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5aee665e
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Client sent message asking me to ID.me

Is this legitimate?  Below is the end of a message that was sent to me by a client in Upwork.  They are a new client to Upwork that lists 2/26/24 as the date.

I'm a new freelancer, and I'm afraid to do the ID.me.  I don't want to be scammed.

 

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

 

 

 

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2297e2bc
Community Member

Mindy,

Just a suggestion from my own experience.

I stay away from clients that are only a few days old. It means to me they are a flashi in the pan, bogus project, fishing for answers, or a fat old scam. I am also very weary of the country if not listed, or really stupid ID names!

If in doubt, I look them up leswhere on the web to see if they are legit!

But that's just me!

-Dave

b6972fdb
Community Member

Hi Mindy,

I would'nt send any ID verification to a client. I believe Upwork ID verifies us when we sign up. I've gotten messages on LinkedIn, Behance, etc. You can tell by the spelling/grammer. They make up fake accounts and emails that sound and look legit. Sometimes they copy and paste from other job posts. 

5aee665e
Community Member

Thank you, ladies!  The message is very professional with excellent grammer and company is USA based.  **Edited for Community Guidelines**

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