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People are asking me to use my account

merigliano_v
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Veronica M Member Since: Jun 25, 2018
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Hello,

 

it has happened to me on more than one occasion that people from other freelancing websites ask me to give them my UpWork account. I have never agreed to it as I do realise it could, and probably is, a scam.

 

I would like to understand why they do this. I'm curious.

prestonhunter
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "I would like to understand why they do this. I'm curious."

 

Those people from Freelancer.com are scammers.


They want to use your account in order to scam people... They want to get jobs with clients and bill clients, get some money, without doing any real work.

 

Then when the clients report the freelancer... It is YOUR account that is shut down. The scammer gets away with money and you get punished.

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kondash
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Gabor M Member Since: Aug 1, 2019
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I never used upwork, someone approached me on freelancer.com to register an account and let him use it THROUGH MY COMPUTER ON TEAMVIEW as allegedly he could only log in for european IP address. Being afraid of giving out personal details I turned him down but I'm still curious. Could he access any data while I can track his movement on my screen when using teamview? 

leansev
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Leandro S Member Since: Oct 16, 2020
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same thing just happened to me. What's this all about?

tinker_bell3
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Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
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Hi Leandro,

 

Could you please send me a PM with more information so I can look into this for you? Please click on my name to send me a PM. Thank you. 


-Joanne
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hvm_design
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Vladimir H Member Since: Dec 14, 2020
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Hi, had the same issue yesterday. A guy contacted me and several my colleagues. 

djondinium
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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Vladimir,

 

I'm sorry to hear about what happened. Could you please send me a private message with more information along with the screenshots so that I can send a report to the team for investigation?

 

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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Bradley M Member Since: Oct 17, 2020
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I just got this request today too, but from China 

djondinium
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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Bradley,

 

I'm sorry to hear about what happened. Could you please send me a private message with more information on your report along with the screenshots so that I can check and assist you further?

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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tiagocalado
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Tiago C Member Since: Mar 28, 2018
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And I got one too through LinkedIn! Today and also from China! He wanted me to rent my account for him to work and he would give me 15% of his 3000$-4000$ sallary... His name is **Edited for Community Guidelines**, careful with him and don't fall for it!