It's the second time that I got a surprise email from my blog's reader. The first one was when I posted about having a Google Wave invite. A reader contacted me that he wants to receive the most coveted Google Wave invite (at least during the time when it was hard to get one but I guess it was overrated since it's too buggy and no one seems to open it anymore).
The most recent email that I got was from a lady from Finland thanking me for posting about the Nicole Edwards Au Pair scam. Here's a copy of her letter that she sent me. I am glad that I was able to save her from being hoodwinked by the Nigerian scammers.
I wasn't able to post a comment on your post about Nicole Edwards so I decided
to send you an email.
I received exactly same message from her in facebook. I answered her and she
answered back again almost asame message which you got too. And she said that
here are some pictures but there weren't any..
My parents were very worried about if she really is who she says she is so I
googled the owen blames and came across with this. SO THANK YOU SO MUCH!
I would propably have been so fool and paid but not after reading this so thanks
again. You saved my money.
By the way I'm from Finland.
I trust people too much :(
With that being said, here are some additional au pair scam emails that I've been receiving. Most of these letters are from "families" claiming to be from UK. I assure you the list goes on but here are just some of the au pair scam emails. Be wary and don't just believe in everything that these Nigerian scammers are saying. You know better than believing anyone who claim so much and couldn't even construct a proper letter. Most of these have poorly constructed letters, spelling errors and watch out for the addresses because when you look them up in the Google map, you will either be directed to an intersection or no such address found. If you try to call the numbers that they are providing, you will sure get a deadline. You see, these au pair scammers are just trying to extract some money from you.
We are an easygoing couple with a happy, fun, and healthy kid. We saw your profile on www.eaupair.com and decided to contact you on the possibility of becoming our new family member. We are looking for someone who likes to do their own thing and doesn't have a problem staying home, although there is a car here for you. We spend 3 months at a beach house in East London each year. We have had an aupair before and it was wonderful. Clinton our son is so much fun and this age is adorable! You will have the chance to really impact his life since he is so impressionable now. We are only interested in hiring someone who is willing to work in the UK. All Travel expenses shall be borne by us and we shall also provide fully furnished live in or live out accommodation. Write us soonest with your picture/resume, introduction and how soon you can start as we need a aupair that can start as soon as possible. You can call me on +44 702 409 4777 or give me a direct mobile number to reach you with so that we can discuss further. Crusenbery John
From: garry rowland email@example.com
My name is Mr Garry Rowland 39 Years Old & Why my Wife name Linda Rowland ,Will are a Happy family with 2 children currently named Sarah and Joy will live in United State Of America Stafford FLORIDA State:13852 LAKE POINT DR CLEARWATER,FL,33762 .We are an easy going fun family with a fairly hectic lifestyle! Let me tell you more about our family. Sarah (6 years old) goes to school 5 days a week. she is a good little girl most of the time.she likes to tell stories, paint and play in general.Joy (3 year old) is still developing her personality but so far she seems like a typical little Girl. Joy is the newest addition and will be 3 years old when you start. she is sleeping through the night now and that is always good. Since we have 2 little ones, we need someone who is up to the challenge. It is a lot of work but the reward is also great. In the time that you spend as part of our family you will witness the most wonderful things. In exchange for your hard work you will be respected and will be part of our family. You will have your own space and time for yourself. You will have access to a car and we will do our best to make sure you have fun while you are here. You will be our fifth au pair and you are welcome to contact our prior au pairs. We try to have as few rules as possible but there are some. We believe a good au pair follows our parenting style. We have routines for all our children. Our kids generally wake up and go to bed at the same time everyday- we believe this is very important for children. Meals also are at roughly the same time each day. We use “time out” as our main form of punishment. We like to keep things generally neat so everyone cleans-up after themselves. These are the basics when it comes to our family. We believe in honest communication with no hard feelings. If we do not like something we will tell you and hope you do the same. My Husband is an emergency doctor and Am a Teacher in a college. I works shifts meaning that means i works a set number of hours each month including some nights and weekends. But my work is regular Monday through Friday. Although we normally busy, it does not