I received the same email from a Kevin Johnson (using the email firstname.lastname@example.org
) and his wife Michelle Johnson who was said to be 5 months pregnant. Definitely a scam. I am now regretting not being smarter about this and paying attention to the first red flag.
Thanks for your email and respond toward the housekeeping position , I'm Kevin Johnson and My wife' s name is Michelle Johnson she's 5 months pregnant and this is our first born baby. Am film artist and we are relocating to State from London England .. I'm coming there to do some contract basis with with minimum a year contract with possibility of extending the contract.
However, I need someone who will help me to take care of the house by doing some house work while am off to work. Someone that will also help in running some errands..
I will be offering you $400 weekly payment, i will be needing your services for 4 hours at any suitable time of yours , Tuesday and Saturday. If you believe you are fit for this position in as much you will prove yourself to be a reliable ,responsible and good person, I have a financier that is based in the States and he will be handling the payment and some other expenses. I will instruct him to pay for the first two weeks before my arrival so as to secure your service
My financier will be making out a check to you before my arrival, you will be receiving an overpayment bank check which you will deduct your pay for the first two weeks and you will be using the remaining to buy foodstuffs,art galley,home appliance and other things needed in the house ,you will getting this foodstuff on the day of our arrival which is Sept,10th 2012. Actually our flights from England will arrive at nights so you will be getting the foodstuff in the morning and making all other preparations.
I just bought the house and as soon as all the paper work is finalize and i will instruct my estate agent to mail the keys of the house to you so that you can do all other necessary preparations before we arrive, I will also email you the shopping list after you received and cashed the check okay..
You have to get all this shopping before our arrival so that we wont have to start running around when we arrive, So my financier would be needing the following Information to make out the check
Full Mailing address(Apt # & zip code):
Acceptance of offer:
All I need from you is total honesty and sincerity. I know you will be committed to the work, You will also have a nice period of time working with my wife. I will be waiting to hear from you.