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Banned on Upwork for Asking for PayPal Payment

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by JV1999, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. JV1999

    JV1999 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hi,

    A few months ago I got banned on upwork, and it felt like getting tossed out of the garden of Eden :(.

    I didn't even mean to. I'm one of those people who don't read ToS... and I just needed my client's money ASAP, so I sent a message via their message system to pay by PayPal.

    They banned, said no recourse. (But they still paid me for the jobs :D.)

    Problem is I have all my info on my account, like SSN and RL name. So idgaf about the account itself... but I mean I can't open a new one with my own RL info...

    What should I do? Why can't they forgive? (and I don't want to use my relatives' info.)
     
  2. Asif WILSON Khan

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    What exactly is the question?
    If they have all your real details then you need to open a new account with new/other details or use a different platform.
     
  3. JV1999

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    u want me to put in a fake ssn? u make it sound like it's easy, but it's not? You're saying I have to commit ID fraud lol. cuz they do submit all that stuff to the IRS... and that ain't no joke no more brah
     
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    Did you already speak to the support? They unbanned me in a similar case after I told them I wouldn't do that again.
     
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    Like the person above wrote. Contact support see if they made an error with you.
     
  6. JV1999

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    Oh they did? Yeah I did speak to them but didn't tell them I wasn't going to do it again lol. I just assumed they meant what they said. I asked them if there was an opt-out fee to pay to get my account reinstated, but they said no.

    So now I'm going to submit a support ticket saying I won't do it again :) thanks.

    Probably a long shot, and maybe Upwork isn't worth all the groveling.
     
  7. JV1999

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    how did you get banned the same day you replied to my thread :(.

    Well guys I contacted htem and they said after super careful review, I am permanently banned from upwork. Guess if you try to PayPal it, they see you as a huge huge threat.

    On the flip side I could always change my SSN and make a new account :). Cuz u know upwork is worth.
     
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    Oh my God... it is very disappointing
     
  9. PHPInjected

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    If you can find one to use, that is. You could always just buy an Upwork account. I'm pretty sure there are people on this forum who would sell one. Note: Be careful with that.
     
  10. JV1999

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    But why would they do that? Then they'll have to pay more taxes for no reason whenever I earn.

    Do people really sell upwork accounts with real ssn... because it would be utterly dumb
     
  11. Cryogenesis

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    So instead of apologizing for what you did to get your account reinstated, you tried to bribe them?
     
  12. JV1999

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    Yeah, lol. I thought all they wanted was money... I mean I figured I could show my sincerity by offering cash. If you're trying to gett paid by PayPal it means you're trying to circumvent fees. So doing the opposite I thought would surprise them
     
  13. BassTrackerBoats

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    If you are in the US you can get a Tax Payer Identification # and probably use that.

    Totally legal as they are issued by the IRS.
     
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    I got mine banned last year.

    Support did not help at all.

    Luckily i had no money with them.
     
  15. JV1999

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    Wow thanks I didn't even know that. It like lets you get 2 chances for anywhere, if you get banned once, you can sign up with a dual ID # WOW :D

    Luckily, when Upwork switched over by engulfing Elance and Odesk, they converted my profile but misspelt my first name? (Idk why they would... but anyway) and then I tried correcting it but they wanted me to upload a gov id which I was too lazy to do lol since everything was already set up with my SSN.

    BUT THEIR MISTAKE IS MY TREASURE MUAHAHAHAH

    ty ty for the solution :D

    edit: Nevermind. Looksl ike the IRS plugged that loophole: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/taxpayer-identification-numbers-tin#itin

    The only way is to get a business entity tax ID... sigh
     
  16. BassTrackerBoats

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    So set up a business entity. It could be your name even as that is normal in many States and is cheap to do.
     
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    There is nothing that you can do. You should have read the TOS.