Communications Safety Tips
In order to protect our users confidentiality, we recommend you rely on
the NannyPro.com internal messaging system to communicate with
other NannyPro.com members. This allows you to keep your personal email
Care providers should be extra cautious if they receive messages
offering employment and advance payment by check without an interview
with the family or even a phone call. This is a common internet job
scam, which occasionally targets sites offering babysitters, nannies,
and other care providers. Care providers should also be careful if the care seeker urges them to use their personal email or contact them only at their personal email address instead of using the NannyPro.com internal communications system.
We have put together a list of tips to help you avoid such job scams:
- Never accept payment from a care seeker without having first met and interviewed with the person.
give out your social security number, credit card or bank account
information to a care seeker. (NannyPro.com may requests your SSN in
order to run a background check but we do NOT store your SSN in our
system once the check is complete.)
- Never accept payment
by check for an amount which is greater that what you agreed upon.
Never wire money back to someone who pays you by check.
protect your privacy, use the NannyPro.com internal messaging service
to communicate with care seekers, rather than giving out your personal
- If an offer sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns, or
with reports of any suspicious activity within our community. You can also
find out more about internet job scams at Fraud.org.
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