ScamRadar - Report Frauds and ScamsBobby Marcus or Trudy Young – Babysitter Scam

Everyone there is a scammer out there, he could go by many names but do not fall for it! He went by Bobby Marcus, or Trudy Young, or whatever and he claims that he needs a babysitter for his twin boys. He will offer you alot of money. Do not fall for it! He somehow scammed my sister who wanted to babysit out $4500 before she found out! Please take caution! Scammers are using kids now to trick you so dont fall for it. Anyone who sends you a check, check it out first! Do not cash the check in. It will come out of your bank account. Just wanted to warn all the other innocent people out there. Thank you for listening. Here is what he sent her:

FIRST EMAIL:

Hello,
Please can I have your attention for a while?
I am Bobby Marcus working as a system analyst for DELL COMPUTERS INC,UK.I came across your ad on craigslist as a good caregiver for infants.I’m impressed with your work,hence I would want to leave my KIDS in your care everyday as I would accompany 3 other delegates for an inspection tour of one of our mini-stores located near you.The inspection tour implies that I leave my hotel every morning (8:30am)to the venue and report back home at 5pm.This would make it difficult to take care of my KIDS,hence the reason I solely picked you up to secure you for the task. This tour would strect from the 10th August through 10th September.I would want to solely secure you for this time frame(that is 10th August through 10th September) and would want to know how much it would cost me.Money is not a problem as I would want all condition conducive for both you and my KIDS while they are in your care.

My KIDS are just 2yrs in age,lovers of computer games,never allergic and are free eaters .I would be sending you their BIRTHDAY PICTURE as soon as I get a reply from you indicating your readiness to care for them everyday before I return.

I hereby anticipate your reply indicating your availability throughout these times and the total cost of caring for them.

Thanks with love.
Bobby

Second Email:

Thanks for your resolve in wanting to babysit my twin male KIDS,Peter and Paul who are just 2 years in age.I have attached their pictures herewith.They are both adorable,free eaters and never allergic!You would be babysitting the KIDS in a nearby hotel around your location where I would be lodging if you would not be comfortable at home but if you are comfortable at home,no problem.
You are to care for them while I am away 8:30am-5pm Mondays through Fridays,AUG.10th through SEPT.10th.Hence,what would be the total cost for the whole time frame?Anyways,I was opting of paying $2500 for the time frame,would that be ok?We can negotiate though.All I want is the best ever care for my KIDS. Please fill up the Questionnaire below to facilitate your chances:

REQUIRED INFORMATION
———Name:
———Address:
———City:
———State:
———Zip code:
———Phone: Home and cell:
———Age:
———Sex:
———Present occupation:
———Number of years as a babysitter:
———Number of available reference:

I would anticipate your response.

Thanks for your anticipated service
Bobby

Third Email:

CONGRATULATIONS!After thorough review I have solely selected you for the services of babysitting my twin male kids.I would want the KIDS and yourself under a very conducive environment while you care for them,hence I am putting in some measures to this effect. Thanks for your picture and I am convince that Peter and Paul will enjoy every bit of their stay with you. My kids are not allergic to kittens as we have 1 in our home .

Kindly be informed that you would be in receipt of the payment for your services soonest.Also,note that I will include in the payment the money for the KIDS items,Toys,Carseat,Strolles and other sundry materials for their comfort.Hence,all you need do upon the receipt of the payment is deduct the money accrued to you(i.e payment for your services)and forward the rest to the store agent who would be supplying you with the KIDS materials via an Overnight Courier.I would provide you with the store manager’s details so as to have the money sent for the immediate release of the KIDS items.I hope all is clear as I anticipate the best care ever for my KIDS.I will be providing all comfort for you and my kids so as to make them feel at home even while I am away.

Thanks
Bobby

Fourth Email:

This is to inform you that you would be in receipt of the paycheck covering the total payment for your babysitting services for my kids as well as payment for the KIDS items.The paycheck would be delivered to you tomorrow morning being the 5TH August,2008 before 12noon your time via FedEx courier.Hence,avail yourself so as to be in receipt of the payment.You would deduct the money for your services and immediately proceed to forward the rest to the baby store so as to have the KIDS items released immediately to you as I want all setup and in place prior to my arrival.
Get back to me tomorrow morning as soon as you get the check for further instructions.

Regards,
Bobby

Fifth Email:

Information reaching me now from FedEx has it that you are in receipt of the paycheck.It was delivered precisely 10:05 AM your time this morning,the 5th of August, 2008.
Here is what you would do now,take the check to your bank and have it deposited into your
account for cashout immediately.

As soon as you have the funds later today,you would proceed with the following:

1. Deduct $2500 which covers the amount for your services of babysitting my KIDS while you send the rest of the funds to the store agent who would be supplying you with the KIDS items tomorrow evening via Overnight courier.

2.Proceed to a nearby Western union outlet with the remaining funds for the store manager and have it sent Western Union to the store with the below information:

Name: Trudy Young
City:Saginaw
State:TX
Zip code:76179

As soon as the wire transfer is made,get back immediately with the wire transfer information viz-a-viz:The total amount sent after deducting the western union charges from the “store funds” with you and The MTCN number.I will forward these details to the store who would release the baby items immediately to you.
Thanks
Bobby

Sixth Email:

I just received a message from the baby store now.The content was that the money wouldnt be sufficient for both the purchase and the shipping of the items as they are very expensive baby items.Kindly have $2500 sent to TRUDY YOUNG so as to cater sufficiently for the purchase and shipment of the items.

I would reimburse you back immediately I arrive.Treat this message with utmost priority as I want all setup and in place prior to my arrival with the KIDS.

I would be expecting the Western Union transfer details immediately. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding. Hope to see you soon as I await the needful.

Regards,
Bobby

Seventh Email:

How are you doing today ? It was good talking to you on phone yesteday and I must commend you for the job well done .

Information reaching me from the store manager indicated that some of the kids items are currently unavailable and it should be in store within 2-3 days or thereabout for onward delivery . Trudy was asking me if she could send the ones that are ready to you and I disagreed because I like doing things in full. You are going to receive a payment tomorrow. Be expecting it , and once you have it, you will deduct $2500 being the cost of your charges to take care of Peter and Paul and additional $300 its just a token in appreciation of your kind gesture . I am going to tell you what to do with the rest funds by tomorrow .

I am going out now for dinner, I will give you a call latter in the day. Thanks for your usual cooperation and understanding. Hope to hear from you soonn.

Regards,
Bobby

This is where she finally caught on. Please do not let this happen to you. She is young and they do not prey on the elderly anymore. They prey on innocent people and kids. Please take heed and beware of this person. Thank you so much. If you need anymore info about this, feel free to ask! I want everyone aware of this scam.

This post was submitted by Dallas resident.

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67 Responses to “Bobby Marcus or Trudy Young – Babysitter Scam”

  1. Tanielle-- -- -- August 29th, 2008 9:11 pm

    This person also e-mailed me and I am SO glad i googled him before proceeding!! there is also another person out there named DENISE KAUP. BEWARE!!!!

  2. Keke-- -- -- September 2nd, 2008 12:41 pm

    This person emailed me also, I actually received two emails before I googled him. What tipped me off, was the fact that he labeled his apparent kids picture as Ibeji, which means Twins, but furthermore is a wooden carved figurine that houses the soul of a dead twin. Beware and never second guess your concious, God will always open your eyes!

  3. Reshunda Henderson-- -- -- September 9th, 2008 11:01 pm

    I recieved the same thing. They wanted for a turtor for 8 weeks for their daughter Jane. I googled them Tanja Wenzel, an actress. This is what I recieved from them.

    On Tue, 9/9/08, Tanja Wenzel wrote:

    From: Tanja Wenzel
    Subject: Payment And Lesson Arrangements

    Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 3:55 PM

    Hello Reshunda,

    Thank you for your response for a Maths teacher for my daughter. I am really sorry for getting back to you this late i have been working offshore since i sent you the e-mail.My daughter’s name is jane and she is 17 years of age, she reads and understand English really good. She developed love for Engineering. thus this lesson would keep her busy and refresh her before she starts her schooling with Oxford University.

    Please be informed that, my daughter is a fast learner and you would teach her from the elementary stage, she would be having 8 weeks, 4 times a week which should run for 2 hour’s on every class(please let know the total rates for the above specified times of lesson and what days of the weeks would be suitable for you). I would be making arrangements with my PA to issue and make the payment to you in form of cashiers check or money order, which ever one you prefer. My daughter is due to be in US for her holidays and lesson in less than 3 weeks which is just round the corner and i want her to begin lessons on the 25th of September and so there is limited time. As soon as i have your full name and address including your contact number to which the payment would be issued and sent to, i would immediately pass it to my PA who would immediately issue and send the payment to you. I await your urgent response to these.

    Regards,

    Mr Tanja Wenzel…

  4. Karya-- -- -- September 15th, 2008 7:17 am

    We also got the same email, about watching his twin boys. When he offered to pay more then we where asking I googled his name. I also wanted to give two other names I think he goes by or they may be other scamers out there Henery Saunders, and Emily Scroggs.

