Nanny Scam Examples

See also:  Nanny/Babysitter Scam ... Examples of emails sent by scammers 

Sep 2021

Below are emails sent to about 20 nanny subscribers who had recently posted offering childcare and other services. Note there are 3 different versions.  On one of them, the scammer "Penny" said she was temporarily out of the country.  

Professional, single mother with crazy and varying schedules is looking for a
caregiver for my wonderful 6yrs old daughter.  My schedule is unpredictable,
so flexibility is key.  Additionally, I would like some help with shopping,
errand running and straightening of the living room area that tends to be
constantly covered in toys no matter how hard I try!  Responsibilities will
include some driving, so driver’s license and excellent driving record are
necessary – I can provide the car.

Pay rate is $25 to $35 per hour(Negotiable)
Work hours: 35+ hours per week

If you or someone you know is interested, please have them send an email to
ph807050 [at] with “Babysitter/Mother's Helper” in the subject line
and the following 3 things:

1. Name
2. Resume(If available)
3. One example of why you’re great for this role


Penny Holland

I am currently looking for a personal assistant to take care of my to-do list
and provide time-saving solutions for my busy schedule.  I have more things
to do and less time to get them done so I'll be needing someone to help me
with finding that one hard to find item, or complete my entire gift list for

   Additionally, I would like some help with errands and anything else that
buys me more time!

My offer is $20-25/hour and I will be needing you for 15-30 hours every week.
If you can be of assistance, please email me directly at ph807050 [at]

Thank you!

Penny Holland

For Hire: Part Time Personal/Family/Business Assistant

Hello! We are looking to hire someone as a personal/family business
assistant. This person will help us to accomplish tasks that we have less and
less time to complete ourselves. These tasks include things like online
research, email management, data gathering/entry, phone calls, and some
shopping/errand running. We are thinking it would be no more than 5-20 hours
a week. Hours are completely flexible, though some items will require timely
completion. We plan to pay either by the project (larger tasks) or by time at
$20/hour (for smaller tasks).

We think this might be well-suited for a college or grad student who is
looking to make some money part-time. But anyone is welcome to apply! We
would love to hire someone within the Church. We’d prefer someone who is
comfortable communicating by phone, has a professional demeanor, basic
spreadsheet capability (google sheets or excel), is a google search phenom
and who’s ready to start right away!

If you or someone you know is interested, please have them send an email to
ph807050 [at] with “Personal/Family/Business Assistant” in the
subject line and the following 3 things:

1. Name
2. Resume (If available)
3. One example of why you’re great for this role


Penny Holland

Oct 2017

A nanny who was listed on BPN's website got this email:

The scammer subscribed to BPN pretending to be a parent under the name "Faith Evans" at the email address Danny1244k [at], but they contacted the nanny from the email address faithevans360 [at]

From: Faith Evans
Hello, i am in need of your service i got your email From BFN. I am
relocating to your neighborhood from Graniteville, SC. I recently got a
contract with a company on a private research job.However i need someone that
will help me in running some few errands and baby sitting.I need someone to
work 5 days per week 4 hours per day, someone that is matured whether young
or older, loves kids, reliable and punctual. You will take care of JASON he
is 6 years old  for 5 days a week and will have to give him a bath, meals
while we are away. Responsibilities for him will be to look after him,feed
him meals,bath,keep him clean and safe.My Son is my life so i entrust you to
give him the best care.. I will be offering you $500 weekly, i will be
needing your services  for 4 hours at any suitable time of yours between
Monday-Friday If you believe you are fit for this position in as much you
will prove yourself to be a reliable and good person, I will instruct my
financial to pay for the first week before our arrival so as to secure your
service in advance.No problem about working for us and, we will be living
close to your neighborhood. I and my family would be coming into town on the
10th of November so let me know when its most convenient for you to start and
also my financial payroll will make out a check to you before our arrival.You
will receive a Certified Check which you will deduct your wages of $500 for
the first week and the remaining funds will be used to get foodstuffs and you
will also be making some payment for my mom bills, furniture and some house
interior which will be done at the Walmart close to you, so it won't be
stressful for you and other things needed in the house. Actually our flights
from South Carolina will arrive at night so you will be getting the
foodstuffs in the morning and making all other preparations.I will also
instruct my estate agent to mail the keys of the apartment to you so as to do
all other necessary preparations before we arrive.You have to get all this
shopping before our arrival so that we wont have to start running around when
we arrive,So my financial payroll would be needing the following information
to make out the check payment.....

Full Name:
Home Address:
Zip code:
Phone number:
Acceptance of offer:

All i need from you is total honesty and sincerity.I know you will be
committed to the work,You will also have a nice period of time working

The check will come with the total amount of $2,550 as earlier said,$500 goes
for your first week deposit, I hope you have a working bank account where the
check will be deposited when you received? I will look for your email soon to
ensure everything is clear so I can forward your information.Just to make it
clearer, am entrusting you to this, kindly get back if any change of plans to
this regards because I do not want a situation of disappointment and I don't
have the luxury of looking for another Caregiver.I want someone faithful .

Regard Mrs Faith Evans.

Example of Scam Text sent to a babysitter

A nanny had posted on BPN and included her phone number and email address on her post (which BPN does not recommend. Instead, please use BPN's messaging system so we can track spammers.)  The scammer texted the nanny, referring to information in her post. The nanny wrote:

I received a text tonight which read:

"Hello <they used my full name>, how are you doing?"

I thought it might be spam so I replied, "?". They replied: 

"i got your number from berkeleyparentsnetwork" .

I didn't reply. They replied:

"i need a babysitter". and " Hello are you still there?"

The reason I think it's spam is that usually moms and dads introduce themselves, tell a bit about the job or how many children they have, ect. The phone number to this person is: 1.760.865.9538   Thanks so much!