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How to catch a Scam?

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Jessica H Member Since: Apr 18, 2017
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Hi Everyone!

 

I was offered a job today and I'm really suspicious it could be a scam. Can you help me out? I don't have much experience as a freelancer or in the platform, having completed only one job.

So in summary:

 

- Job proposal was sent through e-mail, not via Upwork platform

- They are offering to send daily tects for translation and pay weekly (first week pays in advance)

- They asked me to setup an account in TransferWise (which I have never heard about) and gave a bunch of instructions to setup this account (payment would fall directly in my bank account)

- They said I would be using a marketing automation software, which is paid for, so they would be sending me funds to setup/download the software AND pay me for the hours spent training to use the software.

 

So, thoughts?? What should I make of all this?

 

Thanks

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Vladimir G Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Jessica,

 

This is a scam and violation of Upwork ToS, please review these safety tips and share the job post link so I can check if our team already took action against the client.

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