I am new to Upwork and the clients want me to pay them the "Registration Fee" for me to start working.
Do I need to pay the client to start working?
Is it a scam?
It is a scam. Also, make sure that you only communicate via Upwork messages until you have an Upwork contract, as communicating outside of Upwork (on SKype or Telegram) is against the TOS until you have a contract.
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Please know that sharing contact information before a contract has started is against Upwork's Terms of Service and that all communications prior to the contract starting must take place on Upwork. A real client will never ask you to give them money to start working, cash a check for them, work for free, or provide your personal information.