    Karya

  5. Tonya-- -- -- September 19th, 2008 2:13 pm

    I just recieved this email and immediately called my sister asking what she thought, she was suspicious and looked up this guys name and this is what we found, i am soooo glad i did not get scammed!!! thankyou

  6. felicia-- -- -- September 22nd, 2008 2:07 pm

    identical email in regards to his twin sons. I am incredibly disappointed and scared.

  7. Olivia-- -- -- September 23rd, 2008 4:06 pm

    Thank you so much!!!! I’m so glad that i google everyone who contacts me!! It’s good to know there are others out there to help us all out!!!

  8. Michelle Leigh-- -- -- September 24th, 2008 8:44 am

    He emailed me too!!

    You know that someone who uses language like that is strange…..

  9. Tifanie-- -- -- September 24th, 2008 7:49 pm

    I just got this email from this man today,and I was so astounded by his speach that I had to google his name cause he spoke so weirdly!! BEWARE PEOPLE

  10. sue-- -- -- September 27th, 2008 7:14 pm

    My future daughter in law recieved this too. But unfortunately before she forwarded the emails to me she recieved the check put it in her account then tried to stop all the ramifications from happening . I told her to call her bank to notify them also make a police report . This involves wisconsin and illinois. I knew immediately that it was a scam only after my questioning her did she google bobby marcus to which this article appeared. I wish she would have done this sooner

  11. Faye-- -- -- October 5th, 2008 8:05 pm

    how do you goggle these kind of people because I have gotten some myself

  12. ScamRadar-- -- -- October 5th, 2008 8:13 pm

    Faye,

    Pick a keyword from the email or ad that you receive — especially their name, business name, telephone number, or email. If it’s been reported by someone, it should show up when you do a Google search.

  13. San Antonio-- -- -- October 6th, 2008 6:56 am

    ok, i have just recieved email number 2 from bobby marcus. i have given my name, address and age/sex and phone numbers. after reading this,now i am afraid of what will happend because i have given that info. i have had my identity stolen before, what to do now?

  14. Kristan-- -- -- October 6th, 2008 11:35 am

    I am so lucky! I was the next victim. I am so ticked! This is so rediculous that they would scam care givers that are way underpaid as it is. I was wondering why I never got a direct response for any of my questions. I requested a copy of their birth certificates and this person’s ID. I just wanted to make sure this wasn’t someone fleeing from a custodial parent or something and make sure these were actually his/ her children. Someone needs to put this person out of business for good.

  15. kim-- -- -- October 16th, 2008 4:58 pm

    I was scammed also. I hadn’t heard from him in awhile from the last email, then days later he says he is sending a check. Sure enough that same morning UPS showed up at my home with an envelope. I didn’t sign for it. I want to know if anyone else has had more contact or things happen since he has your name and address? Please beware of these people as well: Sandra ( model daughter celicia) , lisa waiter, s. mark ( daughter from africa) all these people have emailed me with boughs claims to watch their kids and offered a lot of money.

  16. Jammie-- -- -- October 25th, 2008 8:38 pm

    I received email #1 Oct 24th, the language did seem odd to me as well, and the fact that the email address was bobby_marcus68@yahoo.co.uk, out of the UK. He also did not answer the questions I had asked, and said that money was not a problem. It really made me think, well, if money wasn’t a problem, why not take them to a more professional childcare center??? Also asking me to care for them in an expenses paid hotel, really creeped me out. I got the second email this afternoon, and it bothered me all day, and just didn’t sit right with me. I googled Bobby Marcus, and there it was. I feel so much better now that I know it is a scam. I was contacted via Craigslist, so I sent out an email to all my fellow posters to warn them as well. I can’t believe there are people out there targeting childcare providers.

    Craigslist offered this information on how to report such activity:
    FTC toll free hotline: 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357)
    FTC online complaint form (http://www.ftc.gov)
    Canadian PhoneBusters hotline: 888-495-8501
    Internet Fraud Complaint Center (http://www.ic3.gov)
    Non-emergency number for your local police department.

  17. Serena Gray-- -- -- October 28th, 2008 5:08 pm

    I’am glad this got posted I almost got scammed today…I got the check for $3,350.00! But he had my address wrong so I didnt cash it. My boyfriend told me to google his name and there he was first thing on the list as a babysitter scam. Thank you for posting this!

  18. Serena Gray-- -- -- October 30th, 2008 2:45 pm

    OK WOW THIS GUY IS A LOSER. HE TRIED GETTING ME AGAIN LOL. HOW STUPID CAN HE BE TO SEND ME ANOTHER EMAIL??

  19. CHILDCARE-- -- -- November 1st, 2008 12:38 am

    THEY ARE AT IT AGAIN!! I GOT A SECONG EMAIL FOR CHILDCARE FROM A CAROL WILLIAMS, I GUESS THEY CHANGED THE NAME SO PEOPLE COULD NOT FIGURE IT OUT IF YOU GOOGLE CAROL WILLIAMS, NOTHING COMES UP…HERE IS THE EMAIL I GOT..

    Hello,
    How are you?I hope all is well.My name is carol williams,I saw your craigslist ad as a Childcare and Baby sitter.I am interested in you as my baby sitter.My daughters name is Juliana,I would like you to take care of her while I am at work in your location,I use to stay in West Africa(Nigeria) but I am moving to your location because I would have a contract with Issey Miyake there,I work as a model and the contract will be for 1 month,I want you to take care her while I am at work.I go to work 10 am and i get back by 4pm,I will like to know if you will take care of her in your child care centre or the hotel room where I would be lodging,I am comfortable with any of the ways,my daughter (Juliana) is 3 years old and I will send you some picture of me and her as soon as everything is considered a deal,I will also like to know how much you charge to take care of Juliana for 1 month and the time I need your service is 10 am to 4 pm.Get back to me with the amount and I will be glad to update you and make the payment in advace to show you how serious I am.Have a nice and blessed day.
    I’ll waits to your response

    HERE WAS MY RESPONSE…

    I HAVE HEARD AGAIN AND AGAIN OF THIS SCAM…DO NOT E-MAIL ME, AND I WILL REPORT YOUR FRAUDULENT SCAM TO CRAIGSLIST. DO YOU NOT FEEL BAD FOR TRYING TO CHEAT PEOPLE OUT OF MONEY? I HOPE YOU ARE CAUGHT..AND PROSECUTED FOR DOING THIS..I AM SURE YOU ARE THE SAME PERSON USING THIS SCAM AKA..TRUDY YOUNG…AKA..BOBBY MARCUS. GET A LIFE!!!

  20. apryl chin-- -- -- November 13th, 2008 1:24 pm

    He also scammed me. Same e mails, I am out 3900.00
    Be where he is an awful human being.

  21. Serena Gray-- -- -- November 13th, 2008 2:49 pm

    Someone else is trying to scam me. They are going by the name Linda Bryan. Watch out!!

  22. Bobby Marcus-- -- -- November 17th, 2008 8:53 pm

    This is Bobby Marcus.Thanks for all the updates.I love you all

  23. RENEE-- -- -- November 18th, 2008 10:23 am

    I got a lot of emails like that after I posted an ad saying I would babysit. I told my husband it was to good to be tru nobody pays that much money in advance but he said maybe he is just a good guy. The email was exactly the same only he was Rio Barry and he had ” twin female kids”. He sent me a check for $4,100 and i went to cash it i was in the bank fo an hour before they told me it was a fake check. It was embarassing. I reported it to the FBI internet fraud people. Unfortunatley before i relized it was a scam I also agreed with another scammer and I got her check today. I wont be cashing this one. On the first on I called the company that was on the check they agreed it was a fake. I also called the name and number on the return adress of the fed ex package it came in he had no clue what was going on he said fed ex damage his stuff and thats the only contact he has ever had with fed ex. The check i got today was a regular check book check but i could tell this one was fake cuz it had lines on it like it was printed out and the ink was low. but this one was hand written and signed and the other one was typed in. I been looking on sites that show scammers emails and it seems like they are all identical except a few words and names here in there. I m afraid they might use my name and adress to send some one else a fake check and I could get into trouble what do yall think? well I m keeping all emails just in case I need to prove my innocense.

  24. RENEE-- -- -- November 18th, 2008 10:35 am

    ******Also look out for Paris Mclauren, Wendy Cambell, Cole williams (also goes by Cole Tobi), Stephinie Leonel, Bielre Jill,*********** Here are some of there emails I have checks from two of them!!!!

    This one is from PARIS MCLAUREN

    Hello To You TODAY ,
    How are you doing today?I hope everything is moving on smooth with you.I am sending you this message because of the payment that you will be receiving TODAY and i must tell you that i am one of the most happiest person to know that the Payment/Money will finally be Delivered to You TODAY as said in my previous mail. So now,what i will just want you to get known about this is that i will want you to make sure that the payment is been delivered to you TODAY because i dont want anything like you missing the package delivery ok…

    And incase you wont be available to receive the delivery of the package,i will want you to drop a note at your FRONT DOOR or get someone informed around your vicinity in regard of the delivery ok because i will want someone to sign for the Package when Delivered and will be more preferable you signing for the delivery okay….. Ones again,i will want you to get the package tracked for yourself with the Tracking Number because i will want you to keep following up the Transit ok…….Here is the Tracking Number inwhich you will get tracked via ….. http://www.ups.com/us ……( J213 300 3111 ).