mean that we are never home. In fact, one of us is often home. i will be working 5 days per week times so you will often be together when working. We do not have many hobbies or outside interest other then our kids. We spend most of our free time with them. Our house is nice with a lot of space. Your room would be on the third floor and you would have your own bathroom. The main living area is on the first floor and the remaining bedrooms are on the second floor. Our computer is in the main living area. We have a pool and nice back yard. There is plenty of space for you to "get away" when not working. We will provide you with a cell and also have your own computers. Once you get your American drivers license you will have a car to use. It is a Chevy Prism- it is small by American standards but is a good size. You can use the car when you are not working. We have rules for the car but they are not too bad and we can talk more when you get here. You will have to drive the kids sometimes.. Will are seeking an Au Pair who is honest, reliable, kind & considerate,Will would like some English to be spoken, but am happy to provide & pay for an English course for the successful applicant! Will are looking for someone to join our family and help take some of the day to day pressure off me so that we can all enjoy the good things of family life. As a family we enjoy barbecue (weather permitting), socializing, generally having fun, reading, computers, TV, the Girls love computer games. Food is another great love of ours - given the time I enjoy cooking. We are practicing Catholics but accept and respect others beliefs,We looking for someone to care for our 2 kids(Sarah and Joy and they are age is 6 years and 3 years) while I am at work. Am a Vet Doctor while my wife is a college teacher. We are looking for a responsible and kind person who will be patient and attentive to our Kids. Our Kids is very easy going for an infant and I work only 2 miles away from home. We hope that we can find someone who is willing to keep our Kids entertained with playtime, songs, and books. We are not looking for someone to do our household chores, however we do have two small dogs and we would leave it up to the caregiver whether or not she wished to care for the dogs as well as the baby (they are very easy to care for, but may also be kept in their kennels for the day). We would like to find someone who is comfortable with our kids and who we feel comfortable with. The job would include caring for a baby girls between 7/8am and 3/4 pm Monday through Friday. We are willing to bring our daughter to the caregiver, including feeding them we will like to pay you 1700$ every,month end for salaries and 400$ for your pocket fees every week end. Additionally take them to various after school activities - ballet, tap, jujitsu, brownies etc.. 2 eves a week babysitting (average) occasional overnight care of the children when I have to travel for work.. We have two beautiful children girls Sarah and Joy, and I currently work as a college teacher and i`m going to use an aupair to help me with our children i have them 20 days a month all day every day during the week, mostly we play, swim, go to beach house, collect shells, library, fishing, movies, and just kids stuff. We want someone who will not mind going swimming with them. Mostly I want a good loving person for them because they are my angles an i love them dearly. will need you to have a valid united states Visa and work permit and able to swim. I'll give you a car to use for the little ones and when you have your days off. I'll pay for all of vehicle expenses and gas. No worries just have fun with the little ones. I wish for you to come into my little angles life's and give them the love and attention that they both deserve. I love them big as the sky and they love me as big as the sky, and i hope you`ll show them your love as big as the sky.Care for the children in school holidays. Light housework - mainly keeping the kitchen and living room clutter free ! If you feel you could be happy in our family please let me know. Please we would like the suitable applicant to start any time & preferably stay for between 3-6 months.i hope to hear from you soon.Kindly email me back to my email address below firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com ,also know that we can chat on yahoo and here is my id arry_rowland505
Hello Au Pair
I got to see your profile on www.eaupair.com. We are a British family, we travel a lot and have a lots of fun. We have two adorable kids their names are Harry and Ruth.We are looking for a loving, responsible, energetic person to take care of our kids starting as soon as you can. We do not require much babysitting in the evenings or on weekends which means that you are free to enjoy these exploring, touring, shopping, go to the library which is right across the street from us, or go to the synagogue, which is also right across the street. taking classes at the local colleges and there are more than 20 colleges all within 10 minutes by bus from our house. On your days off you can enjoy traveling to the city, their is a bus which will take you there right from outside our home. We will provide you with comfortable accommodations, including