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Suspicious client: says he knows that I have been hired by another client

b_yakovleva
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Britain Y Member Since: Oct 5, 2018
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Hi everyone,

 

I was hired for a translation job, and the same client was searching for a voice over artist to read the text I would translate. I received a very strange message from a Freelancer but who was writing from a Client account. He claimed to know that I had been hired by this other client. How is that possible? Shouldn't that information be confidential? Especially since the job was invite-only. I'll attach a screenshot of the offer he sent me. Very interested in your thoughts... 

 

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petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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The freelancer clearly looked at the client's history and saw your name in the "jobs in progress" section.

 

Just decline the invite. The freelancer isn't actually doing anything that breaks any rules.

 

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martina_plaschka
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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Britain Y wrote:

Hi everyone,

 

I was hired for a translation job, and the same client was searching for a voice over artist to read the text I would translate. I received a very strange message from a Freelancer but who was writing from a Client account. He claimed to know that I had been hired by this other client. How is that possible? Shouldn't that information be confidential? Especially since the job was invite-only. I'll attach a screenshot of the offer he sent me. Very interested in your thoughts... 

 

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You could congratulate him on his detective skills (which don't need to be very extensive as Petra pointed out) and then inquire what his point might possibly be. Is he surprised you are doing more than 1 job? Does he want you to work for him exclusively? Why does he care at all?

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