Maybe the client initiated the interview without sending any message.
I did mention while accepting the interview that I could not send any files without the interview being initiated. But the result was almost instantaneous, so I thought the interview was automatically initiated.
It all went through an Upwork Talent Specialist, so for sure, the client did not write a single line straight to me. However, the job is removed by likely because they were asking for free work.
UPDATE: the team was able to address the issue that was brought up on this and other threads and now freelancers should be able to add an attachment when replying to an invitation.
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