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client insists on sharing details outside Upwork

what should i do if a client asks me to share my details to them through telegram for the job i have applied to? is it trustable or not?

looking for a response thanks!

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It's a violation of the ToS to communicate off platform before a contract is in place. Apart from that, people trying to get you onto telegram as soon as possible are all scammers anyway, so you aren't missing out. 


Hi Fathima,


Thank you for reaching out to us. Alec is correct, communicating outside Upwork prior to a contract starting is against our Terms of Service


I checked the job post you were referring to and it seems that it's already been taken down because it was in violation of Upwork TOS and action has been taken on the client account.

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.

~ AJ
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