Is this a babysitting scam??
I posted an ad on Craigslist, and she texted me about needing my services. I told her my schedule, and she changed it so I could watch her child on the weekends. She texted and e-mailed me in the AM hours, and I live in Virginia. Is it a scam? How should I reply?
- Anonymous4 years agoFavorite Answer
That's a scam. I got the same exact message 4 weeks ago and I'm in Colorado. It's a fake check scam. Do not respond at all, report the ad to Craigslist
Never give out any personal info (full name, address, date of birth, etc) or agree to any babysitting job before you have met the parent AND child in person
Not only are there fake check scams like this, but women have been murdered, kidnapped and raped responding to fake babysitting jobs on CL. Perverts know these jobs attract young women. always meet the parent and child in a public place first like a McDonalds, crowded park, etc. Then go with a responsible adult (preferably male) to their home for a second meeting before you accept the job or give out more than your first name
- 4 years ago
yes thats a scam
- jcherry_99Lv 74 years ago
I'm horrified to see such a thing. Kids are put in danger only because they want to earn extra money. Who conceives of these things?
- GertLv 74 years ago
Craigslist...really? Are you nuts?