your own private floor, kitchen and bathroom, TV, wireless internet, laptop and car usage if you like, we want you to feel like a part of the family and not like a helper or worker. We both work,. We are looking for someone who will enjoy creating fun, imaginative games with our children, taking walks, and running around the zoo and the playground. Hours will be Monday through Friday 9am - 4:30pm . There will be opportunities to make additional money with evening and weekend babysitting, since we have many friends who are in need of babysitting here and there. If we sound like your kind of family, and you are looking for a job covering the dates we need someone, we would love to talk to you! If you are interested, please contact us immediately via email or mobile +447024026691. Regards..........Howard Dickson firstname.lastname@example.org
Am Mr. John Robinson from the united kingdom, i live at 56 William Jessop Ct, Manchester, M1 2NE, I am a medical doctor by profession, and am always busy dew to the nature of my job, and ever since I lost my wife , I have been the only one with my two lovely kind since the death of my lovely wife. This is why I have been searching for a caring Au pair that will be taking good care of my two lovely kids of ages 3 and 5, cos I don’t want them to fill the absent of there mother. I have gone through so many Au pair profiles on the site but i noticed that your own is more considerable before I decided to give you the chance, and I hope your stay will be a good one? kindly get back to me if you will be willing to work with my family. Your main work is to ensure the kids are always happy, and also not to feel the absent of there mother. You will have your own private apartment, and I will be giving the some of 1800 pounds per month with a weekly allowance of 350 pounds every week, you will be have weekend has you off days. IF YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED IN MY OFFER AND YOU ARE CAPABLE OF THE WORK WITH MY FAMILY, kindly get back to me with your pictures and also will like to know if you have a UK visa and working permit, so that we can know what to do. Hope you don't have any criminal record that can disturb your traveling. I will like you to get back to as soon as possible cos you service is highly need urgently, looking forward to read back from you. My regards to your family, have a lovely day. Mr. John Robinson.
Hello Au pair/Nanny.
First of all i want to tell you that i am please in writing you this message..We are a family from USA,My name is Mrs Kelly Richard and single Mother.i have just 1 child's which there name is Ben which is 1 year and a few moths.Our contact address is (1432 woodside avenue,Buffalo NY 14220) Am a Engineering I work at( Acme Products & Engineering Inc company...4245 Genesee Street Cheektowaga,14225 New York) ,Am always busy at work that is why i need someone like you in our Household,Cos i am the only one left at home with kid..You will not be working too much at home in the house at all..Your duties is to take the kid to school,House caretaker,Domestic Helper,(IF YOU HAVE A DRIVING LICENSE)you can use my car to do that,Bringing him back from school and play with them, go to museums, playground, watching movies, prepare/serving their snacks and foods,entertain him in the evening when you come back..You will have your Private Room which will have Bathroom, Toilet, , Air-Conditional. You will have access to the Internet and a Telephone at home to get in touch with your friends and loved ones. You will be having Fridays,Saturdays and Sundays as your off days, so to enable you have enough time for yourself. My offer for you will be $700 for your weekly pocket money,and i will be paying you $3500 monthly..Which i think is okay for you. There is another Au pair around the town that you can pass time with so that you will not be able to feel lonely,Sometimes when the kid go to school.Please i want an Au pair that is friendly and honest that have God fearing for My kid cos i really love them and we can afford to let him get hurt.I will like you to email me too all about you and we also like to have your cell phone number plus area in your reply. I can assure you that when you come you will be treated like one family and you will be very happy to work with my family. If you think you have interest in my family,That our family is a kind of family you are looking for i think this is the next step to take....Regarding the traveling.You dont need to look futher cos i want to introduce you to one of my Designated Travel agency that made it possible for my last Au pair Roseline from Mexico...The agency is good and legal i am sure they will help you out. All you have to do is to send them an email and make enquiries you need to be able to come hear in USA,don't forget to tell them you are from me Mrs Kelly and i will email them too all about what they can do to help you out..Hear are there email to contact..(email@example.com )...... Kelly
