When a contarct has been paused pending issues such as permits or deposits of law refundable and on each of things the client brings them up bit by bit on condition of unpausing what chances does a freelancer have. I have already paid for a permit and very doubtful about the refundable as it is being said to be refunded in 30 minutes after paying the government by the client.
Are there such things in Bosnia
If you paid for a “work permit” for Bosnia or some such nonsense, after being interviewed on Facebook.... it is a well known scam, there IS no such thing as that permit, there is no job, and your money is gone.
If you’re talking about a “work fee” to Bosnia it’s a scam. There’s no such thing is Bosnia, and I believe nowhere else in the world (pay a government to work? Makes no sense at all..). There were already warnings about that Bosnia scam in this forum.
You should never pay any fee to a client to get work, thats against Upworks Terms of Service, and its basically a fraud.
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