(1) Offered job to do "Mail Services" - I checked the internet and found out that it was a scam.
Responder: Found your advert of looking for a part time job? Are you available to run errands? I am looking for someone who can handle my personal Assistant and run business errands at his/her spare time. Someone who can offer me these services: Mail services: Receive my mails and drop them off at UPS (nothing illegal). Shop for GiftsSit for delivery (at your home) or pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience. Let me know if you will be able to offer me any of these services.
My reply: Thanks for your offer. Could you call and explain your business and we will decided.
Responder: My name is ........ and this job is flexible so you can do it wherever you are provided that there is a post office in the area. In addition to that, I don't mind you doing all of the tasks during your spare time outside of work or school. I wish I could meet up with you to talk about this job in person but I am currently away on business. All errands will be in your city/town so it is not a must that you have a car for the job, you can go places by bus or taxi. When you get my mails/packages; you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to. Cash some check when they are sent to you. You won't have to put money out of your pocket, that's all you have to do. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal the content. The content of the packages will be business and personal mails.
My reply: Sorry, we have to decline your offer. Thanks and good luck.
(2) To contact the sender on his/her private mail - I didn't like him/her to contact his/her private mail - sounds fishy.
Responder: Read your post on craigslist seeking for a job. Do you still need one? If YES, contact me on my private mail ......... for more info.
My reply Thks for ur msg. I have to decline ur offer. Good luck.
(3) Seeking a mature, compassionate elderly woman caregiver - I thought this is genuine offer. I couldn't perform the duties they listed. And furthermore I do not want to leave my present job. Also why didn't they call?
Responder: Companion and Personal Care is seeking a mature, compassionate caregive available 3-4 hours. Must have a caring heart and experience caring for the elderly. Disabled woman bedridden, needs someone to assist with changing, cooking and PT. 3 times a week from 9am to 12pm, weekends off. Duties may include: Companionship, medication reminders, transportation (available), personal care. ... (email address)....., $XXX Weekly Caregiver/CNA.
My reply: Thks for ur offer. Not available for that time. What I am looking for is simple 'babysitting' and companionship for few hrs at night when family need to get away. Good luck. Hope someone could help this lady.
(4) Offering job to post adverts on Craigslist - I feel uncomfortable with the offer.
Responder: Good morning to you and your family. Get back to me if you are still looking for job.
My reply: Thks for asking. I m happy with my present job even though very little hrs. What I am looking for is simple 'babysitting' and compansionship for a few hrs at night when family need to get away. What have u to offer?
Responder: Craigslists ads poster is needed, in which you will be posting advert on Craigslist and get paid $XXX weekly. Let me know if you are interested in the offer.
My reply: I don't think so. Thank u. Good luck.
(5) Offered job as a Nanny/Baby Sitter - Sounds fishy, asking for my resume and no suggestion of meeting me first and yet offering to pay me in advance. And also I have stated my age in my advert and yet they remarked that if I am a college student....
Responder: Hi am ....... A friend of mine is relocating and will need a Nanny/Baby sitter for her 2yrs old Boy. Kindly contact her on ..... (email address)...
My reply: Thanks, I will email her.
So that friend of his introduced herself and wrote me a long email listing my duty. Said that she will instruct her financial assistant to pay for the first week before their arrival so as to secure my service in advanace. She will also like me to send a copy of my resume and also send her my full name and address so that the payment for my services can be issued out to me. Also said if I am a college student, we could work around.
I emailed back decling her offer.
(6) Offered job (didn't say what) - sounds fishy.
Responder: Hello, my name is ......... im .............. of ........... COMPANY you can get back to me if you need of any job. Regards.
My reply: Thanks ....., I can work the wk days when I am not on my present job. And they only schedule 1 wk ahead. I am available next Tue n Fr. What have u to offer?
Reponder: Okay good, what is your name and your age and also where are you from?
My reply: Tell me what job n I c if I am interested first. I have office experience too. Where is this job? My age is in my advert. Jobs would have to commutable to where I live (advert). Thanks again.
(Responder didn't replied)
Don't trust Craigslist! I deleted my advert 9 days after I posted it.