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Newton N Member Since: Jun 7, 2017
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I am a new freelancer and I just landed a new job. I am quite confused because the owner of the project asked me to forward an email to an external address seeking further assistance on the job. 

On doing so, I get a response containing a contract that requires me to pay a security fee so that I can show my seriousness on the project. Kindly what should I do?

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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You already know this is a scam.


Use the "Flag as inappropriate" link button on the job posting page to report this. Then you are done with them.

Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Newton,


Please note that taking communications with clients off of Upwork before a contract is in place is against our Terms of Service. Could you please click on my name and send me a PM with more information about your concern? I’ll check that for you and assist you accordingly.


Thank you.

~ Bojan