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Freelancer keeps asking to communicate and make payment outside of Upwork

Hi I posted a job and accepted a proposal for fixed price project. The freelancer claims his account is unverified and cannot upload/share files/accept payment on upwork. Wants to communicate outside of upwork and share files there. Would like me to send payment via paypal.  He says his account is unverified he cannot accept payment on upwork . Not sure how the unverfied account works if you are bidding on a project.Please can you advise. 

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3a49d474
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The freelancer might be attempting to scam you. On Upwork, communication and payments should be made within the platform, although communication can be done outside after initiating a contract. The freelancer might be new and hasn't proven their identity by completing any jobs, but they can still apply for jobs.

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/360051800034-What-to-do-if-someone-contacts-you-outside... 

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3a49d474
Community Member

The freelancer might be attempting to scam you. On Upwork, communication and payments should be made within the platform, although communication can be done outside after initiating a contract. The freelancer might be new and hasn't proven their identity by completing any jobs, but they can still apply for jobs.

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/360051800034-What-to-do-if-someone-contacts-you-outside... 

Thanks for the info!

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