But there are many legit jobs available too!! Just ignore the ones that claim to pay you too much, and you're all set to go!
Getafreelancer and other freelance job listing websites are very competitive and a new guy would get easily overwhelmed(like I was!!) And moreover, they pay you peanuts compared to other job boards!! Most sites like GAF, getacoder,rentacoder,scriptlance are the same, the pay very less for even big jobs, like sales copy writing!!
BTW, do you apply to jobs on the Indian listings or overseas??
I've only applied overseas because of the fraudulent job listings by agents in the Indian craigslists!!!