Attention All - This person is still doing this - I am going to contact the local news anchor "Connect with Kleck" Channel 6 and request he broadcast this to educate all the child givers in the local area of Spokane, WA. My nanny just had this Elizabeth Palma contact her through CARE.COM!!!! She just received a check, but thought it was fishy because she's never met this person. Thank you to ScamWarners, we now know to contact the local police and hopefully the FBI will put a stop to these people.
Apparently they're still at it--Got a text from them on friday saying they found me on care.com--could've sworn I didn't have my phone on there, and I don't. My cell's still unverified on my profile, so they must've been posing as one of the parents on the applications that I responded to--that's the only place I give them my cell. The name that I was given was Kelly Eugene, first email she had me send resume/references to was [email protected], but the next one was [email protected]. Honestly, I didn't think much of it since I too kept the first half of my email address and just swapped it to gmail for my youtube account (plus an extra account for farmville wasn't so bad at that time too...)
So I emailed her back and got pretty much the same email that others have posted. It wasn't until we looked at today's email that it started to occur to us this might be a scam attempt. After reading the message (which I'll put at the bottom) my dad decided to do a google search for "wheelchair scams" and it eventually led him to here and another site. I will probably keep the check and the emails so that the police can have them, but I've stopped all conversation with her. One would think, that if someone warns you in their first email that they don't check it that often that you would communicate with them through another means, but the emails kept coming. I really need(ed) this job (or at least the pay!) too, but I'm glad that I didn't call edwards theaters to tell them that I already found work! Supposedly, I'll hear back from them on wed (hopefully with good news) so I'm keeping fingers crossed that it'll work out.
Hello [name removed by poster],
I received your message. We can meet in the McDonald on Los Alamos at 6.00PM the date is Sunday 11th of August.I hope this is a convenient time for you. I will appreciate you working for us as one family not just a caregiver. That increases the love and build a great partnership between us. I was able to finalized with the wheelchair seller. The wheel chair cost $2400. so I will be mailing your first week payment ($15/hr x 5hrs/day = $75 x 5days a week= $375) of $375 plus an additional deposit of $2400 to make a total of $2,775 on the check as soon as I hear back from you.The deposit goes to the wheelchair seller on delivery. I will send your address to the seller for the chair delivery so you can pay
on delivery as soon as the check clears.Kindly let me know if this is clear so I can proceed to mailing the check immediately.