Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Rainmaker
4,095,351
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It's rampant for sure. I would like a viable solution. 

Aug 20, 2018 12:06 PM
Rainmaker
5,571,804
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

AR had better start paying attention to the members who join this FREE site....  they participate here and hurt the SEO not to mention the quality of this site for those potential members who work in our field....  

enough "working girls" and half naked women....drug dealers and so many others....

Aug 20, 2018 12:11 PM
Rainmaker
2,023,340
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

You mean I didn't need to send them the  cards ???

Aug 20, 2018 12:54 PM
Rainmaker
893,925
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

HAHAHAHAHAHAH! Thanks for the belly laugh!
I'd be singin Ice Ice Baby, now get me the effin gift cards, bring it ice ice baby! Hahahahahah!

Aug 20, 2018 12:12 PM
Rainmaker
1,386,418
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

There is a sucker born every minute.

Aug 20, 2018 02:07 PM
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5,402,673
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

A lot of people live in fear of these storm troopers, unfortunately some may fall for this crap.

Aug 20, 2018 02:06 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Spammers cast a giant net hoping to land the one fish

Aug 20, 2018 01:10 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

I had a lenghty one this morning, and reported it.  AR responded within minutes.  A

Aug 20, 2018 12:04 PM
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4,253,646
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

WAIT! So we weren't supposed to send those cards??!!

Seriously, Smith & Wesson will accompany me to the door when they show up. 

Aug 20, 2018 03:00 PM
Rainmaker
1,897,546
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Hello Senior Henderson. Did they want the gift cards from Victoria's Secret?

Aug 20, 2018 01:57 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Paul... that's a good one... I got a spam message today in Chinese, no less!

Aug 20, 2018 01:11 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    A spammer who had served time in prison was on the Kim Komando show.  He said that only 2 or 3 people out of a million spam emails fall for it and send money.  She asked how many emails he sent.  "50 to 60 million per day".

Aug 20, 2018 12:57 PM
Rainmaker
508,283
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

They do.  Last year I got a message from the IRS stating that I owed them money.  Funny, this person had a thick accent.... 

Aug 20, 2018 04:11 PM
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1,722,200
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

They certainly have gotten creative haven't they.

Aug 20, 2018 02:51 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It must pay or I would like to believe they would not be doing it. 

Aug 20, 2018 02:45 PM
Rainer
317,055
Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

I don't like those calls that mirror your cell number, leave no message and then call again in 5. 

Aug 20, 2018 02:41 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

There have to be people out there who give the spammers what they want.  Otherwise, they would not do it.  Very sad.

Aug 20, 2018 02:40 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Good grief!  The last call I answered told me I was delinquent on my student loan!!!! Wonder why they didn't notify me earlier. Next year is my 50th college reunion!!!!

Aug 20, 2018 02:14 PM
Rainmaker
888,097
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I would give them a number and see how it plays out.

When they call with an escaltion, I'd offer cash.

When they show up,  well that could play out nicely.

Make them spend money and time.

Aug 20, 2018 12:27 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Great question

Aug 20, 2018 07:57 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Well that's creative! No doubt there will be some believers!

Aug 20, 2018 05:19 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I belive it was P.T. Barnum who supposedly said, there is a sucker born every minute. 

Aug 20, 2018 05:00 PM
Rainmaker
4,204,427
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

So far so good for me.  Hope this does not jinx me!

Aug 20, 2018 04:36 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

They live a shallow life and they love the attention.

Aug 20, 2018 03:32 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Lucky, lucky guy

Aug 20, 2018 02:59 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

When will it end?

Aug 21, 2018 04:24 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, - they just hit it!

It may stick somewhere....

Aug 20, 2018 10:17 PM
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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

It's a numbers game for them.  They are apparently targeting illegal immigrants. 

Aug 20, 2018 07:11 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Aug 20, 2018 02:16 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Agree, was wondering too.

Dec 01, 2018 08:11 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Yes, no idea. 

Dec 01, 2018 07:45 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Spamers and online theives "waste their time doing this" because it WORKS at least sometimes. As John Dillenger said when asked why he robbed banks his reply was "Because that's where they keep the money!" LOL these days its mostly online ;-)

Aug 26, 2018 06:17 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 have seen spam comments, and the blogger has not deleted. 

Aug 25, 2018 05:22 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I hate spammers.

Aug 24, 2018 04:29 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

There is always one

Aug 21, 2018 08:16 PM
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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

I guess they think there are some suckers out there.  And, they may be right.

Aug 21, 2018 06:31 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

There is a new scam every day.

Aug 21, 2018 05:58 AM