Tell him your friend got his account disabled and you want nothing to do with any circumvension so suggest he find someone on Upwork. You don't want to get your account banned for getting in the middle of that mess.
Ardee S wrote:
I already told him to reach out to Upwork support and he got a reply that he’s violating Upwork policies. I just don’t understand why it resulted to deactivation just like that since it is his first time signup for Upwork. My colleague is hoping that he can still make amends so that his account can be reactivated again.
yeah he probably won't get the account back, so you don't want to get into trouble for being in the middle of it. Just tell the client to hire on Upwork so nobody thinks you're trying to get the client off-platform.