Craigslist nanny scam!?!?
I replied to an add on Craigslist for a nanny position but before I send my info I wanna know it's not a scam. Does anyone know about this stuff??
Thanks for your response, I would like to run a background check on you once we arrive, so let us know if you are okay with this and i hope you understand my concerns.
If this employment opportunity is acceptable by you, the information below is required for confirmation and further proceedings to take place:
Contact Address: (No P.O. Box)
City, Zip Code:
Home phone number:
Cell phone number:
Some questions i need you to answer:
1. What hours will you prefer daily to allow us plan our schedule before arrival (9am - 12pm, 12pm - 3pm, 3pm - 6pm)?
2. Do you prefer to be a live-in or live-out nanny?
3. Tell us more about your temperament.
4. Can you handle money if you are given an assignment to carry out? Oct but will make arrangement for your first pay which covers the preparation for yo
- KittysueLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Of course it's a scam
First of all NOBODY hires a nanny without a single face to face interview
Second, you would be insane to accept a job from anyone until you have met them at their home AND met their kids (to make sure they even have kids) accompanied by your parent or other, preferably male, adult. Do you know how many perverts, rapists and even murders have targeted girls on Craigslist with fake babysitter/nanny ads? Here are just a few of the hundreds of reported cases
Third, you NEVER for any reason give your home address to anyone on Craigslist that you have not met. This is how girls get targeted for abduction. Perverts post fake nanny ads because they know they mainly attract young women
Fourth, NOBODY sends a check to anyone before they have started working as in point 4
Report this ASAP to Craigslist to get the ad removed before someone either falls for the fake check scam and gets arrested for bank fraud, or someone gets kidnapped or raped
- Wayne ZLv 77 years ago
Yes, it is a SCAM.
The entire thing is just a front for a fake check scam.
The scammer will agree to pay you $xxx in advance. However, a check will show up at your house for much more. The scammer will request that you cash it, keep your portion and send the overage back to him via Western Union or Money Gram.
A few weeks later, you are notified a that the check was fake. You would then be responsible for covering the bad check and you could even face criminal fraud charges yourself.
- NALv 77 years ago
Of course it's a scam. Look at #4. There's where they mention they want to send you a fake check.
No one hires nannies this way.
- CarenLv 77 years ago
gosh, these old scams never die. i wonder if people still fall for them.
you need to never look at craigslist ofr jobs if you thought this was real.
i hope it's clear. there is no job. just a scam.