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Online nanny scam costs college student thousands
BATON ROUGE - A woman answered an online ad for a nanny job but it turned out to be a scam. Now she's in debt. Lundin Bellow contacted 2 On Your Side to warn others about the red flags she missed so they don't end up in the same situation.
"I was like, what in the hell am I going to do?" Bellow said.
Right now, she's not sure. Bellow is out nearly $5,000 after cashing fraudulent checks sent to her by the person she thought was her new employer.
Bellow answered an online ad for a sitting job watching a 4-year-old girl after school. She was interviewed over email by a woman named Ann Margaret Taylor who said she was relocating from Brooklyn, New York to work as a nurse at Baton Rouge General. In addition to watching her daughter the employer would need some assistance getting settled. Soon after, the checks started coming in.