This was sent to me by a reader. It was received by a friend of hers AFTER the friend applied for a job that was advertised on care.com. Her friend spotted the obvious signs that the job was a scam and didn’t reply.
If you answer any online adverts, please keep your wits about you and remember that scammers don’t just operate by sending out random emails. Whenever you reply or correspond with anyone on the internet be sensible and vigilant and NEVER send money to someone you don’t know.
If my reader’s friend had replied, I’m sure that the job advertiser would have started asking for money – for fares, for references – for anything they could think of.
My name is Hue Shih,I am a public Evaluation activist,i contacted you on care.com. I am in need of the services of a certified Nurse for sick elders. I hope i can depend on your work and experiences ? Hence, I would want to know your schedules if you will be available to be with my Father(William) .He is 62 year old gentleman with all faculties, who is living with Cerebral Palsy,suffered a stroke two years ago. I will like to put to your understanding that i do not reside in your state,am from Manhattan,NY. I am only coming over to your city to continue a project for my sponsor company,I am the only surviving son of my father and am single.There will be no one to look after my dad if i decide to leave him back over in New York,So i had to take him along with me so that he can be under my watch light. He has been scheduled already to meet a Cerebral Specialist for his Cerebral disorder in your city. The Specialist has requested for a Caregiver/Nurse to come over with him, so William(The patient) can be helped with all his medications and care,while i will be at work taking care of my project for my sponsor company. Also i will like to put to your notice that your duties will be preparing of his meals, cleaning and laundry. He is not a COPD patient and NOT on oxygen.He is mobile with the help of a wheelchair, but is very diminished moving alone. He is kind and appreciative and a very sweet and easy patient. He is quiet and withdrawn, but able to communicate beautifully. I am looking for an experienced LVN or CNA or RN Nurse/CareGiver with some experience who would care for William. I would want to secure you for this time frame(1st of June to 1st of July) and would want to know how much it would cost me for 3days a week (Mon-Wed-Fri) with weekends off. *MY REQUIREMENTS ------------ --------- -------- EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE Requires a CNA certification CPR certification Must speak,read and understand English Ability to write routine reports and correspondence as required by the doctor/patient. *BEHAVIORAL SKILLS Prioritize tasks, multi-tasking and detail oriented. Good interpersonal skills Exhibit a service orientation towards everyone Must have the ability to demonstrate solid judgment about patient care Must also demonstrate a sense of understanding and urgency for priorities *PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. *DUTIES: Assist with morning care, meal preparation, giving his medications, light housekeeping, dressing & grooming, laundry & linens cleanings. Hours are 9am - 2pm on my working days (Mon,Wed and Friday ) if there is a minor variation,i will let you know as soon as possible. SERVICE PERIOD - 1 Month (if there is an extended stay,i will inform you). LOCATION - I will book a suite in a good hotel close to you and you will be watching my dad over there. I will be more than happy if you will take interest in caring for William (My Dad).He is friendly and fun to be with,free eaters and never allergic! You would be caring and responding to his needs at my suite in a hotel close to you and also I am willing to assign a driver to you who will take you and my dad to wherever place you want to take him to,Let me know if you are ok with the idea.You are to be with him during his schedules with the specialist and escort him back to the suite at the hotel,I will be taking care of my project during this periods you will be rendering your services.Your services will be needed from 9:00am - 2pm, Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays through (11th of May to 14th of June). Hence,what would be the total cost for the whole time frame? Kindly be aware that i am not too keen on the amount you will be asking for this time frame but a better attention and care for him. All I want is a good care for my Dad. As soon as we both can have an agreed amount for this time frame. More so, Understand that you are an important factor to Williams visitation(seeing the specialist for his Health) there if other wise he can not go to see the specialist alone, As the Doctor has required for every Patient to come over with a certified Nurse or care giver for better attention and medics usage helps. Please fill up the Questionnaire below to facilitate your chances: REQUIRED INFORMATION/ PLEASE ANSWER THE QUESTIONS 1)Can you drive? 2)Can you swim? 3) Do you smoke?? 4)Do you have any criminal records? 5)where are you located presently?? 6) What is your qualification as an adult caregiver and are you CPR certified?? 7)Present occupation : 8) Number of years as a Care Giver(Experience) : 9) Charge Per Week : 10) Number of available reference and their contacts information: