Hello I'm hiring a programmer for a $2,000 project. He requests 50% payment upfront (PayPal or check). Should I send it ? A little background.. A hired this guy on freelancer and he did an excellent job fore for a small project now I'm hiring him for a 2k project but he doesn't want to use freelancer cause they charge 10% fee.. I think he's an honest guy but cant know for sure.. What you recommend ? Thanks P.S He has 5 star rating on freelancer. He seems very honest.