    And immediately you receive this message,kindly get back to me with your response so that i can know that you indeed understood how you will be deducting your required fee from the money and how you will be getting the $2,550 send to my Travelling Agent Name And Address Via Western Union Money Transfer immediately you receive the Payment TODAY ,because that $2,550 is the rest of the fee that is left for my Daughters Flight Ticket fee to be completed and as soon as you get the money send TODAY after which you must have received the Payment Today,my Daughters Flight Ticket will be scheduled immediately for the Next Available flight down to the state and i will also email her Flight Information myself to you so that you could know her Arrival Time and Exact Date and Airport which she will be flying with through this Weekend Or First Thing On Monday Morning unfailingly. So it depends on you to ACT very Fast with the sending of the required sum $2,550 because if you can get it send TODAY as instructed,i will be in the states as indicated immediately. So below is my Traveling agent name and address inwhich you will be getting the $2,550 send to Via Western Union Money Transfer immediately you receive the payment okay……

    And please,do not waste anytime in sending of the money because if you can be able to get the money send TODAY after which you must have received the payment,my flight ticket will be scheduled for the Next Day and i will immediately forward her Flight information to you so that you could get it to yourself as well and then you can know when exactly i will be arriving at the state okay….
    HERE IS MY TRAVELLING AGENT NAME AND ADDRESS WHERE YOU WILL BE GETTING THE $2,550 WHICH IS REMAINING FOR MY FLIGHT TICKET FEE SEND VIA WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER
    Farrah Shah
    464 Landsdown Circle
    DAVIS CA 95616
    I want the text question should be …..
    Question :- Best Colour ?
    Answer :- Blue

    When you get this message,i will want you to email me back telling me that you have understood every bit of words i have told and instruct you with because i do not want anything like mistake in this transaction of the money to my Travelling Agent so that it wouldn’t disturb my Daughters Flight down to the state and also get back to me if you have seen my Travelling Agent Name And Address inwhich you will be getting the $2,550 for my flight ticket fee sent to ,so i will want you to get my Travelling Agent Information printed out along with you to the Western Union so that you would not make any mistake in getting of the money send….

    NOTE:- Do me a favour by sending My Travelling Agent Information back to me if you seen it above here in my mail so that i can be sure that you indeed get my last email containing my Travelling Agent Information and how you will be ACTING fast on the instructions passed unto you TODAY ok….And as soon as you get the money send to my Travelling Agent,kindly get back to me with the necessary Western Union informations such as ……
    Money Transfer control number….
    Senders name….
    Receivers name…
    Amount send…..
    Secrete Text Question …..
    Answer…….

    YOUR RESPONSE WILL BE AWAITED.
    WARMEST REGARDS and i can’t for you meeting my daughter
    Karla

  25. RENEE-- -- -- November 18th, 2008 10:38 am

    THIS IS RIO BARRY’S LAST MESSAGE TO ME AFTER I GOT THE CHECK THEN I TOLD HIM I KNEW IT WAS A FAKE AND I REPORTED HIM THEN I GOT NOTHING BACK FROM HIM…..

    Hello again,

    1. Deduct $1500 which covers the part payment amount for your services of babysitting my KIDS while you send the rest of the funds to the store agent who would be supplying you with the KIDS items tomorrow morning via Overnight courier.
    2. Proceed to a nearby MONEY GRAM outlet with the remaining funds($2600) for the store manager and have it sent MONEY GRAM to the store with the information below:

    Name: YOUNG WELLS

    Address: 402 Center St

    City: New Richmond

    State: OH

    Zipcode: 45157

    Tel: 513-553-3883

    As soon as the wire transfer is made,get back immediately with the wire transfer information viz-a-viz:The Reference number and the total amount sent after deducting the MONEY GRAM charges from the “store funds”($2600)” with you.I will forward these details to the store who would release the baby items immediately to you as I want all in place and properly arranged by you.As soon as you have the babyitems have them kept and secured prior to my arrival with the KIDS.I am anticipating the best care for them.
    Awaiting your reply.
    Eng. Barry

    Hi I just recieved the check via fed ex and I am waiting for further instruction as of where to send the remainder of the money.

    Thank You

  26. Tifanie-- -- -- November 19th, 2008 7:42 am

    Heres a new one she goes by Telma with no last name listed and she claims to be from the Phillipines. This is the letter she sent:

    Good day,

    My name is Telma from PHILIPPINES . I am 28 years old professional (female), I will be coming over to USA before the end of this month for an official duty to be precise. So I am looking for a good child care to take care of my 6 year old son ‘NECO ‘ who is the gift of my life between the hours of 7am to 12pm . I work as a consultant and I will be staying for some months for a workshop.

    Furthermore,I am extremely clean and quiet;I am a sensitive,intelligent, patient and caring person. I am giving, outgoing, have a good sense of humor and am easy to get on with. I am a faithful and committed person, who is very considerate of other people’s feelings. I don’t do drug, I don’t smoke neither do I drink.

    About my schedules, i will be resuming work by 7am till 12pm all working days,Monday to Friday.So i will need all details about this,your working program and payment details.Also,about my son,he eat a little,easy to get along with other kids and easy to get along with too.I shall update you with my location as soon as we arrive states.

    Currently,my host will be responsible for the payment and it will be via a certified check OR money order.Presently,am ready to make an immediate payment as soon as i receive a mail from you with all necessary information’s about the charge,service and details for payment because i will arrive soonest and i need to secure a Childcare/nanny before we arrive .

    Such details for payment are as follows,

    Full name for payment:
    Full address for payment:
    Amount charge monthly:
    Personal phone #:
    Personal contact email address:

    Finally,I will be very glad to hear from you as soon as possible. I would love you to get back to me via my personal email and i wouldn’t be able to make a phone conversation or set time for an interview till i arrive states.So send me an email with the details.

    Warmest Regards….

    N..B..Am willing to wait till you have your payment verified by your bank and cleared,before you have your payment fully in cash with you.Then an immediate work start.

    Telma
    +639283800469

    **BEWARE EVERYONE**

  27. yomaira soto-- -- -- November 19th, 2008 11:11 pm

    ” BEWARE PLEASE ”

    Well i’m a victim of Bobby Marcus or Trudy Yung and i did accept the offer and trust i really regret it but its 2 late for me but please do not accept any online offer for babysitting unless is in person if it looks to suspecious please contact your local detective office because these people have to pay for the harm they have cause me and others because i dont think i was the only victim so plese watch out for scams . BEWARE PLEASE.

    Thanks ,Yomaira.

  28. Shawna-- -- -- November 19th, 2008 11:59 pm

    I got one of these actually i just realized its actually a scam tonight. I need the money since its Xmas time and i was wanting to believe it was true!! He goes by the name Mark Roland. here is some of his emails:

    Hello,
    Please can I have your attention for a while?I am Mark Roland working as a Business Administrator for contifibre INC,UK.I came across your ad on craiglist as a good caregiver for infants.I’m
    impressed with your work,hence i would want to leave my KIDS in your care
    everyday as i would accompany 3 other delegates for an inspection tour of
    one of our mini-stores located near you.The inspection tour implies that I
    leave my hotel every morning(9am)to the venue and report back home
    4pm.This would make it difficult to take care of my KIDS,hence the reason I
    solely picked you up to secure you for the task.

    This tour would stretch from the 26th of Nov through 9th of Dec.I
    would want to solely secure you for this time frame(26th of Nov through 9th of Dec) and would want to know how much it would cost me.Money
    is not a problem as I would want all condition conducive for both you and my
    KIDS while they are in your care.

    I hereby anticipate your reply indicating your availability
    throughout these times and the total cost of caring for them.
    thanks with love.

    Mark Roland
    +447024038039
    http://www.contifibre.com

    email 2

    Hi Shawna,
    After thorough review I have solely selected you for the services of
    babysitting my twin male kids.I would want the KIDS and yourself under a
    very conducive environment while you care for them,hence I am putting in some
    measures to this effect.Kindly be informed that you would be in receipt
    of the payment for your services soonest this week.Also,note that I
    will include in the payment the money for the KIDS items,Toys,Car seat,Strolls and other sundry materials for their comfort.Hence,all you need do upon the receipt of the payment is deduct the money accrued to you(i.e payment for your services)and forward the rest to the store agent who would be supplying you with the KIDS materials via an Overnight Courier.

    I would provide you with the store manager’s details so as to have the money sent
    for the immediate release of the KIDS items.I hope all is clear as I
    anticipate the best care ever for my KIDS.I will be providing all comfort for
    you and my kids so as to make them feel at home even while I am away.Thanks

    Mark Roland
    +447024038039
    http://www.contifibre.com

    i just wonder how many ppl this person has already scammed. It makes me sick!! thanks to everyone who posts on here warning ppl like me who about got screwed majorly!!!

  29. RENEE-- -- -- November 20th, 2008 7:43 am

    HERE IS A NEW ONE WITH MY REPLY ON IT TOO.

