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Is it safe to take a housekeeping job from craigslist?

A close friend of mine found a local housekeeping job from someone with poor, foreign-sounding english skills on reddit. The person says he and his wife are from England and are offering $45 an hour when they move into town to clean their apartment for a week (just a couple of hours every few days). It just seems kind of weird that someone with enough money to pay someone $45 an hour for housecleaning would get an apartment instead of buying a house to begin with. Is there reason for suspicion here?

Asked By: Levi - 12/23/2011
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Heck yeah there's reason for suspicion. Just the $45 an hr. is most likely too good to be true, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. But you could always get their names and ask for a phone # google their names just to see what comes up.
Answered By: ssteiyne - 12/23/2011
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No it is not safe to take a housekeeping job from craigslist. Craigslist is full of fake ads. Your friend is a fool if he/she believes the housekeeping job is legitimate. The ad was posted by a troll looking to get as much personal information as possible. The troll who posted the ad is not from England and is not... More
Answered By: Heather - 12/23/2011
 
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck - good chances it is a duck... More
Answered By: Jo - 12/23/2011
 
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