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People are asking me to use my account

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "what should I do further?"

 

Read the previous posts in this thread.

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Raza S Member Since: May 9, 2020
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I'm going through the same thing right now. We might have the same guy.

 

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Troy W Member Since: Sep 17, 2015
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This just happened to me. A "**Edited for community guidelines**" asked for a LinkedIn connection asking if I was interested in PT or FT remote web development work. As soon as we connected, he wanted to know if I was interested in making money for almost no effort. (alarm bells). He wanted to use my Upwork account because his was blocked by a client. Uh, no.

 

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I reported this account as a scammer to LinkedIn.

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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Troy. We'll share this with our team for further investigation and appropriate actions will be taken according to our internal processes.


~ Bojan
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Tim C Member Since: Sep 25, 2019
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I havent even fully had my Upwork profile approved - nad have had two approaches by people on freelancer to pay me a monthly retainer to use my account to win work... im assuming this is against TOS.

hope this doesnt get my account banned - any tips on what should do next with these new "friends" ?

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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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I'm sorry to learn about your experience, Tim. 

You can send me a private message with more information about the messages your received so that I can look into this further, and report it to the team. 


-Avery
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John S Member Since: Sep 29, 2019
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Yes got allready 2 requests for the same thing.

 

At first i was under the impression that they where hackers.

 

Thank god if they are just scammers never give any of your info out guys.

 

Thanks for this post.

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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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It's good to know that you recognized it as a red flag, John. You can send the profiles, and some screen grabs of the messages you received to me through a private message, and I will look into this further.


-Avery
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Jacob Ammon A Member Since: Oct 10, 2019
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I just wanted to thow in that I received an offer this mornig for 200/month for my Upwork account (which i haven't been on in years) from a message on Fiverr. Not going with it, but apparently they're coming from more places than Freelancer.com

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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Jacob Ammon,

 

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Could you please send me a PM with more information about your report. I'll gladly escalate it to the team for the investigation.

 

Thank you!


~ Bojan
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