Michele Siler, Full service broker serving Martin, TN (Fuller Partners Real Estate, Inc.)

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
812,414
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yes and if you clicked, change all your passwords. I have disabled PropertyShark because it has been 100% scammers and phishers.

Apr 26, 2017 09:57 AM
Rainmaker
821,950
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Click the link. What could go wrong?

I clicked the link. It was to WebMD and immediately heard "your computer is infected with a virus...."

I shut down the computer and got out without damage.

This past weekend, clicked on a Amazon link and heard, "Your computer is infected....." and was unable to exit. Had to hit power off, followed by a full scan that found the malicious critter. That took 6 hours.

Unsolicited mail with links should raise the RED flags.

As real estate folks who use this technology a lot, we should understand our recipients are in the same situation. Unsolicited mail with links.

It is a difficult issue to resolve.

If you click on the link and tell us what happens.

Apr 26, 2017 09:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,618,650
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Never heard of property shark, wouldn't open those docs for anything.

Apr 26, 2017 12:46 PM
Ambassador
4,756,318
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Is this a legitimate company or a phishing scam?

Apr 26, 2017 10:19 AM
Ambassador
4,252,332
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No haven't seen that. Could be spam. I would avoid

Apr 26, 2017 09:51 AM
Rainmaker
3,066,356
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No - and would not!

Apr 27, 2017 03:36 AM
Ambassador
4,306,997
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michele Siler - looks like my Spam Blocker does catch this.

Apr 26, 2017 11:19 PM
Rainer
91,075
Theo Shaw
Baird & Warner Residential Real Estate - Evanston, IL
Serving Evanston, IL & Beyond

I have had inquiries via Trulia or Zillow where the "buyer" was inquiring about my listing, but the emails were vague.  Then they sent me an alleged Docusign link, saying that they wanted me to look at some pictures.  Who sends pictures through Docusign? 

There are cyber thieves out there who try to get real estate agents and loan officers to click on links, which drop a payload onto your computer, allowing the thieves to get in to your emails.  They wait for a transaction to come to closing and email YOUR clients pretending to be you, telling them to wire the money for the closing to the scammers instead of your title company.

BEWARE of unsolicited emails with links!

 

 

Apr 26, 2017 10:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,353,480
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not.

Apr 26, 2017 08:07 PM
Rainmaker
634,116
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Sounds like something to avoid...

Apr 26, 2017 06:44 PM
Ambassador
2,468,722
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Sounds like a scam from the get-go.

Apr 26, 2017 06:18 PM
Ambassador
3,985,307
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have not heard of that but do not open links from unsolicted parties.

Apr 26, 2017 06:15 PM
Rainmaker
3,960,121
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I haven't heard of Property Shark..but the name says it all..don't open it..delete!

Apr 26, 2017 04:44 PM
Rainmaker
4,921,226
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michele,

Listen to Candice A. Donofrio 

Apr 26, 2017 02:43 PM
Rainmaker
426,038
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I don't click link or attachment from people I don't know.

Apr 26, 2017 12:50 PM
Rainmaker
3,481,908
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Sorry never heard of Property Shark

Apr 26, 2017 09:21 AM
Ambassador
1,706,708
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The name says it all.

Apr 30, 2017 01:09 PM
Rainmaker
4,798,831
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Sounds like a way to get your computer hacked.

Apr 29, 2017 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,306,592
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sounds like a scammer.  Had the same thing happen with Homes.com, so I stopped feeding them listings.

Apr 28, 2017 05:56 PM
Rainmaker
4,383,064
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No emails received.

Apr 28, 2017 10:30 AM
Rainmaker
2,950,749
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I don't think I have heard of that, but then again, if something doesn't look familiar to me, I just delete it without even opening it.

Apr 27, 2017 10:08 AM
Rainmaker
881,609
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Never heard of property shark - I don't open docs I am not expecting or know who they come from

Apr 27, 2017 06:01 AM
Rainmaker
583,675
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No, I haven't and I wouldn't open it if I did.

Apr 27, 2017 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
3,637,425
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never heard of it and it sounds if I am the lucky one!

Apr 27, 2017 05:35 AM
Rainmaker
5,883,749
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Apr 27, 2017 04:38 AM
Rainmaker
3,494,180
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I never open any documents sent to me from an unknown or unexpected source.

Apr 27, 2017 04:07 AM
Rainmaker
1,048,681
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No, never heard of that.

Apr 26, 2017 09:19 PM
Ambassador
3,720,216
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes and they are programmed for immediate 'trash' - FILE 13!

Apr 26, 2017 09:09 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,581
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Never heard of them

Apr 26, 2017 05:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I am not familiar with them.

Apr 26, 2017 04:23 PM
Rainmaker
556,484
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

No, I have never heard of propertyshark

Apr 26, 2017 11:56 AM