My name is Dr Richard Thomas 40 Years Old & I am a single parent to 2 children currently named Andrew and Jade and i live United State of America 699 Saratoga road, Burnt Hills,NY,12027,United Stated. We are an easy going fun family with a fairly hectic lifestyle! I work full time in United Kingdom at the moment due to by Job as a doctor and my Grandma is the one taking care of the children now and she let me understand that she need who can assist her. My children have a full set of activities they enjoy. I have a very loving family & will welcome the right candidate & make them feel very welcome in my house. I am seeking an Au Pair who is honest, reliable, kind & considerate. I would like some English to be spoken, but am happy to provide & pay for an English course for the successful applicant! I am looking for someone to join our family and help take some of the day to day pressure off me so that we can all enjoy the good things of family life. As a family we enjoy barbeque (weather permitting), socializing, generally having fun, reading, computers, TV, the boys love computer games and my daughter arts & crafts. Food is another great love of ours - given the time I enjoy cooking. We are practicing Catholics but accept and respect others beliefs,Care for 2 children (4 yr old & 6 yr old) from 7 am - school at 8:45. Walk the children to school and pick them up again at 3:15. care for the children from 3:15 - approx 6:30 including feeding them we will like to pay you $2000 Dollars every month end for salaries and $300 Dollars for your pocket fees every week end. Additionally take them to various after school activities - ballet, tap, jujitsu, brownies etc. 2 eves a week babysitting (average) occasional overnight care of the children when I have to travel for work. Care for the children in school holidays. Light housework - mainly keeping the kitchen and living room clutter free ! If you feel you could be happy in our family please let me know. Please ld like the suitable applicant to start by the ending of february or first week march, & preferably stay for between 6-12 months.You can rich on phone through my UK number (+447024034574) for now.. Thanks and i hope to hear from you soon. Best of Regards, Dr Richard Thomas.
Hi... We are a British family living in London,UK.We need a live in Au pair to help take care of our children aged 3 & 5 years old, play with them and prepared them ready for school''' We live in 15 Layard Road Forty Hill, ENFIELD. EN1 4BB United Kingdom 10 mins walk from the train station and 15 mins walk from the Airport We have a lively boy and girl aged Five and Three, they go to school and we need help with A competent Live-In Au Pair Dad works full-time abroad (back weekends). Mum works full-time in ( Wrangler Jean ).. We are looking for someone who will : 1) Entertaining them for about 1 hour in the evening 2) Evening bath 3)Putting kids to bed (7pm) 4) the Kids love to play You shall have a private accommodation with furnished sitting room and bedroom and also a private bathroom. A Fixed land phone and an Internet ready computer.By law, Our Au pairs shall work a maximum of 25 hours per week or 5 hours per day with 2 full days off per week. the Au pair would be entitled to one whole weekend off in a month.We need an Au pair who is caring,affectionate,jovial and Competent to care for our kids Regarding the Salary remuneration Our family can only afford to pay to you 1,100 pounds as your Monthly stipend salary and then we shall give you 50 Pounds every week as your pocket money in case you want to spend on your personal expenses this shall also be paid to you every Sunday which equal 200 Pounds in a Month Plus the 1,300 Monthly salary . Your total Packages pay shall equal to 1,300 British Pounds Per Month. I hope you are okay by this pay, We are willing to hire you for about 2 YEARS Depending on your own decision and then be allocated personal apartment in Our Including access to Internet facility Would like to know if you are Interested so i can stop my search . Reply only if you are competent and really ready to work here in with Our family... attached a picture of yourself if you accept the offer and if you are okay with the pay... . Thanks
A Family Aupair/Nanny is urgently needed. We are Mr & Mrs. Sharon Stewart, I work with Dongil Engineering Company here in London-UK and i am not usually at home except during weekends. I am urgently needing a home Aupair/Nanny for my child..Name Favor. she is 3 years of age,As i am working with my company as a Project Supervisor at the Dongil Engineering Company. I am a very busy man and my wife who is also an international oil consultant, working with an Oil firm here in London-UK as the Civil Engineer. So we are a very busy people and we do not stay at home regularly that is why we will be needing an Family Aupair/Nanny to take good care of my child at after school hrs. I am offering GBP3,500 every four weeks and GBP600 weekly as Domestic allowance... You will have your own apartment with a personal bathroom and toilet.. if you are willing to work with us, We will provide you a personal car that you will use here in London-UK, i shall also get you a job here in London-UK where you can earn more money,during morning hrs because you will only be taking care of my child after their school hrs which is afternoon-evening. Your duty is to take good care of the child, make sure that she do her school home works, give additional lectures ETC...if you are interest in this offer kindly email me back at this email or phone number (firstname.lastname@example.org), so that i will be able to get back to you immediately. I await for your urgent respond. Thank you for taking your time to read my mails /offer Regards, Sincerely. Mr & Mrs. Sharon Stewart Tel: +447031964702
