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How to Avoid scams on Freelancer.

How to avoid Scams on Freelancer

Freelancer is a great place to work, and earning is a whole lot easy because of the quality of clients you get from these places.

But, at the same time, you should also be aware that there are some black sheep, who are willing to scam people.

These people mostly target new freelancers as they are looking for jobs quickly.

By targeting them either they ask for more work by blackmailing, maybe they ask for some kind of security fees or they do not pay a single penny.

So, in this article, we will be discussing some of the methods that could help you to analyze the possibilities of a potential buyer.

1. There is no Security Fees on Freelancer

First of all, all beginners need to understand, that there is no security fees.

Only the deposit that is made is after you accept the fixed-price project.

That also is charged by the Freelancer itself and not any third party.

So, you should be crystal clear that there is no security fees.

Also, you should report the profile of such an employer as soon as possible.

2. You should go with Employers with some ratings

There are many employers available on Freelancer from which you should always choose to work with employers that have some ratings.

You need to understand what other freelancers want to say about that particular employee.

3. Never Share Personal Details

This is another thing you should avoid.

If you share personal info, you will be nowhere as a freelancer.

There are many scammers who try to threaten you if you share contact details to them.

They ask for personal details, and bank account information and then blackmail you to work for free other wise they might report you.

4. Never Contact People who share personal details

Whether if you share personal details or contact freelancers who are sharing their personal details.

In both cases, you are violating the court of conduct of Freelancer.

It is a matter of time that you are up and running on Freelancer but soon you will be blocked if someone reported your profile.


Working as Freelancer is a complicated thing to do.

As per my experience, I met with many people who were trying to scam me.

But, as I have experience freelancing from another website as well I was able to protect myself from these types of scammers.

So, it is highly recommended that you go through all the terms when signing up.

This will prevent you from all the possibilities of scams.

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