Beware of Scams

Most families on our site are perfectly genuine, but unfortunately, sometimes there appear some families who only pretend to be a host family. Be careful and do not share your personal details! Usually, these scammers pretend to be a family from UK, USA, Canada, who are lawyers, doctors, architects and who are willing to pay for your travel and visa expenses, promise good pocket money and wage and ask to provide them with your resume, pictures, contact details etc. They are fishing your valuable personal data.

If you can answer “yes” to one or more of these, then the "profile" might be a scam profile.

  • warning Do they ask you to send money to them or to an "agency" or "lawyer" etc - for visas, work permits, airline tickets, guarantees, affidavits, criminal background checks, legal documents etc? This includes a request to send a Western Union Payment to yourself. Once the scammers have the Western Union Transfer Control number they can collect the money and you will lose your money. Only scammers asks for money.
    Genuine families will NEVER ask you to do that!
  • warning Do they ask you for strange or unusually detailed information about your family? For example: your passport number, your national ID number, your mother’s maiden name?
  • warning Does their English sounds a little strange?
  • warning Do they offer you a job before they know much about you?
  • warning If it sounds too good to be true then it's probably not true. For example, a monthly salary of 3000 euros.
  • warning Do they fail to send photos of themselves?

How To Protect Yourself from Scams

  • verified_user If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
  • verified_user Ask questions when you don't understand something or it doesn't seem right.
  • verified_user Don't let fear win over common sense. If something is very urgent, ask yourself "why?". It may be to prevent you from doing research.
  • touch_app If you are worried about suspicious profile, please contact us or report the profile and we will look into it.