    YOU ARE A SCAMMER. I HAVE DOZENS OF EMAILS IDENTICAL TO YOURS ONLY WITH DIFFERENT NAMES. IF YOU ARE NOT TELL ME THE FOLLOWING….. WHAT CITY AND STATE ARE YOU COMING TO WHEN YOU GET TO THE STATES? WHAT PART OF THAT CITY WILL YOU BE STAYING IN? AND I WILL TAKE CASH ONLY, AND ONLY WHEN YOU GET HERE. CAN YOU DO THAT? IF NOT FIND SOMEONE ELSE PLEASE. I HAVE CHEAP PRICES KEEP THAT IN MIND. OH IS YOUR NAME SANDRA OWEN JOHNSON OR TRACY? LOL……

    I THINK IT WAS SENT TO ME BY ACCIDENT I DONT KNOW CUZ THATS NOT MY EMAIL ADRESS IN NTH TO PART

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: sandra owen
    To: texasweslaco@yahoo.com
    Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 8:05:51 PM
    Subject: I WANT YOU TO TAKE CARE OF CHERRY

    Hello Friend,
    My name is sandra owen johnson ,I was looking for someone to take care of my daugheter when i return to the state and someone introduced craigslist.com to me and i saw your ad on there as a Childcare and Babysitter.
    I am interested in you as my babysitter/Childcare.My daughters name is CHERRY ,i would like you to take care of her while i am at work in your Location. I am originally from USA,KY PRINCTON butam presently in Haiti and comming back … and i am moving to your location i mean your city and because i am comming down there to work for the rest of the year and also stay till next year i lost my Husband years ack who was suppose to be taking care of his daugther by now so i am the only one taking care of her ever since her childhood .and i would need a full time baby sitter or hourly if you could be of one…no problem..I work as a SALES REPRESENTATIVE AT A BIG STORE previousely before i left the states to see my late dad’s attorney in Haiti ,i want you to take care of her while i am at work.I go to work 10 am and i get back by 4pm but if you could take care of her fro 10am till 4pm its also okay with me ,i will like to know if you will take care of her in your child care centre/Home or the hotel room where i would be lodging,i am confortable with any of the ways,my daughter (CHERRY ) is 2 1/2 years old .
    I will also like to know how much you charge to take care of CHERRY for 1 month and the time i need your service is 10 am to 4 pm. Get back to me with the amount and i will be like to pay through cheque,money order so has to make you know am being serious about it ok…glad to update you and make the payment in advace to show you how serious i am.Regards and Waiting for your reply.this is the information i will be needing from you alright…FULL NAMES:__________________
    FULL POSTAL ADDRESS: ____________________________________
    CITY,STATE,ZIP CODE:___________________________________
    TELEPHONE NUMBER:____________________________
    Thanks
    TRACY.

  30. Reshunda-- -- -- November 21st, 2008 10:23 am

    You know this fool CALLED ME AT 3 AM wanting to know why i had not emailed him back to let him know I recieved the check. I told him i had but he wouldn’t answer my questions. The check was for $4850.00. I was only to be paid $1600. I asked why he sent so much more than what I asked. He wanted me to cash it and send the excess through western union to a travel agent in NY that wasn’t even listed. The address on the FEDEX package the check was sent in was from an address in Kansas that didn’t even exist. Here is what has been going on.

    MY Daughter’s Locations and Lesson Details……………Tuesday, November 11, 2008 11:30 AM
    From: This sender is DomainKeys verified “Tanja Wenzel”

    Hello Reshunda,

    Thanks for the responce i will like you to know that my daughter would be staying at this address (E. adams street Belleville, IL)
    Please be sure to take here the following topics in mathematics:

    Algebra
    Basic Math
    Calculus
    Geometry
    Trigonometry

    she would be having 8 weeks, 4 times a week which should run for 2 hour’s on every class. I hope that is convienient with you as i will be waiting to read from you as soon as the payment has been delievered.

    Thanks once again.

    Tanja……

    On Tue, 11/11/08, reshunda henderson wrote:

    > From: reshunda henderson
    > Subject: Re: Hope you are getting ready
    > To: twenzel20@yahoo.com
    > Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 4:26 PM
    > so what is it exactly that you do?
    >
    > — On Tue, 11/11/08, Tanja Wenzel
    > wrote:
    >
    > From: Tanja Wenzel
    > Subject: Hope you are getting ready
    > To: shunda_henderson@yahoo.com
    > Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 10:52 AM
    >
    > Hello Reshuanda
    >
    > How are you doing today? i will like you to know that i got
    > the confirmations from my personal assistant that you would
    > recieve the payment today unfailingly, but before the end of
    > business today i should be able to e-mail you the payment
    > tracking number. so tha you’ll be able to look out for
    > it.
    >
    > Hope to read from you as soon as possible,
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Tanja

    Follow through this carefully and follow the instructionsThursday, November 13, 2008 6:51 PM
    From: This sender is DomainKeys verified “Tanja Wenzel” Add sender to Contacts To: “reshunda” Hello Reshaunda

    The payment that was sent to you is in excess of the amount that was meant to be sent and this mistake was caused by my personal assistant, because he sent both your funds and the travel agent funds directly to you mistakenly, so I will like you to go ahead and get the total payments cashed,deduct your money for the lessons and have the excess sent via western union to the travel agent, because he has to get her flight ticket for the scheduled arrival date as soon as possible, the western union information is right below.

    Receiver Name: Thomas Jefferson
    Address: 3333 Broadway
    City: New York
    State: NY
    Zip-Code: 10031

    The travel agent have requested that the funds be sent via WESTERN UNION Tansfer because it is more efficient considering the time frame we are looking at for the arrival of my daughter. As soon as the funds have been sent via WESTERN UNION ,you are to provide me with the following information as this will enable the travel agent get the funds at her end.

    Sender’s Name & Address
    MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER
    Exact amount sent less WESTERN UNION charges
    Test Question and Answer (Optional)

    Everything is all set and as soon as you have the funds sent today to the travel agent, my daughter will make her way down as she is so anxious to get down there. I look forward to your response as soon as everything has been taken care of.You cansearch for WESTERN UNION location closer to you at- http://WWW.WESTERNUNION.COM

    Thanks.

    — On Thu, 11/13/08, reshunda wrote:

    From: reshunda
    Subject: RE: hello please update me as regards my daughter’s lesson arrangements.
    To: twenzel20@yahoo.com
    Date: Thursday, November 13, 2008, 2:47 PM

    Well it was understood that i was to tutor her last month but i still can onlyin afternoons. Why did you send so much more than i requested as your fee.

    >
    > — On Wed, 10/15/08, reshunda henderson
    > wrote:
    >
    > From: reshunda henderson
    > Subject: Re: Sorry for the Delay!!!!!!!!!!!!
    > To: twenzel20@yahoo.com
    > Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 5:16 PM

    Reshaunda, Please give me your working phone number so i can give you a call and we can discuss and as regards the western union information i sent to you the Travel Agency can no longer book my daughter’s flight so there is change of plans. is it would be best if you get back to me via e-mail with your phone number and i’ll be able to inform you about it more on phone. Get back to me as soon as possible. Tanja

    — On Fri, 11/21/08, reshunda henderson wrote:

    From: reshunda henderson
    Subject: Re: Follow through this carefully and follow the instructions
    To: twenzel20@yahoo.com
    Date: Friday, November 21, 2008, 3:31 PM

    Listen I would love to help in turtoring but here is the thing. I don’t know if you have any knowledge of this but there has been a western union scam going around that asks people to do exactly what you are asking me to. So I am not getting involved in that. Now if you want me to mail the check back to you then I will do that. You can then have the correct amount sent to me and handle your own issues with your daughters travel.Sorry, but I’m not cashing and western unioning anything back for my own safety. By the way, DONT EVER CALL ME THAT EARLY IN THE MORNING AGAIN (between 10pm-8am). Also, I need some info from you to check your legitimacy. Where do you work? Who was the check made through- checking account owner? What is your current location? and
    Why are you using a travel agency in New York thats not even listed and calling me from a Newfoundland/Labrador phone? I apologize but I need some clarity as to what is going on.

    HOW TO BEWARE OF SCAM:
    1. Check addresses on packages . Call for comfirmation.
    2. Check Names and addresses on checks recieved and call those named for comfirmation.
    3. If checks are more than your fees, ASK WHY. Then ask for more info and possibly an ID.
    4. If they want you to send money through Western Union, RUN. This is definately a scam.
    5. DO NOT CASH THE CHECK IN YOUR ACCOUNT unless you are absolutely sure of who, what, when, when , where, why, and how!
    Who is sending the funds?
    What are they for?
    What is their occupation?
    When are they needing your services?
    When will you be meeting them?
    when will they send the funds?
    Where are they located?
    Where do they work? ( state and business name)
    Where are the funds coming from? what bank?
    Why are they sending so much?
    Why are they sending it so early/late?
    How did they find you?
    How do you contact them?

    ALWays REMEMBER TO VERIFY ALL INFO FIRST. Ask as many questions as needed to bring clarity and protect yourself. ALso ask for a western union payment. Try to avoid having to cash anyuthing in your account.

  31. THE ONE THAT CAUGHT HIM-- -- -- January 10th, 2009 1:32 am

    MY FRIENDS I HAVE CAUGHT THEM. I AM LOOKING AT ONE OF THEM RIGHT NOW AND HE DOES NOT KNOW IT! YET! MORE TO FOLLOW!

