Scams offering fake Au Pair positions
#210693 by AmyMcCallion93 Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:36 am

I am Sarah Nicole, from New York, United States of America. Writing this missive to request your service as a nanny for my two kids. I am contacting you on behalf of the entire family (which include my husband, our two children and I). Here are some basics about us. Our family can be describe as a place where peace, unconditional love and understanding prevails. We don't judge a book by the cover or take gossip to determine who will be around. Always try to stay optimistic and find the best in anyone or any situation including the worst ones.

I am a sales manager in a Toysrus store. While my husband is a civil engineer. I am 36years old. Wondering why we need your service? In light to my job mentioned previously, it really keeps me busy and take much of my time. I'll thereby need your service as a nanny for my children. We are sociable and fun to be with, looking for an enthusiastic au pair who adores children to spend their days enjoying their company. If you are interested, I'll be more than excited to read back from you.


- that is the email I received. I'm very interested in this job however I'm not sure! I have replied to this email and I have received another back this morning. I'll post it under this paragraph...

Hello Dear Xxxxxxx,

I am grateful for your positive response. Allow me to explain more about your assign duty and also about us.
At first, we reside in Staten Island, NY. A nice, quite and calm city. Where we live is just about 25 mins drive from the big city of New York. I am blessed with two lovely kids namely Ashley (she is 9 years old) and James (he his 7 years old)

What you are assign to do or I say your task as a nanny are as follows.
You'll be working 5 to 6 hours a day. Your task is to prepare the kids for school and take them to and from school. (that is, take them to school and later go and pick them from school in the afternoon). Care for and stimulate the children both mentally & physically, to ensure their intellectual, physical and social development. Look after their physical well being, encouraging proper use of everything - wash and bath them, help them on how to dress and undress. You are required to spend time with the child, running errands, house cleaning and light cooking is a possibility, but not really a requirement. We prefer someone who will reinforce our desire to teach our children responsibilities and do not expect to undertake the children assigned tasks but instead to find ways to encourage them to complete tasks (I mean not to spoil the kids by doing everything for them).
On weekends (Saturdays) you'll take them out to new places such as beach and other recreational places (You are fully free on Sunday).

When we want you to start and how long.
We don’t have a specific date or reference to when you can start. You can start anytime. We would like to have you for not less than two months. It would be nice if you want to stay longer, even if you want to stay for more than a year. Your happiness with us during your stay is more important.

What we plan to offer.
We will be giving you $400 per week (I hope that is enough since we will cater for your feeding. I mean you don't need to buy food from outside). You and the kids will be going for shopping once in 5weeks. We have internet facilities in the house for your use, a private room with your own bathroom. A private car for you in taking the children to and from school provided you know how to drive or willing to learn driving. Getting you a driver's license will not be a problem.

Our interest as a family.
Our interests include the zoo, doing yoga, watching soccer, water skiing, snow skiing, a walk in the park, playdates with friends, arts, literature, traveling, shopping, cinema and taking good care of our children. We love adventure, arts, traveling, soccer, literature, laughter and our wonderful children. My kids are very active wanting a partner to bounce and spin with them. I would want you convince me that you are capable of doing this job to my satisfaction. In a nutshell, we agree to be responsible for the purchase of your plane ticket. I will like to know if you have a working permit and a valid working visa that allow you work legally in Usa? I hope to read back from you soon.

- it seems legit but I don't want to get scammed. Please can someone help me!! Thanks :-)
Last edited by Bryon Williams on Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:57 am, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Added quotations.

#210698 by Bryon Williams Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:54 am
Welcome to Scamwarners,

Yes, it is a scam. See here where he used the same script viewtopic.php?f=42&t=50173 .

Information on Au Pair scams viewtopic.php?f=42&t=3019

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