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Am I being duped?

I am a freelancer and I was received an email that a post I submitted a proposal on violated UpWork's ToS, but at the same time the poster is telling me they paid an opt out fee. Is there a way to find out how they violated the ToS? Is it allowed to still work with them?

I don't want to risk being kicked out before I get any work, but I also really need the work.

Thanks in advanced for any help/info!

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It's a scam and there's no work. They're probably looking to steal your money!

re: "Is there a way to find out how they violated the ToS?"



re: "Is it allowed to still work with them?"


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Hi Matti,


Could you please send me a private message with more information on this so that I can check and assist you further?


As a gentle reminder, please check out this post for more tips on how to avoid questionable jobs and use the flag option found on each job post or message anytime you’d like to report a violation.

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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