Sorry you feel this way about your Upwork experience so far. Upwork provides freelancers and clients with tools to connect with each other, manage their contracts, process payments, etc. Also, users can benefit from Upwork payment protection. It looks like you have a contract with a milestone that’s been funded in Escrow and you have just submitted work on it and requested payment. Your client has a period of 14 days from the most recent work submission on a milestone to review and request any changes, after which the funds will automatically be released from escrow to you.
I have been contacted by a scammer and would like to report them. I'm not sure where to report. **Edited for Community Guidelines**. Here was my original message:
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I immediately questioned and told her I was not interested in providing my information and that it went again Upwork policies.
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I've witnessed a couple of client jobs that asked to modify existing After Effects templates that they have purchased. I believe this is theft of intellectual property for the purpose of possibly reselling them as their own work. What is Upworks policy when handling these types of requests?
re: "I've witnessed a couple of client jobs that asked to modify existing After Effects templates that they have purchased. I believe this is theft of intellectual property for the purpose of possibly reselling them as their own work. What is Upworks policy when handling these types of requests?"
Mark: If you have questions about this, this is an issue you would need to discuss with Adobe, not Upwork.
As far as Upwork itself is concerned, I'm not sure how this would be seen as any different than somebody modifying an Adobe Illustrator template file to fit the needs of a client. Or a Microsoft PowerPoint template file.
Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see where there is a violation of any Upwork policy here.
It’s been a while now and my client hasn't given me the work so he can release the escrow payment he funded. However, on getting the job I was asked for a research sample, more like a data entry sample and that took hours. Is it possible I was tricked to working for free and can he withdraw the funds?