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I think that I got Scammed

As many here I think that I got scammed by someone from **Edited for Community Guidelines** (supposedly), since I am k ew I thought it was legitimate when they give me a task and that some deta6would be given in private via telegram, but first I could no longer find the original post not the original message in the page, so I got worried.



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Hi Leslie C.,

Don't go outside UpWork. It's not safe. Also, it's against the UpWork rules.

Scammers target freshers and post jobs where they get more proposals. For example Data Entry Jobs, Typing Jobs etc. Be careful if you do this kind of jobs.


Before starting the work...

Know what not to do here.

For Example...

  • Don't go outside UpWork no matter who calls you. Do the work in UpWork.
  • Do not share any of your personal contact information.
  • Don't ask for money/5 star rating in message box. and etc.

If you need an answer to any question, search your question first in the community. If you don't get an answer, post your question. Because you will get late reply when you post.


Take some time and check out these Courses


You will understand more after completing these courses.



Check this Expert talk

Identifying & Avoiding Scams : https://community.upwork.com/t5/Videos/Identifying-amp-Avoiding-Scams/ta-p/1088711


Check out these articles:

Staying Safe on Upwork


Top Red Flags for Scams


9 Tips to Help You Create a Freelancer Profile That Stands Out



This is my opinion. I hope this message helps you.

I swear that I've seen this same response before. Do you have this as a template saved somewhere?

If the question is the same, I'll copy and paste from an old post. I answer some basic questions only when I have free time. Sorry, let me know if there is anything wrong in the answer, I will correct it.

I am only doing this to help newbies.

Community Member

You're new and you were talking to someone via Telegram?

Yes, you got scammed.



Read about scams here in the Forum, to make sure you don't do that again.


If you have any remaining questions, feel free to ask here in this thread, or similar threads. We like to help people avoid the scammers.

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