I just got another invitation for the job I posted about earlier, about 30 minutes ago. Are you saying that job has since been removed? These people are KILLING my desire to try to find work on here.
Yes, Jessica. I can confirm that the most recent invite has also been archived because the team took actions against the client's account. I'm sorry this is causing you frustration. Unfortunately, new freelancers tend to receive more of these invites. Many established freelancers have shared here in the Community that once they become more experienced on the platform they receive fewer or none of these invites.
I just started in Up Work and am very excited to start working! However, I feel that almost every invite I have received is a scam, as they are all asking to interview on Google Hangouts, and one even said she wanted to pay through the company, not Up Work. Is there a way to screen these better, I do not want to waste my time, but I do not want to miss out on a legitimate job as well.
re: "Is there a way to screen these better, I do not want to waste my time, but I do not want to miss out on a legitimate job as well. "
You can save a lot of time.
Ignore ALL invitations that you receive from out of the blue. They are ALL scams.
You need to focus ONLY on jobs that you apply to yourself. Many of those will be scams as well, but many of those will be legitimate.
Things will change when you gain more experience on Upwork.
I ONLY receive legitimate, quality invitations from real clients with real jobs. And when I apply for jobs, they are all legitimate. This is typical for experienced freelancers with in-demand skills. Something you can look forward to.
So I was invited to interview for a position with a company through a message on Upwork. Then suddenly the position was flagged as inappropriate job posting.
So had contacted me via Google Hangouts as requested via interview request and it was going ok till this morning. When they stated that their investor would sending a check for office supplies and I was to go through their vendor, and their vendor only has a working relationship with them, so they will contact the vendors.
Anyone think this seems fishy?
Please, do not continue communicating with these people via Google Hangout. The invite has been archived because it was inappropriate and violated Upwork ToS. Actions have been taken against the client's account as well. Please, see my posts earlier on this thread for more information.
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