At Elance we take your security seriously and invest heavily in protecting you from fraud. You can help too by looking out for potential scams such as the ones below:
Scam #1: A business asks you to enter credit card or bank information on an external site.
- Never give any financial info to businesses. All payments should be completed through the secure Elance site.
Scam #2. A business requires you to make a purchase from them to work on a project (such as software or online services).
- Specialized software should be purchased from a reputable third-party company, not directly from the business.
Scam #3. A business wants to send you a check or wire transfer funds to you.
- To get your financial information, fraudsters may pretend to send you a payment. Money should not be sent directly to you. All payments should be sent through the secure Elance system.