I recieved an email from mr Melvin Bruce, I knew it was a scam but wanted to make him believe that I was actually interested in the position. Here is the conversation we had ( most of what I said was lies but just wanted to catch him out):
On 9 Jun 2012, at 15:05, "Mr Melvin Bruce" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Am Mr Melvin Bruce ,Am an American citizen.i live here in the city of Kentucky with my family.i need your assistance in the house due that Me and my wife are always busy at work accept weekend and we need aupair/nanny that can take good care of my children when we are not around, please do kindly write me back quickly to know if you are still available to work for my family then i can tell you all the necessary thing about the work and salary.
> Host family...
Hi I would be very interested in helping out with your family.
Could you tell me dates you would be looking for someone to start?
Thanks for the response,once again,Am from United state of america. I Work in an fabric company in USA and i don't usually stays Home unless during week ends. My contact address is :17530 Fisherville Woods Dr, kentucky. I will like you to know that i have just 2 kids which names Are, Betty and Maxwell they are both boy and Girl they are just 3, 5 Years old Respectively. I want an aupair for them because they are the Only one left at home. And i have an apartment room for he/she that Would be taking care of my kids in my house. So i will like You to know that i will be paying you $2000 for every months And a pocket money of 350$ per week for buying some things For your self. And the working hours is just 8 hours per day and Your responsibility in my house is just to take care of my kids, Cooking, taking them on shopping, taking them to where the school bus Will pick them up from which is just 2 km ahead from home.
note: there is an agency here in USA that can help you process your traveling documents if you need there help just contact the agency....agency email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
All about my family and duties
1- Am 41 yrs old and my wife is 35 yrs old, i work i a fabric company and my wife is a civil engineering...
2- am a man with a strong heart,loving, caring, honest, compassionate,affectionate, i also believe in God and have much faith in him. I like swimming, camping,fishing,reading & writing,tennis,Basketball,Baseball,golfing,swimming,shopping etc
3- We dont have pet
4- We are christian
5- my kids school Dorothy Sayers Classical School, the school resume by 8am-3pm
6- my kids favorite colour are white,yellow, blue
7- my kids like reading,playing football,going to cinemas,shopping,watching movies etc
The duties I am looking for are as follows:
one-Supervise breakfast with the children in the morning and get them off to school (Collect my 2KIDS from school at 3.40pm.) and you will have access to use one of my cars cos i have 3 cars
2-Some Housework/washing/ironing as required on a daily basis
3-Supervise homework, music practice and fun activities or take
children to after school activities.
4-Prepare and cook an evening meal for everyone at about 6.30-6.45 Up to two evening’s child minding per week.
5-Weekends and Bank holidays would be free that there will not be many duties to carry out. you will be free cos i and my wife will be with them,you can go anywhere and spend the weekend..
6- i will pay you the $ 2000 every month and $350 per week for you pocket money, payment will be given to you by cash..
I and my wife normally leave for work at 7.00am and get back at around 6.30pm
although some flexibility is useful. I am offering a live in position with
full board (we eat well in this house!)
1- Separate Toilet and Bathroom for you
2- TV, different type of video machines for you
3- Personal computer already
Internet on. e.g. for you and I will make sure everything goes on well with you with my kids. If you don't mind i can arrange you any language school or english school so you can improve your English..get back to me if you still want to work for my family
I am already in USA with a visa. So I am available ASAP. When can I start?
thanks for you fast reply, you can start work at any convinience time and you can stay as long as long as you can.... we are so happy to meet you soon, all you need now is to contact the agency that will help you arrange your traveling Visa, and all other necessary documents needed for your traveling down to the USA... Here is the agency email address below: email@example.com .... get back to me when you contact the agency..
you can stay as long as long with with you family...let me know when you started making document for the processing
I already have a visa. So I don't need to start processing documents
its nice to know that you have a Visa to come to the USA. but you will need a working permit to come to the USA and work for my family so let me know what you want to do..
