How I got scammed for $1700 on Upwork

*Photo by Mikhail Nilov from Pexels

I have shied away from telling the story of how I was scammed because I was ashamed. How did I get fooled that easily when I pride myself on being a digital native, having worked in digital communications since the mid-nineties?

Shouldn’t I have been immune to the same old tricks of the online scammers? Shouldn’t I have known better?

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Natasha Tynes

Natasha Tynes

Writer. Journalist. Words in @washingtonpost , @ElleUK , @esquire . I write about: ✍🏼 Writing 📲 Creator economy 🌍 Mideast