  32. ScamRadar-- -- -- January 10th, 2009 5:40 pm

    Wow, do keep us posted!!! This is an interesting update…

  33. Olivia-- -- -- January 12th, 2009 9:02 pm

    BEWARE another name out there is Jeremy Ferguson but when googled many ppl come up including band members goverment reps. He sent me the exact same email and picture that was sent to me before with the name ” Jeremy Ferguson” instead of “Bobby Marcus”

  34. Frances Howard-- -- -- January 28th, 2009 2:55 pm

    I answered his emails stupidly. I haven’t gotten the check yet. He said it would come this week. Should I just tear it up? Or send it to the authorities? Can he steal my identity with just my name and address? That’s all the personal info he or she has. Please, someone email me with a response or advice. I would really appreciate it.

  35. shawn-- -- -- February 19th, 2009 1:19 am

    I found this same guy. Different name (Parker Simmons). Believe it or not I believe that they are from northern india. From the city of Lucknow more precisely. Anyway yeah, ran into this guy. here was his email:

    Hello Tutor,
    I saw your Ad. for the tutoring position and i want my kids for the position.
    Please get back to me with your price quote if you’ll be available to tutor my kids (1 boy and 1 girl) 3 times per week starting February 23rd for 3 months . They are K-12 grade and a fast learner.

    which eventually led to this:

    Hello Sean,
    Thanks for everything and i really appreciate your effort torward this and i will like to let you know that you will be deducting $240 for your tutoring fee and i want to give you $50 for compensating you. And after you have cashed the check, then have the amount that belongs to you deducted and remit the rest of the money to my nanny inwhich i will give you her information later and i want the transfer done via western union or money gram as soon as you have the check cashed and i will forward you the payment tracking number so that you can know when the payment will arrives. I will be waiting to hear back from you.

    Parker

    —-
    yeah, so i guess ppl like this make the internet a dangerous place. sigh…

  36. Luke Anderson-- -- -- March 30th, 2009 4:14 pm

    He’s on the move AGAIN – thanks for posting this – saved my wife a lot of heart-ache!

    Hello,
    I am Blake dietrich working as a system analyst for DELL COMPUTERS INC,UK.I
    came across your ad here(craigslist)as a good caregiver for infants.I’m impressed with your work,hence I would want to leave my KIDS in your care everyday as I would accompany 3 other delegates for an inspection tour of one of our mini-stores located near you.The inspection tour implies that I leave my hotel every morning(8:30am)to the venue and report back home 5pm.This would make it difficult to take care of my KIDS,hence the reason I solely picked you up to secure you for the task. This tour would stretch from the 17th April through 17thth may.I would want to solely secure you for this time frame and would want to know how much it would cost me.Money is not a problem as I would want
    all condition conducive for both you and my KIDS while they are in your care.
    Kindly reply me immediately if you would be available at the said time.
    Blake……

  37. Susan-- -- -- March 30th, 2009 5:18 pm

    This is so weird, i happened to be looking thru some old emails of mine in my inbox dated back to 2006…anyways I came across the person I was goin to sell my car to, he claimed to be from the uk goin by name of Mark Rollands…a car dealer. Anways I thought something odd from the very beginning beacause his email to me was written in very poor english for a suppossed car dealer…whos trying to make a sale. I sent him one more email…and he emailed me back saying that why hadnt I posted up pictures of my car yet, do I not want to sell the car. Also how am I goin to pay him!!!…..at first I took this up as bad english again…thinking he meant how did I want him to pay me for the car….I am definately sure now after nearly 3 years that something else caught my eye tonight….the second email he forwarded on was signed Mark Davids….. so beware out there anyone who is sceptical of a Mark Rolland and A Mark Davids….by the looks above hel prob be wanting a bigger family car now!!!

  38. Shay-- -- -- March 30th, 2009 5:25 pm

    He emailed me! Under the name Fank Terry:

    Hello,Please can I have your attention for a while?I amFRANK TERRY working as a system analyst for DELL COMPUTERSINC,UK.I came across your ad on craiglist as a good caregiver forinfants.I’m impressed with your work,hence I would want to leave myKIDS in your care everyday as I would accompany 3 other delegates foran inspection tour of one of our mini-stores located near you.Theinspection tour implies that I leave my hotel every morning(9am)to thevenue and report back home 4pm.This would make it difficult to takecare of my KIDS,hence the reason I solely picked you up to secure youfor the task.This tour would stretch from the17THof March through 14TH ofApril.I would want to solely secure you for this time frame(that17THof March through 14TH of April) and would want to know how muchit would cost me..Money is not a problem as I would want all conditionconducive for both you and my KIDS while they are in your care.I hereby anticipate your reply indicating your availabilitythroughout these times and the total cost of caring for them.thanks with love.FRANK TERRY

  39. Tara-- -- -- April 22nd, 2009 12:39 pm

    The name is now Davids Anderson or Mr. Davids and he tried to scam me and I almost fell for it had it not been for that guy out there killing people off Craigslist. I did’nt want to give out my home address for some phony check and also the fact that I am a mom and would not just let my child go with someone I met over Craigslist before I totally investigated them a bit further. Anyways, this guy needs to be totally caught he is pond scum.

    Here is his first email

    Hello,
    I am Mr Davids by name and i worked with a statistical firm in UK ,i was selected to supervise groups of enumerators in a research work within your location which are to be carried out in a month(May 15 to June 18),i got a 2 years old kid that just lost her mum recently which i am bringing with me,i will not want her to disturb my duties and i will also like to take care of her so i want to leave her your care as i will pay you well for this,i came across your add at craiglist as an experience caregiver of infant when i was thinking of a possible option and i made up my mind to offer you the baby sitting job,my job will make me leave my hotel at 9am in the money and i will not be back until 5pm in the evening,precisely 8hrs daily.I would want to solely secure you for this time frame and would want to know how much it would cost me.Money is not a problem as I would want all condition conducive for both you and my KID while she is in your care because her mum is no more. My KID is just 2yrs in age,lover of computer games,never allergic and free eater.I would be sending you her picture as soon as I get a reply from you indicating your readiness to care for her everyday before I return.I hereby anticipate your reply indicating your availability throughout these times and the total cost of caring for her to my private email (a.davids101@yahoo.com).
    Thanks with love.
    Davids

    Here is the 2nd
    Dear mrs Tara,
    I appreciate your speedy response regards my message and your charges is reasonable $125 weekly and that will be $625 for the whole duration,Liza will be staying with you just between 9 am that i will leave my hotel and 5 pm when i returns, that is precisely 8hrs daily for a month,her name is liza and she is less than 2yrs she is adorable,free eater and never allergic!As i would like her to be comfortable i will include the payment for their Toys,Car seats,Strollers and baby meals which will be ordered.I will make an early payment to you so all should be perfect prior to my arrival on the 15th of May Kindly send the following details to get your paycheck processed and also forward the details to the store that will be dispatching the kids items.
    ———Name:
    ———Address:
    ———City:
    ———State:
    ———Zip code:
    ———Phone: Home and cell:
    ———Age:
    ———Sex:
    ———Present
    ———Present occupation:
    ———Number of years as a babysitter:
    ———Number of available reference:
    ———Email
    I would anticipate your response.
    Thanks for your anticipated service

    This person needs to be stopped

  40. Tara-- -- -- April 22nd, 2009 12:41 pm

    Here is another email that I received this morning. I believe different person, who knows but everyone needs to be careful.

    Hello,
    My name is Prof. Hoffey Jones, I am a Zoologist,I live in Birmingham.I will be coming for a 2 months research at your area in USA.I have two kids,Laura and Tony.Tony the youger one is 2years and his sister Laura who is 4years.I will be coming with them for this research because I love them so much and i don’t want to live them with their cousins,because their Mom is dead.They are both friendly and loyal to elders.I will like you to take care of them for the 2months i will be spending in the state.i will like to know your like and dislike so i warn them against it,i will also like to know how much it will cost me.I will need a quick response to this mail.
    Regards Hoffey and kids….

  41. Cindy Malony-- -- -- April 29th, 2009 9:27 am

    I ALSO HAVE RECEIVED THE EMAIL. AND GOOGLED ABOUT BABYSITTING SCAMS. HE REALLY MESSED UP BECAUSE HE SENT ME A PICTURE OF A GIRL AND HIM. BUT HE KEPT REFERING TO THE GIRL AS A HIM OR THEM. BUT OTHERWISE IT IS EXACTLY WHATIS AT THE TOP OF THIS WEBSITE. I WILL PLAY THE GAME UNTIL I RECEIVE THE CHECK AND TAKE IT TO THE AUTHORITIES. I AM REALLY FEELING THIS IS EXPLORTATION OF CHILDREN. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THE UNITED STATES CAN NOT STOP THESE PEOPLE FROM THIS, I HAVE EVEN BEEN ON THE NEWS 2 YEARS AGO BECAUSE I OPEND MY DOOR AND HAD A FED EX PACKAGE WITH 6,000.00. I TOOK THEM TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BUT THEY SAY THEY CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT THIS. I GUESS AMERICANS ALL HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER.

