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Policy on potential clients suggesting payment outside of Upwork

I am being interviewed for a job by a client who is now asking if I accept payments through channels other than Upwork's Escrow and Paypal. I obviously told them no and that I only work with Upwork's escrow, to which they responded that they "simply wanted to clarify".


The client has a considerable amount of money spent on Upwork and I'm confident they are well aware that the request went against the site's ToS. I haven't heard from them since then, so I guess my turning down 'alternative channels of payment' was a deal-breaker.


Either way, I'd like to know if I'm duty-bound to report the conversation in this particular case. Could an admin please clarify?

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Hi George,


Could you please reach out to me via PM (click on my name) with more details and evidence about this so that I can check the details? Thank you.

~ Goran

Hi Goran, I've reached out to you via PM.

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