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Want to sign nds form but??

Okay so nds was sent,i went over it and he send me link of his website ao it looks legit but seeing this my first contract he did offer his set offer which i might try to negotiate however i am still not sure of his legitimacy so i want to know if its appropriate to just call office to verify its really him.
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mariawicz5
Member

Not totally sure what you're asking, but make sure not to give out any personal iformation that you don't feel comfortable with. If you're talking about an NDA form, then that's not uncommon for many clients to ask for especially with medical records.

Of course I'm only speaking for myself...

 

But as a client, I very much do not want freelancers trying to call me to "verify" anything.

 

I'm a real client. I send freelancers a real Upwork contract. I welcome freelancers discussing that contract with people in the Community Forum. I welcome freelancers messaging me if they have questions before they accept the contract.

 

But don't try to google my phone number and call my "office." Maybe I don't have an "office."

There's a reason I didn't send you my phone number. I don't want you to have my phone number, and I don't want you to call me.

Just out of curiosity...

 

On your profile you state something about withholding ethics?

 

Do you withhold your ethics on a regular basis?

cupidmedia
Member

Vanessa:

 

1) I'm not entirely sure what you're asking, but if you're asking about how to tell if a job is a scam, you can see a great list of tips and warning signs in this thread: Tips to Avoid Questionable Jobs. The post was written by Lena, an Upwork community moderator.

 

2) I have the same question as Kat - the way I read that last paragraph on your profile, it implies to me that you think that you have to do dubious things to succeed in business. I'm not sure if that's what you mean by "withholding ethics", but I can't think of what else you might mean by it. If that *is* what you mean, you definitely shouldn't be boasting that you're happy to do dodgy things in your profile. If it *isn't* what you mean, you might wanna rephrase that.

vladag
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Vanessa,

 

Please check the information I shared in my reply to your question on Friday. Note that you shouldn't share your personal information (copy of your ID, SSN, payment details etc.) with the client, need to be hired on Upwork and all payments have to be processed through the platform. If you are requested to do the opposite, please report the client to Customer Support.

~ Vladimir
Upwork
annco
Member

One of the many ways to verify legitimacy of the client is to check how the e-mail addresses are formatted in their website vis-a-vis the email address the client uses.  There was a client last week asking me to sign a contract (outside UW) and too much personal information, which I found odd.  That prompted me to research on the company and discovered its a hoax.  By just comparing the e-mail addresses, you can easily tell the difference.  

 

Regards,

Ann


@Analyn C wrote:

One of the many ways to verify legitimacy of the client is to check how the e-mail addresses are formatted in their website vis-a-vis the email address the client uses.  There was a client last week asking me to sign a contract (outside UW) and too much personal information, which I found odd.  That prompted me to research on the company and discovered its a hoax.  By just comparing the e-mail addresses, you can easily tell the difference.  

 

Regards,

Ann


 

I will sign an NDA form, but I'll never give out personal information such as Social Security numbers, credit card or PayPal account information, Banking information, passport information, even my address or auto tag. There's no need for that. Clients come on this site to get their work done, not to find out everything under the sun that shouldn't be found out.

 

As I NEVER research companies, or research to find out if the client works for a certain company. It's so east to look up a companies website, and tell you the name of a company and even to cite a name of one of the employees. that actually work there.

vladag
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Ann,

 

I moved your comment to this thread, please check my reply to the OP and the information other users provided.

~ Vladimir
Upwork

Kat what does that have to do with my question

Hello so short and simpe i got contacted by photographer to do some admin work i sent my resume and client sent Non disclosure form. I went over it but client also posted Work website in email i couldn't t help but to call the office to verify its really the client and to my surprise client has retired but when i emailed client what i found out is he is naming partner n a business associated with others. Honestly this is sketchy so does it smell like a scam?

It appears you are not taking anyone's advice. You should not have called the client's office - that's a big no-no. Since you've been nothing but paranoid about this job, why don't you just let it go?

 

Assuming this is about the same job as in your other threads, it's best to keep your questions in one place, rather than starting yet another post.

Hello so short and simpe i got contacted by photographer to do some admin work i sent my resume and client sent Non disclosure form. I went over it but client also posted Work website in email i couldn't t help but to call the office to verify its really the client and to my surprise client has retired but when i emailed client what i found out is he is naming partner n a business associated with others. Honestly this is sketchy so does it smell like a scam?

It's probably not a scam as such - I expect your client would pay you if you set the job up correctly,  but the client does seem a bit dodgy in that he is using a company he is no longer with. If it were me, I would politely decline and move on.

Yet another new thread? Seriously?

Uh yeah another new thread. thanks!!

Vanessa, you should read the guidelines about posting on the forum. Posting the same thread is not allowed - it is also boring.

 

 

At this point, many freelancers have given you good advice and it's up to you to take it or not. Posting multiple times is unproductive.

aocumen
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Vanessa, 


I moved all your threads to this master thread as it appears that you were posting the same topic on a different thread everytime. Please be mindful of the Upwork Community Guidelines when posting on the community in the future. 

You may report this client to the customer suppor team so that they can investigate it further. Please also follow the advise that Vladimir has shared above. I invite you to check these threads to help you work safely on the platform - 

 

Working safely on Upwork:


~ Avery
Upwork