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How to Secure Your Contracts on goLance

When working on goLance, it's important to take steps to protect your contracts. Here are some security tips to help you do just that:

Look at the feedback score
Before you hire a freelancer or accept a client, take a look at their feedback score. This will give you an idea of how reliable they are and what their past relationships have thought of working with them. This is not the only point to keep in mind but can help guide your decision.

Use the goMeter for hourly contracts
For hourly contracts, use goLance's goMeter tool to track progress in real time. This will help ensure that the client only pays for the hours worked and the freelancer can prove their own work. This provides added protection for both the client and the freelancer.

Review the work accomplished
Take the time to review the work diary to make sure that the tasks assigned have been completed. If there are any concerns, contact the freelancer or client immediately to resolve them. Keep in mind that if there is no action within the review period, the work week will be finalized and a dispute cannot be made.

Use the security period
goLance has a security period in place to ensure that payments are processed correctly.

Always pay through goLance
To ensure that the client and freelancer are protected in case of any issues, always pay through goLance. If you issue payment outside of the platform, goLance won't be able to provide any assistance.

Take additional steps for enhanced security
Choose a strong and unique password, enable two-factor authentication, log out of your session, and monitor your goWallet for any unauthorized transactions.

Learn how to detect a scam
Scammers are everywhere and vigilance is always required online:

Only communicate through the goLance secure chat
Never send money outside of goLance
Flag any user who asks something unusual, suspicious, or inappropriate
If a user asks for a payment, communicate personal or sensitive information, send or receive funds outside goLance, or do an illegal job, it's likely a scam.

By following these security tips and staying vigilant for any potential scams, you can protect your contracts and ensure that you get the work you need done on goLance.

Updated on: 24/04/2023

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