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Job Post Removed But Interview still Active

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Sara F Member Since: Apr 25, 2021
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Hi guys. So, I submitted a proposal, and I'm currently having an interview.
The contractor asked if I could run a small test which is no problem for me but meanwhile the Job Post was removed. As soon as I was aware of that, I messaged the contractor because I was worried - in case of payment how would that work.
She said there was an unknown problem with the job posting and I shouldn't worry about that.

So what do you think I should do now? Report it? I thought I would wait to see if I was hired, but I feel bad thinking that this could be a scam and another person can get scammed.

Thanks in advance for your help.

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Sara F wrote:

The contractor asked if I could run a small test which is no problem for me


You are the contractor (freelancer) and it is a violation of Upwork's terms of service for a client to ask a freelancer to do free work ("test") so that may have been the problem.

Is your interview on Upwork?

6f98d5a7
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Sara F Member Since: Apr 25, 2021
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Hi Petra. Thank you so much for your help.

I believe so, I'm currently still exchanging messages with the client.

6f98d5a7
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Sara F Member Since: Apr 25, 2021
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Sorry Petra, I misunderstood your question.

Yes, the interview is on upwork.

crart
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Olga P Member Since: Aug 26, 2017
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Never, ever "run small test" for client. Ever. Free work is forbidden and actually it is in your own interest to not provide work for free. Report any such activity.

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Sara F Member Since: Apr 25, 2021
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Thanks for the input Olga. I didn't send anything, but I was curious... I believe someone else reported the client and that's why the job post was removed.

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