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being scamed

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Mary-Ann S Member Since: Feb 3, 2017
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Hi I am new to Upwork and I feel that my prospective client is a scammer. Im not sure what to do about it.

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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Stop communicating with them and block them from contacting you.  Why do you think it's a scam?

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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And under no circumstances should you give them any personal information (address, bank info, etc.)  Upwork has that information and no client needs that.

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Kristy S Member Since: Feb 3, 2017
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What if they want your personal email or your username?

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Kristy:

 

Why would any client need your username?

 

(Unless they plan to hack into your account, steal your identity and steal your money.)

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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Many freelancers set up a separate gmail account for business use.  I use my personal account.