@Diego R wrote:
I said that i was interested and he asks me for ID card and billing/financial statement.
Is that right? Is safe to provide this documents?
Absolutely not and absolutely not.
That is not a client, that is someone who wants to steal your identity to open some account on some website, possibly Upwork. Or a bank account. Or get a credit card....
In NO way is it likely to be genuine...
As Petra noted a legit client would never ask for your ID card and billing statements. You don't share anything with this client he is a scam and needs to be reported. You can flag Job post and immediately open a ticket with CS and give them the client's information so that they can take necessary action on the account.
Diego, - Just sit back a minute and REALLY think about this. Are you THAT trusting and willing to give a complete stranger you've just met through the internet, that may live half way around the world, your I.D. card and banking/financial information? Also, did you apply for this job, or did the client contact you out of the blue?
Did you take the time to learn how this site works, the procedures, and what to look out for. If not. Before doing anything else, read, if not Upwork's TOS, but some of the posts here.
Almost certainly a scammer.
But if you're ever in doubt and think you may be dealing with a legitimate client who is simply ignorant about how Upwork works, it IS possible to let the client hire you if you go about it the right way:
Thank you for offering to hire me. I will be happy to do this job. Please go ahead and use the Hire button and I will accept the contract. Upwork has my information on file and you are welcome to contact them directly to obtain any details or verification you need about my ID and financial accounts."
This is an unusual request, and something we do not recommend meeting. I have reported this to the team for their review and action if they see it necessary. in the meantime, I suggest that you refrain from sending any personal information to your client and your other clients moving forward.
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