Hi I'm new to Upwork and I haven't had any clients yet. However, earlier I received a message from someone whom I sent a proposal to. He said that I should send him an email and he'll give me the instructions about the job. However, upon exchanging emails, he's asking me to send $15 as a registration fee. Is that how normally things work here or this might be a scam? I would really appreciate your help and insights regarding this. I'll attach a screenshot from the messages as well as his email. I just blurred out our names for privacy purposes.
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Sven L wrote:
However, upon exchanging emails, he's asking me to send $15 as a registration fee. Is that how normally things work here or this might be a scam?
They're supposed to pay you, not the other way around. Definitely a scam.
Click on the "Flag as inappropriate" link button in the top right corner of the job posting and report these scammers.
If you can't report them, then it means that some other freelancer already reported them and Upwork has taken their job posting offline.
It is a good thing that you were too smart to fall for such a dumb scam!
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