An Example Of A Scam Letter For Work Abroad – Be Warned!

Hello Dear,
                Pardon me for not having the pleasure of knowing your mindset before making you this offer, please consider it and accept it with deep sense of humility. I’m Mr.Stephen Alexander,From Scotland-UK and I work as a General Manager in construction Services company.I am single father because my wife passed away last months ago.I don’t usually stays home unless during working days and it not is easy for me to take good care of kids. While i am off to work every day. I need male or female nanny who will be looking after my two kids in my home, when i am off to work. 
Mean i have an apartment room for them that would be taking care of them in our house, so due to the nature of our job,i needs someone that is homely, caring, experienced that can take good care of my kids. I am a professional father, my kids are fairly easy going and relaxed, they would enjoy someone with lots of energy and enthusiasm. Having English as a first language is not required and in fact. So i will like you to know that i will be paying you
GBP3,000 .00for every month.
You shall have a private accommodation with furnished sitting room and bedroom and also a private bathroom. A Fixed land phone and an Internet ready computer. Do well to tell me more about you and your family then i would get in touch with you. Should the outcome be positive, we shall discuss travel arrangements in due course of which I would be of generous assistance to you.
if you are interested and be very grateful if i can get a positive reply from you
Best Regards,

Mr.Stephen Alexander

I often get scam letters through my mailbox due to the amount of access the internet has to my email address because of the websites and blogs. This one is a good example above but also thought it would be worth sharing for people to know what to look for. Firstly nobody I know except for people with bad English and scamming start a letter with “Hello Dear”. Dear is a word used for someone close and that you know “Dearly” its not a word used in business contacts or to contact total strangers yet its commonly put in scamming letters.

Sentences are another sign its not written by a native English speaker as shown here “Having English as a first language is not required and in fact” there is no in fact of?? which should end something like “in fact we encourage our children to learn other languages for example”. Or “in fact we would love someone to learn English while living in the United Kingdom”.

High salary is always another give away to the fact its a bogus job “GBP3,000 .00 for every month.” That salary is higher than many people I know living in the UK working, a general manager in a construction company is not going to have that as spare income unless a corporation has offered to fund the children’s “nanny” position at which point they would also be recruiting and not the letter writer because it has to go through proper channels to reclaim any tax expenses incurred by the company.

Question is where does this lead to?? shall I reply to the email and find out?