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I don't work with lying programmers from upwork.com

A potential client approached me and informed me that there are programmers on upwork.com claiming they have worked with me or even built my website. This client found it a strange story and came to verify these claims. Luckily, I was unaware of this.

The claims are false. I do all of my work myself. I never hire programmers through upwork.com or other freelancing sites, and I even built my own website. Sometimes, I collaborate with acquaintances to work on a project together.

Below is one of the conversations I received. For privacy reasons, I have obscured the identities of the lying programmers. When he mentions Ronnie, he undoubtedly means Ronnie Zeemering, a photographer friend, and certainly not the CTO of the 'Engineering Team' for this website.

Screenshot van een conversatie op upwork.com tussen een liegende programmeur en mijn potentiële cliënt.

Liar: "Here's the link to my project: https://1902.studio"

Wouter Dieters: "Oh you build this website: https://1902.studio?"

Liar: "I was a junior web developer and worked on a freelancer for Ronnie. I was a member of migrating team."

Wouter Dieters: "Who is Ronnie?"

Liar: "He was a CTO of engineer team. I worked 3 months as a Laravel expert."

Wouter Dieters: "Ah, they build that website you mean and you were part of the team?"

Liar: "Yes".
A screenshot of a chat conversation on upwork.com.

The liar below even claims he built my entire website. Quite bold.

Screenshot van een conversatie op upwork.com tussen een liegende programmeur en mijn potentiële cliënt.

Liar: "Ok no problem, here is my project link. https://1902.studio".
Another screenshot of a chat conversation on upwork.com.

If you ever come across a claim like this, please let me know. I would like to report these users on upwork.com, but without an account, it is currently impossible to get in touch with them except through a useless chatbot. I made an attempt through their press email address.

Thank you, Wouter, for informing me.

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