Client ask me during chat interview to fill up an initial interview form with required email field to be populate. The other questions in the google doc form looks like a legit interview question. The client has a great review and $9k spent though. I know sharing of contact info is against TOS but I'm looking for advice on how to handle this kind of situation, I believe he is not trying to scam but client does not know/forgot that sharing contact info w/o contract is against the rule.
Thanks in advance!
Fill in the email address but send a note specifying:
"I have provided my email address but it is not to be used for communication purposes prior to an official Upwork contract being in place."
I wouldn't even do that. Just tell them that when you are required, you will provide that information. Those questionnaires are forms that stay around forever without being re-written and updated.