Recently I responded to an ad for an MC gig at an unspecified conference which I would later find out would be for prospective Au pairs. I applied with my headshot and resume and I received the following immediate response below (I would like to give the scam artist credit for originality on this one):
Thank you for replying back to the posting on craigslist. I'm Mr. Nicholas Morgan the director of Global Au Pair Agency 22 The Ridings Norwich United Kingdom. We are specialized in Bringing good and friendly Au pair / Nanny / Care Giver / Tutor and Families together. Au pairs from Germany, France, Spain, Great Britain and Ireland. Families from Central Europe, North / South America and also from Asia and other parts of the Au pair world. View our website for more details http//www.globalaupairagency.
We are relocating to the state to hold an exhibitions / lecture for both adult and youth in the states with World Christian Ministries Association (W C M A). This is based on bringing Au pair and Families and also lectures on how to donate for the orphans.
So We are seeking a MC / A very good speaker to help us coordinate this upcoming Exhibitions which is dated on 23rd of May 2009, Time : 10am till 2pm, Theme: Blue and Purple.
This Job is now offered to you and i hope you should know your duties.
Kindly get back to us with your charges for this hours, so that we can finalize and get the payment to you. Get back to us with the below details:
Are you available on that date ?
Kindly get back to us in time as to know if this offer is okay with you?
We will look forward to your e mail with the required information. Call me anytime on my phone number +44 703.190.3983 please dial as presented for international calls.