I am talking about newbies posting jobs and scamming? Its the opposite of regular trend, instead of freelancer scamming the client, client scamming the worker. I got scammed by one newbie client yesterday, wasted some time and money. Another 2 almost scammed me and few other guys wasted tons of time of mine that was a serious loss. I'll be fine, its not like I depend on this. I have my own projects that are being developed, I try to do whatever I can in my free time, just to be busy more, added experience and some extra money is always nice. But may be many others are getting hurt seriously. They don't have any reputation on forum or respectable post count. The trend is very simple, new accounts trying to get things from the HFL section without any real intention to pay. Most of the time freelancers trust the client and agree to deliver work first. I have just seen some tk. website owner trying to get traffic for his website offering 80% rev share hahaha if that isn't a big fat red alarm then what is. One thing is clear, these people has another BHW id or many other, they are well aware of this forum and they knows their way around here. Perhaps the BHW think tank can minimize the exposure of hard working freelancers by restricting OP privilege at Freelancer section to a minimum userclass? Or something else to prevent this? For me, I've learned my lesson. If the client is new or semi new there is no way I am gonna work for him without an advance. If he is a respectable member then its safe. I have many expertise to offer and I love the freelancer section. While I am working on my own blog network, I like to get involve in other projects, its fun it keeps me busy and the experience is always valuable. I am sure there are many others like me. We hope the freelancer section can remain clean and professional. But to others like me, stay alarmed. Don't jump on every newbie client you see without verifying his intentions or an advance.