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Scammers and Fraud
Identity fraud occurs when someone makes illegal use of your personal data. Babysits never asks for your personal data. Should an unknown user request your personal data, please report this to us immediately as it could be an attempt at fraud.
How can you prevent fraud as a user?
- Don’t give information about yourself to other users that you don't know well or trust. Be careful with personal information such as passport details, email addresses, phone numbers, resumés, etc.
- If you are approached by an organization, you should first find out more about the organization. If you are unable to find information about the organization, then you should be wary of potential fraud.
- Never transfer money to someone you have never met and never accept money from someone before the babysitting job has been done. In this case, it's almost always a scam.
- Beware of sob stories. This could be, for example, a story about a deceased partner. Often scammers may use these kinds of stories to try to play with your emotions and persuade you to transfer money.
- Always meet before the first babysitting appointment. Make sure the introductory meeting is in a public place. If you don't trust the situation you can easily leave.
- Be suspicious when a user calls anonymously or with a foreign phone number. Most users have a local phone number.
- Do not transfer money via unfamiliar payment apps. Scammers often use forged payment apps leading to a fake page in order to find out victims’ bank details.
- Never accept a job from a person you've never met. Real families will want to meet you first and interview you in person before they hire you.
- Never pay for a background check and don't use a background check service you don't know. Scammers can be behind these services themselves and steal your money or, worst case, steal your personal information.
- Trust your instincts. If something seems too good to be true, it is. If you still have doubts about the person's authenticity, don't hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to take a look at the user's profile for you and give you some advice.
Do you think that you’ve become a victim of fraud?
If you think that you are a victim of fraud, report it to us immediately so that we can block the account of the person in question to prevent continued fraudulent activity.
File a report with the police. We advise you to always file a report with the police when you suspect that you are a victim of identity fraud.
It is important to keep in mind that background checks are not automatically run on our community members. It is ultimately up to our members to run any background checks on those that they communicate and work with. We can address problems that arise with member interactions occurring on our platform. However, if you have interactions which occur outside our platform, we won’t be able to help you with any issues which may arise.