I have a work permit too. I have been working for another family in America.
its nice to hear that you have a work permi......but you will need a tax clearance and flight ticket come work for my family, do you have that?
I don't have a tax clearance what is this? And I don't have flight ticket yet but can get one easily.
okay, the tax clearance will be the one to use and work in USA, you wont need to pay any tax clearance in USA when you have that with you....so i will advice you to contact the agency i link you to, so they can help you arrange your tax clearance and flight ticket immediately..here is the agency email address below; firstname.lastname@example.org
So I sent an email to the agency here is the conversation;
We are sending you this response to acknowledge your mail to us inquiring about the necessary documents needed to work and live in U.S.A.These are the necessary documents needed for you to work and live in U.S.A legally: A TAX CLEARANCE AND FLIGHT TICKET.
In order for us to help you in preparing your tax clearance and flight ticket,you are to send to us your full information such as:
(i) Full Name
(ii) Contact/Postal Address
(iii) The Scanned Copy of your International Passport
(iv) Your Host Family Address(this is needed for us to prepare your Work Contract which will be sent to you along with your necessary documents to your Contact Address via DHL for you to sign).
(v) Flight date
All the necessary documents above(TAX-CLEARANCE AND FLIGHT TICKET) would cost you 520 $ US Dollars.Your necessary documents and flight ticket would be ready within one (1) weeks after the acknowledgment of your 520 $ US Dollars payment confirmation.Your tax clearance and flight ticket would be delivered via DHL Worldwide Courier to your Contact Address provided with us within one (1) weeks after your 520 $ US Dollars payment confirmation acknowledgment.
We look forward to hearing from you.Thanks for your co-operation and it is our pleasure to serve you better.
tell me when the flight would be etc and what is a tax clearance?
We really appreciate your response, Tax clearance will be needed for you to work free here in the United state of American, you wont need to pay any tax if you have your tax clearance with you and you wont be able to work for your host family if you dont have your tax clearance. Also your flight ticket will be booked immdiately we receive all the necesaary information require aloong with the scan copy of your international passport with your flight date...You are required to make payment to us by Western Union Money Transfer so as to speed up the process of delivery . Contact the nearest Western Union Location near you and make payment to the C.E.O Information below:
Western Union Payment Details..
Name: Jerry Basore
Address : 112 mich ave.
We will require the Receipt of payment after payment has been transferred, modalities to process your tax clearance and flight ticket will commence immediately.We want you to note that processing of your tax clearance and flight ticket will only take 2-3 Days for it to be ready and the delivery of it will take just one day(Express Delivery).
Once again, Congratulations and please do comply in due time to enable us expedite action.
Thanking you for your anticipated co-operation as we hope to hear from you soon.
Ok, thanks. How much is it just for the tax clearance, I would prefer to book my own flights.
I the spoke to 'Melvin' again:
Hi, I have contacted the agency. They have asked for 520 for tax clearance and flight. I would prefer to pay and book my own flights. Would you be willing to contribute to the tax clearance.
Nice to hear that you have contact the agency, the cost to process you flight ticket and tax clearance is very okay, well you are the one to pay all the expense for your traveling down to the USA but i will be willing to help you pay your return flight ticket back.... you can book your flight ticket and your tax clearance with the agency, just do what they ask from you... send all the necessary informations and the $520 to them so they can start processing your tax clearance and flight ticket..we hope to meet you soon...GOD BLESS YOU
Thanks for the reply. I am just waiting to hear from the agency. I an going to book my own flight as I have a relative who works on an airline who can get me up to 50% of flights, which would be much cheaper, as I'm sure you would agree. I will pay for the tax clearance as soon as the agency get back to me.
Thanks for your response, it will cost you $ 280 to obtain your tax clearance. we will start processing your tax clearance immediately we receive all the informations and payment needed for the processing...
I didnt reply after this the emails you need to watch out for are