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Downloading files from first-time clients

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Allison M Member Since: Jun 18, 2018
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I'm brand-new to Upwork and have never worked with clients who have not been personally referred to me before, so working with unknown clients seems like a leap in the dark. I am particularly worried about downloading PDFs from companies I have never worked with before. Has anyone ever had trouble with unscrupulous clients sending them malware via downloads? Does this ever happen? Does Upwork have a way to make sure that all clients are trustworthy? Thanks.

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Gabriel F Member Since: Jun 5, 2018
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Hi, Allison, nice to meet you!



The best thing you have to do is protect yourself with basic safety rules.


Read this article:


Best regard!

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Ryan C Member Since: Feb 3, 2017
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Hi Allison,


In addition to Gabriel's advise. You may also read this article to help you avoid questionable jobs.


Thank you and good luck!