Sneaky Little Scammers...Have You Received This Email?

These sneaky little scammers just don't want to stop...here's the latest email I received...oh, and please note, I removed the hyperlink from the original email for your safety!

Here's the email:

 

 

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In the Real Estate business, we are aware of scams that may occur with listings.  The most popular, bogus listings (on Craigslist for example) that state a home is for lease at a ridiculously low price.  The ads look legitimate, and may even provide an email address with the actual owners name(s); but, the email goes to the scammer and not the real owner of the property.  Craigslist is very proactive in assisting those who search on their site to be aware of scams and some of the things to watch for.  Unfortunately, the practice continues...you can help to catch these scammers by reporting to the website you find the post on.  You can also submit a complaint to the FTC: 

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Comment balloon 34 commentsLisa Von Domek • May 31 2016 12:37PM

Comments

Wow, their emails are getting better and better. That looks much more official than some of the usual emails with misspelled words and poor English. 

At this point, I trust almost no emails from companies unless it is a reply to an email I sent. 

Posted by Libby Cousins, Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA (Extraordinary Processing) about 4 years ago

Lisa yes I've been getting this type of scam mail and others too.  Such a waste of our time!!!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) about 4 years ago

Lisa

Thanks for spreading the word. I haven't seen this one...yet. No doubt there will be a few unsuspecting recipients who will click!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) about 4 years ago

Sorry Help Desk Team, I did not receive your spam email telling me that my mailbox was almost full because my mailbox was actually already full when you sent your warning. I'll have my assisitant forward you this reply 6 times per day for the next 30 days to make sure you got my message.

Posted by Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA) about 4 years ago

It's amazing how many people out there have turned to the dark side !

Posted by Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist (KW Elite ) about 4 years ago

Lisa,

Have not received this one, since we got our Spam filtering software, it has been a pleasure to read our emails...Thanks for the warning.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 4 years ago

Lisa I have not seen that one yet but I am sure it will make its way around to me.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 4 years ago

Lisa, the about of spam I receive and the number of phone solicitions I receive are over the moon and back.  I used to report, file comlaints, etc. I honestly do believe it stops them or does any good.  I just delete. delete. delete. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 4 years ago

Hi Lisa.  I do keep getting these annoying notifications.  A pain in the butt.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) about 4 years ago

Some of these are pretty convincing, aren't they Libby Cousins ?

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

Fortunately Anna Banana Kruchten they all go to my junk folder, but I always review emails before they are dumped...just in case one isn't in the right folder!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

That's what I worry about Jeff Dowler CRS this one went straight to my junk folder, but I know other's filters may not work as well. 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

Now that's the perfect response Jeff Pearl !

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

They are just mean and rotten Michael J. Perry 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

I don't receive these directly either Ron and Alexandra Seigel as they go directly to a junk folder.  But I review the folder before it dumps, just to be sure a "good" email did not go to the wrong folder

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

I've been getting those from AT&T for years.  well  you know, not real at&T, but spoofed at&T

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 4 years ago

I get these regularly.  I never click on links from unknown senders, regardless of how official they look.  

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) about 4 years ago

Hopefully this one won't "catch" you or anyone else George Souto !

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

You would think the Delete button would be larger on our devices, wouldn't you Kathleen Daniels 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

I agree Conrad Allen they really are a pain and we shouldn't have to deal with them!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

I see a lot for 'facebook' too Tammy Lankford, but the bad email address is always a dead give away!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

You just can't take any chances Carol Williams !

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

Lisa

Yes I have been getting the e-mail . . . . Been deleting them. Thanks for the heads up.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 4 years ago

Good morning Lisa. I feel left out, but fortunate. This crap just doesn't stop, I don't see that changing either. Great job with your post!

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) about 4 years ago

Hi Lisa.  I've seen these types of emails for some time now.  Too bad we can't find a way to stop this.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 4 years ago

Nope...they missed us....or I deleted in the spam folder which is as you point out, always wise to review first !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 4 years ago

Good morning Lisa. Nope, this is a new one for me. Clever and scary too. Enjoy the day.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 4 years ago

Thank you for the information. I will mention this to others as well.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 4 years ago

Aren't they annoying Lou Ludwig ?

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

Aren't you the lucky one Joe Petrowsky and thank you, but you are right, this garbage just doesn't stop

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

I agree Gabe Sanders just a never ending bunch of junk emails.

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

Review before delete, so important Sally K. & David L. Hanson ...you don't want to take a chance of missing a "good" email!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

Some of these emails are good enough to catch the cautious Sheila Anderson 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

Great Gita Bantwal spread the word!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 4 years ago

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