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Leroy D Member Since: Feb 27, 2020
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Someone asked me to make an Upwork account for him because his own account got banned or something. He will pay me money for it because he has to work trough my computer or something. It is a very weird story and i don't trust it. He says you can only make 1 account on 1 address. That's why he asked me to make an account. Is this true? He communicates via Google Hangouts. What do I need to do? Is this a scam?

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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Yes it's a scam and can get you banned permanently if you play along.  Block him and forget about him.

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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They need to teach Internet fraud to computer scientists I guess.

Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Leroy, 

I can confirm that this is a violation of the Upwork Terms of Service. Users are not allowed to create accounts for other users, and/or share their account with someone else. You may want to read up on this article that details what actions may cause a freelancer's account to be temporarily or permanently suspended. 


I would also highly recommend that you read up the "Safety First!" section of the freelancer resources we have compiled, and these tips for avoiding questionable jobs for more information about working safely through Upwork.