Latest Scam Tip: Johnson Wilson on Craigslist

Posted on by Deborah | in Scam Alerts

This was sent by a nanny today. It is a typical scenario. Remember, employers who offer money to a nanny without ever speaking to them, without conducting a background or reference checks, and coming from outside of the US, are always red flags.

> From: Johnson Wilson
> Date: June 5, 2011 7:19:07 PM EDT
> Subject: Re: Caring Nanny Needed –
> Reply-To: Johnson Wilson

> Good Afternoon,
> Thanks so much for your interest in our nanny advert placed on Craigslist. My Name is Johnson Wilson, my wife’s name is Katherine with our first child Michael. My wife is 5 month’s pregnant and we are in the process of re-locating from Paris, France to your city and will as well appreciate if you can recommend a good doctor for her when we arrive.I will be coming there with my family to work on contract basis with United States Environmental Protection Agency on a private research work… I need someone who can help my wife with some of the house hold chores running some errands when necessary and babysitting my Son Michael taking care of him as yours around these hours of 2pm – 6pm from Mondays through Fridays. You would only be needed for few hours per week at your convenience and will like you to get back to me with your available hours.
> Michael is a talented child and very bright. He is fun loving, kind and lovely. I will be needing your service till the end of the year but am offering $300.00 per week as compensation for a trustworthy and honest candidate. I have a Personal Assistant who is helping me with the re-location process. It’s okay if you prefer to be a live-in or live-out nanny as i can drop him at your home everyday and will greatly appreciate if you will be delighted to accept this offer as we would be arriving soon.
> If you accept this position, I will instruct my finance manager to forward to you a check for your first week upfront payment by express mail so that i can be rest assured of your availability for the job and wouldn’t need to search for a nanny anymore. I will as well run a background check on you because it’s not easy to leave a child with someone just like that and i hope you understand my concerns.
> If this employment opportunity is acceptable to you, kindly get back to me asap with the information below required for confirmation and further proceedings to take place:
> Full name:
> Contact Address: (No P.O. Box)
> Apt #:
> City:
> Zip Code:
> Home & Cell numbers:
> Our expected arrival date is 13th of June but you will be paid beginning immediately, as i will have several small assignments for you to complete prior to our arrival, such as checking our new apartment for necessary supplies, purchasing what may be needed before our arrival, etc. All we ask from you is honesty and sincerity. And am sure you will enjoy the time you will spend with my son.
> Please do get in touch on time so that we can start making arrangements with our travel agency while i await your swift response regards this employment offer and the requested details.
> Sincerely,
> Johnson.

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