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:
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.
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:
———Phone: Home and cell:
———Number of years as a babysitter:
———Number of available reference:
I would anticipate your response.
Thanks for your anticipated service
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.