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Check to see if this is a legit job

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Lee G Member Since: Feb 20, 2017
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I was called interviewed but have my doubts

**Edited for Community Guidelines**,   Does anyone know why you would have to buy the equipment to find out how you use the company money ?


seems odd to me.  


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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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Lee, any 'job' requiring any payment from a freelancer violates Upwork ToS, so the job is 100% illegitimate. You can help other freelancers avoid it by flagging the job as Inappropriate, citing Phishing/fraud as the reason.

"No good deed goes unpunished." -- Clare Boothe Luce
Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Lee,


I can confirm that the job and the client's account your are referring to have already been removed by the team because they were in violation of Upwork ToS. You'll see that your proposal has been archived as well.


Please, check out this post for tips to avoid questionable jobs in the future.

~ Valeria
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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In a way... the "good news" is that you don't need to make a decision.


There are no actual jobs that require you to pay some money in order to buy equipment or register with the company, and after you do so you can earn money.


If there actually WERE jobs like that, then you might be faced with a decision:


Should I risk violating Upwork's rules in order to earn money from this job?


You don't need to even answer that, because there's no money to be made.


Upwork's rules are actually in place to protect you, the freelancer, from getting scammed. They also protect Upwork from getting scammed or ripped off.

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Ted L Member Since: Feb 20, 2017
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I have been getting the same offers. Seems like they all have to do with data entry or payroll wanting you to purchase versa checks and a printer. Does UpWork not make clients that post jobs show some kind of identity and check them out first?

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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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Ted, is that a rhetorical question? Even if they are, it's not too effective is it?

"No good deed goes unpunished." -- Clare Boothe Luce