I applied for a a babysitting job on expat. com. the family is from UK and I’m from Lebanon.
I added my email to my application so the family contacted me through email. we spoke about the job she sent me pictures of her, her husband and the baby. she asked many questions about me. Everything looks legit till now.
I asked her the following question ” ***don’t you think that it will be complicated to hire me since in the UK you’d have to prove that you didn’t find local candidates in order to employ a foreigner?***”.
She said “no, I’ve had similar issues with the previous nanny but since I will be doing it through ***Zenith Travel Agency***. it will be easy since they are the best in their work.
She gave me Zenith’s email, I contacted them saying that Mrs ***** offered me a babysitting job (she told me to say that), and what are the steps that should be made. they replied asking for basic information about me, also a scan of the passport. “the fees are 1000 pounds”. I sent them the information and they replied :
“We contacted Mrs **** about your application and she will be coming to our office to sign the required documents, please send the fee so that we proceed with your paperwork”
I tried to find such agency on google in London but no such results.
I contacted Mrs ***** asking her to help me with the fees, she accepted to pay 600 pounds and I’ll pay 400 pounds. Today, I emailed her asking if she did sign the papers yet, and asked her to tell Zenith to confirm via email that the fees are now 400 pounds.
Surprise, less than 5 minutes later, Zenith emailed me saying [this](http://imgur.com/a/QJJUBHb), what’s suspicious is how fast that was, also they have a grammar mistake.
Shouldn’t they send me at least pictures of some paper work being done? it’s my first time doing such thing so I don’t know.
This opportunity is life changing for me, If it’s not a scam, I’ll be more than happy to take the chance, if it is… I AM DESTROYED. Since I will be lending those 540$ and paying my whole monthly salary for 5 months to pay it back.
Thank you for the long read, please help me figure this out, if you need to know more information please ask.
Edit: [here’s her response when I asked her to pay all the fees and I’ll be happy to pay them back after I start working ](http://imgur.com/a/QYfH5Ye)
The content was posted by DoNotCareAnymore_ on 2021-10-07 12:51:50 via reddit