I have applied for a job on Upwork. There is an email that anyone interested can contact via email. I submitted a proposal and send an email too
I contact them, then the lady on the email (**Edited for Community Guidelines**) asked me to contact their assistant manager (**Edited for Community Guidelines**) on Telegram.
I contacted her and after that she took the test and she is asking for registration money.
At first I didn't understand, but after a few seconds I realized something was wrong.
I have email and message conversation screenshots.
Please help me to report these scammers.
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I understand that no one can ask you for any money or ask you to take payment outside of Upwork because it is against Upwork's terms and conditions.
But I really didn't know that no one can ask you to contact via email or telegram, etc. or you should even complain about a job that says to contact outside of Upwork.
I am admitting my mistake and I am not justifying my mistake. Being a new I should have been careful.
Hi Syeda - As others have mentioned here, it's against Upwork's terms of service to communicate outside of Upwork when there is no contract in place. Also, it's pretty much always a scam when clients ask you to communicate via Telegram. Note that freelancers will never need to pay any type of "registration" fee to start working with a client.
Multiple "yikes" here.
First, read the Upwork ToS. Never, ever contact a non-client (meaning, they haven't yet offered you the contract) outside of Upwork. This could land YOU in hot water with Upwork AND it's a surefire way to get yourself scammed. If they insist on doing so, report them immediately.
Second, there is no time in which an actual client, on OR off Upwork, will ask YOU for payment. Clients pay you, never the other way around. If a client asks you to send them money, break contact. Simple as that.