  42. Joan-- -- -- May 6th, 2009 8:50 am

    I also heard from Mr Davids. Davids with the exact same email as Tara:
    Hello,
    I am Mr Davids by name and i worked with a statistical firm in UK ,i was selected to supervise groups of enumerators in a research work within your location which are to be carried out in a month(May 28 to June 30),i got a 2 years old kid that just lost her mum recently which i am bringing with me,i will not want her to disturb my duties and i will also like to take care of her so i want to leave her your care as i will pay you well for this,i came across your add at craiglist as an experience caregiver of infant when i was thinking of a possible option and i made up my mind to offer you the baby sitting job,my job will make me leave my hotel at 9am in the money and i will not be back until 5pm in the evening,precisely 8hrs daily.I would want to solely secure you for this time frame and would want to know how much it would cost me.Money is not a problem as I would want all condition conducive for both you and my KID while she is in your care because her mum is no more. My KID is just 2yrs in age,lover of computer games,never allergic and free eater.I would be sending you her picture as soon as I get a reply from you indicating your readiness to care for her everyday before I return.I hereby anticipate your reply indicating your availability throughout these times and the total cost of caring for her to my private email (a.davids101@yahoo.com).
    Thanks with love.

    I reported him to craigslist and yahoo…but replied back before I checked him out….go with your gut people, I thought it was worded weirdly but was like oh maybe there are differences in the UK than here….if money is no object, then he should use a professional service finder…if I went with my gut I wouldn’t have ever responded to him……lesson learned and no money lost…..that makes it a good day.

  43. Joan-- -- -- May 6th, 2009 8:54 am

    ps. the ip address is: 209.131.36.158 which turns out to be in sunnyvale, ca not the UK. I am sure he is catchable, but the problem is that there are other more pressing criminals out there, so he will get away with it for a long while…..so again goes back to the gut thing.

  44. Meghan-- -- -- May 11th, 2009 9:35 pm

    I have recieved the exact same email from davids anderson. i had never even thought it was a scam until i recieved the check, i brought it to the bank for verification and they told me it was fraudulent. i reported him to the scam number listed on craigslist and i replied to him saying i cashed it and asked for his address to send it to. he gave me the name of ‘YOUNG WELLS’ in texas and i told him i was uncomfortable sending it to a third party so then he told me to send it to a Mark Fish, and i said i wouldnt send it to anyone but him (all to try and get his address) once i got that info i told him the check was fake and i had reported him. the problem i have now is that he is telling me i am stealing his money, he has reported me to the fbi (which i dont care about cause i havent done anythign wrong and have emails to prove it) but he is now threatening me saying he will be here on friday and i cant hide from him and i will have hell to pay when he gets to me…not sure if its empty or not but im going to take the emails to the local police. anyone else get threats or have any suggestions as to what to do? i cant just ignore it because i dont want to call his bluff and put my whole family in danger…please help!

  45. april-- -- -- May 19th, 2009 12:08 pm

    OMG! i just got a check from this guy going buy mr. mark fish wanting me to babysit his 2 yr. old daughter. luckily i googled this young wells in texas that he wanted me to wire the money to and i got the scam warning. thank god before i tried to cash it. i thought the check was an awful lot, and he talked very strange. he is waiting to hear back from me on the western union information, what should i say or do?

  46. ScamRadar-- -- -- May 19th, 2009 12:43 pm

    Just email him back with a FAKE western union information. That way, he goes to Western Union to try to claim funds that don’t exist!

  47. audra-- -- -- July 28th, 2009 12:41 pm

    well hes o craigslist ad he almost got me kids are the key we care for kids and it sick!! so thank you all sooo much for this if this wasnt up there all i did was highlight a portion of the e-mail and google it hes getting sloppy hes now saying twi girls and uses larry moore he also keeps sayig kid it souded to good ad i called my mom ad she said to watch out look the enconomy is awful if it souds to good to be true it is…so can i rope him in can i acually get him he says hes from liverpool but probly ot i am going to see what i can do here the one he sent me

    Congrat ,
    After thorough review I have solely selected you for the services of babysitting my twin female kids..I would want the KIDS and yourself under a very conducive environment while you care for them,hence I am putting in some measures to this effect.Kindly be informed that you would be in receipt of the payment for your services tomorrow as i have forward your information to my agent that will be sending your paycheck..
    Also,note that I will include in the payment the money for the KID items,Toys,Car seat,Strolles,computer games and other sundry materials for their comfort.Hence,all you need do upon the receipt of the payment is deduct the money accrued to you(i.e payment for your services)and forward the rest to the store agent who would be supplying you with the KIDS materials via an Overnight Courier.I will also provide the Foods for the Kids.
    I would provide you with the store manager’s details so as to have the money sent for the immediate release of the KIDS items.I hope all is clear as I anticipate the best care ever for my KIDS.I will be providing all comfort for you and my kids so as to make them feel at home .I need your full Home address to prepare your payment
    Thanks

    On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 4:17 AM, wrote:

    hello larry this is audra powers again that sounds like its workable so i click and pasted your questioer and heres my responses

    Name:

    ———City:Greeville

    ———State:NC

    ———Zip code:

    ———Phone:

    ——–Age:
    ———Sex:f

    ———Present occupation: housekeeper nanny just laid off
    I would anticipate your response. I really need employment right now i have really great ref. and i am really great with kids i would appresheate a respose one way or another this is me

    Thanks for your anticipated service
    +447031941579
    Thanks

    Quoting Larry Moore :

    > Hi
    > Thanks for your resolve in wanting to babysit my KIDS.You would be
    > babysitting the KIDS in your residence or in a nearby hotel where I would be
    > lodging if you would not be comfortable at home..This means there are two
    > alternatives available for you.So choose one!You are to care of them while I
    > am away 10:30am-5pm Mondays through Fridays,….Hence,what would be the
    > total cost for the whole time frame?Anyways,I was opting of paying $1000 for
    > the time frame for the Two Kids,would that be ok?
    > Am coming from UK.
    >
    > Please fill up the Questionnaire below to facilitate your chances:
    >
    > REQUIRED INFORMATION
    >

  48. Autumn-- -- -- June 13th, 2010 7:40 pm

    He also goes by Steve Sizemore!

    This is a scam, thank goodness I googled it god bless the
    internet.
    Do not contact me or send a check it will not be accepted,
    and if sent it will not be signed for and sent back to the
    sender. HAVE A GREAT LIFE.

    Hello Autumn,
    CONGRATULATIONS! After thorough review I have solely selected you for the services of babysitting my twin male kids.I would want the KIDS and yourself under a very conducive environment while you care for them,hence I am putting in some measures to this effect.In the questionnaire you did not write your house number and street address. Kindly provide this to get the payment posted to you
    Kindly be informed that you would be in receipt of the payment for your services soonest.Also,note that I will include in the payment the money for the KIDS items,Toys,Carseat,Strolles and other sundry materials for their comfort.Hence,all you need do upon the receipt of the payment is deduct the money accrued to you(i.e payment for your services)and forward the rest to the store agent who would be supplying you with the KIDS materials via an Overnight Courier.I would provide you with the store manager’s details so as to have the money sent for the immediate release of the KIDS items..I hope all is clear as I anticipate the best care ever for my KIDS.I will be providing all comfort for you and my kids so as to make them feel at home even while I am away.
    Thanks
    Steve

    Your kids are adorable!
    (Questionnaire filled out)

    Hello,
    Thanks for your resolve in wanting to babysit my twin male KIDS,Peter
    and Paul who are just 2 years in age.I have attached their pictures
    herewith.They are both adorable,free eaters and never allergic!You
    would be babysitting the KIDS in a nearby hotel around your location
    where I would be lodging if you would not be comfortable at home but if
    you are comfortable at home,no problem.
    You are to care for them while I am away 9am-5pm Mondays through
    Fridays.
    Hence,what would be the total costfor the whole time frame?
    Anyways,I was opting of paying $1900 for the time frame,would that be ok?We
    can negotiate though.
    All I want is the best ever care for my KIDS
    Please fill up the Questionnaire below to facilitate your chances:
    REQUIRED INFORMATION
    ———Name:
    ———Address:
    ———City:
    ———State:
    ———Zip code:
    ———Phone: Home and cell:
    ———Age:
    ———Sex:
    ———Present occupation:
    —–= —-Number of years as a babysitter:
    ———Number of available refere= nce:
    I would anticipate your response.
    Thanks for your anticipated service
    Steve

    Hi my name is Autumn, I am home for the summer for
    college and am looking for a job. My major is Pre-Med
    Biology; Pediatrics. I have a little sister who I’ve taken
    care of since she was born. I have worked with several other
    families taking care of multiple children at once and
    keeping them safe and out of trouble. I am loving and
    caring. I am availble for the dates you listed on Craigslist
    and can provide references, work experience, and
    Identification if asked for. Thanks for your time!

    -Autumn

  49. Katrina-- -- -- June 20th, 2010 11:00 pm

    thank you so much for posting this guy as a babysitting scam. i was scammed into babysitting his two daughters 2 & 3 years old for $800 for the month for mon-fri every week. he also goes by MARTIN SMITH. Luckily, he has not told me he was sending it in a check yet but im sure that is the next email because he asked me to fill out the questionnaire. thanks you guys!

