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74f24246
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Emails asking me to contact them via Telegram or WhatsApp

Hi there! I submitted some proposals for jobs and received emails asking me to contact them via telegram or whatsapp. Does this count as contacting them outside of Upwork  and I need to report them? Or is this how it works? I'm lost. Please help.

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petra_r
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Runese V wrote: Does this count as contacting them outside of Upwork

Obviously.

 


I need to report them?

Yes, they're scams anyway. You'll soon learn to recognize them.

PS: you need to change your profile picture to a real photo of yourself.

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petra_r
Community Member


Runese V wrote: Does this count as contacting them outside of Upwork

Obviously.

 


I need to report them?

Yes, they're scams anyway. You'll soon learn to recognize them.

PS: you need to change your profile picture to a real photo of yourself.

38609fbb
Community Member

Could someone help me too, I have one asking me to contact via Telegram and they deleted their order. And one is now trying to get me to email them. I am quite new so I answered I only work via Upwork. Did I do right with this answer? And how can I get my contacts refunded? This costs me only and no work yet. Thanks.

sofia2008
Community Member

Hi Runese, before starting to apply to any jobs, here are a few ressources to get more familiar with the platform since new freelancer are more frequently targeted by scammers because freelancers "don't know how this works" and are taken advantage of. Freelancers still have to comply to all rules.

 

Upwork Legal Center

List of red flags for scams - Upwork Community

Freelancing 101 on Upwork - Upwork Community

Report Suspicious User Activity – Upwork Customer Service & Support | Upwork Help

Upwork Customer Service & Support | Upwork Help

I am a victim of that,this your answer solved my problems 

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