Upwork must be having a hard time generating business as they have started posting fake jobs. Jobs that clients had posted months ago have been released as new jobs. Poor unsuspecting freelancers start applying to these jobs and spending their paid for bid credits. Little do they know these are not real jobs.
If you are not familiar with Upwork, freelancers have to pay to buy bid credits. So they will have to buy more bid credits to apply to these fake jobs. Upwork makes more money while the freelancers get poorer. How long can this go on? Maybe the California Attorney General needs to start investigating.