3.5k
Daycare and childcare providers in Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver, Ontario etc. in CanadaGarderies à Montréal ou au QuébecFind daycare or childcare providers in the USA
Forum control
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 1 of 1

Thread: Avoiding scams

  1. #1
    Administrator Starting to feel at home... admin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    102
    Thanked
    47 Times in 14 Posts

    Avoiding scams

    Hi !

    A few scam emails have been forwarded to us lately. As a reminder, we advise you to use common sense and be extremely wary when dealing with persons outside the country. Often a person in a foreign country will try to get money out of you by committing fraud.

    The scenario goes more or less like this:
    Someone sends you an email using the contact information found on a website (it’s one of the downside of using the Internet to find new customers I’m afraid). They state they will be coming to Canada and need childcare for their son/daughter. The person then sends a bogus check/money order, and wants you to take out your charges for the month and send him/her the rest of the money. The check/money order or similar items will of course be fake.

    There are variations to this scenario and sometimes it can even come from someone in Canada, but you get the point. We advise you to always be careful and ONLY accept cash and/or in person payments.

    It is always a challenge to balance information accessibility and information protection. The Internet is a powerful tool to find new clients but you still have to use common sense and ONLY deal with persons from your neighborhood/city!


    Please stay safe!

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to admin For This Useful Post:


Similar Threads

  1. Known scams
    By admin in forum Help & support
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-21-2014, 06:31 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

A few tips...

If you visited or if you're using a childcare provider found on DaycareBear, do not hesitate to leave a review. This will most certainly help other parents!
Updates
We expect providers to keep their listing and available openings up-to-date. However, to prevent oversights, openings expire after 45 days.
Partner in your
search for a daycare provider