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People are asking me to use my account

bstojadinovic
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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Rami,

 

Could you please click on my name and send me a PM with more information about your report. I'll check that and escalate accordingly.

 

Thank you.


~ Bojan
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pauldomz01
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Paul Angelo D Member Since: Mar 31, 2020
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Hi Bojan,

 

Great Day to you.

I am just writing these as i have been asked already for the 4th time.
Luckily i found these article let me know if where i could report these kind of people.
They are really growing specially all is working from home.
I hope this can be resolved by Upwork.

 

Thanks!

aocumen
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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Paul, 


If you are unable to file a ticket directly with the support team, you can send me a PM with more information so that I can report this to the team.

Thank you for flagging this here.


-Avery
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abby021
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Abby Y Member Since: Apr 6, 2020
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Hi,

 

Could you please if the below proofile is legit? they are sending checks and asking to credit in the account with out any work done and closed out the req in the Upwork as well. Attached screenshot.

 

**Edited for community guidelines**

bstojadinovic
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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Abby,

 

I've checked this for you and the job you're referring to has already been taken down because it was in violation of Upwork ToS and action has been taken on the client account. 

 

Please check out this post for more tips on how to avoid questionable jobs and please use the flag option found on each job post or message anytime you’d like to report a violation.

 

Thank you.


~ Bojan
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34dfbf56
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Hunter W Member Since: Mar 24, 2020
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Well, it's slighly more nuanced than that.  Because of some employers desire native english speakers or US based freelancers, those outside of these parameters may have trouble finding work.  It still an obvious slap-in-the-face kind of scam.  But folks should know- they will often deplore how difficult it is to get work as non-US or they may say that the US has some "really cool projects".  

e_luneborg
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Eve L Member Since: Feb 17, 2017
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No one has ever asked me to use my account, and I've never gotten any invites from scammers. I feel left out. Smiley Sad 

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prestonhunter
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "No one has ever asked me to use my account"

 

The reports we are seeing about this come from freelancers who have been using Freelancer.com.

 

They are getting asked this over on that website. If you're not hanging out over there, you're not likely to have encountered this.

 

Theoretically the same kind of thing could happen here... But from what I recall, this wasn't something occuring on the Upwork site itself.

bobafett999
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Prashant P Member Since: Sep 29, 2015
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@Eve L wrote:

No one has ever asked me to use my account, and I've never gotten any invites from scammers. I feel left out. Smiley Sad 


 Well we can't have that.  Can I use your account?  Petra with her photoshop skills can morph your face to resemble mine.

e_luneborg
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Eve L Member Since: Feb 17, 2017
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@Prashant P wrote:

@Eve L wrote:

No one has ever asked me to use my account, and I've never gotten any invites from scammers. I feel left out. Smiley Sad 


 Well we can't have that.  Can I use your account?  Petra with her photoshop skills can morph your face to resemble mine.


What's the point of that? Other freelancers/scammers are changing their pictures all the time. It's not like Upwork is checking if a woman becomes a man, or anything else really. 

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