Hello all! I am writing this because I have received two separate scam responses in the past week, after applying to two different posts for CNA/Caregivers on craigslist in Colorado. I have included as much information as I thought might be necessary to indicate how this scam works. Unfortunately, I replied to the first request for information, and I did not catch on until I received the subsequent response. Then I did some research, and lo and behold, this scam has been going on across the country for years … Be careful, and report it when you find it.
The first post I applied to was for an “Experienced Part Time Caregiver Needed” … this is the response …
received your resume message. Am Francesca Catino, my sister Linda Mary
will be coming from United Kingdom and she will be moving on
29th of Febuary. 2012. she is 26 Years of age. 140lbs and 5.8ft. she
speaks English fluently. We really need you to be honest
and trust worthy in this work. The work basis are below:–You are to be checking on My Sister at least 4 times in a week for
proper caring and to know how well about her health and i think you
have little medical experience.
–You will be earning $500 for 1 week of handling this work properly.
–You will be driving her to hospital when she need arise for proper
medical check up at least once in a month and if you don’t know how to
drive, you will hire a car.
–Your working days will be Mon,Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.You
will have to prescribe the convenient hrs during each of this days
which will not affect your other regular work as this will be a part
time work for you and if you want to live with her in the house for
other assistance there will be no problem. So kindly provide me your
full name and mailing address so that we can ensure the housing agent
get her an apartment which will be more closer to your house and I
hope about 10 miles will not be too far for you. Also we will be
paying you the first week wages upfront via a Certified Check because
you will help her to get some medical tools like one touch basic
machine,acu-check machine and test trips in any nearest pharmacy store
around. So I want you to feed me back with the following details so that we
can ensure you are ready for the work.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS I WANT YOU TO EMAIL BACK SO THAT THE
CHECK CAN GET YOU:
Door step street address……………
Current position in Occupation………..
I will be sending you her living address very soon so that you will
know where you will be working. I will give you her living address once
the rental agent find her a suitable house. I will be awaiting your
email soonest and we can proceed as you can understand that the date
is getting approach.
Thank you for the information’s. I received your information’s and i
have forward them to my financier to have the funds sent to you immediately,
the check is already mail out by my financier to the address you gave to me.You
are going to receive a check of $2,850, The payment include the Rental
Agent fees and the money is the Rental Agent will use to come over
from his own state to locate you and give you the key of the
apartment, What you are going to do as soon as you receive the
payment you will deduct your money and send the rest to my sister
Rental Agent via Western Union Money Transfer in the same day you
receive the payment, so that the rental agent can start coming
immediately to give you the key of the apartment and i will be
awaiting for your email if you understand everything in this email.