I've been chatting with a guy on LinkedIn Messenger about him using my account. It's been a pretty convincing conversation. The pitch is I would be acting as more of a manager - someone who would help them get jobs while having a team of software engineers and data scientists cranking out these projects. I think my cut was something like 20%...
Point of this post - I've been chatting with this guy for over a week and he seems intelligent, funny, responsive, and overall on top of his game. Keep your guard up because they are definitely becoming more refined and willing to put more time and effort into these scams. Let your friends and family members know about this and the countless revisions of this scam that are inevitable for the duration of 2020.
It's a crazy world, stay safe out there everyone!
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someone, who just posted a project on freelancer.com and whose login name on freelancer.com is **Edited for Community Guidelines**, is reaching out to bidders thru Skype to convince them to use their upwork account, hence their PC.
Apparently, this guy is in **Edited for Community Guidelines**
Please beware. Best regards.
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I also have been scammed today on LinkedIn. Some scammer want to take my upwork account and propose me money for it, but I just report him and delete him from my connections.
I was redirected from Fiverr with a request to create an UpWork account. I thought they wanted to pay me through that, but then asked to use the account... I wish someone could reach out and smack him. He's still chatting at me on Google Hangouts. These people are leeches on society...