Freelancers say they are losing thousands due to scams (NBC)


Freelancers say they are being scammed out of thousands of dollars while going through online staffing platforms, NBC reported. The workers are falling victim to an updated version of a classic check scam where they are defrauded while looking for work-from- home options during the pandemic and economic downturn. Scammers have been operating on Upwork but they turn to to find users willing to share their Upwork credentials to pull off the scam, according to NBC.