This scam gets real scary, real fast. I own a daycare and here is what I received:
Hello i just want to know if you can care for my daughter in your place for 1 month start from Sep 1st to Sep 31st from Monday to Friday and the cost for it.. if not available please get back to me with available date and time for you to care for my daughter....Please reply me on to my email on: firstname.lastname@example.org
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And so I replied by asking a whole bunch of questions (gender, age, name of child, needs etc...) and I received this response;
How are you doing, im very sorry for late response i contact you about
care for my daughter in about 2 month ago, my name is Oliva Jacob from
Canada (Toronto) I'm moving to your area for 4 weeks contract with
Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA) in united states. My daughter
name is (Wendy, she is 5 yrs old) i want you to help me Care for her
from 9am to 4pm from Monday to Friday for 4 weeks.She is very nice
gentle attractive and neat .You do not have to worry about
transportation, I have negotiate with a cab Driver that will be
driving her down to your place go and come. Get back to me with the
total cost, it is my financier in the united state that will sponsor
me and responsible for the payment, so i want you to get all show you
how serious i am, because i want everything to be done before i will
get back to the states. Kindly get back to me with the below
information so that the check will be made out to you immediately.
Full name to be on the check :-
Street address (not P.O Box): -
Mobile number for easier communication:
I will await for the information from you as soon as possible. Remember she
is all i have and i really want a conducive and pleasant atmosphere
for her. We will arrived to the state on 28 of Aug start on
the 29 of Aug 2013.
200 Elizabeth St
Toronto, ON M5G 2C4
Thanks for your kindness and God bless you
Bad grammar for someone from Toronto. Also, usually Canadians know that we refer to our territories as provinces and postal codes. Red flag!!! Google helped me find this site. Seems our friend has moved from apartment scams to daycare scams. Yikes. God help us all!!
Thanks for the heads up!