I have just finished an interview and the company offered me the position. However, they wanted to know over the chat how I would like to recieve payment. I thought this section was handled in upworks.
Please let me know if I am correct with the way I thought payments worked.
This is a scam. The client never needs personal information. All payments must go through Upwork or your account will be suspended. Flag the job posting as a scam and move on.
Be sure you read all the information available on Upwork for new freelancers so you don't end up making a terrible, terrible mistake.