Last Updated: October, 2018
Here are some general tips and resources for best protecting yourself.
It’s important to keep your devices secure, both inside and out.
Consider the following: Lock, log off, or turn off your computer when not in use, schedule recurring computer scans using antivirus software, keep your antivirus software, and also browsers, plug-ins, applications, and operating systems up-to-date.
Phishing: Phishing is when dishonest users try to steal your financial information by impersonating a person or a business. A phishing attempt may Invoke a sense of urgency to encourage you to act before you think, come from a familiar sender for believability, contain suspicious URLs or attachments, often with shortened links, or include legitimate images like logos.
Educating yourself and trusting your instincts are key to protecting yourself:
Avoid sharing personal information when it is requested through email, ensure that the message content makes sense, and confirm with the actual business when in doubt, type URLs directly into your browser to prevent yourself from being routed to fake login pages.
Reporting a concern
FLAGGING A SUSPICIOUS CLIENT OR FREELANCER
To report a user, contact Customer Support. Or click “Report Message” to flag a specific message. To report a job or a user profile, please use the “Flag as inappropriate” link on the page. For more detailed instructions, refer to our help article here.
REPORTING A SUSPECTED VULNERABILITY
If you believe you’ve discovered a potential security vulnerability, please email us as soon as possible while following the Guidelines for Responsible Disclosure.