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People are asking me to use my account

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Josh B Member Since: Feb 4, 2020
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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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Leandro M Member Since: Apr 1, 2020
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Are we supposed to report this kind of problem?
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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Leandro,


Please note that due to our Community settings, new users will need to wait up to 2 hours in order to have the option to send private messages. After your Community rank updates from 'New Forum Member' to 'Active Member', could you please send me a private message with more information on your report so that I can send a report to our team for investigation?

Please, check this help article for more information on how to use the flag option to report any inappropriate content.

 

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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Andriatomponiony H Member Since: Jun 5, 2020
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Please take a look with this guy
He just contact me from Linkedin

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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Thank you for reporting this, Andriatomponiony,

 

Our team will investigate it further and take proper actions. 


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Noor A Member Since: Feb 18, 2020
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They are scammers!

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Lucile D Member Since: Apr 12, 2020
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Hi eveyone,

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

 

Thank you for sharing this helpful information with us. Also, I'd like to let you know that if you see a job or invitation that looks suspicious or inappropriate, you can flag it using the flagging option found on every job post or Upwork profile. This sends a notification directly to Upwork, allowing us to investigate and take the appropriate measures. You can read more on this help article and, please check out the Tips to avoid questionable jobs as well. I've shared this with the team. If you would like to share more information regarding this, please feel free to send me a PM by clicking on my name. 


-Joanne
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Wiktor K Member Since: May 12, 2020
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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.

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Morgan K Member Since: Apr 23, 2020
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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...