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Unverified Client with Questionable Email

skleckner14
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Sydney K Member Since: Apr 2, 2020
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Hello Upwork Community!

 

I am new to Upwork and have been sent my first interview intvite on OneDrive, but I am unsure if the client is legitimate because of their email. The client is an Upwork Plus Client with an unceritifed payment, but what worries me is the invite they sent. It was written with weird vocabulary and the email they'd like me to add over Skype doesn't match the name on the client's account. The email is also of a deceased celebrity. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Smiley Happy 

 

Thank you!

 

Best,

Sydney

djondinium
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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
2 of 4

Hi Sydney,

 

I checked the job you are referring to and it looks like it's already been canceled for violating Upwork TOS. You'll notice that the Message room with the client has also been archived. Please, check out the tips in this post to make sure you stay safe and protected while working on Upwork.


Also, please check this help article for more information on how to use the flag option to report any inappropriate content.

 

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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jgentsch11
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Joe G Member Since: Nov 10, 2020
3 of 4

I got three messages from three different job postings that sent me the same exact thing. All within ten minutes of each other. It seems like something suspicious is going on.

 

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

 

Message read:
**Edited for Community Guidelines**

andregutierrez22
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Andrea G Moderator Member Since: Jul 7, 2020
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Hi Joe,

 

I'm sorry to hear you encountered suspicious activity. I will go ahead and flag these job posts to the team for review. We count on your help and diligence to make the Upwork experience as safe as possible. If you see a violation of the Upwork Terms of Service, we encourage you to report it.

Please check out this help article for some advice on Staying Safe on Upwork.

 

Thanks!

~Andrea
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