Monday, 8 March 2010

Update on the Nanny Scam - Skyhook Travels Agency

We have received numerous emails checking the validity of a nanny position in London. This is the same scam we have previously reported on but with new names and email addresses. The travel agency they pretend to own, "Skyhook Travels Agency" does not exist; it is a fake. Do not send these people any money - they are crooks! What will happen if you apply is that they will ask you to wire money, usually £200 to £400 for "arrangements". Once you have paid these thieves, you will never hear from them again and you will not get your money back.

If you have paid them and you have used Western Union to do so, please email their fraud department at wursloncrc@westernunion.com and copy to info@maxtravel.co.uk Let them know what has happenned and ask them to contact me as I have lots of similar stories from many unsuspecting ladies all over the world.

Please read below for updated information.

Regards Max Travel.

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The position is very much vacant and thanks for your
interest in my family,I need you to send to me your Curriculum Vitae (CV),and also need you to send to me your self photograph,
with so i have decided to take you in as my nanny/housekeeper/chef/driver.Truly,I need a foreign Nanny.There are a lot of Nannies here in UK here but is just that i need a Nanny from outside the United Kingdom that posseses these characters of ; motherly care and love and also well determined to take good care of my kids for me but with the recommendation from you,hence the more reason i may need your services,hopefully you will be my kid's Nanny and do according to your words.
I reside in Wood Lane,here in London,United Kingdom and do not get worried
about any documents,an agency here in the UK will secure your papers and
apply for visa on your behalf in the UK Home Office here in United Kingdom and when the visa is ready the UK Embassy in your country will call on you,so that they can endorse the visa on your original passport.Just follow any instructions i give you because it will make things a reality.
I don't play with my kids Terry and Sara, at all because they are the apples of my eyes,i worked because of them and i can pay so much on them. My decision is that i will make 50% of your travel expense while you make 50% to reach here in United Kingdom and i shall be responsible for
refund of every expenses made by you immediately you get here because why i
said so is that i have paid for 2 Nannies in the past months which they did
not come to my home but went to somewhere else and that is why i vowed that any Nannies that i will employ,will make 50% expenses by himself/herself ,just for me to be sure that you will not do like the past Nannies and you are ready to work with my family here in UK because i don't want someone who don't care about kids because i cherish my kids a lot. Don't worry about the United Kingdom,it's a nice place to stay and
which i hope you will enjoy staying here with my family and you will have
the access to internet Infact i have a personal PC at home for myself but my kids usually play games on their own PC, i will get you a computer to start using for your own use,immediatelly you arrive at my house. The duties I'm looking for are as follows:
1-Supervise breakfast with the children in the morning and get them off to
school (Collect my 2KIDS of ages 10yrs and 6yrs old from school at 3.50pm.)
2-Supervise homework, music practice and fun activities or take children to
after school activities.
3-Prepare and cook an evening meal for everyone at about 6.30-6.45 Up to two evenings childminding per week.
4-Weekends and Bank holidays would be free that there will not be much
duties to carry out.
5-Occasional weekend work would be offered by prior negotiation.We will
grant you a two weeks trip to your home country every six months,to have time with your own family and be back to resume work at th house.
I normally leave for work at 7.00am and get back at around 6.30pm although
some flexibility is useful.My husband is into personal business and sales,most times comes back before i do.
I am offering a live in position with full board (we eat well in this
house!)
1-Separate Toilet and Bathroom.
2-TV,different type of video machines.
3-Personnal compuer already Internet on. e.t.c for you and i will make sure
everything goes on well with you with my kids.If you don't mind i can
arrange for your any language school and driving school if you wish.
You should immediately write and send a copy of your C.V or Resume,and also
self Photograph to the UK based agency that will help you procure all
necessary legal papers and visa that will make you eligible to work for me in the United Kingdom. My attorney or the agency will also issue a flexible contract agreement for your services which will be for two years once all other legal papers and UK visa have been procured through the agency.
Do reach the agency via this information:
SKYHOOK TRAVELS AGENCY.
Contact Name:Mr Sodiq Bilal
Email Addresss Contact: skyhooktravelagency@yahoo.co.uk