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security fee

I am asked to pay security fee by a client. How real is this on upwork platform

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pradeephele
Moderator
Moderator

Hi Alice,

 

Thank you for your message. We do not encourage freelancers to make payments to the client for registration or security, etc. 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,
Pradeep

Upwork

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ashrafkhan81
Member

Upwork or other geniune freelancing sites or employment sites...online or offline...no potential employer or client asks for any security deposits or any payment for that matter if you have to pay anything to get a job no matter what reason they give you, it is a scam! 

pradeephele
Moderator
Moderator

Hi Alice,

 

Thank you for your message. We do not encourage freelancers to make payments to the client for registration or security, etc. 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,
Pradeep

Upwork
wescowley
Member

It's a scam.

This is a scam. There's a comprehensive post in the community forum that mentioned most of the common scams on the platform. check it here and learn about others Top Red Flags for Scams: From Community Member Wes C