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Does this say potential scam to you?

Hi everyone. 

I'm new to Upwork and after a spate of really obvious scams, I received this note after submitting a proposal:


**Edited for Community Guidelines**

There are some little quirks of phrasing that woke my scam radar. In addition, "Regards" isn't used a lot at the end of emails, and it just seemed as though they were echoing me.
What do you think? I did read some of the messages here.  And thanks, though I realize I am over-careful!
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Hi Patricia,

Could you please send me the job posting link via PM so that our team can check this further?

Check out this Post for more tips on how to avoid questionable jobs. Thank you.

~ Goran
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Google Hangouts is mostly (not always) a red flag.


US based freelancer (PLUS) new client (PLUS) no verified payment method (PLUS) Google Hangout (PLUS) lots of interviewed freelancers may well be (is probably) the "fake check" or "buy software etc" scam.



I just had a feeling, thanks so much!



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