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client hired me out of blue and asking to send money on his behalf, scam??

he sent me this message


Hi I'd like to propose you an offer that we have IT team based in indian and I would like to finance them, let's say if i pay you on upwork 2000$ will you pay to our employee 1300$ via upi?


he is a new client and has no past work history.


looks like a scam!!!! please suggest



Hi Lalit,


Thank you for your message. We do not recommend initiating a monetary transaction on behalf of a client as this may lead to possible fraud. Please check out this post for more tips on how to avoid questionable jobs and please use the flag option found on each job post or message anytime you’d like to report a violation.

Thank you,
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as a new member ,i think 98% is a cheat

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Hi Lalit.

It seems like the client is doing money laundering. I dont recommend you to accept his offer because it may implicate you into criminal chain.

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Thanks, one of my friend told me this is a scam as he will start a dispute after he gets the money so i didnt went ahead.

stragnely the contract got suspended by upwork, so we are good .

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