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md-shafiullah
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a seller ask security money, is it a safe or scam?

Hello

A seller ask security fee outside this platform. is it safe to send the money? he said the money is refundable. Can I trust it?

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renata101
Community Member

It's a scam. 

Please read this. 
https://community.upwork.com/t5/Community-Blog/Top-Red-Flags-for-Scams-From-Community-Member-Wes-C/b...

Before you do anything else on the platform, read the terms of service. You can find a link to them at the bottom of the page. The terms of use might be the easiest place to start. Then read about the contract types, fixed-rate and hourly. You can find them using Google. 

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renata101
Community Member

It's a scam. 

Please read this. 
https://community.upwork.com/t5/Community-Blog/Top-Red-Flags-for-Scams-From-Community-Member-Wes-C/b...

Before you do anything else on the platform, read the terms of service. You can find a link to them at the bottom of the page. The terms of use might be the easiest place to start. Then read about the contract types, fixed-rate and hourly. You can find them using Google. 

wlyonsatl
Community Member

There is never any honest reason for a freelancer to pay money to any client.

 

If a freelancer needs to refund previous payment from a client, that should only be done through Upwork's system.

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