I was posted on Care.com website for Senior Care jobs. \"John Bishop\" contacted me via text with phony job offer. - Scamalot

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Scammer Information
NameJohn Bishop    
Email Addressmzokay@live.com    
Telephone424-2619160     ⇒ Reverse Phone Lookup (by Spokeo

Details of Scam Report
Phony job offer to take care of his mother who he described as having a stroke and cerebral palsy. He upped my asking fee to $18/hr to hook me in. He writes poorly, contradicts himself, is how I began to suspect him. He told me he was in Arkansas but phone area code is Los Angeles CA. He described himself and his mother as very good Christians. Also tried to set up some complicated transaction where I would purchase a wheelchair on eBay (with money he would send) and have it delivered to my house since seller on eBay would only ship to same billing address,

Scam Email
Good afternoon Sarah, Hope you\'re having a great day. I got the payment information and i\'m having believe in you that you\'ll handle everything well for mom before she arrive to town. The house maid will be home after your working hr to take care of her so you can spend the thanksgiving with your family. And she can sleep by herself by most of the times she will be using her wheelchair to work around the house. I also have to tell you that i was a little leery about offering a job position over the internet and accepting you as my my mother\'s caregiver when I have not met you or spoken with you over the phone, but I am also having much faith that you are as an honest person as I am. I have rejected other offers because I see that you are capable of rendering a great caregiver service to my mom. Also, since our day one of e-mail exchanges I have been receiving council from my mom, she trust in you as well. I have the utmost confidence that we would have a great partnership and I look forward to working with you, I am also looking forward to meeting you in person. Will like to know if you\'re open tomorrow to run some errand for mom. Her wheelchair as already been ordered on eBay but the seller want payment to come from the same address there shipping to due to the policy on eBay so that is why i\'ll be sending you the money to complete the transaction on eBay so that the seller can ship to you sometime next week, I hope you understand. Will keep you posted about that. Also the Job is btw 9AM - 4PM and no uniform require but you have to dress decent. If there is anything you don\'t understand kindly do not hesitate to let me know. I will let you know how to go about the purchase of the items when the time comes. Thank you and hope to see you soon. Enjoy the rest of your day. John Bishop (424) 261-9160 _______________________________________________________________________________ The information contained in or attached to this e-mail contains confidential or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this e-mail is PROHIBITED. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender and delete the e-mail immediately. Thank you. Hi again My mom is anxious to meet you, she said she can\'t wait to meet the person that is going to cater for her. She said something this morning and I reasoned with her, this is concerning the supplies you need to order before our arrival and the shipment of the wheel chair. She said we should send you an upfront payment which will serve as a deposit for securing our position with you, the payment will cover the supplies you need to order, your upfront payment and the funds which to have the wheel chair shipped to you. We really need your help concerning this issue, my mom is okay with the idea and she hope that you are willing to assist us through this. So I\'ll issue you a check that covers all the expenses. You can always come with a friend or family member to the house to watch/play with mom. I will have my financial manager informed about this and I want you to get back to me with the below details as requested so that I can pass it across to him and have him make payment to you so that you can do all necessary things. Kindly have the payment details sent to me in the format below Name on check : Address (ONLY RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS PLEASE) : City, State & Zip Code : Mobile Phone number : For finalization of pay rate, we\'ll be paying you $18/hr just to ensure adequate care of my mother and it would be bi-weekly or monthly depending on your specifics. We\'ll arrive on the 15th of this month but before then we want everything to be in place, the groceries and the wheel chair and I hope you\'ll be able to handle this. Mom has a friend who could stay with her whenever you are unable to. Thanks a million for your time and understanding, hope to read from you in no time. John Bishop (424) 261-9160 _______________________________________________________________________________ The information contained in or attached to this e-mail contains confidential or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this e-mail is PROHIBITED. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender and delete the e-mail immediately. Thank you.

