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:

Full name:

Contact Address: (No P.O. Box)

Apt #:

City, Zip Code:


Home phone number:

Cell phone number:

Available hours:

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

4 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Favorite 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

  • 7 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.

  • NA
    Lv 7
    7 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.

  • Caren
    Lv 7
    7 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.

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