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Kimberly S Member Since: Dec 15, 2016
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I am new to Upwork and I have read the forum about what to look for as far as cautions but still have some questions.  I have had a few clients send me an invitation for work.  They are asking me to create an account with google and call them through Google Hangouts.  Is this a normal routine?  Also, I read one caution to be aware of is the client not having their payment method verified.  In your experince, do you ever interview or accecpt a job where the payment method has not been verified?  It looks like there is a lot of support in the community discussions and am interested in what others have to say about my questions.

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Christy A Member Since: Dec 30, 2015
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Ignore anyone asking you to go to Google Hangouts.  It's 99% a scam.


To your other question, a lot of us have no problem chatting with a client whose payment method isn't verified. However, we don't actually begin any work on a contract until that step has been taken.  Often, verification can take a couple of days so it's okay for the client to set that process in motion while you talk about the job.

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Kimberly S Member Since: Dec 15, 2016
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Thank you so much.  I am not just new to Upwork, but to freelancing in general.  I appreciate you responding to me.