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Chubiyojo Desmond A Member Since: Jan 25, 2021
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Hello the client i got is telling me to do a big task before the contract can be sent

Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Chubiyojo,


Please keep in mind that In order to be eligible for our Upwork Payment Protection you will need to be hired on an official contract and fulfill the criteria required. 
I can also suggest to check out our resources here and learn more about how to protect yourself. Thank you.

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Kamarudheen C Member Since: Jan 16, 2021
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Hi Chubiyojo Desmond, Don't do any jobs before the client sent you the contract, you start only when you approve the contact and the money mentioned in the contract, that is the only way to protect the payments.


I hope this is helpful, Thank you

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Shoeb I Member Since: Sep 21, 2019
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Hey Chubiyojo,

As per the rules of Upwork, you must have a valid contract in place before you get paid. This protects you from getting scammed or paid low despite the investment and the quality of your work being the best.
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "Hello the client i got is telling me to do a big task before the contract can be sent"


Do not accept the contract.

Do not work for free for this person.

Report him using "Flag as inappropriate" for asking for free work.