Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetInternetGoogle · 4 years ago

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?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago
    Favorite 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

  • 4 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?

    • Kittysue
      Lv 7
      4 years agoReport

      Most parents find babysitters in their neighbourhood, through church or through references from friends. I don't know any parent who would try to find a babysitter on Craigslist

  • Gert
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    Craigslist...really? Are you nuts?

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