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Client is asking for CashApp and In to purchase equipment

larryr834
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Larry R Member Since: Mar 6, 2021
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Hi I am new to Upwork. I have been aske to supply my cashapp and PIN for equipment purchase for a job. Is this something typical of clients?

dataextract
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Ramesh K Member Since: Oct 25, 2015
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No.

Report the client to Upwork. 

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Larry R wrote:

I have been aske to supply my cashapp and PIN for equipment purchase for a job. Is this something typical of clients?


Would you give a stranger in the street your ATM card and PIN? 

No?

 

That should answer your question! Also remember that you may not (!!) communicate with any clients outside of Upwork before you have been properly hired..

 

egaruth
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Nikola S Moderator Member Since: Jul 2, 2020
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Hi Larry,

 

We always recommend that users should be cautious when sharing any sensitive or personal information with anyone they do not know. Learn more about best practices for online safety here.

 

Please let them know that sharing contact information before a contract has started is against Upwork’s Terms of Service and that all communications prior to the contract starting must take place on Upwork. We also encourage you to let us know if a TOS violation has happened by using the Flag as Inappropriate option throughout the platform. You can learn more about user reporting here.

 

~ Nikola

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