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Re: Tips to Avoid Questionable Jobs

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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@Joan P wrote:

what about companies that list they are looking to hire 88 freelancers. is this a scam?


 You could be open minded or you could avoid the risk that it's in the .0000000000000001% chance of being legit 

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Tammara C Member Since: Oct 14, 2016
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Hi lena, I have been recently asked to submitt a sample of my work to a client before i actually started to work. the clients email address is **Edited for Community Guidelines** From reading your post this is a free work scam! I hope that Up Work will handle this matter. I plan from now on to be carfeul of the offers that i receive.

 

Thanks!!

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

 

It looks like that client has already been removed from Upwork. If a client requests free work or offers to pay outside of Upwork in the future, please flag their job posting as inappropriate or submit a ticket request to report them.

 

Thank you.

~ Valeria
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Tammara C Member Since: Oct 14, 2016
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Thanks Valeria!

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Tiffani M Member Since: Aug 15, 2017
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Hi,

 

Last question, how do you submit a ticket request because I tried to and for some reason didn't see the option to submit a ticket request for my issue so that's why I had to use the forum.

 

Thank you for providing the ticket request "How To'

 

Tiffani

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Tiffani,

 

You can submit a ticket request here.

~ Valeria
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Margaret C Member Since: Apr 1, 2015
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Can you explain specifically where to look/find the way to flag/report the agency in question when this happens?  where can I find it on the page when I'm receiving a message or offer from them?

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

I understand where your frustration is coming from, and appreciate your participation in this thread. I would like to note that we do have teams and systems that help identify red flags if a user or a job post is fraudulent. However, I would like to clarify that there are cases where we are unable to foresee a violation based on a client's job post itself or their initial communications with the freelancer. We usually receive flags when the interview stage has already commenced, where the client explicitly communicates this (ToS violation) with a freelancer. In cases like these, the teams involved take action immediately against the client's job post and account based on the report.

 

I highly recommend that you read up on 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. When you come across any client or job that raises a red flag, you can go to the job post and click on the "Flag as inappropriate" button so that it goes to the team's queue for their further review. 


-Avery
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Margaret C Member Since: Apr 1, 2015
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Thank you.
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Gayon B Member Since: Sep 7, 2016
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Lena this was very informative. I thank you very much for this post. 

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." Henry Ford