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303fd92e
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scam or not

I applied for a typing job via upwork and after contacting with the comapany the want me to pay an amount as guarantee fee before i start working is it a scam

 

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fe9b8d82
Community Member

100% **SCAM**

Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever pay anything to a potential client before you start work.  The only time you should be paying anything to a client is if you are legitimately refunding them for a specific reason.

**RUN FROM THIS CONTRACT**

renata101
Community Member

Hi Shruti,

Unfortunately, almost all of the typing jobs you see on Upwork lately are scams. Also, almost all of the people who ask you to communicate by Telegram, Whatsapp and Skype are scammers. So if you see contact information on a job post, it's a good one to avoid.

This is a good article to read to help you avoid different types of scam jobs.

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


bobafett999
Community Member

Shruti: did you get third party help in putting up your profile?  You need to make it consistent with what you know how to do.

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