Client Asking for Password
Provash S. 9 posts - Bangladesh - Joined Jun 28 2012
I applied in a job. The client invite me to interview. He send me message on oDesk to chat with him on skype and he give his skype name. I add him to my skype.
When we were in a chat on skype, he told me that he will hire me for a job for which he will pay me $15 per hour. My present rate is $5 per hour. The work is, I have to maintain his oDesk account and have to hire 30 contractor who will work for $5. It will be an ongoing job over 6 months and I only have to maintain his oDesk account and check the work diary of the contractors. He send me the job offer and I accept it. The job started.
Then the thing happen. First he ask me for my oDesk username. I gave him the user name (as I know when any client hire me, username can easily be seen form contract detail page). Then he ask me for my password, so he can attach my account with his account. He told me in this way I can hire from his account.
I was confused. I didn't know what I will do. Then I decided not to give my password to him. I told him, "Sir, I cannot give you my password, it is a law of oDesk not to reveal password to anyone". Then all on a sudden he end the contract and tell me that "oh, I understand, you cannot do the job, I'm ending the contract."
That what happen. I notice it to oDesk help centre. They ask me for the chat transcription. I send them the screenshot and chat detail copying from skype.
My question is, is it really needed to send password to client to maintain his account? I have to mention that the client have a verified payment method. It was his Third job posting and he did not hire anyone yet in his oDesk life. First he want to talk in voice call via skype. I was lucky that I don't have my headphone with me that time. If he talk with me via voice call, I won't have any prove to send to help centre.
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