Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I have to agree. The one that I saw most recently that was the military Captain who found booty in Afghanistan and was needing to get it out of the country.  Of course, a Captain is going to put his career on the line for some stash he found in a drug lord's palace. 

Feb 28, 2018 03:17 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I cannot decide on one ... they are all stupid. 

Feb 28, 2018 02:54 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Who has time to rank these as to which one is stupidest?

Feb 28, 2018 06:14 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've gotten that one too.  The stupidest spam I've gotten though are all the mail order bride scams. 

Feb 28, 2018 03:12 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

That's a new one on me, Fred. I got a really crazy one on Monday, but deleted it so fast I couldnt recreate the message at this point.

Feb 28, 2018 02:38 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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I got one much like that too....

Feb 28, 2018 03:38 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I'm not sure what their angle is there.

Feb 28, 2018 03:07 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I had a guy wanting to buy my listing...I was to give him my PayPal account s he could transfer money into it. Yea Right

Feb 28, 2018 02:55 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I like the rich Nigerians who have done their due diligence and decided on me! And, I never heard of them. Interesting!

Feb 28, 2018 02:53 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

I think this may be the stupidest one I have read so far.  A

Feb 28, 2018 02:38 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Fred Griffin I get one of those nigerian emails every month or so.... 

Feb 28, 2018 02:25 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

They come in all shapes and sizes; some that I thought were long since "played out" started repeating themselves. 

Mar 01, 2018 11:55 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

They all insult my intelligence!  

Mar 01, 2018 08:22 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Add this one to the pile.

I get the following at least once a day - if you click on it, you are doomed!:

Mar 01, 2018 05:20 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Somewhere, someone is at Western Union sending their money to an Encampment in Nigeria. 

I've actually heard that WU has held off on xferring money when it's being sent to a sketchy place- has saved many people from losing big!

Mar 01, 2018 05:12 AM
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Scott Pope
Nautical Properties - Panama City Beach, FL
You Can't Live Without Water™

What fascinates me more than the content of these emails is "who" they're from. It appears one is getting an email from a friend, relative, business associate, but if I right click on the name of the familiar person before opening the email itself, it shows an unfamiliar email address often ending in ru (Russian domain) or something similar.

Mar 01, 2018 03:35 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Those that irritates me the most are from Linked In, they start with RE question and end up asking if I'm single, or sometimes go to a single question immediately......

Feb 28, 2018 11:26 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'm constantly getting one that says "your email has been canceled, if you didn't do this click here to log it"  uh, no.

 

today it was from  hhggffdd@att.org.net  

seriously why would anyone sell att.org as a URL, you have to know they are up to no good with it.

Feb 28, 2018 08:57 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

They're all stupid, in my opinion!

Feb 28, 2018 07:36 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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I have gotten so many that I simply hit the delete button at the first sign of fraud.

Feb 28, 2018 06:15 PM
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

There are often so many, I know how to spot them and delete them right away!

Feb 28, 2018 05:03 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

women who had to have me....

Feb 28, 2018 05:02 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

You are special..I didn't receive this one!

Feb 28, 2018 04:47 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Thye are all stupid. There's no way to pick the stupidest.

Feb 28, 2018 04:40 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Dear Mevrouw:

May I refer you to my agent waiting at the docks in San Pedro, California. He requires someone to sign for nine million dollars hidden in a metal cargo bin whose name is Mevrouw Cristel. Therefore if you have ID we can split the money say 50% 50%? although your name is spelled just one tiny bit different I am certain riches are on our way. PS bring s truck to load the cash.

Feb 28, 2018 04:04 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I just delete or send them to the spam folder.

Feb 28, 2018 02:59 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I am always amazed at the number of emails - request more information, rich Nigerian uncle, etc.

Mar 03, 2018 06:45 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - what we find very obvious is not so obvious for a few - and they do fall prey to it.

Mar 01, 2018 10:45 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Kathleen Daniels nailed this one!

Mar 01, 2018 07:27 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hard to believe that any of these have any success.

Mar 01, 2018 05:28 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

IRS Tax Scam 

Mar 01, 2018 02:59 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks for sharing 

Mar 01, 2018 01:27 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Fred Griffin Its been awhile. A military person had some gold he found in Iraq and wanted help to get it here. This one has a lot of red flags.

Feb 28, 2018 04:17 PM