It's a well known scam and the check will bounce, but to answer your question, no I have never had anyone mail me a check because I read the ToS when I signed up and I know that it is against Upwork policy to receive money off platform and it could get me suspended.
Please report the client.
@Gwen M wrote:
Yes, same thing. Just checked the check out with issuing bank. Informed me the check was fraugulent.
Before you do any more interviews please make yourself familiar with the rules of the site. You accepted payment outside the platform which can get you suspended. It's very important to read all the help materials and ToS to keep your account safe.
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