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26-02-2009, 05:49 PM
We have been warned about a scam for childcare in cornwall just thought i'd pass it on incase he tries other areas

Three childminders in North Cornwall have been contacted by an Ian Rees, who says he is living in America and looking for full time childcare for his grand-daughter. This is a scam.

One of the childminders has spoken to NCMA who confirms he sends a deposit, which he deliberately overpays and requests a partial refund, when the childminder sends back the difference they find that his cheque bounces.

If you feel you have been approached by this person, please contact your local NCMA representative and/or your local Childcare and Play Development Team.


Pudding Girl
26-02-2009, 05:51 PM
Another one, great. Wonder if it's Harry Rosario under a different name? :censored:

26-02-2009, 05:55 PM
We have been warned of similar in Sussex too :angry:

26-02-2009, 08:49 PM
hi this is my first time on this site but am finding it fantastic.

i have had this e mail i live in warwickshire so thanks for the warning,
i didnt reply as after reading the e mail there was a few things that contradicted what he had written.

i will inform my local team tomorrow.

thanks again:

27-02-2009, 08:48 AM
Thanks for the warning :thumbsup:

27-02-2009, 08:50 AM
We have got that one in Co Durham too:D bless.... he is definately searching far and wide for childcare isn't he!

sue m
27-02-2009, 09:09 AM
I received this the other day too.

To: Registered Childminders in Cambridgeshire

Dear Childminder

We have been asked to pass on the alert below, which has come from HM
Revenue and Customs.

Kind regards
Communications Team
Early Years and Childcare Service
Cambridgeshire County Council
Unit 3, Bar Hill Business Park, Saxon Way,
Bar Hill, Cambridge CB23 8SL
Tel: 01954 273360
Web: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/childcare

Revenue & Customs has warned taxpayers not to respond to emails or
telephone calls saying they are eligible for a tax refund and asking for
personal, bank and/or credit card details. HMRC only communicates by
post with people who are due a tax refund; it never uses emails,
telephone calls or external companies in these circumstances. Anyone who
receives a phishing email should forward it unopened to
Details: www.hmrc.gov.uk/security/fraud-attempts.htm.

The information in this email is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. If you receive this email by mistake please notify the sender and delete it immediately. Opinions expressed are those of the individual and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Cambridgeshire County Council. All sent and received email from Cambridgeshire County Council is automatically scanned for the presence of computer viruses and security issues.

27-02-2009, 09:43 AM
Thanks for the warning Angela and Sue

Useful to know

Angel xx

27-02-2009, 02:55 PM
Thanks for the warning, some people will try anything to rip people off, won't they!:angry: