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For safety concerns

Hi, I am new at upwork. I applied for the job and the employer messaged me but I was instructed to communicate via telegram. Is this safe?

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No, it is a scam. Flag it and report them so the post can immedialey be removed before anyone falls for it.

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Hi Geneva, 

Clients and freelancers cannot communicate off Upwork until a contract has been set up on your account (the client sent an offer, and you accepted it). It would also be best to visit these articles for more information on how you can keep in line with Upwork's Terms of Service when engaging on the website:

If you haven't already, please don't hesitate to follow the steps in this article to report suspicious activity. In the meantime, I would highly suggest that you check out the "Safety First!" section of the freelancer resources we have compiled, these tips for avoiding questionable jobs, and these articles for more information about working safely through Upwork. 

~ Avery
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