(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.
I would imagine that they can access any part of your computer they want if they are using any kind of remote desktop connection which it appears they are wanting to do, including installing software.
@Veronica M wrote:
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.
Use common sense. Why do you think a person who is total stranger suddenly is in love with your profile and use it? If they really like it they can create an account and have more flattering profile than yours. But they are asking you becasue they can't create a profile on Upwork. Upwork locked the doors for them.
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Someone approached me on linkedin asking me to create an account on upwork and he can use it to work.
I dont have an account on upwork, how can i report him?