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People are asking me to use my account

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


Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I am going to escalate this to our team for investigation, and actions will be taken in accordance with our internal process. If you'd like to share more information, please feel free to send me a PM by clicking on my name. Thank you!

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Thomas M Member Since: Aug 13, 2020
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Thank you very much could you help me contact so I could figure out -25$ with them.

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Thomas M Member Since: Aug 13, 2020
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This the guys profile that tried to scam me.

**Edited for community guidelines**

Can someone help me PLEASE! 

I acepted his work and somehow now my account balence is -25 dollars I didnt even do nothing.

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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.
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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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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?

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Enrique C Member Since: Jul 28, 2020
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Why did you accept? I mean, what did you think they wanted your account
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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.

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Maria T Member Since: Nov 12, 2015
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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.

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Janean L Member Since: Apr 6, 2016
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@ 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.

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Aleksandr H Member Since: Jan 29, 2017
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@Veronica M wrote:

it could, and probably is, a scam.

 How do you figure? Smiley Tongue