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facevaluesvc
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Communicating Outside of Upwork

A client has sent me an invitation for a project, but wanted me to contact the "HR" outside of Upwork on "googlehangout" is that uncommon?

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bobafett999
Community Member


@Veronica P wrote:

A client has sent me an invitation for a project, but wanted me to contact the "HR" outside of Upwork on "googlehangout" is that uncommon?


 IT IS A SCAM.

That is what I figured. Thank you!

marcodemel
Community Member

Yes, be aware of this. It sounds like a scam.

aocumen
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Veronica, 

It is good that you went with your instincts and asked about this client. There have been a lot of reports about Google Hangouts invitations being a scam, and we would like for our users to tread lightly when asked by a client to communicate via this software.

Just the same, please read up on these freelancer resources we compiled and tips for avoiding questionable jobs, for more information about working safely through Upwork.


~ Avery
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