Sunday, September 15, 2013

Latest scam email from an ad posted on Craigslist

So I get this email asking me to be a caregiver to someone "sister" with a 3 year old kid. I have placed ad's on Craigslist for my website and NOTHING as a babysitter or a caregiver. This is the email received and this is my response.

On 9/15/2013 3:05 AM, wrote:
   How are you doing today let me know if you can be a care giver to my sister wwith her 3 years Son baby .so let me know if interested? Kindly cc/forward your response to my work email at " " i will reply right away.Thanks

Sara Dononvin
Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android

My Response: Ummmm............. what makes you think I am a caregiver?  You obviously got my email off of my website. I list work at home opportunities. I am NOT a babysitter and I do NOT take care of people. I also Googled your email and I found that it is listed on all these SCAM message boards. I am going to list this as well on my blog. Thank you for giving me another topic to write about.

Their Response:

   I have received your message.Me and my Sister would be coming from
Nevada to relocate at Your location Area with Her 3Years Son. she is
49ys of age.140lbs and 5.8ft. she speaks English fluently.We really
need you to be honest and trust worthy in this work. The work basis
are below.
You are to stay with  My Sister when i went to work just 3hrs from
Monday to Friday no weekends(9.00a.m-12.00Noon).she is a diabetics
patient. You will be earning $650 per week of handling this work
properly.So kindly provide me your full name and mailing address so
that we can ensure the housing agent get her an apartment which will
be more closer to your house and I hope about 1.31 miles will not be
too far for you.Also we will be paying you the first week wages
upfront of $500 via a Cashier Check because you will help her to get
some medical tools like one touch basic machine and test trips in any
nearest pharmacy store around. So I want you to feed me back with the
following details so that we can ensure you are ready for the work.
Note: You need to make sure you send me with your Phone Number to
called you before sending you payment not text i will called you to
Confirm that you are legit.

1. Full Name
2. Mailing Address,
3. City
4. State and Zip Code
5. Phone Number
6.Age, Sex and marital status.

Once i get your address i will forward it to her housing agent, then i
will be sending you her living address  so that you will know where
you will be working.I will give you her living address once the House
agent find her a suitable house. I will be awaiting your email soonest
and we can proceed as you can understand that she will be in your
location area there near to you next week.

Dr Sara Donovin
871 Conner St
Detroit, MI, 48215
810) 373-5078

LOL! This person is insane. The broken English gives it away. If you get an email from this person it is a scam.


  1. I think the same person is contacting me right now. Is there a way of reporting it/ blocking the person?

    1. If they are contacting you via Craigslist there is a link in the message that allows you to click on it to report spam and then they won't be able to contact you again.