Ricevo una e-mail da parte di Valentina che è quasi cascata nel tranello costruito da truffatori che approfittano del desiderio di ragazze che vogliono lavorare in una nazione straniera come au-pair.
Il consiglio è quindi quello di affidarsi ad agenzie con una buona reputazione e che siano state attive per anni.
Inoltre, se avete sospetti circa la comunicazione che ricevete, fate un bel copia e incolla delle email da parte dei vostri interlocutori inserendo il messaggio in Google.
Se si tratta di un’e-mail truffa già usata, è probabile che compaia nei vari siti anti-scammer…. continuate a leggere l’esperienza di Valentina!!
Questo è il primo messaggio ricevuto, quello di presentazione della ‘famiglia’. Notate gli errori di ortografia e grammatica di per sè non impossibili ma qualcuno che vive negli Stati Uniti e scrive “State” o “child” dovrebbe iniziare ad insospettire.
“Hi dear, I am Mrs Anna Bill, 37 Years Old from United State of America. Am writing you on behalf of the whole family (me, my husband and our 2 child) and here is a bit about us. Our family do not like to judge a book by the cover or take gossip to determine who will be around. We always try to stay positive and find the best in anyone or any situation including the worst ones. I work as a sales manager for walmart. Due to the nature of my work, am not always around. I will thereby be in need of your service as a nanny for my kids. I will appreciate your response to know if you are interested
nice to receive an e-mail from you!
In which part of US are you exactly?
La risposta (notate che rispondono anche a domande non fatte ma abbastanza ovvie quindi più probabile che sia una e-mail generica adattata solo per il nome del destinatario):
“Hello dear Valentina ,
Thanks for your positive response.
Where we live?
We live in 35 South Ave Staten Island, NY 10303. A nice and quite city not far from the big and busy New York City.
How many child, their names and how old?
We are blessed with 2 lovely kids named Ashley (9years old) and James (7years old)
You’ll be working 5 to 6 hours a day. You are required to prepare the kids for school and take them to and from school. (that is, take them to school and later go and pick them from school in the afternoon). Care for and stimulate the children both mentally & physically, to ensure their intellectual, physical and social development. Look after their physical well being, encouraging proper use of everything – wash and bath them, help them on how to dress and undress. You are required to spend time with the child, running errands, house cleaning and light cooking is a possibility, but not really a requirement. We prefer someone who will reinforce our desire to teach our children responsibilities and do not expect to undertake the children assigned tasks but instead to find ways to encourage them to complete tasks (I mean not to spoil the kids by doing everything for them).
On weekends (Saturdays) you’ll take them out to new places such as beach and other recreational places (You are fully free on Sunday).
We shall be offering you 450$ per week (We hope it is enough since we will cater for your feeding). You and the kids will be going for shopping once in 5weeks. There is free internet facilities in the house for your use, private room, bathroom and a private car for you in taking the kids to school provided you know how to drive or willing to learn driving.
The family’s interests include the zoo, doing yoga, soccer, water skiing, snow skiing, walks in the park, play dates with friends, the arts, literature, traveling, shopping, and our kids.
We love adventure, arts, traveling, soccer, literature, laughter and our wonderful children. They are very active wanting a partner to bounce and spin with them. Convince me that you are capable of doing this job to my satisfaction.
In conclusion, we will be responsible for the purchase of your plane ticket. I will like to know if you have a working permit and a valid working visa. I wait to read back from you.”
Valentina risponde dicendo che non si era resa conto che aveva bisogno di un visto per fare la Au-Pair negli Stati Uniti.
I’d love to stay with you all, but I don’t have any visa!
I didn’t know that for an “au pair” work I needed a visa.
Sorry for waste your time!
Senza perdere un colpo arriva la risposta, presentando una “agenzia” che si occuperà di tutte le questioni burocratiche.
“Thanks a lot for your message.
I’m glad to know of your quality and willingness to take care of my children.
For the faster and quicker processing of your working permit document and visa you would have to contact the traveling company that helped my last au pair from Austria.
They will Process your traveling document very fast and durable. You can contact the traveling company’s agent at
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Agent Name Mrs Jimmy Cole (Agent)
Immediately you contact the traveling company they will process the document in 14-18 Days and will be dispatched over to your residential address. They will also book an appointment for you at the embassy in which you will be instructed to take the document send to you there with your passport for your working visa stamp.
Get back to me with answers to my below questions.
Are you married?
What are your academics qualifications?
Do you have certificate to back up you Aupair/Nanny Career?
Do you have kid(s)?
Do you have any alergy or eating disorder?
Do you have any pet(s)?
When do you wish to start and for how long?
What are your interests?
Can you send some photo?
Do you have any criminal records?
I would like to see, if possible your Curriculum Vitae (CV) or references. Your answers will be highly appreciated. Take a good care of yourself”
I’ve read your e-mail.
I was just waiting to send an e-mail to the person that you told me because here is weekend. I live for the moment in New Zealand. I’ll be available from December. Working for you would be great.. but maybe I’m not what you are looking for.. I’ve no experience with kids even if I love them!! And then I answer to your question:
I’m not married
I’ve studied Accounting
I’ve no kids
I’ve any allergies
I’ve a cat
I’d love to come to US in December/january and stay for at least 3 months
My interest are traveling, books, Yoga, jogging, Movie
I’ve no criminal records
If my profile could be interesting for you I’ll send you my cv and photos.
Thanks for the attention.
Poi arriva la seguente missiva:
“Hello dear thanks so much for the information and i must tell you that am so impress with your information so i we like you to try and contact the agency i told you about and let me know what they said when you have contact them soon thanks hope to hear from you soon”
A questo punto Valentina si insospettisce, inizia a cercare su internet e trova questa informazione.
Si tratta di un forum anti-fregature dove vengono citate (parola per parola) tutte le email ricevute da Valentina e non solo. Ci sono anche le foto della “famiglia” (immagino siano foto di una famiglia normale e insospettabile che non sa nemmeno che vengono usate per questi fini)!!
Potete anche leggere le e-mail che Valentina avrebbe ricevuto se avesse continuato la conversazione.
In pratica l’agenzia iniziava a chiedere soldi per coprire le spese burocratiche tipo visto, assicurazione medica ecc.
Inoltre il pagamento veniva richiesto tramite Western Union, un metodo usato volentieri dai truffatori.
Riassumendo affidatevi ad agenzie rispettabili e leggete come funziona il visto J-1 per gli Stati Uniti per capire bene la questione visto per una au-pair.