I'm a new freelancer and my proposal for a job is read by the client. The client messaged me and gave information about the job, then he said that if I agree, I will start the job already. I said that I can start tonight but there was this statement that states: the client does not currently have access to Upwork and will not receive messages until access is restored".
I cannot also see the job in “My Jobs”. How can I be sure about this job? Can I already start the job?
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Hi Maria Cristina,
I checked the client and it seems that it was confirmed that he was violating the Upwork ToS which is why he doesn't have access to his account.
I would like to inform you that offering and accepting to be paid off the platform is a violation of the Upwork ToS. Please also note to not start working on any job unless a contract was offered to you, you have accepted the contract, and it is showing in the My Jobs/All Contracts section of your account.
I invite you to read up on Vladimir's thread - Getting Started on Upwork, and read up on the Safety First section to learn the red flags that should prompt you that a client or job is a scam.