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Job warning signs

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Maria Marilyn M Member Since: Oct 27, 2010
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Wow, that's a comprehensive list. It deserves to be highlighted or pinned. 

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Renata D Member Since: Aug 26, 2020
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Very helpful information indeed!

And I can say that in my short time on the Upwork platform, I've seen a few of these dodgy ones mentioned.


It's good to have read through these as it will stick in the back of one's mind when looking for work.

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Eden C Member Since: Mar 3, 2021
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I have this freelance job. Signed a very obscure and simple employment contract the other day. Then the following day the employer sent me an electronic check amounting to $3,100 to purchase laptops and softwares requires for the job.

Am I in danger? What shall I do?
Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
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Hi Eden,


Could you please send me more information via PM so I can check? You can click on my name to send a PM. Also, if you see a job that seems suspicious, you can report it to us using the flagging option. You can read more on this help article and also, please check out Tips to avoid questionable jobs. You might also want to check out the information here to learn more about staying safe on Upwork.