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Sheryl G Member Since: Feb 13, 2019
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I just received a request for an interview. The client asked for my email and emailed me a link for an interview. The link was***** and then a string of numbers. The message said that I can either click on the link or call a phone number and put in a code number. What does this mean? Thank you.

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Sanja D Member Since: Dec 18, 2013
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It means scam - don't call !!!
It's a known scam on upwork - they will try to make you buy stuff online for them and then send you a fake check.

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Sheryl G Member Since: Feb 13, 2019
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I thought it sounded a bit strange too, but when I looked at this company's information, it says they have spent over $10,000 and hired 49 freelancers on Upwork. That makes me think it might be legitimate.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Scammer profiles typically show ZERO dollars spent.

Not over $10,000!


For two reasons:

- Most scamers pride themselves on never paying any money to any freelancers

- Scammers get turned in by users and their Upwork accounts are terminated. So they're always having to create new fake accounts.


I don't know what the client is up to, but it doesn't sound like a scammer to me.

If you are interested, then proceed, but check in with us here, and we can help you avoid any problems.

Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Sheryl, 

While I'm unable to confirm if this job is a scam, I would like to recommend to please be cautios  if you decide to continue your interview with this client. 

You may want to read up on these freelancer resources and these tips for avoiding questionable jobs, for help getting started, and for more information about working safely through Upwork.


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