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I put an add up for babysitting this is an email i got back something seems off about it and i am not sure what to reply

How are you doing? Thank you for your response. My Daughter name is
Rachel and she is 5yrs old.I will be happy if you can let me know your
charges per hour you wish to charge for her. Rachel is well trained
and she is a free eater. She ain't allergy to any kind of food or
anything, I will be dropping her off in the morning by 10:00am and
will come to pick her up by 3:00pm or in the evening by 4:00pm to
10:30pm because i can decide to shift my duty to afternoon,If you
can't work the hours you can work during the Weekend while I get
someone else to do this hours. So, I will be lodging in an hotel
around you. you can come and babysit her in the hotel or i can drop
her if you want me(i will like to know your preferred option).I want
you to get back to me with your total estimate for a month, so as to
have you booked and secured prior to my arrival, Get back to me so I
can have you booked, as I am rounding off plans and allotting money to
issues that should be settled prior to my arrival. What are your likes
and dislikes in KIDS? the time frame is within 25th of October till
December. This offer is for someone of well mannered attitudes,
neatness and good sense of relationship and GOD fearing, so if you are
interested in this offer, please answer all my questions below:

1) Are you married?
 2) Do you have any special attitude?
 3) Do you have any crime records?
 4)Do you have a valid driver’s license?
 5) What is your origination country? And let me know since when you
have been in USA ?
  6) How old are you ?
  7)Are you a Christian and Honest Person?

   Regards Dan.

also gave me a phone number i will more then likely say i cannot do it because i am not a christian and will not lie about that and i do not have a driver's license which i said in my post offer childcare. what do you all think or it just me that thinks it's a little off

by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:34 PM

 If you are not comfortable, then it's not for you. But, it does uncover another job possibility. Perhaps hotel chains need nanny care and you could get a paycheck w/benefits. 

One of my neighbors, a laid-off veterinarian technician, saw a need for people needing their dog walked because of all the hours they put in at their careers, and started a dog-walking business. She also is aware that not every dog owner wants to kennel their dogs when they go on vacation, so she watches dogs at their own homes.

In today's economy made new"service" businesses are being created as people put in longer hours at work and need chores done.

Have you tried http://www.indeed,con/m  

Good luck.


Quoting thehickinhickor: yea did not come back as anything i know many people that live in hotels just something seem off about it too me makes me uneasy 

Quoting bergencounty:

 Did you check out the phone number?

Perhaps it is a single father being put up at a hotel while he works a short term assignment. The job market is tough and many are separated from their families as they try to get work. I am sure that this could be verified by the company he is working for.

May be a legitimate offer, may not.



by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:38 PM

It sounds odd.

by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Yeah same here when dh sold his car. Tons of scammers with similarly terrible grammar lol.

Quoting MommyRJ:

Was it on Craigslist?

Usually the ones who respond odd or have bad grammar are scams. When I sold a car on there I got TONS of odd responses. Most had awful grammar and weird questions.

If your iffy then ignore it
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by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Sorry I wouldnt do it..

by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:47 PM

It's creepy.  Follow your gut always.  Don't even call back.  It's THAT creepy.

by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:54 PM

kinda weird

by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:58 PM
It's odd. I got one like that too.
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by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:02 AM

 no thats odd, it feels creepy and weird to me. I would not respond at all.

by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Sounds just like the responses we got when we were inquiring about rental properties.  ALL scams.  Don't send ANY information!!

by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Sounds like a creep and a scam.
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