Did someone ask to make a payment outside Upwork?
Getting paid outside Upwork is dangerous and against our Terms of Service. Help us keep Upwork safe by reporting it.
Telegram, my client wants to contact me through Telegram, Whatsapp, give my Whatsapp number
Circumvention is when a client and freelancer meet through Upwork but try to continue their relationship elsewhere. The most obvious example is trying to pay or get paid outside Upwork, but also includes people trying to contact you outside the platform, through Telegram, Whatsapp, etc.
It's a serious breach of our Terms of Service for two reasons.
- First, it can hurt you. Giving away your contact and billing details makes you vulnerable to scammers and fraudsters.
- Second, it hurts our business too. We can't keep running our marketplace without the fee we get when clients pay freelancers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, even if the person who requests it doesn't go through with it.
Yes, you can pay the Upwork Conversion Fee. Once the conversion fee has been paid, we'll let you know that you're both OK to work together off of our platform. Learn more here.