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Safety for au pair

SCAM WARNING

GENUINE FAMILIES NEVER ASK FOR MONEY. ONLY SCAMMERS ASK FOR MONEY. If a family can't or won't give you their profile number, it is because we deleted them and they are scammers (criminals). Do not reply to their emails and they will soon forget about you.
NEVER SEND MONEY OR A COPY OF YOUR PASSPORT TO ANYONE FOR ANY REASON.
NEVER contact a family which has contact details on their profile, for example an email address, phone number, Skype, MSN, etc. These people are probably scammers (criminals).

99.9% of families on this site are perfectly genuine. Unfortunately, as with everything in life, there are always one or two who spoil things for the rest of us. All au pair and nanny matching websites occasionally get families who are not what they say they are. Here is some advice to help you avoid a scam...

If you can answer "yes" to one or more of these, then the "family" might be scammers.

Do they email you without first adding you to their favourites list? Immediately ask for their Locator ID number. If you can't see their profile it is because we deleted them!

IF A FAMILY CONTACTS YOU ASK FOR THEIR LOCATOR ID NUMBER and check their profile on the website. If they can't or won't give you their Locator ID number (or they say they deleted their profile) - DO NOT CONTACT THEM they're scammers. If you can't find their profile on the website - DO NOT CONTACT THEM they're scammers.

Do they ask you to send money to them or to an "agency" or "lawyer" etc - for visas, work permits, airline tickets, guarantees, affidavits, criminal background checks, legal documents etc? This includes a request to send a Western Union Payment to yourself. Once the scammers have the Western Union Transfer Control number they can collect the money in Nigeria and you will have lost your money. Only scammers ask for money. Genuine families NEVER ask for money.

Do they ask you for strange or unusually detailed information about your family? For example: your passport number, your national ID number, your mother's maiden name?

Does their English look a little strange?

Check the IP address, you can find this at the bottom of every family profile. With this you can find which country the registration was made from. For example, if a family say they live in England but the IP address shows the registration was made from a different country then DO NOT CONTACT THEM!

An IP address that hides the registration's true country of origin - eg "Satellite Provider".

Do they offer you a job before they know much about you?

If it sounds too good to be true then it's not true. eg. A monthly salary of 1500 pounds or dollars - DO NOT CONTACT THEM they're scammers. Do they fail to send many photos of themselves?

If you are worried or think a family might not be genuine, please immediately write to us. Tell us your Locator ID number, the Locator ID number of the family, and the reasons for your concern, and we will try to investigate for you.

Regards
The Findaupair.com team

Safety for families

SCAM WARNING
NANNIES/AU PAIRS WHO ARE NOT GENUINE

The vast majority of the nannies and au pairs on this website are perfectly genuine. Unfortunately, as with everything in life, there are always a few who spoil things for the rest of us. All au pairs and nannies matching websites occasionally get nannies and au pairs who are not what they say they are. Here is some advice to help you avoid a scam:

Do they ask you to send money, for visas or documents, air fares or any other reason?

WE ADVISE YOU NEVER TO SEND MONEY OR PAY FOR AIRLINE TICKETS etc!

Are there inconsistencies in their registration - e.g. Canadian national living in the UK and the IP address shows the registration was made from the USA.
An IP address that hides the registration's true country of origin - eg "Satellite Provider".

Do they ask you for strange information about yourself? For example: personal details other than your name and address?

Do they fail to ask you the natural questions about you, that you expect?

Do they ask a lot of questions about money?

Do they accept a job before they know much about you?

Do they fail to send many photos of themselves?

If you can answer "yes" to some of these questions, then the nanny or au pair might not be genuine. Our best advice is to trust your instincts. WARNING - Cameroon and other African countries. - If an au pair lives or is staying in Cameroon or another African country, even if she says she is a different nationality (Canadian, British, etc), then be very careful, "she" might be a scammer.

If you are worried or think a nanny or au pair might not be genuine, please immediately write to us. Tell us your Locator ID number, the Locator ID number of the nanny or au pair, and the reasons for your concern, and we will try to investigate for you.

Please remember, almost all the nannies and au pairs on this site are genuinely looking for a job with a family like yours.

Regards
The Findaupair.com team