a client for following the rules.


I saw the screenshot you posted - showing job after job for which freelancers gave the client a 5-star rating and wrote highly complimentary feedback. It is not clear to me what your concern is.

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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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Manu, clients can take advantage of new freelancers only if the freelancer is willing to be taken advantage of. As long as the client actually pays $5 and the freelancer agreed to work for $5, there’s no fraud.
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