I was sent an email late last night from **Edited for Community Guidelines**of Upwork informing me that a client requested to interview me for a position. However, I did not see this message until this morning. I accepted the interview request right away and noticed that the client had withdrawn the request.
The request seemed a bit bizarre. It asked me to accept immediately and to setup a Gmail account to meet with this client. I'm not sure if the client is in a different time-zone, but it was after 11:15pm CST when I received this email. Again, I didn't see it in my inbox until checked this morning. I can't imagine they would want to interview a candidate that late.
Here's what the email said:
**Edited for Community Guidelines**
I didn't see that this client's payment method has been verified, so I wanted to know if this is a legitimate interview request.
Could someone from Upwork please advise?
I can confirm that that invitation didn't come from an Upwork employee. The job and the client were in violation of Upwork ToS and have since been removed from the Marketplace.