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client ask me for my whatsApp number

mragab86
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Mohamed R Member Since: Jun 3, 2021
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Hi Guys,

I made a bid on a project, then i receive a massage from the owner of the job asking me to send him my WhatsApp numer. 

I asked him why he is telling me cause most of the time he is not available on upwork.

do you think he is scam ? 

should i give hime my number or this is against upwork guildlines ? 

PS. I am new here in upwork 

prestonhunter
Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
2 of 3

This is not a real client. This is just a scammer.

 

You may give a client your WhatsApp number after he has officially hired you with an Upwork contract.

 

Yes, it IS a violation of Upwork rules if you give him WhatsApp number before being hired. You could be suspended.

egaruth
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Nikola S Moderator Member Since: Jul 2, 2020
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Hi Mohamed,

 

Please let them know that sharing contact information before a contract has started is against Upwork’s Terms of Service and that all communications prior to the contract starting must take place on Upwork. We also encourage you to let us know if a TOS violation has happened by using the Flag as Inappropriate option throughout the platform. You can learn more about user reporting here.

 

Please check out this post for more tips on how to avoid questionable jobs. 

 

~ Nikola

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