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ba10c6cb
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New to Upwork, first possible proofread job a scam?

I'm really skeptical about this because the employee posted a lot of variants of this job, and first step is to click a tiny link to get supposedly get to their app.

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7a4e51c2
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Yes, very likely. Many job posts contain links trying to take the conversation off upwork. I report these all the time, and they still keep showing up, presumably with slightly different details each time.

Someone I know on upwork was even told by a client to submit a $40 "deposit, as a guarantee" that their work will be successful. Of course this was promptly reported as well.

 

Stay safe & best of luck with your search!

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7a4e51c2
Community Member

Yes, very likely. Many job posts contain links trying to take the conversation off upwork. I report these all the time, and they still keep showing up, presumably with slightly different details each time.

Someone I know on upwork was even told by a client to submit a $40 "deposit, as a guarantee" that their work will be successful. Of course this was promptly reported as well.

 

Stay safe & best of luck with your search!

Better safe than sorry.

It's such a shame to see people exploiting a place like this.

Hello jack I am new on upwork.I see many community members but you are separate from others I felt you will much able and you have much knowledge about Upwork so kindly guiding me how I get proofreading job on there.

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