Hello everyone, I initially didn’t want to make this topic but I was asked by a few guys to make others aware of it. I couldn’t find anywhere on the forums where I could post about scammers so decided to make a topic here.
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So basically, there is a person name Paramjot Singh https://forums.unrealengine.com/member.php?185163-Paramjot who uses multiple sources to get Game related jobs(mostly Unreal Engine 4) and outsource it a very cheaper price to other Unreal Engine 4 developers sometimes even 1/3rd the actual price. He doesn’t inform the developer that he is hiring a 3rd party person to work on the task or the client that their work has been outsources and the amount he is actually taking.
Few months back I had hired him over upwork, this account https://www.upwork.com/o/profiles/users/_~01defbce18f239b143/
And while going through a fb group Facebook Groups, i found the exact details of my job being posted there, I tried to reach for the person who might have worked on the task and found out that he had hired the person only for 8$ per hour while he had charged me for 24$.
Later while browsing through the forums, i found out other posts where he was looking for jobs that had been just posted over upwork.
And he deleted all the forum posts when being approached about outsourcing the task. Although for the time the post was on forums, I was approached by multiple developers about working for him without knowing him to be a contractor.
I had asked the MOD to restore the post so others could be aware of it. But he again deleted it immediately.
Later when I asked upwork about it, they replied that action has been taken on the profile. https://www.upwork.com/o/profiles/users/_~01defbce18f239b143/
I don’t know the exact action but I think the profile is banned and I am not able to search him over upwork anymore.
Currently he made another id here on the forums to try to get jobs.
Also he admitted on this post about outsourcing. But in reality Arun Kumar is a fake person probably his friend whose ID he has been using to get jobs and oursource them.
Although a good thing about him posting on forums is I found out the current upwork id he has been using.
I had a discussion with this person over upwork some weeks back and I didn’t notice anything off until I found out some portfolio items on his and Arun’s portfolio on forums were the same. I dug a little further on Facebook and found out that they both were on friend list. So I assume he is also using his another friends ID since original id Arun Kumar got locked.
I am not providing any facebook id links since it might not correct for privacy reason. And I didn’t want any personal attacks on the person. But I wanted to post this to make the developers and the clients about the kind of scams going on our community.
But yeah, do check the forum links if you can before the person deletes them.
So yeah, if you worked for this person or gave him any tasks, you have been cheated really badly.