America's oldest and largest sitters placement agency that offers North
Americans families solutions for searching, finding and hiring babysitters, nannies, dog walkers, senior care providers and tutors.
Families looking for sitters can use this baby sitter & nanny site in order to
find a trustworthy caregiver near them. This online service include the
following tools & solutions - profiles preview, personal references for each
background check for sitters & nannies and more. Tracking down a caretaker
is done by entering the seeker ZIP code into a caregiver search engine tool.
The results - a list of sitters in a reasonable radius from the seeker
location. As for today there are more then 2,000,000 registered caregivers
Sittercity Complaints We Found
blogs, forums and complaint boards we found some complaints from nannies
& sitters which
they defended as "sittercity scams". The claim was they didn't receive the
promised service - to find a family to work for. we also found that some of
the members of this service claim they didn't get a fast respond from
Sittercity customer support. Another complaint was about the background
check service that didn't provide accurate results about some nannies and
sitters. The general feeling from these complaints is that in some cases
users were not that happy with the service and feel they didn't get true
value for their money.
So, Is Sittercity a Scam or Not?
After reviewing the sittercity.com website,
the number of registered sitters and families, the users
testimonials, the amount of awards this service got and the fact
that it's one of the largest online sitters agency in America we
came to the first conclusion that Sittercity is far from being a
scam. Yes, it's true that some cases out of couple of millions could
have been handled better and faster but on the other hand this is
true for many online services and solution who deals with so many
This site is definitely not run by dishonest management or by people
with a goal of "getting
money out of people as part of a scam". Most of the complaints were
from 2009 from the economic crisis time were the national mood was
not that high. In all the forums that we visited we found that a
represented from the sittercity.com service appeared with reasonable
answers for the companies by offering a solution for any problem or
If we summarize our analysis about the "sitter city scams" complaints
we come to the following conclusions which make sense to us:
Sittercity.com is defiantly not a scam.
Like any company that serve millions of customers there are
always problems which need to be addressed. Sittercity.com is
doing a good job in solving problems and mistakes.
2,000,0000 people are not mistaken. The majority of sittercity
customers are happy and do feel they got a good value for
also checked some other similar nanny sites and babysitting websites like
nannies4hire and we found similar complains. Some of these complaints about
a scam came
nannies and babysitters who were un lucky in finding a job at these sites
and there for posted on different forums blogs about that. In these cases as
well we couldn't find any evidence that sittercity.com or any other nanny
and babysitters finder service has deliberately ripped of caregivers.
Seniors Scam Update for the Month of June, 2012
past couple of weeks we heard about new senior caregivers scammers in
It's works like this - a women is posting a job for a job as a elderly care
provider on a
website, forums, craigslist and even a paper ad in daycare centers. Their
however missing trusted references (pay attention to this matter!). When
as a personal home assistant or as a home nurse, they work for several days
until they get their hands on house keys. Then they copy them and gives them
to a third person. Now it's
all they need is to set a day in which they take the old ones outside for
few hours in the
that time, the thief's empty the house from expensive items, money, jewelry
valuable item. After that the caregiver is gone without any notice...
Never hire a caregiver from an unknown sources.
Never hire a in-home personal assistant without checking their
Conduct a one-on-one interview with a third person you trust.
Make sure you receive references and don't accept any excuse as
"I lost it/can find"
Define a first period as a trail period to make sure you hired
the right person.
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