Nanny Scam Reported: Craigslist Ad. Charles Atkins

Posted on by Deborah | in Scam Alerts

Good Morning,

Thanks so much for your interest in our nanny advert placed on Craigslist. My Name is Charles Atkins, my wife’s name is Penny with our first child Paul of 3 years old. My wife is 5month’s pregnant and we are in the process of re-locating from London, UK to your city and will as well appreciate if you can recommend a good doctor for her when we arrive. I will be working on a contract basis with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in your area, doing private research work and am in need of someone who can help my wife with some of the house hold chores running some errands when necessary and babysitting my son Paul taking care of him as yours around these hours of 2pm – 6pm from Mondays thru 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.

Paul is a talented son 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 $400.00 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 on 10th of October.

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 #:
Zip Code:
Home & Cell numbers:

Our expected arrival date is 10th of Oct. 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.

Have a pleasant week.



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