You encountered scammers.
Somebody else already reported them and the job posting has been taken down.
You will AUTOMATICALLY receive your Connects back.
Thanks for flagging this for us. I've checked and confirmed that the job has been taken down because it was in violation of Upwork TOS and action has been taken on the client account.
Please check this help article for more information on how to use the flag option found on each job post or message to report any suspicious or inappropriate content. Also, check out this post for more tips on how to avoid questionable jobs.