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Christine P
North Las Vegas, NV, United States
2015-09-16 02:12:38
Job Scam
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+1 Care for DadEmail Attached  
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Matt William
Email Address:
   mattwithlove@aol.com
Other:
   sittercity
Scam Website:
   www.sittercity.com
Matt needs someone to care for his dad, David. Help him with cooking, cleaning and eBay stuff. M-F 9-4 and will pay $18-20 per hour. He has even made up a fake company, due to I searched that company, its an abandoned warehouse. I also searched the home address where his dad was to have lived, its a house in Vegas for sale.Here is a copy of the original email:

Hello...........,

Thanks for your interest in the caregiver for my dad I am in need of a competent caregiver for my dad (David). He is 75 year old man with all faculties, who is living with Cerebral Palsy, suffered a stroke two years ago. He is mobile with the help of a wheelchair, but is very diminished moving alone. The hours needed are Monday to Friday 9am-4pm and we are willing to offer $18-20 pr hour depending on your qualification. He is kind and appreciative and a very sweet and easy going person. He is quiet and withdrawn, but able to communicate beautifully. Your duties will be Assist with care, meal preparation, medications management, light housekeeping, companionship, laundry & linens cleanings. Dad lives (8996 High Horizon Ave Las Vegas, NV ) . I grew up in Las Vegas but reside in Kansas City because of work. I do come to see dad twice in three months, Dad came visiting and he has been here for about 4 months now but he wants to come back because there's no one at home presently and he needs to keep the house. You are required to answer the following interview questions since we are not opportune 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 dad 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 (work or personal) 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 Dad in listing items for him 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.

I will be waiting to read back with the answers to the above questions so we can know if you will be taking the job. Hope to read from you soon

Matt William
C.E.O Time Bridal
Wedding gown, Casual gown and Wears
www.timebridal.org
______________________________ ______________________________
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
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Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2015-12-13 19:41:46
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   William Leon
Email Address:
   williambestlove@outlook.com
Telephone:
   (913) 667-9144
Craigslist ad for "Care for dad." Poster claims he lives in Kansas and is moving his disabled dad to the job applicant's city. Claims to be willing to pay $18-20 per hour for a caregiver. Correspondence progresses along the typical lines for a craigslist caregiver scam. The poster wants to send the hired person a check for supplies before he and his father arrive and the job begins. After doing some research and learning about the scam, we didn't pursue the position beyond this point, but in other identical scams, the poster then wants the check deposited and some money sent back to the poster, and the check turns out to be fake. The applicant loses the money he or she sends to the poster. The poster also claims to own a business (in this case a bridal company) that turns out to be fake. (In this case, there's a website, www.timebridal.org, that is clearly for a fake business.) The poor writing indicates that English is not the poster's first language.

Scam Email
Here is how some of the initial correspondence was written: "Thanks for your interest in the caregiver for my dad I am in need of a competent caregiver for my dad (David). He is 75 year old man with all faculties, who is living with Cerebral Palsy, suffered a stroke two years ago. He is mobile with the help of a wheelchair, but is very diminished moving alone. The hours needed are Monday to Friday 9am-4pm and we are willing to offer $18-20 pr hour depending on your qualification. He is kind and appreciative and a very sweet and easy going person. He is quiet and withdrawn, but able to communicate beautifully. Your duties will be Assist with care, meal preparation, medications management, light housekeeping, companionship, laundry & linens cleanings. Dad lives (1 Melodia Ct New Orleans, LA 70125) . I grew up in New Orleans but reside in Kansas City because of work. I do come to see dad twice in three months, Dad came visiting and he has been here for about 4 months now but he wants to come back because there's no one at home presently and he needs to keep the house. You are required to answer the following interview questions since we are not opportune 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 dad 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 (work or personal) 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 Dad in listing items for him 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. I will be waiting to read back with the answers to the above questions so we can know if you will be taking the job. Hope to read from you soon William Leon C.E.O Time Bridal Wedding gown, Casual gown and Wears www.timebridal.org" Another correspondence: "My Dad is anxious to meet you, he said he can't wait to meet the person that is going to cater for him. He said something just now and i reasoned with him.I'd also like to inform you that i will be needing your assistance in helping him purchase the following items before his arrival because the home is a newly leased house his current home is under renovation and he will be staying there till after the completion of his house. so he wouldn't be carrying much bag pack, i will like you to get this items ready before our arrival so to make things easier. He also 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 dishwasher shipped to you. We really need your help concerning this issue, my dad is okay with the idea and He hope that you are willing to assist us through this. So i'll issue you a check or make a direct deposit to you that covers all the expenses. You can always come with a friend or family member to the house to watch/play with dad. I will have my financial manager informed about this and I want you to confirm the details you sent to me in your previous email so that i can pass it across to her and have her make payment to you so that you can do all necessary things. Please be informed that the above requested details need to be correct so that payment won't be issued to a wrong information. i will have the eBay sellers information sent to you as soon as you have the check. I will also like to know how you want to be paid either weekly/bi-weekly and also if you will prefer a check or a direct deposit. Thank you so much and have a blessed and wonderful day and hope to read from you soon, Dad send his regard. Below are the items in which you will be getting for dad before our arrival. Also we will be arriving on the 21st of December FOOD 1. Milk 2% 2. Cheese (Cheddar) 3. Yoghurt (Fat free) 4. Breakfast cereals. FRUITS 1. Vegetables 2. Apples 3. Banana 4. Strawberries or Grapes. 5. Wheat corn, peas or mixed frozen vegetables and Melons 6. Salad.cucumber and tomatoes 7. Kiwi fruits. 8. Carrots William Leon C.E.O Time Bridal Wedding gown, Casual gown and Wears www.timebridal.org"

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