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Would-be au pairs lose 100,000 kronor to fraud

TT/The Local · 26 Aug 2010, 08:36

Published: 26 Aug 2010 08:36 GMT+02:00

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The girls money paid the funds to a company that they came in contact with through the Internet. The firm said it would arrange everything before the trip, but when it demanded even more money, they became suspicious.

The company insisted it is legitimate, but no work visas were ever issued to the two girls after the money exchanged hands.

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Police urge the public to be careful when dealing with au pair agencies.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

15:47 August 26, 2010 by ironman294
anytime an agency asks for money it is fake. Prospective parents pay the agency for airline tickets, work permits are worked out by the agency. WHich would be a very small fee at most a thousand kronor
15:53 August 26, 2010 by JulieLou40
Surely these girls must have realised something was amiss? They sound a bit naive, to say the least!
19:43 August 26, 2010 by wxman
A couple of Elin wannabes get screwed over.
23:52 August 26, 2010 by Da Goat
I am sure if you get screwed and don't enjoy it, you can call out rape!

I feel sorry for these two young blonde ladies, they got taken down big time!

you just gotta be so careful out there in cyberland.

I do think Elin got paid though! better luck next time girls.
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