It’s really hard to know when you are being scammed online because many scammers are able to fake their websites well enough that the red flags never go up.

You are right to be worried about trusting a website with finding a child care provider/babysitter for your family. However, not all babysitting services websites are scams, thieves and scum. For every fraudulent website online there is also a reputable one.

There are many babysitting services websites that are highly recommended, reputable and trustworthy. Of course, to find them you will need to weed through the less than reputable websites and do a bit of research and digging into the various companies. Don’t become discouraged, spotting the frauds can be easy if you know what to look for and where to look.

Start off by using your search engine to find online babysitting services. From here, look over the website and see if it seems to be reputable. If you have read the articles and such that are posted on the site you should be able to notice inconsistencies.

For example, in testimonials you should notice they are in different tones and the overall feel of ach review should be different. Just like it would be different if you and your neighbor wrote a review on the same set of glasses. Two different people, two completely different reviews. Watch for spelling mishaps. Is the same word frequently misspelled on different reviews from different people?

If you notice these red flags popping up all over the place on the same website it is time for you to go to the next step. Type on over to the Better Business Bureau’s website and search the website’s name in the database. Are their any pending claims or claims that have not been satisfied?

Finally, search the actual business name with the word “complaints” and see what your search engine has to say. If all of the above mentioned tips reveal no hidden secrets of the website, it is more likely than not, that you have found a website that is reputable and reliable.

These steps might consume a little of your time, but when you really consider the money, aggravation and safety of your child or children they are well worth the time you need to invest. Some babysitting services websites are legitimate and can help you find a babysitter that you can build a long term respectable relationship with.

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