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I am new a new freelancer on Upwork,  I applied for a job which instructed me to send a message to the client on Telegram and she was asking me to pay a security fee deposit in order to get the job. Is that how it works?

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No this is not the way it works. This is a scam. Stop communicating with this client and report him.


Communicating outside of Upwork is a violation of their policies.


Before taking any job, it is important for you to learn about the rules. Will save you many problems.

Thank you for your response. This was very helpful.

I have faced same situation. How do we report such clients

Hi Hafsa, here is a support article explaining how to report.


Report Suspicious User Activity – Upwork Customer Service & Support | Upwork Help

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