Protect Yourself and Report Those Sneaky Little Email Scammers

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email for your safety!

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Scam Watch

How to File a Complaint with the Federal Trade Commission

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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 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 7 commentsLisa Von Domek • May 26 2017 04:28PM


Thank you for the reminder. This one has been going around for years and still hanging on. I still see it from time to time.

The ones that you have to watch are the disguised ones.... ready to infect you with an attached file - like this one (curiosity can kill the cat):

"Hi Russ,

   Lease find attached my current Company Logo.

After seeing your talented nieces work. I was thinking maybe she could come up with something new and fresh for my company. My work is mostly industrial in refineries and petrochemical plants in Sarnia if she needs ideas."



Posted by Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR, Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations (West USA Realty) over 3 years ago

Lisa: It seems for every one of these that are reported there are three more that pop up. We have to be very careful with the email (links/attachments) we open.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) over 3 years ago

Hi Lisa... Anita Clark said exactly what I was thinking... you report one, three more pop up. Today I received five spam calls from the same company. I would block each number and a new one would pop up. Why do they bother? Can't they see I'm not talking to them? It's truly amazing how vigilant we have to be these days.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 3 years ago

I have received so many of those. However, I know I do not have a limit ...

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 3 years ago

Good morning Lisa.  They just never give up.  Always vigilant when I see an email from anyone I don't recognize

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 3 years ago

Lisa I have been receiving similar ones funny part is I have unlimited storage.... then there are all the banks that want me to update my log in.... then now DocuSign has started... so basically 20 email a day are potentially dangerous to my laptop...Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 3 years ago

Yeah, I get those also. Between emails and the phone messages a lot of time is taken up just deleting them.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 3 years ago

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