Bobby 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.

  1. tricia meier, 16 July, 2010

    i was almost scammed by the same type of thing. This person used the name Micheal Lukas. email address [email protected]. 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.

  2. Hope, 31 August, 2010

    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

  3. Charissa, 14 October, 2010

    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

  4. audra powers, 09 December, 2010

    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

  5. Liz Prescan, 22 January, 2011

    I got the same thing from a BILL CLARK. [email protected] 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!!

  6. Angel, 05 May, 2011

    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: [email protected]
    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!!!!

  7. Angeld, 19 May, 2011

    Beware of kelly brina I head the same scam trouble

  8. Jessica butler, 31 May, 2011

    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…….

  9. nyota h, 28 July, 2011

    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.

  10. melanie, 07 October, 2011

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

  11. iliana, 07 October, 2011

    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

  12. Rachael Stumes, 20 October, 2011

    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 [email protected] Contact him for more details if you really need job because He told me that is immediately employment

    Regards

    [email protected]

    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

  13. Debbie, 10 November, 2011

    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??

  14. [email protected], 10 November, 2011

    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!

  15. Melanie Campos, 07 January, 2012

    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.

  16. Scammers Suck, 18 June, 2012

    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 [email protected] 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)

  17. Holy Golightly, 18 June, 2012

    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 [email protected] 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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