How to recognize a scammer

A scammer may pose as a caregiver or a parent/employer who will try to gain your confidence via email but will seldom be available by phone. The scammer will likely ask you to send money to a travel agent, themselves or a family member for a visa, airfare, vaccinations, medical or other needs. Do not be fooled into sending money by wire transfer, Western Union or other means to anyone you meet online – even the most ideal-sounding candidate.

Most scams involve one or more of the following: 
Urgent request by someone far away, usually in another country 
Sending or receiving money via Western Union, Money Gram, cashier’s check, money order, shipping, escrow service, or some form of a “guarantee” 
The inability or refusal to speak with you directly on the phone 
Unique circumstances, hardship or problem requiring your understanding and trust 

How to avoid being scammed

Be aware of scams. Know how to identify scams as mentioned above and protect yourself against potential fraud and scammers who may ask you to send money or financial information for a variety of reasons. Be suspicious about any request of this nature. Ask probing questions; get third-party referrals and recommendations that you can verify. 
Candidates, do not accept advance payments from a potential employer. If you receive a cashier’s check or other form of payment from anyone as an advance payment, it will likely be a fake. Your bank will cash the fake check and you will be held liable.

What to do if you find a scam

If you think you’ve come in contact with a scammer contact our support staff immediately and notify the appropriate authorities. 
of if you receive any suspicious messages or emails, please forward them to or give us a call. Thanks in advance for your help with this matter.