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Portland, OR, United States
2013-11-06 23:29:42
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+1 I was posted on Care.com website for Senior Care jobs. "John Bishop" contacted me via text with phony job offer.Email Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Bishop
Email Address:
   mzokay@live.com
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,
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2013-11-07 18:40:14
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   John Bishop
Email Address:
   mzokay@live.com
Telephone:
   (424) 261-9160
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.
BEHAVIORAL SKILLS
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
DUTIES
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
Requirements:
* 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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