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How to avoid fake clients?


I have some concerns over fake clients who post jobs on Upwork. What measures can be taken to avoid those clients? 

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Hi Shafgat, here some ideas how you can take care when this situation come:   If the client tries to push for off-site communication or payments, this is a big warning sign. They may also be vague about the project details or try to rush you into signing a contract. Here are some quick tips to dodge this bullet: 

Only work with clients willing to communicate and pay through the freelancing platform. If a client insists on going off-platform, it’s best to avoid them because they trap beginners this way. 

You can also ask around in forums or on social media to see if anyone has had experience with this particular client.  In the other hand, trust your gut; if something feels off about a client, it’s probably best to steer clear. When faced with such a situation, better ask a senior or expert and follow their advice. 

If you’re ever in doubt about a potential client, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and walk away. There are plenty of other clients, so there’s no need to take unnecessary risks.


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