One Tulsa viewer learned an expensive lesson the hard way.
Lynda thought she'd landed a sweet gig as a nanny; until checks started bouncing right and left.
And this warning applies to any type of too-good-to-be-true job posting.
Lynda says "I answered a Craigslist ad. The mom sent me a $2,680 check to buy toys and other supplies for when they move to town and I'd start watching her son Mark. She said she needed to run a background check so I gave her my social security number. The check was fake and the bank closed my account."
The person posing as the mom on Craigslist quickly asked Lynda to send money back so she could pay rent. Of course hoping she'd do it before it came to light the check was fake.
At least Lynda escaped sending money out of her account but her identity is still on the line plus the closed bank account.
The folks at eNannySource say this type of come-on is rampant and a lot of people fall for it so it's important to get the word out.
High-paying jobs plus a great schedule caring for children are very few and far between.
And think of it from a parent's point of view; would any parent really hire someone to care for their child sight-unseen?
If you spot this type of job posting flag it and report it immediately to the listing site.
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