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Kimberly B Member Since: Dec 20, 2016
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Hello,

 

I was sent an email late last night from **Edited for Community Guidelines**of Upwork informing me that a client requested to interview me for a position. However, I did not see this message until this morning. I accepted the interview request right away and noticed that the client had withdrawn the request. 

 

The request seemed a bit bizarre. It asked me to accept immediately and to setup a Gmail account to meet with this client. I'm not sure if the client is in a different time-zone, but it was after 11:15pm CST when I received this email. Again, I didn't see it in my inbox until checked this morning. I can't imagine they would want to interview a candidate that late. 

 

Here's what the email said:

 

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

 

I didn't see that this client's payment method has been verified, so I wanted to know if this is a legitimate interview request.

 

Could someone from Upwork please advise?

 

Thank you,

 

Kimberly Brown

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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This sounds like a scam to me.  Invitations do not typically look like that.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Google Hangouts invitation.

It is a scam.

 

Ignore this entirely. There is no money to be made from this.

 

Report it or flag it if you want to.

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Kimberly B Member Since: Dec 20, 2016
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Thanks, Mary. The full job description was attached. Is **Edited for Community Guidelines** an Upwork employee? That's who the invitation was from. 

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Christy A Member Since: Dec 30, 2015
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Yeah, sounds suspicious to me too.  If I'd gotten that, I would have immediately flagged it.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "Is **Edited for Community Guidelines**  an Upwork employee?"

 

It does not matter. Scammers copy the names of real people from the Internet.

 

You should never consider the names, only the behavior.

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Kimberly B Member Since: Dec 20, 2016
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Thanks, Preston. And all the other responders. I will delete the message and mark it as spam. 

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

 

I can confirm that that invitation didn't come from an Upwork employee. The job and the client were in violation of Upwork ToS and have since been removed from the Marketplace.

~ Valeria
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Kimberly B Member Since: Dec 20, 2016
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Thanks for confirming, Valeria!