Am Jessica jenifer from United State Of America,I saw your profile and i will want you to work for my family.My husband work in a Garment Industry and i spend most of my time at work.because i work for Government and me wife work as a Missionary so most of the time she travels out on London. We are looking for an aupair who could take care of our daughter Linda,She is 6 years old.She is funny and happy to please.She likes going out,do arts and crafts. Our house is approx 2 miles from good language school so if there is need for you to attend a language course,All i need from you is trust and honesty because i will not be at home with the her and she will be with you due to my work status,and for the fact that i travel a lot,i will not be at home to stay with them and as you know it there are a lot of achievement in USA and you will be treated as part of my family from the minute you arrive. Our family is a little hectic at times but fun loving and energetic.Our house is 30 minutes drive away from the America International airport.You will have access to the internet and a television and dvd in your room. you will have your own double room with en suite shower facilities,you will have a car should in case you want to take the children out,that is if you know how to drive.I would expect you to work for 6hrs per day Mon-Fri, weekends you can be off you can start doing some other things here in USA.Our kid will be in school Mon-Fri from 8:00 until 12. you are to take care of her Monday to Friday from 7 am when she wake up, until she leave for school, around 8:15 am, then again from 2:30 until 7 pm or so and from 7 am until 6 pm on Saturday with a two hour break during the day or a half day on Sunday occasionally.We require a night out each week and schedule your hours so that we can. You never work more than 40 hours a week, unless we compensate you.Your duties for the children would be to get them up in the mornings, get the children ready for school, prepare snacks, play with them, help with their meals, as well as bedtime rituals such as bath.i want someone who will be a part of the family. I will be paying you $900 per week.As soon as you've arrive the airport my driver shall come for your pickup.We have our own agency who can help you to get al your document and we don't want you to contact any agency accept our family agency,We looking for an serious person that can take good care of our daughter Linda. Here's my home address:14640 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA,90049.We are looking forward to the opportunity of meeting you and having you become a part of our happy family. I will be waiting for your reply very soonest Best Regards.
My name is Frank Joe 39 Years Old & Why my Wife Name is Evon joe,Will are a Happy family with 3 children currently named sarah, tom and petter boy will live in United State Of America (1225 Jenkins Avenue, Norman, Ok, 73019 US)We are an easy going fun family with a fairly hectic lifestyle! Me and my Wife work full time and the children have a full set of activities they enjoy. Will have a very loving family & will welcome the right candidate & make them feel very welcome in our house. Will are seeking an Au Pair who is honest, reliable, kind & considerate, but am happy to provide & pay for an English course for the successful applicant! Will are looking for someone to join our family and help take some of the day pressure off me so that we can all enjoy the good things of family life. As a family we enjoy barbecue (weather permitting), socializing, generally having fun, reading, computers, TV, the boys love computer games. Food is another great love of ours - given the time I enjoy cooking. We are practicing Catholics but accept and respect others beliefs,Care for 3 children (2yr old,4 yr old & 6 yr old) from 7 am - school at 8:45. Walk the children to school and pick them up again at 3:15. care for the children from 3:15 - approx 6:30 including feeding them we will like to pay you 2000 Dollars everymonth end for salaries and 1000$ for your pocket fees every week end. Additionally take them to various after school activities - ballet, tap, jujitsu, brownies etc. 2 eves a week babysitting (average) occasional overnight care of the children when I have to travel for work. We have two beautiful children boys Bill and Scott boy, and I currently work three different medical clinics and i`m going to use an aupair to help me with our children i have them 20 days a month all day every day during the week, mostly we play, swim, go to beach house, collect shells, library, fishing, movies, and just kids stuff. We want someone who will not mind going swimming with them. Mostly I want a good loving person for them because they are my angles an i love them dearly. They will both be in private school this year and I will need help during the week after school, on trips while school is out and summer time. will need you to have a valid usa Visa and working permit and