DECATUR-A new scam is hitting central
Illinois. And it's targeting babysitters.
Kenna Hutton found a posting that
caught her eye on Decatur's Craigslist.
It was for a babysitting job.
The poster said she was from out of
the country and would be moving to Decatur.
She would pay Hutton 400 dollars each
She said she needed help setting up
like buying groceries and things for the children.
The texts and emails were detailed and
Hutton says they seemed legitimate.
"It seemed like it was real,"
says Hutton. "They had names for the kids, details like you know
we're going to have the house keys brought to you. It seemed like
But when she sent Hutton a check for
more than 2 thousand dollars, a red flag went up.
When the poster asked Hutton to wire
Hutton never deposited the check and
took it to a coin exchange where she learned the check was fake.
Here's more information about how to avoid job posting scams like these:http://www.care.com/child-care-how-to-avoid-babysitting-scams-p1145-q4894222.html