I am a new freelancer, this will be my first project if awarded, and the employer is verified. He contacted me via private message within minutes of my bidding. He had reviewed my profile, and said he looked forward to working with me, and asked for my Whatsapp number, so I gave it. Am a bit concerned about it and want to know if that is normal ?0 mentions j'aime
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Most probably he is a fake client, and it's not safe to provide any personal information,2 mentions j'aime
"Unless you have a prior relationship with a User, you must only communicate with Users via the Website, including by using the Project message board, inbox private messaging or chat facilities including Video Chat. Unless we provide a User's contact information through a feature or function available through the Website, you must not, and must not attempt to, communicate with other Users in respect of Projects through any other means such as email, telephone, Skype, ICQ, AIM, MSN Messenger, GTalk and Yahoo."
From what I remember, exchanging contacts is a violation to the terms and conditions of using the website. Both of your accounts will receive an email of warning if they found out.0 mentions j'aime
No, this is not normal. There are other ways of communication, which you should prefer. Here on freelancer.com there is an internal chat, which you can use for communication. Some clients prefer email or Skype or other IM services. It is up to you, but giving a phone number to somebody who you don't know is a risk.0 mentions j'aime