This is the usual scam criteria for editing jobs: 1) posting is full of misspellings and bad grammar, 2) needs to hire multiple people, 3) just joined Upwork on the current date with zero hires, 4) offering a high pay rate, 5) claims to be about to "launch" a new product (like a magazine, despite their inability to write proper English) or service.
Likely applicants will be asked to interview on Google Hangouts...
Hi Ashab and Stephanie,
I'd like to check this further. Could you please click on my name and send me a PM with more information about your reports? I'll check that for you and advise you accordingly.
It's incredibly unlikely that a company would actually pay the opt-out fee for someone they've never worked with before. You should assume that they're lying and that this is a scam.
Hi, i am a new freelancer for writing and I am a bit concerned about this client. Something feels a bit off but at the same time some of it seems real. I also need the money. I have attached screenshots of the chat.
1. They contacted me on Upwork, referred me to chat via Skype
2. Asked me some questions over text, then said I was hired
3. Gave me a form to download and fill out. I requested by email since I was feeling a bit odd about it and yahoo did not file it as scam.
4. I filled it out and digitially signed it.
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5. They said they will send money for equipment via virtual check.
It is a serious violation of Upwork TOS for any client or freelancer to exchange money outside of the platform.
You could have your account suspended for agreeing to do that, or even for discussing such.
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