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Freelancer Disappeared After Getting Upfront Payment

yitwail
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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
31 of 31

Petra wrote, "A freelancer will make such a demand knowing that after 5-6 days they can withdraw the money and vanish without there being anything the client or Upwork can do about it because the security hold is over..."

 

Well, in this case they did because the freelancer talked the client into making an upfront payment. Here's a suggestion to any clients reading this: if you must make an upfront payment, only do so for a freelancer you have worked with before.

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