does this ad for a job sound suspicious?? opinions please ~?

May 11th, 2011

i was on craigslist looking for a job and i came across this ad and i responded to it, im worried about the obvious inconsistencies

need a caregiver for my lovely sister, 25 year old wheelchair user to help him with his morning routine, Monday-Friday at 7 am. It’s a pretty basic routine, involving compression garments, range of motion and transfer into the wheelchair. Occasional bed baths and hair washes also part of the routine. We pay $600 weekly and it should not take longer than 30-40 minutes to complete. Great for a WCC student who wants to pick up a regular part time job before class.

Respond via email with interest, qualifications and references. Thanks.

so i replied and this is what they said

Good Morning Applicant ,

I have received your resume message which is quite okay by me. My
Sister will be coming from ( San Francisco, CA) and she will be

on 5th of may 2011. she is 22 Years of age. 140lbs and 5.8ft. She
speaks English fluently.We really need you to be honest and trust
worthy in this Position. The work basis/duties are below.

– You are to be checking on My Sister at least 4 times in a week for
proper caring and to know how well about her health and i think you
have little medical experience ?

– You will be earning $700 weekly handling this job properly.

– You will be driving her to hospital when she is needed for medical
check up which should be
at least once in a month and if you don’t know how to drive, you will
hire a car for her.

— Your working days will be Mon,Wed, Friday and Saturday.You
will have to prescribe the convenient hrs during each of this days
which will not affect your other regular work incase you have one as
this will be a part
time work for you and if you want to live with her in the house for
other assistance there will be no problem.

So kindly provide me with the requested information below so that

we can
ensure the housing agent get her an apartment which will be more
closer to your house and I hope about 6 miles will not be too far for


Also we will be paying you the first week wages upfront via a
Certified Check because you will help her to get some medical tools
like one touch basic machine,acu-check machine and test trips in any
nearest pharmacy store around.

So I want you to feed me back with the following details so that we
can ensure you are ready for the work.

1. Full Name
2. Mailing Address,
3. City
4. State and Zip Code
5. Phone Number
6.Age, Sex and marital status.

I will give you her living address once
the rental agent find her a suitable house. Will be awaiting your
email soonest and we can proceed as you can understand that the date
is getting approach.


if i do this job will i get murdered?

One Response to “does this ad for a job sound suspicious?? opinions please ~?”

  1. Nik says:

    I would be a bit worried! Maybe ask them to call you to discuss this job and you can then bring up any concerns you may have. Better bring things that are of concern up now than later on down the line. This should clear things up for you

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