Educating yourself and trusting your instincts are key to safety. Here are certain types of scams and abuse to know and avoid.
Phishing: Prevent unscrupulous users from trying to steal your passwords. Double check that links or HTML files clients give you don't lead to fake login pages.
Free work fraud: Don't start work before the official contract start date. Never pay anything to work for a client, even if they claim that the money will be reimbursable.
Check cashing fraud: Report clients who ask you to process PayPal payments, or request favors to cash or deposit checks and money orders in order to send the money somewhere else. These checks or money orders are most likely fraudulent and your bank can hold you liable for the funds.
Direct payments: Let our trust and safety team help keep you safe. XYZcircle screens all payments sent through our secure payment system. Help us by reporting anyone who asks to send or receive money outside of XYZcircle.