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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 Amar,

 

Could you please click on my name and send me a PM with more information about your report. I'll escalate this to the correct team for further investigation and will take action as per our internal processes. 

 

Thank you.


~ Bojan
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jdvelez
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JD V Member Since: Jun 4, 2019
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Thanks so much for this. I Just got a message in my Fiverr account from a scammer asking the same thing! I am really enjoying messing with them before i report them.

pfisherlcsw
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Percival F Member Since: Jun 26, 2019
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Hello Everyone,

 

I have been approached, via LinkedIn by this character named "Jin" who states that he works for Upwork and lives in China! He asked me to use my profile and he said that he would give me 20% of his income for using my profile. I knew something was off and I researched and came to this blog! Beware everyone of these scammers!

 

 

datanavigator
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Clinton D Member Since: Sep 4, 2019
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I was approached by someone claiming to be from Singapore who wanted to use an American account to bid on US-only jobs, and offered to share the pay. They asked to remotely log into my computer or a VM to do it.
aocumen
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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Thank you for sharing this here, Clinton. 

If you can send me more information through a private message (by clicking on my name), I will go ahead and look into this further.


-Avery
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sergei191
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Sergei S Member Since: Sep 16, 2019
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Hey Avery,
I have an example of this but the forum is saying I don’t have enough privileges to message you. Where should I send it?

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

 

Could you please click on my name and send me a PM with more information about your report. I'll check that and escalate this to the correct team for further investigation.

 

Thank you.


~ Bojan
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boas-joao
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Joao B Member Since: Sep 22, 2019
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Just got one from Laos... it's pretty tempting. It seems to me more than a partnership than scam. According to his information he wants to reach markets of US and Europe but, I don't know if it is true or not, connecting through their IP address either won't work, not allowed or they don't make money out of that... Im not silly but I have doubts.
aocumen
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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Joao, 


I would like to confirm that Upwork users are not allowed to share their accounts with other users, or people outside of Upwork as it is a violation of the Upwork Terms of Service. Users are not allowed to rent/lease their accounts, and only the registered the user is allowed to access and use their account.

 

You may also want to read up on this support article for more information about what actions may temporarily or permanently put a hold on your account. 


-Avery
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prestonhunter
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "It seems to me more than a partnership than scam."

 

Fortunately, you don't actually need to make a determination about whether such a person is trying to scam you, or wants to be your "partner in crime."

 

Either way, it isn't something Upwork allows.