Beware, online nanny employment scams!

I was looking at Debbie’s blog today on and thought I would share! Summer is here and many are seeking temporary or permanent employment, but be careful if using online sites. This is sound advice for all.

While looking for jobs online one always needs to be cautious. There are scams everywhere.

I was reminded of this again today when I saw a story about a young college student who is now out $2000. She was looking for nanny jobs online with a nanny website A great job caught her eye and she started corresponding with the potential employer. “Mom” sent her a check to be deposited for certain things the family would need once they arrived in the city. The nanny did deposit the check. Then “mom” changed her mind and requested that the nanny send back the money. It was only after sending the money back that she discovered the initial check was counterfeit.

There was no family moving to the area and no dream job. In fact, now the nanny is out the money. wants all nannies to please keep in mind these tips when looking for a job:

1. Beware of correspondence with poor English and grammatical mistakes.

2. If a potential employer asks you for money it is more than likely a scam. Never transfer money to someone you don’t know.

3. Be careful if someone only wants to correspond via email or text. They may be trying to hide personal information and a telephone number. offers more tips on our Safety First page. We are ask every employer and applicant to agree to these guidelines before working with our site. Please review this information when looking for a nanny job.

If you are worried about a potential scam contact the website administrator right away or contact your local Better Business Bureau.

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