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People are asking me to use my account

Community Guru
Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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This guy told you that he was planning to scam people, and you let him have access to your account in return for money. So you aren't the victim - you're a scammer, too. Upwork will ban your account, and you won't get your money back. Be thankful that you only lost $25, because it could have been much worse.
Community Guru
Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
22 of 135

What is your age? You are under 18, right? Plus you don't have a real picture. Plus you allowed somebody else to use your account. You know where I'm going with this, right?

Active Member
Enrique C Member Since: Jul 28, 2020
23 of 135
Why did you accept? I mean, what did you think they wanted your account
Active Member
Enrique C Member Since: Jul 28, 2020
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I don't know how to help you. Maybe it's worthless, but try to contact
Freelancer and submit to the police all the information you have about the
guy. Maybe they can trace him somehow. It's not likely that you'll get your
money back, but it'll help other people.

Community Guru
Maria T Member Since: Nov 12, 2015
25 of 135

Why help him?
He has a fake photo, possibly he is not of age and it has become clear that he is a scammer.
Just as the original scammer's account was banned, this freelancer's account must also be banned.
And like Christine said, at least he's only lost a little money.
We don't need more people like that.

Community Guru
Janean L Member Since: Apr 6, 2016
26 of 135

@ Veronica --


They do this because (as you have guessed) they are low-life scammers.


If and when possible (that is, if these pond scum have any connections/links to UpWork), report them immediately.

Community Leader
Aleksandr H Member Since: Jan 29, 2017
27 of 135

@Veronica M wrote:

it could, and probably is, a scam.

 How do you figure? Smiley Tongue

Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
28 of 135

Ha ha.

(Aleksandr is being sarcastic.)


Of course, even if these "account borrowers" sincererely desire to use somebody's account in order to do good work for clients (which is a big IF, and probably NOT the case).... But even if that was the case...


Both the "borrower" and the real Upwork account holder would be guilty of "scamming Upwork."


It is against Upwork ToS for any Upwork user to let anybody else use their account.

Doing so is grounds for all people involved to have their accounts permanently terminated.

Active Member
Eric R Member Since: Oct 2, 2019
29 of 135
My question is can the access your personal information
Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
30 of 135

Hi Eric,


Could you please share more details and clarify your question so that I can advise you accordingly? Thank you.