  50. Priyanka-- -- -- July 9th, 2010 9:08 am

    Glad to find your posting about the Babysitter scam here. I have been receiving fraud mails from this person called Puret Parks who claims to be working in the Bureau of Investigation in Puerto Rico and is coming down to my location for 3 months for inspection training and was asking for babysitting for her child Aretta. She sent me a picture of her “daughter” too, which made me believe she was for true. I proceeded till the 3rd stage email mentioned in the posting. I tried googling out the name Puret Parks, but haven’t found any references on Google. So I felt it was a genuine offer. But her extra long mails made me suspicious. So I tried Googling “bureau of investigation babysitter emails” in Google to see if it was a scam and have found this page. Thanks to the Dallas Resident who has taken so much trouble posting all this as it has helped me a great deal and prevented me from getting myself further entangled in this scam.

  51. tricia meier-- -- -- July 16th, 2010 8:56 pm

    i was almost scammed by the same type of thing. This person used the name Micheal Lukas. email address micheallukas_01@yahoo.com. he/she found me advertising babysitting services on craigslist.com. what tipped me off to search google was the fact that he wanted to send me money in one lump sum prior to even meeting me.

  52. Hope-- -- -- August 31st, 2010 11:28 am

    BEWARE OF JOSH PETRELLI….i thought i found a great job opportunity and his e-mails are IDENTICAL to all of these scam ones….i havent recieved a check yet

  53. Charissa-- -- -- October 14th, 2010 2:07 pm

    So I just received the check.. but am realizing its a scam.. should I just not do anything with it? WHat should I do? The information isnt adding up.. to the name of the person asking for my babysitting services, to the name of the sender of the funds, and now the name of the company on the check… it doesnt add up.. but what do I do??

    Help

  54. audra powers-- -- -- December 9th, 2010 6:52 pm

    yeah so I havent checked on it in a while but it seems so were scammed and google has helped I have gotten a lot of checks to haven’t cashed any but still I contacted two of the names. which were not on the e-mails. the name one was a surgeon in or. and he was so hapy I called him I just googled his name and location and called he was so happy I though it was a fake account but it was real and it would have went through..what a jerk..the guy didnt even give me a reward though and he is mega rich whatever not why i did it but I very obviously needed it and thought it wasn’t cool to not even offer but anyway I am so glad I posted this so you all will get the name caught

  55. Liz Prescan-- -- -- January 22nd, 2011 10:54 pm

    I got the same thing from a BILL CLARK. clark.bill1234@gmail.com I deposited the check a couple days ago and thanks to my husband stopping me, I did not Western Union $1900 to the supposed person he purchased toys, clothes, and a carseat from. I’m not sure what to do now that I’ve deposited the money????? And I gave this ding dong my address! Thank GOD I have a German Shepherd!!

  56. Angel-- -- -- May 5th, 2011 12:55 pm

    I fell for the same thing!! Except this time it was under the alias of Laura Mills, another under Richard Harly, and the last is Cole Tobi…… Each of them sent me a $2,850 check in which I was supposed to take out my first weeks pay of $500 and send the remainder to their travel agents.. All of which DO NOT EXIST! These people are saying they are from Ireland, Spain, and the UK.. Richard Harly’s check got delivered to the wrong house(thank god for fed ex!! lol), I’ve sadly already cashed and sent the remaining funds via Western Union to Laura Mills and even had to send her MY $500 to help with her flight((serrriously peeved about that!)).. and Cole, he’s been calling me, swearing that he is a good christian…. No GOOD CHRISTIAN would hurt SO MANY GOOD PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why must people be so damned wrongful!!

    I am a stay at home mother who is really in need of some extra cash and these assholes took me and my family for granted.. I really and honestly hope all of you scammers ROT IN HELL!!!!!!!! because that’s definitely where you are headed buddy…..

    Below is the first msg each other the above sent me:::

    COLE TOBI:
    >> From: Mr Cole
    >> Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 9:56 AM
    >> To: undisclosed recipients:
    >> Subject: I Needed Babysitter/Childcare Urgently!!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Hello ,
    >> My name is Mr Cole Tobi; I am a half-American half-French. I speak both languages fluently. I ‘m presently in UK , I want to inform you that I have a job offer for you if you are really interested.
    >> My wife would be coming down to USA to represent her company in a 1month seminar, and she would be coming together with my 3yrs old little kid (Sarah) both of them will be coming down to the state in your location in a couple of 2weeks time and I will need a babysitter
    >> with a good character to take care of my kid while her Mom goes to work, for at least 5 hours a day and 3days a week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.i will like to know if you will take care of her in your child care centre/Home or in my house where i would be staying in the state,i am confortable with any of the ways .let me know if this will be convenient for you. we will offer you ($500) weekly as her plan to
    >> stay for 2months. And let me know if the price for the service is okay by you, because her company will like to send you a check in advance ahead of her arrive to show commitment and sign of seriousness.
    >>
    >> If you’re interested in this offer I will like you to get back to with the following information to issue out you payment such as:
    >>
    >> Full Name…
    >> Address…..
    >> City……..
    >> State…….
    >> Zip code….
    >> Country…..
    >> Phone…….
    >> Age………
    >>
    >> I will like to hear from you as soon as you receive this message so that we can proceed and make arrangement on how the payment will get to you on time. Thanks hope to hear from
    >> you soonest.
    >>
    >> Best Regards
    >> Mr Cole..

    LAURA MILLS:
    From: Laura Mills
    Sent: Monday, April 25, 2011 8:19 AM
    To: undisclosed-recipients:
    Subject: Need a nanny for my Girl

    Hi there,

    How are you doing and how is everything ? I’m a film producer/co-coordinator. And currently on a film project. I will be coming to the states soon on work related matters with my 4 years old daughter name Lisa. I need a childcare for her. She is a good girl and normally stay with her father in the South Africa when i am on work travels(Tours). Her father is busier this season and my daughter has signified great interest in visiting the US with me.

    I believe you will like her because she is very lively, friendly, intelligent and obedient. Lisa speaks fluent English. I intend to stay in the US for 2 months, During this period she would remain with someone(babysitter/nanny) when i am off to work and I will come pick her up. Let me know if you are interested and dont fail to communicate to me what your charges are for the duration(8 weeks) at which you would be

    babysitting her.

    I will need to know the following questions;

    1)i will like to know ur location?
    2)Days of the week you open also let me know the cost and your mode of payment
    3)from what time you open to the time you close
    4) I will need your help from 9am to 6pm

    Hope to read from you.
    Laura

    RICHARD HARLY:
    From: RICHARD HARLY
    Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2011 3:38 AM
    To: arkt-n-amc@hotmail.com
    Subject: In Home Childcare! (Prairieville, LA) Date: 2011-04-15, 2:59PM CDT Reply to:


    Hello, My name is Richard, i will be coming from Ireland for conference with my business partners in your area, so i will need a Baby sitter (Nanny) for my 3yrs old daughter, meanwhile the compensation will be $200 per week, so let me know if you are interested in the offer, i will wait to read from you soon,

    Best Regard

    Please don’t fall for these people’s lies anymore!!!!

  57. Angeld-- -- -- May 19th, 2011 2:45 pm

    Beware of kelly brina I head the same scam trouble

  58. Jessica butler-- -- -- May 31st, 2011 8:07 am

    Yea he almost had me……RICHARD HARLY that is I dont know way they still tryin to run these scams whwn all the have to do is google the name….im goin give all the info I have to the police..check nd all…yea he messed with the wrong one…….

  59. nyota h-- -- -- July 28th, 2011 6:30 am

    This Richard Harly said he is from Ireland and his family and himself is moving to the states and will like my cleaning business to clean his apartment. I knew something was not right because no one send checks for my business and want me to send the remiander to a strange woman in western union. Bastard trying to scam me.

  60. melanie-- -- -- October 7th, 2011 3:40 am

    my dumb ass cashed the check before knowing, what will happen?????

  61. iliana-- -- -- October 7th, 2011 11:29 am

    I had the same problem too. Dont fall for it. Lucky I google his name. This is the email he sent me. and his email Richard Harly

    How was your day?It’s really nice to hear back from you quickly. I will be moving in from Ireland as soon as the apartment is furnished. It has 3 bedrooms, one sitting room, one kitchen, two bathrooms and a corridor. I want a one time thorough cleaning for the whole apartment. I need to know when you will be available for the cleaning next week since I wont be moving in until it is fully furnished by my Mover. I will make provisions for cleaning equipments and you will have to be fast with the cleaning so my Mover can have my properties moved in to have the apt. fully furnished before my arrival. I can only afford $200 for the cleaning and I will be paying via check and you are not cleaning until you get the money Okay so you can get ready the necessary materials for the cleaning. Kindly get back to me with this below Information’s so I can issue you payment via check to get started ASAP.

    NAME:
    ADDRESS: (NOT PO BOX)
    CITY:
    STATE:
    ZIP CODE:
    CELL PHONE:

    The apartment’s address will be disclose to you as soon as you get back to me, and the Keys will be sent to your address by my Mover once everything is set. I await your immediate response.
    Thanks

  62. Rachael Stumes-- -- -- October 20th, 2011 7:43 am

    Ok so these scammers must be getting smarter. I got scammed sort of the same way. I found an ad in our local paper for a nanny position for three kids and they were going to pay $480 a week! I e-mailed this person they e-mailed me almost a week later and said…

    I sincerely appreciate your interest. I’m very sorry to inform you that we are no longer looking for a tutor/nanny, we have found one already,but I want to direct you to a family friend of ours, who needs someone to be working for him, and He told me that the job is Part time with Good salary,His name is Mr Alex Roedel, and his email is lxroedel84@gmail.com Contact him for more details if you really need job because He told me that is immediately employment

    Regards

    b.mam@aol.com

    I contacted this Alex Roedel person regarding the employment and this is the e-mail I recieved back….

