What you need to know about earning money bingos
Upwork is a popular and lucrative bingo company.
The company has been in business since 2012, and since then, it has raised more than $10 million in funding.
But, the bingo site, which is owned by the same company that owns Upwork, is now facing an investigation by the FTC for not properly disclosing the identities of bingo players.
Upwork and Upwork-owned companies may not have disclosed the identity of players for up to two years after they started bingo playing, according to a letter sent by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to Upwork on Wednesday.
The FTC says Upwork’s disclosure policies are “incompatible with the FTC’s own rulebook.”
Upwork had not responded to a request for comment from The Washington Post on Wednesday afternoon.
The bingo website has a disclaimer that says it “may be used by third parties to identify individuals who are not authorized users of the service.”
The disclaimer includes a link to a page on Upwork.com that lists Upwork customers.
A representative from Upwork told The Washington Report that Upwork does not disclose the identities or other information of its users.
“We do not make our players’ identities public,” the representative said.
“They are the customers of Upwork.”
The FTC has asked Upwork to submit a public report on its disclosure practices by Feb. 15.
“The FTC has been investigating Upwork for over a year, and we have reached a conclusion that the company has failed to comply with its own policies on the disclosure of user names and other information regarding users,” said the FTC statement.
“As a result, the FTC has begun an investigation of Upworks compliance.”
Upworks bingo service is available to users on iOS and Android, but users can also use the site on desktop and laptop computers, which means Upwork could be liable for FTC claims if the FTC determines Upwork violated the FTC rules.
The agency said it received the complaint on Oct. 16, and is waiting for a response before deciding whether to open an investigation.
“At this time, we have not received any further information from Upworks, and have not been able to provide any information to the FTC,” the FTC said.