Anti-scam tips for au pairs and host families

How to protect yourself against scams

Scammers tell quite inventive stories in order to get to your money. You can find some of these stories in our archive.

Here are the key points for protecting yourself against scams: 
  • Never pay any money in advance!
  • Never transfer any money to so-called "travel agencies"!
  • Be cautious about offers that seem too good to be true!
  • Be cautious about contacts via Facebook or other social networks!

We also have more detailed anti-scam guidelines.

Let's work together for better security

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Have you sent money to scammers? The police recommend every victim to press charges!

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