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Weird client?

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Lavender L Member Since: Nov 24, 2019
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I've applied for a job yesterday. The client immediately reply and we started an interview via Upwork chat feature. But then he asked me to call him on Skype even though the job that I applied doesn't require calling via Skype. Furthermore, I have a poor connection and I'm afraid that I can't call him. So I denied and told him my reasons. He didn't listen and insisted on calling me. He even wanted to get my phone number to call me on Zalo (a communicating app in Viet Nam). Now that I'm feeling like I'm being harrassed.
What should I do now?
P/s: I'm asking this for my friend, she has been banned from using Upwork Community so she can't post questions here. Thanks for assistance!
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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You don't have to do anything.

A client can not harass a freelancer unless the freelancer allows it.

Don't allow it.


Feel free to not work for this client.

 Feel free to block the client in all communication channels.


This may not be a weird client or inappropriate client at all. This may simply be a bad fit. Not every client and freelancer are meant to work together.


This may be a client that some freelancers think is awesome to work with. Let them do so.