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Questionable job offer

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Cheryl R W Member Since: Nov 28, 2016
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I just received a job request- interview request from someone who is offering work but they have no history with Upworks. Could this be a scam?

 

 

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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lol kevin is out.

 

Nobody who spells it e.b.a.y. is doing anything but scamming.

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Cheryl,

 

You are right to be suspicious of this job. It was in violation of Upwork ToS and has already been removed by the team. You'll notice that the interview has been archived.

~ Valeria
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Joshua B Member Since: Jan 28, 2017
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I just received a similar invitation and recognize it as a scam. The listing itself doesn't look that suspicious, but the invitation is clearly the problem. (Says the freelancer will list stuff on e.b.a.y. then get $50 per winning auction.)

 

I flagged the listing. Should I also send the link or the invitation to someone? 

 

PS-It was from a "Kevin" and he wanted me to text him to let him know I was interested. 

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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mah boy Kevin is back. He doesn't ever want to talk to me again. Smiley Sad

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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"Kevin" harrassed the heck out of me about a month ago.  Constant invitations.  Valeria is well aware of this guy - you could PM her, although I'm not sure which mod is working this weekend.

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Joshua and Cheryl,

 

I'll have those jobs reviewed by the team as soon as possible.

~ Valeria
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Cheryl R W Member Since: Nov 28, 2016
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Thank you. I actually got another similar invitation this week. I just declined it. I appears they are targeting the inexperienced ones.
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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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He'll keep harassing you until you harass him back. Smiley Very Happy

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