able to swim. I'll give you a car to use for the little ones and when you have your days off. I'll pay for all of vehicle expenses and gas. No worries just have fun with the little ones. I wish for you to come into my little angles lifes and give them the love and attention that they both deserve. I love them big as the sky and they love me as big as the sky, and i hope you`ll show them your love as big as the sky.Care for the children in school holidays. Light housework - mainly keeping the kitchen and living room clutter free ! If you feel you could be happy in our family please let me know. Please we like the suitable applicant to start anytime for now, & preferably stay for between 6-12 months.i hope to hear from you soon.with your phone number and i like you to contact me back with your country's name........................................ Best of Regards, MR FRANK JOE'S FAMILY kindly contact me back immediately you get this mail thanks
We are a cheerful, friendly family in london , England.We have two happy and affectionate kids, Jasmine (6) and Aidan (10) who attend the local school between 9 and 3.00 every day. Jasmine likes playing with trains, drawing,playing on the computer and garden swing, and riding his bike. Aidan wants to be a scientist when he grows up, and enjoys playing withLego, art, reading comics, riding around on his scooter and playing with his new Nintendo Wii. We live in a very large modern family house with six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and beautiful views of the River Cam, in a popular family-friendly village right by Cambridge (15-20 minutes cycling ride). We are looking for someone to get the children ready in the morning,prepare and clear up the family's breakfast at about 7.30am, make the beds, and take the children to school, which is about a 1.5km walk away. The au pair would then need to pick them up at 3.00 and look after them until we get home. We might ask the au pair to babysit 1-2 evenings a week. We have a really great cleaner, so there wouldn't be any heavy housework. There is a bit of light cleaning and laundry which would take about 90 minutes a day in total. There would be plenty of time free in the day to go to language school, and there are a lot of good ones in the area.We will encourage and assist you to find suitable english classes (such as Cambridge Certificate) or other courses that you might be interested in so you feel that while you stay with us you develop and progress with your skills and education. Living arrangements: The au pair would have her own room, which is huge, and has a double bed, with sitting area and TV/DVD/Video/Hifi. There is wireless broadband internet in the house. It has a lovely view of Ely Cathedral to the North out of the big window. You can even use one of our cars all weekend! Also 2 weeks are paid holiday during Christmas/New Year plus another 2 weeks during the year. We are looking for someone with a good sense of humour.If you love children and could help us provide a loving environment combining routine and fun for the children then. we would like to welcome you to our family as a friend and a big sister to our kids.Housework is not an important part of the aupair job, being part of our family and helping our children develop and learn is the main thing. We are really flexible. Working hours: 07.30 to 09.00 and 1500 to 1900 Plus about 60-90 minutes of housework a day to fit in with the au pair's schedule. Some Friday afternoons off. Total 25-30 hours a week Benefits : We will be paying you £2000 pounds sterling for every four weeks. A pocket money of £250 pounds per week. And you will also be having your own car.We would send you a flight ticket to your door step, if you are intrested working with our family and a return ticket back to your country. Other information: The au pair would be part of the family, and we certainly don't expect a servant! We have had lots of au pairs in the past, and we are used to helping people get to know the area and make friends. Sandra james family Barlby Road, North Kensington, London W10 6BL
Those are just some of the sample emails that you might get from Nigerian au pair scammers. Be careful not to believe in whatever they say. Be sure to verify all the information that they are giving by searching their addresses in the Google map, calling the number that they gave you. They assume that you do not have access to these information but if you look up their address in the Google map, either the address could not be found or you will see an intersection. If you call the number, it is either a dead line or no answer. There had been a lot of au pair scams that scattered in the internet lately but in order to prevent yourself from being hoodwinked, coordinate with the authorized local au pair agencies. Most of these au pair scammers claim that they are from the United Kingdom (UK) and would ask you to contact their immigration lawyer and the lawyer would then ask you for some amount of money as your contribution. Do not send any amount of money to anyone! If you have received any of these letters, kindly leave your comments below to warn others. Let us all fight these au pair scammers.
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