“Curtis James” Scam

Posted on by Deborah | in Scam Alerts

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The email comes from the following address and has various subject lines:
FROM: Mr.Mrs Curtis James curtis_james01@hotmail.com

Hello Nanny, We are Mr and Mrs.Curtis James from USA but we are initailly in Nigeria due to our company(SHELL).

We have three energetic but delightful children aged A 13 Months,6 Months and 3 years; their names are Micheal, Sandra and James. Micheal is 6 months and Sandra is 13 Months Old; James our Cousin who is 3years will be keeping you entertained at home during the day! we do not require much babysitting in the evening which means that you are free to enjoy these as you wish.

On your days off you can enjoy the Nigerian Sun on one of the many beautiful beaches just a short drive away. We also have a summer house by the lake which we would like you to spend some time with us in.

Velandia is a Production Engineer with Niger Petroluem, Nigeria and works pretty hard, but enjoys going for walks in the glorious Obudu hills. If you agree to take the position you shall be paid $4500 (four thousand five hundred dollars monthly) and shall be given a weekly pocket money of $500. Your residence shall be comfortably furnished within the Company housing estate.

We are comfortable here as Shell pays us well however we cannot work effectively and take care of our kids hence our solicitation to you to come and Nanny for us. My Wife, Angel would be home each time I go offshore. I stay for about a month or two and return home to spend time with my family.

You shall undertake the following duties if you accept to work with us: 1. Care for & stimulate the child both mentally & physically, to ensure their intellectual, physical & social development. 2. Find out about activities in the local area. Ensure that the child/children get regular fresh air & exercise. 3. Plan & undertake activities on a one to one basis & with children. Develop speech, reading, numbers, letters, colours, social & practical skills. 4. Organise & prepare a healthy, varied & well balanced diet of home cooked food. Eat with the child/children & supervise meal times, encouraging proper use of cutlery, & behaviour. 5. Look after child’s/children’s physical well being – wash & bath them daily, help them to dress & undress, cut nails weekly, ensure hair is cut regularly, & that shoes get refitted regularly. 6. Look after all the child’s/children’s clothes. This includes all washing ; ironing by the weekend, shoes regularly cleaned, clothes & soft toys mended; Put aside clothes that no longer fit. 7. Keep child’s/children’s room clean & tidy. We had a Nanny but she is getting married hence would be moving with her Husband. Should you accept to take up the position with us, you can start as soon as your Flight Ticket, Travel Documents and other Travel Intineries are ready. We could recommend a Travel Agency for you, however all this depends on if you accept to Nanny for us. It is I who is mostly out of the country. My wife is usually home each day. Yes we do have a maid who would assist you in seeing to the dietry needs of our kids. Send us your Referees,Resume,Pictures so that we can get in touch with them. Should the outcome be positive, we would then invite you to come and Nanny for us. I do hope you consider a position with us and you would not regret it. Have a nice day as you work towards building your career with us.

Best Wishes From Mr and Mrs James

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