Hello, Upwork community!
I received an offer from a client named **edited for Community Guidelines**. He never chats with me about his project before sending me the offer. However, I accepted since it met my hourly rate limits and I asked him to schedule a call so that we could discuss his job requirements.
The following message I received from him was that he has a team he is working with within the EU and he is having issues making payments to them so he wants to send me $2000 so that I can send his shady team $1550 and keep $450 for doing nothing. That was when I realized he was a scam client.
I told him that what he was asking me to do is against Upwork's policies and terms of services so I could not do it. He then asked me to please delete my messages but I wouldn't do that. However, he managed to delete his messages before I get a screenshot of them (sorry).
**edited for Community Guidelines**
To my fellow freelancers, be careful with the client associated with the name above while Upwork handles the situation.
Thank you all.
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