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Be careful when working for this guy: *edited*

tyler_nguyen_dev
Active Member
Tien N Member Since: Mar 9, 2020
1 of 18

Hi there,

I'm a freelancer, 

I just apply a Laravel job from that guy, he told me that they will offer me a deal, I just accepted his offer.

But he also ask me to receive payment via Paypal (not via Upwork)

I have done some tasks for him (he will set the estimation for each task and we just allow to log within his given estimation)

I'm ok with that, till yesterday, he cancelled the Upwork offer and seems not checking my message on Skype

Just want you guys to be careful with this scammer.

 

 

michael_skaggs
Community Guru
Michael S Member Since: Aug 29, 2017
2 of 18

Tien N wrote:

But he also ask me to receive payment via Paypal (not via Upwork)


This is against Upwork's Terms of Service. You should have reported him.

 

I have done some tasks for him (he will set the estimation for each task and we just allow to log within his given estimation)


In agreeing to be paid in this manner, you have also violated the TOS.

tyler_nguyen_dev
Active Member
Tien N Member Since: Mar 9, 2020
3 of 18

Please let me know how to report a client, 

I couldn't see any report buttons in either messages or contracts page.

mtngigi
Community Guru
Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
4 of 18

Tien N wrote:

Hi there,

I'm a freelancer, 

I just apply a Laravel job from that guy, he told me that they will offer me a deal, I just accepted his offer.

But he also ask me to receive payment via Paypal (not via Upwork)

I have done some tasks for him (he will set the estimation for each task and we just allow to log within his given estimation)

I'm ok with that, till yesterday, he cancelled the Upwork offer and seems not checking my message on Skype

Just want you guys to be careful with this scammer.

 

 


As Michail has pointed out - accepting payment outside of Upwork would be considered scamming Upwork, and not something you should be "okay" with. Both you and the client are not using Upwork as it is intended to be used.

tyler_nguyen_dev
Active Member
Tien N Member Since: Mar 9, 2020
5 of 18

This is my first offer. I just want to log all of my log time into Upwork after catch 20 working hours.

But this guy just told me to send payment via Paypal, and he also cancelled the offer.

Now I can not log my time.

Please let me know what I can do now

petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
6 of 18

Tien N wrote:

 

But this guy just told me to send payment via Paypal, and he also cancelled the offer.


At that point you should have told the client that you can not accept payment outside of the platform and walked away.

 


Tien N wrote:

Please let me know what I can do now


Upwork will contact you about it. 

 

aocumen
Moderator
Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
7 of 18

Hi Tien, 


The team will follow up with you and your client with more information about your account. 


~ Avery
Upwork
tyler_nguyen_dev
Active Member
Tien N Member Since: Mar 9, 2020
8 of 18

Hi,

Please let me know what should I do when a client offer me to pay directly?

Should I report him/her?

jr-translation
Community Guru
Jennifer R Member Since: Sep 15, 2017
9 of 18

Tien N wrote:

Hi,

Please let me know what should I do when a client offer me to pay directly?

Should I report him/her?


Yes.

tyler_nguyen_dev
Active Member
Tien N Member Since: Mar 9, 2020
10 of 18

Many thanks guys,

This is my first offer so I'm just an amateur

Have to be careful at the next times, we have to follow Upwork terms

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