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2013-11-07 18:40:14,  
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Scammer Information
NameJohn Bishop    
Email Addressmzokay@live.com    
Scam Websitecare.com    
Telephone(424) 261-9160     ⇒ Reverse Phone Lookup (by Spokeo

Details of Scam Report
On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 2:26 PM, John Bishop wrote:
Hello Sarah,
Thanks for your interest in the job, I am in need of the services of an Experienced senior caregiver for sick elders. I hope I can depend on your work and experiences ? Hence, I would want to know your schedules if you will be available to be with my mom (Margaret).She is 75 year old lady with all faculties, who is living with Cerebral Palsy, suffered a stroke two years ago.
I grew up in your city but reside in Alabama because of the company i work for.. I do come to see mom twice in three months, mom came visiting and she has been here for about 4 months now but she wants to come back because there's no one at home presently and she needs to keep the house. So I decided to employ you so that you can monitor her well being while she will be over there. This is going to be a full time position, Mon- Sat, 9am to 4pm, but if you are not available in any of these days, we can work something out. I'd like you to confirm your City and zip code just to make sure i'm calculating the right distance from mom's house.
Also I will like to put to your notice that your duties will be preparing and making her meals, cleaning and laundry. She is not a COPD patient and NOT on oxygen. She is mobile with the help of a wheelchair, but is very diminished moving alone. She is kind and appreciative and a very sweet and easy going person. She is quiet and withdrawn, but able to communicate beautifully. I am looking for someone who would take good care of my mom without regrets.
I'd let you know the exact time that you'll be starting as soon as I hear from you with your charges, availability and the hours in which you'd prefer to work.
1. Prioritize tasks, multi-tasking and detail oriented. 2. Good interpersonal skills 3. Exhibit a service orientation towards everyone 4. Must have the ability to demonstrate solid judgment about patient care 5. Must also demonstrate a sense of understanding and urgency for priorities
Assist with care, meal preparation, giving her medications, light housekeeping, dressing & grooming, laundry & linens cleanings.
I am a very busy person and I don't really have time for phone calls, just leave an email if you have any questions and I'll answer as soon as possible. Thank you, hope to read from you soon.
John Bishop (424) 261-9160
Good morning,
Thanks for the response, it is nice to read from you again. Just checked now and i can see Mom lives few miles away from you and I'd be more than happy if you will take interest in caring for her. She is very friendly and fun to be with, free eaters and never allergic ! You should be loving, caring and responding to her needs at home and also I'm willing to assign a driver to you who will take you and my mom to wherever place you want to take her to, Let me know if you are ok with the idea. You are to be with her during the schedules with the specialist and escort her back home.
Let me know how you would like to get paid, weekly or bi-weekly ? Kindly be aware that I am not too keen on the amount you will be asking for the hour frame as long as it is reasonable. My main focus is a better attention and care for mom. All I want is a great hospitality for her, so far we both can have an agreed amount for this time frame.
Please understand that you have to be honest and very reliable if you're going to take care of my mom. I was leery at offering a position on the internet but a friend referred me and I thought I'd give it a try. Kindly fill up the questionnaire below to facilitate your chances: I am a good Christian likewise my mom. Please understand that I won't entertain any games or unholy activities.
You are required to answer the following interview questions since we are not opportuned to meet face-to-face for an interview. I ought to have met you before offering you this position but I have limited time to catch up with my appointments. Without wasting time, we'd like you to start work as soon as possible before mom arrive back to the city, so kindly get back to me with answers to the questions below.
1. Can you drive ? 2. Are you trustworthy ? 3. Do you smoke ? 4. Ever been convicted ? Doesn't matter to me as long as you have realize your past mistakes and now a changed person 5. Where are you located presently (I mean your residential address and zip code) ? 6. What is your qualification as an adult caregiver ? 7. Present occupation : 8. Number of years as a Caregiver(Experience): 9. Charge Per Week : 10. Number of available reference and their contacts information: 11. What are your spiritual belief ? 12. Age 13. Have you ever sold or bought on eBay ? Because you'll help mom in listing items for her on eBay
* Reliable transportation. If you don't have, please let us know because we can make arrangement for that. * Must have previously held a position with some responsibility. * High School Diploma * Some college preferred although not necessary.
Hope to read from you soon. Thanks and in anticipation of your response
John Bishop (424) 261-9160

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