@Avery O wrote:
Please know that actions have been taken against the client you have mentioned for a violation of the Upwork Terms of Service.
And now I wonder what the violation was. We do not need all the details but maybe the subitem. I think it would help other freelancers to understand what to look out for.
I am not sure exactly what the violation was. I just applied for a job posted on Upwork and received a message asking me to get a Gmail Google Hangout ID to get more job info and an interview. That is when I put a message out in the Community Forum to make sure this was a legitimate job.
Sandra encountered a smooth scammer... Someone who she really thought might be legitimate.
I am glad she checked with us anyway. Her decision to do so may well have saved her from losing thousands of dollars.