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Re: Donation for Covid-19

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Sudip D Member Since: Apr 19, 2018
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I am asking my clients for donations for Covid-19 affected people. If the client wants to donate via PayPal then will it keep any effect on my Upwork account? Because the donation will be held outside of Upwork.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Sudip D wrote:

I am asking my clients for donations for Covid-19 affected people. I


I strogly urge you not to do that. It's deeply unprofessional and clients will hopefully report you and then you are removed from the platform.

There are enough proper and legitimate organisations clients can choose to donate to.

 


Sudip D wrote:

If the client wants to donate via PayPal then will it keep any effect on my Upwork account? Because the donation will be held outside of Upwork.


Yes, it is a violation of the terms of service and enough to permantly remove you from the platform.


Do not ask clients for donations, ever.

Do not accept any funds outside the plateform, ever.

 

 

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Sudip D Member Since: Apr 19, 2018
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I already did that. so what can I do now for my account safety? 

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Sudip D Member Since: Apr 19, 2018
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I have deleted all message what I send to my clients. but 1 of my client asks my PayPal account. Then I told him to give money via Upwork. 

 

What should I do now for my account safety?

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Sudip D wrote:

I have deleted all message what I send to my clients. but 1 of my client asks my PayPal account. Then I told him to give money via Upwork. 

No. Apologize to the client for being so unprofessional and tell the client to donate to a charity of their choice instead.

 

Do not accept that money. 

 


Sudip D wrote:

What should I do now for my account safety?


Never behave in such a disgraceful manner again and hope that none of the other clients reports you.

 

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Sudip D Member Since: Apr 19, 2018
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I just tell him to donate the money to a charity.  And don't send any money to me. I also say sorry for asking the donate. Is it okay now? 

 

Actually the client asked me for my PayPal account. Not me.

 

Should I contact with Upwork Support for this issue?

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Sudip D wrote:

 

Should I contact with Upwork Support for this issue?


No.

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Sudip D Member Since: Apr 19, 2018
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Thanks

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
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This whole thing made me think about those change jars for that some stores have for charities here in the US and how some of the turned out to be scams.

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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Sudip D wrote:

 

What should I do now for my account safety?


Ask Upwork to close your account because
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