Examples of scam emails
The best protection against scam is knowing their tricks and which emails they usually send.
If you receive any suspicious messages or emails, please forward them to email@example.com. We would be glad to help you.
The aim behind this email is to get your email address and password so they can access it and your profile on AuPairWorld. Please don't trust this email or weird links and never put any of your personal data on the linked website.
These kind of emails come from a fake family that claims to have recently moved to the USA. Emails addresses and exact details may be slightly different to those in the following email, but any message, in which you are asked to send money or documents comes certainly from scammers. Please don't trust those kind of emails, and under no circumstances should you reply to them. Remember that in order to go to the USA as au pair, you should do a personal interview with an agency before paying the agency fees.
The fraud scheme is quite similar to the previous one: Strangers ask for documents or money; besides, they offer you work contiditions and high salaries that are too good to be true though. The email below was sent to an au pair who wanted to go to the UK - it is a scam though! Au pairs wanting to go to the UK don't have to pay any money!The email below was sent to an au pair who wanted to go to the UK - it is a scam though! Au pairs wanting to go to the UK don't have to pay any money!
You receive an email from a fake email account on behalf of AuPairWorld or any other au pair agency, for instance "firstname.lastname@example.org". We always use the email address: email@example.com. Furthermore, we include our phone number in our email signature; We never send emails from this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. then, please do not trust the senders of the following email and avoid any contact.
Thank you for your email and your hint. Note: Since you have already been issued a working visa for the UK and an international passport. AuPairWorld Team advises you to proceed to scan the below documents.
Scan and Send via email attachments:
1) International Passport
2) Scan the 1250GBP Money Gram receipt for your financial requirement for verification and endorsement.
3) Signed Contract Agreement. We advises you to visit an internet café or cybercafé, print the Contract Agreement; read, sign and proceed to scan the Contract Agreement with the above mentioned document on or before May 02nd 2013 to facilitate the Aupair Placement and Endorements. The AuPairWorld Team CAN NOT wait till 3 weeks. We await your speedy response to enable the AuPairWorld Team to serve you better.
Congratulations once more.
At AuPairWorld, we take severe measure against scamers and inform our users about it. Nonetheless, they will always look for a work around in order to find unwary people that give in their demands, for example they might send a message (see below) that encourage you to keep in contact with an already blocked user from AuPairWorld:
This email has been written by scammers presenting themselves as AuPairWorld representatives. IMPORTANT: Please remember to never send money to anyone, no matter how trustworthy a family or an au pair may sound to you!
Au pairs have been asked to send money to a British advocat / barristor / lawyer in order to obtain a so called "Affidavit of Moral and Good Behavior". Affidavits or deposits have nothing to do with becoming au pair in the UK (or any other country).
This email was sent to the au pair from the so called family:
and this email was sent from the so called lawyer:
your partner in law
* ADAMS** LAW CHAMBERS*
Adams House, 33 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0PW
Our Ref: Str08*
With reference to your MAIL and your Employer's call to our office this morning requesting for our assistance in the procurement of a Document(AFFIDAVIT OF GOOD BEHAVIOR)from the Crown Court needed by him before he employs you as a nanny to take care of his kids.
This document takes four working days to procure from the crown court in London.
We were also meant to understand that you will pay for the Procurement of this Document from the British Crown Court while your employer pays for all the processing of your work papers including your flight fares and pickup from the Airport. You have to submit the following requirements as to enable our office get this Document from the British Crown Court.
The requirements which are:
1) One Passport size photograph.
2) Affidavit of Guarantee fees (380 Pounds)
3) A scanned copy of your international passport data page bearing your face
and your full data,Drivers license or Work identification.
You are therefore required to furnish us with the requirements as to enable us procure the AFFIDAVIT OF GOOD BEHAVIOR document from the Crown Court.
As soon as this Document (Affidavit of Good Behavior) is received and entered in the British Crown Court, your employer made us to understand that he will start processing the documents needed for your visa and residence work permit that will enable you to work in United Kingdom which we shall then forward to the United Kingdom Embassy in your location via DHL courier services AND all your necessary Approved Government,immigration documents ,hard copies of your Residence Work Permit that will enable the United Kingdom Embassy issue you your stamped entry Visa to London.
We have two methods of receiving money from our clients,they are (a)bank to bank transfer and (b) International Money transfer. Our Clients in United Kingdom pay cash or through certified checks while our clients outside United Kingdom use any of the two options mentioned above.
Looking forward to a long lasting work relationship with you as we await the requirements for fast processing of your work papers.
Barrister Micheal Cole,
Legal and immigration Department,
Adams House,33 cavendish Square London,W1G 0PW