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I get invitation work but the payment not verified. Should I believe?

fitriramlan
Active Member
Fitria W Member Since: Jun 27, 2017
1 of 10

Dear Upwork,

 

I have one work invitation from the client. I work with him about 2 weeks and I know from the first about the payment not verified. I already asked him but he said he will pay after mid of July. I try to believe him, but when I finish my work, he asked me to revision. I still continue. And then he asked me to follow his draft but without the information or clue about the project, I stuck because like the misunderstanding. I asked him to discuss in the video call and suddenly he off not reply my text, but I still awaiting his answer.

 

Is anyone had experience that working with payment not verified?

Should I believe this client or not?

lascap_01
Community Guru
Pascal S Member Since: Mar 23, 2016
2 of 10

Never never work with a client without an accepted offer.

lysis10
Community Guru
Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
3 of 10
Lol rekt
allergywriter
Community Guru
Cheryl K Member Since: Jul 16, 2015
4 of 10

An invitation is not a contract.

 

You don't have a contract you don't have a job.

 

You don't have a job you don't do work.

 

Stop

Now

Wait

When you get a contract, then you go to work

jkarim716
Active Member
Judith K Member Since: Jan 29, 2016
5 of 10

Even if you have an offer, if it says payment not verified you should not be working. 

lysis10
Community Guru
Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
6 of 10

@Judith K wrote:

Even if you have an offer, if it says payment not verified you should not be working. 


 They even send you an email telling you not to. LOL derp derp

yitwail
Community Guru
John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
7 of 10

They're called invitations to interview for a reason -- if you accept, then you get to message the client and you didn't have to use connects. That's it.

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mind01
Active Member
Matija M Member Since: Apr 7, 2016
8 of 10

This was actuallly meant as a reply to Judith, yet I don't see her quoted text. Anyway...

 

Let me hijack this thread for a moment and ask the following - would you say that this is also true for clients who are recommended to you by Upwork's own talent specialists or whatever these people are called? It's always their first job on Upwork when you get an invite that way, and more often than not their payment method isn't verified. I've yet to accept such an offer, but the proposals do reach me occasionally and most of them seem to be coming from serious people who need to start somwhere.

 

Now if only every one of these would actually happen to coincide with my skillset... I was once invited via an UW agent to an interview for a job that required someone to design a dress, which couldn't be farther from my strengths and interests...

kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
9 of 10

Matija,

 

You can still be invited by clients whose payment methods are unverified. If you are interested, you can interview for those jobs. However, when accepting an offer for a contract, check if they have verified their payment and don't start working if they haven't.

~ Valeria
Upwork
kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
10 of 10

Fitria,

 

As other have already noted here, you shouldn't submit any work to the client without an active contract under My Jobs tab and verified payment method. The client can't pay you without an active contract and your work and payment aren't protected without an active contract.

 

Please, see resources in this post for more information.

~ Valeria
Upwork
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