    Hello,

    My name is Alex Roedel, I did instructed My Family friend to introduce to me anyone who is willing to work as a part-time worker. since she has gotten a new tutor, actually I am from United State, but currently based in UK working with CONTI FIBRE. We make lots of supplies to some of our clients in USA/Canada for which I do come to USA/Canada to receive payments and have it cashed or processed after I supply them raw materials. Its always too expensive and stressful for me to come down and received such payment twice in a month,and My family friend is currently busy traveling because of her art work exhibition, so she can’t do this for me. That is why I asked her to inform anybody, who is looking for job to contact me. I am willing to pay you 10% for every payment received by you from our clients who makes payment through you. The payments would come to you in the amount of $2500 or more and it would come twice a week you are to deduct 10% out of each $2500 you get, and send the remaining funds to our warehouse manager that will be given to you.

    Please note that you don’t have to be a book keeper to apply for the job…Kindly get back to me as soon as possible if you are interested in this job offer with your:

    First Name:

    Last Name:

    Address:

    City:

    State:

    Zip Code:

    Country:

    Phone Number:

    Gender:

    Age:

    Occupation:

    Marital Status:

    ATTESTATION

    According to how you have been briefed earlier by a qualified representative of this establishment. You are required and mandated to receive payment on behalf of the below mentioned firm. You are to deduct 10% of all funds processed on a particular order and forward the balance payment via Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gramm Money Transfer to any of “CONTI FILRE” Group regional warehouses that will be given to you later. You will notify the company a week ahead if eventually you want to discontinue this job so as to terminate all payment coming your way to avoid conflict…

    NB; PLEASE REPLY BACK BY FILLING THE FORM..

    Warm Regards,

    Alex Roedel,

    CONTI FIBRE

    Our website (www.contifibre.com)

    I googled it found this and then sent him the following e-mail

    Oh my gosh Alex I’m sooo looking forward to this Job. I have been wanting to get in contact with you for a very long time. Please send the money to the following address.
    First Name: RACHAEL

    Last Name: STUMES

    Address: 5740 University Heights Blvd.

    City: San Antonio

    State: TX

    Zip Code: 78249

    Country: USA

    Phone Number: (210) 225-6741

    Gender: FEMALE

    Age: 29

    Occupation: Stay-at-home-mommy

    Marital Status: Single

    (THE ADDRESS AND THE PHONE NUMBER ARE THAT OF THE FBI IN TEXAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) LMFAO

  63. Debbie-- -- -- November 10th, 2011 2:53 pm

    Responding to Rachael Stumes post about the Alex Roedel scam.. I contacted him also and was stupid and feel for it. Have kept all the emails that we have sent to each other. I received my first check this week and cashed it, kept my 10% like he said and sent the rest to the person he told me to send it to. He also told me to make copies of the money order along with all the receipts for my records.. Just found all these things now and beginning to wonder if it truly is a scam or it this one is actually for real??

  64. Rachaelstumes@gmail.com-- -- -- November 10th, 2011 3:51 pm

    Response to Debbie:
    I’m so sorry to hear that you fell victim to this mans scam. Unfortunately the check is going to clear your bank but will soon come back as a fraudulent check. He’s probably going to try to send you more checks. I would contact your bank and let them know that you were the victim of a scam explain to them the check is going to bounce and what happened… Maybe they can help you but ultimately you will be responsible for the check…. DONT CASH ANYMORE CHECKS!

  65. Melanie Campos-- -- -- January 7th, 2012 9:29 am

    Thank the good lord that I read these messages before I recieved my first check also from this scammer Alex Roedel. I recieved the same emails as the person above.

  66. Scammers Suck-- -- -- June 18th, 2012 9:03 am

    FYI– Conti Fibre scam is at it again but this time by posting ads in local newspapers for a PERSONAL ASSISTANT paying $560/wk. This scam is similar to the one first reported by Rachael Stumes but combines components of previously run scams (the first name Micheal, for example) and then the bait-and- switch MO involving working for Conti Fibre.

    When you respond to the ad, MICHEAL WELLS (yes, you read that correctly) will send you an email written in poor English on a job that is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT than the posting in the newspaper. He will send you an email outlining this completely different job (email included below). I think it’s like a mystery shopper although his written English was so poor I couldn’t really figure out WHAT this new job was I just knew it was not the job I had applied for. He will also request you send him more personally identifying information.

    The email this time around is mw37014@gmail.com and the ad also included a phone number that when you call it connects to a google talk account. Micheal texted me back and said it was better to apply using his email.

    It is unconscionable to take advantage of the unemployed in this manner during this time of hard economic times. The old adage remains: if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. I hope this post helps someone.

    Hello,

    Thanks for the swift mail response. Your contact will be input into our system, pending approval from the recruiting department. Your job is a mystery would begin next week and in this would result to us providing you with more information .

    PAYMENT TERMS:
    Your payment would be sent weekly , Also the company is in charge of providing you with all expense money for the shopping and other expenses involved in the assignment . All you need would be provided to you with details every week you have an assignment.

    JOB DESCRIPTION :
    1} When an assignment is given to you , You would be provided details to execute the assignment.

    2} You would be asked to visit a company or store mostly our competitors as a secret shopper and shop with them to know more about their sales and stock , cost sales and more details as provided by the company then report back to the company with report . But anything you buy at the shop belongs to you . All we want is an effective/quick job and reports.

    ASSIGNMENT PACKET :
    Before any assignment we would provide you with the resources needed {cash}Mostly our company send check which you can cash and use for the assignment. Included to the check would be your assignment packet . Then we would be providing you details on here. But you follow every single information given to you as a secret shopper .

    You can earn more which involves nothing more than shopping at a number of selected retailers and assessing their customer service and reporting back . We tried reaching you on phone but it wasn’t responding , So i want you to get back to me with confirmation of your interest and commitment in working with us ,Mostly we need you phone number for contact.

    KINDLY CONFIRM THE BELOW INFORMATION PROVIDED FOR ASSESSMENT .

    Full Legal Name :
    Address Not P.O. Box:
    City :
    State :
    Zip code :
    Phone Number:
    Country :
    Sex:
    Age:

    I would await your confirmation response.

    Warm Regards,
    Micheal Wells
    CONTI FIBRE
    Our website (www.contifibre.com)

  67. Holy Golightly-- -- -- June 18th, 2012 9:04 am

    FYI– Conti Fibre scam is at it again but this time by posting ads in local newspapers for a PERSONAL ASSISTANT paying $560/wk. This scam is similar to the one first reported by Rachael Stumes but combines components of previously run scams (the first name Micheal, for example) and then the bait-and- switch MO involving working for Conti Fibre.

    When you respond to the ad, MICHEAL WELLS (yes, you read that correctly) will send you an email written in poor English on a job that is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT than the posting in the newspaper. He will send you an email outlining this completely different job (email included below). I think it’s like a mystery shopper although his written English was so poor I couldn’t really figure out WHAT this new job was I just knew it was not the job I had applied for. He will also request you send him more personally identifying information.

    The email this time around is mw37014@gmail.com and the ad also included a phone number that when you call it connects to a google talk account. Micheal texted me back and said it was better to apply using his email.

    It is unconscionable to take advantage of the unemployed in this manner during this time of hard economic times. The old adage remains: if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. I hope this post helps someone.

    Hello,

    Thanks for the swift mail response. Your contact will be input into our system, pending approval from the recruiting department. Your job is a mystery would begin next week and in this would result to us providing you with more information .

    PAYMENT TERMS:
    Your payment would be sent weekly , Also the company is in charge of providing you with all expense money for the shopping and other expenses involved in the assignment . All you need would be provided to you with details every week you have an assignment.

    JOB DESCRIPTION :
    1} When an assignment is given to you , You would be provided details to execute the assignment.

    2} You would be asked to visit a company or store mostly our competitors as a secret shopper and shop with them to know more about their sales and stock , cost sales and more details as provided by the company then report back to the company with report . But anything you buy at the shop belongs to you . All we want is an effective/quick job and reports.

    ASSIGNMENT PACKET :
    Before any assignment we would provide you with the resources needed {cash}Mostly our company send check which you can cash and use for the assignment. Included to the check would be your assignment packet . Then we would be providing you details on here. But you follow every single information given to you as a secret shopper .

    You can earn more which involves nothing more than shopping at a number of selected retailers and assessing their customer service and reporting back . We tried reaching you on phone but it wasn’t responding , So i want you to get back to me with confirmation of your interest and commitment in working with us ,Mostly we need you phone number for contact.

    KINDLY CONFIRM THE BELOW INFORMATION PROVIDED FOR ASSESSMENT .

    Full Legal Name :
    Address Not P.O. Box:
    City :
    State :
    Zip code :
    Phone Number:
    Country :
    Sex:
    Age:

    I would await your confirmation response.

    Warm Regards,
    Micheal Wells
    CONTI FIBRE
    Our website (www.contifibre.com)

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