View Full Version : Strange phone call?

07-04-2009, 11:24 PM
Had a phone call yesturday about a guy wanting a childminder, nothing wring in that? but the guy said he lives in Windermere in a hotel about 27 miles away from me, and asked if i had any places i said one place for a under 5, i'll send you a chueqe for £500 when i have your address. Then i started thinking why couldn't he find anyone nearer? i why would he want to give me £500 for first payment. It may of been a genuien guy but my mind said no, so i said i've made a Mistake and i'm full sorry.


07-04-2009, 11:29 PM
Sounds like one of those scams (where the cheque bounces/non existant child/you lose out) to me. Keep well away:panic:

08-04-2009, 06:23 AM
sounds dodgy to me too - sounds like you did the right thing

08-04-2009, 06:42 AM
sounds dodgy to me too - sounds like you did the right thing

Just what I was thinking! Too many alarm bells ringing here

Miffy xx

08-04-2009, 06:44 AM
wow .. good thinking to turn it down, someone else in here had a mysterious phonecall cant remember who it was though

08-04-2009, 07:23 AM
I had it but in an email, I just ignored it!!

08-04-2009, 07:31 AM
Definatly sounds dodgy!!:( I had similar but through an email. I think you have to go with your first instinct in these cases.

08-04-2009, 07:44 AM
Yeah that def sounds a bit on the dodgy side doesnt it. Well done for being aon your guard.:thumbsup:

08-04-2009, 07:46 AM
Well done John

I have heard of people falling for emails or calls about things like this

You did the right thing

Angel xx

08-04-2009, 07:47 AM
RUN....... very fast. That's not right at all :panic:

08-04-2009, 07:47 AM
I agree it could be a money con or worse just trying to get your address as there will be children there :panic:

08-04-2009, 07:47 AM

I had a scam like this only it was done by email i got a cheque as at first i thought it was ok then something just didnt ring right still have the cheque today i notified all the relevant agencies, i was a lucky one i didnt lose any money!! Keep well away!!

Shell x

08-04-2009, 07:48 AM
(not that I'm at all judgemental or reactive..... :blush: )

08-04-2009, 07:48 AM
glad you said no

thanks for the heads up!

08-04-2009, 09:14 AM
It is a scam. I also fell for it. My chap was in America - even spoke to him on the phone - he sent me a photo of his son. I stupidly sent him a photo of me and the kids so his child could get to know us before they flew over - they sent a cheque, then there start date was delayed etc etc. I didn't lose any money in the sense that i didnt send any back, however i didnt fill my place for 3 wks waiting for him to come (it seemed sooo real at the time). Stay well away - there are quite a few around. Can you believe it they do it with pedigree cats. I was looking for Burmese kittens - offered 3 abysinnians to re house - until they said they would fly them to me from scotland (i had offered to drive there to pick them up). They then said that someone would be in touch with regards to the courier costs. I clicked at that point, but thought it sick, as i had just lost my cats and still grieving.

08-04-2009, 08:35 PM
Does sound a bit dodgy, think you did the right thing :thumbsup:

08-04-2009, 08:36 PM
Thank's for your suport, i thought it was odd at the time ive hurd so many stoys about these scams.


08-04-2009, 08:39 PM
Sounds well dodgy, glad you had the thought to say no:thumbsup:

09-04-2009, 07:36 AM
I had it but in an email, I just ignored it!!

yes i had an email too through my advert on vivastreet. I ignore it too:thumbsup: