I am software engineer in India with 10+ years experience. I never deal any client directly. I quit my job and now trying for a startup, for this I made a small IT tech team. I approach many peoples through LinkedIn finally one Australian client give me response take my technical test and interview and he seems interested. He share a brief for a project for 10K USD for this he ask me to give him 1500 USD as security amount, and I need to sign an agreement as well. Do I need to give him money? or what is the right way to make dealing securely.?


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he ask me to give him 1500 USD as security amount

Run a mile. Now. This is a scam.

  • How to identify genuine clients??? Commented Sep 6, 2021 at 14:31
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    That's way outside the scope of a The Workplace question, but they sure as anything don't ask you to pay them money. That's the wrong way round. Commented Sep 6, 2021 at 14:35
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    @AmitShakya A genuine client may be willing to give you a down payment on the contract. Never will they ask you to pay.
    – David R
    Commented Sep 6, 2021 at 16:14
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    Genuine clients won't ask you to pay them.
    – joeqwerty
    Commented Sep 6, 2021 at 18:38
  • Well I that client was asking for money as security amount. Client ask me I am new for him if I finish job on time next time we can continue without any security amount, but I quit. Commented Oct 26, 2021 at 18:29

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