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People are asking me to use my account

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Joao B wrote:
Just got one from Laos... it's pretty tempting. It seems to me more than a partnership than scam.

Joao, you have *no* idea.....  Your details are attached to your Upwork account, when those people who are actually not in Laos have screwed clients over for a few tens of thousands of Dollars, **YOUR** Upwork account has been suspended, **YOUR** funds taken to refund their clients and Upwork releases **YOUR** details to the authorities, you'll see what a great partnership that was.


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Eric R Member Since: Oct 2, 2019
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How did it work out for you
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Toni R Member Since: Sep 24, 2019
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hi, I've just received the proposal from Guru com,

in a message,

and than went to skype conversation.

instead of talking about projects, the person named the same

to use my Upwork account, and to pay for it.

what should I do further?

thank you




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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.


**Edited for community guidelines**


I reported this account as a scammer to LinkedIn.

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" ?

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. 

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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.