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Scammed by a freelancer

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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
11 of 15

Linux, I'm not a client or a moderator so I'm not certain about this, but if you want an immediate refund, you may have to cancel the job. Otherwise, I would think the money will remain in escrow, so you can use it to hire a different freelancer for the same job. It's Sunday in US so there may not be any moderators reading this, but if there are, one of them can give you a more authoritative answer.

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
12 of 15

It's always a good idea to read about how a system works before entering your credit card information. As John said, the freelancer has no access to the funds you escrowed--but, you should have known how that worked before you starting shelling out money, don't you think?

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Linux K Member Since: Jan 27, 2019
13 of 15

Tiffany I agree

I did read some few tips, everything was simple and through but I thought in case of withdraw money is back immediately and you can bid for another freelancer ... 

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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
14 of 15

Linux, please read my earlier answer.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
15 of 15

re: "I thought in case of withdraw money is back immediately and you can bid for another freelancer ... "

 

You can immediately hire another freelancer. There is no limitation on doing so.

 

When a fixed-price contract is cancelled, the money immediately begins is way back to your financial account. It takes 3 to 5 business days. YOU DON'T NEED TO DO ANYTHING. It is completely automatic.

 

As a I client, I have been through this many times.

 

But don't look for the money in your "Upwork wallet." That's not how it works. The money is refunded to your funding source.

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