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

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Rainmaker
4,246,070
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There seems to be no shortage of spam.  It's another constant in life.  I am not seeing more of it but it could happen...

Aug 19, 2019 08:02 PM
Rainmaker
704,632
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

No worries, The Barrister still has unclaimed funds for you. It's August and he's likely taking a much needed vacation.

Aug 19, 2019 08:25 PM
Rainer
353,899
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

We get those too. Emails and text messages. 

Aug 19, 2019 09:18 PM
Rainmaker
572,287
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Thankfully, no. And I’m not missing the diplomats one bit. 

Aug 19, 2019 08:30 PM
Rainmaker
566,304
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I am still waiting for those spam messages to go somewhere else. They have become a time hog problem for me. 

Aug 19, 2019 09:24 PM
Ambassador
4,513,722
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

My AR messages go to spam! Agents reach out to me via my cell phone so, I rarely see these spam messages...thank goodness!

Aug 19, 2019 08:40 PM
Rainmaker
2,054,723
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

LOL, thats funny Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Aug 20, 2019 05:49 AM
Rainmaker
4,436,397
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

How lucky are you, Paul? That's a new one one me...

Aug 20, 2019 04:28 AM
Rainmaker
4,304,368
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

The SPAM will never go away.  Thank god for the delete key.

Aug 20, 2019 03:30 AM
Ambassador
4,722,932
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No spam from Nigeria, but today had some calls from the Social Security Admin to let me know my SS# was suspended. The one number that showed on my phone was a legit number for a company in WA. I get stuff every day - email, text and calls.

Aug 19, 2019 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
4,513,035
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not seen the Nigerian angle emails lately, but no shortage of spam. Try to unsubscribe and you get additional spm

Aug 20, 2019 05:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,759,839
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

No but I'm sure I can live without it.

Aug 20, 2019 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
3,622,507
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No sir, you're the lucky one.  

Aug 20, 2019 03:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,549,605
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yep, I'm getting that from numerous numbers that I keep blocking. 

Aug 19, 2019 11:48 PM
Ambassador
5,702,614
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have heard of someone getting that one.

Aug 19, 2019 11:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,049,102
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I hope I don't

Aug 20, 2019 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
914,708
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The owner of my franchise office owns many other real estate related companies. Not only does this compel having clients sign a dozen disclosure statements, but makes me the recipient of  solicitations from an address I can't block.

A rush to get gift cards suggests a call from a felon employer informed that the utility was about to be shut off or only a gift card can avert the issuing of the arrest warrant. Share that once and I'll bet you won't be called the next time.

Aug 20, 2019 05:21 AM
Rainmaker
3,376,874
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

There is no shortage of both spam messages, emails and calls these days. Where is the great sales on shoes they used to post? 

Aug 20, 2019 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
536,539
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

They are just letting you rest while they spam me.  

Aug 20, 2019 04:42 AM
Rainmaker
5,767,421
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

The latest Spam mail on of my posts I received was for discreet sex toys!  LOL!  A

Aug 20, 2019 10:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,667,626
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Once again, I feel left out of all the fun!

Aug 20, 2019 07:40 AM
Ambassador
3,146,142
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

What? 

Of my ... someone is pretending to be Ben and spamming/scamming members?

I am not getting that.  

Aug 20, 2019 07:06 AM
Rainmaker
524,181
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

I am getting the same messages from the President of FCAR and My Brother who is the broker of our firm, but when you check the address it's a spam email address....

Aug 20, 2019 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,179,318
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

delete

Aug 20, 2019 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,002,743
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

If you truly miss the spam from the Nigerian diplomats, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I will forward a few that come to me so frequently.

Aug 20, 2019 06:40 AM
Rainmaker
2,684,352
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The woe of all is the constant wanting/dreaming of anything/everything as it pushes & pulls (called temptation) making the rounds. When you rise above this it all tends to go away or have less strength. Meanwhile, it searches for weaknesses probing and testing until it lands an opportunity. 

Aug 20, 2019 06:29 AM
Rainer
249,920
Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse specialist

Yep in both text messages as well as emails. The owner of my company ran a hedge fund prior to moving into real estate and I can't imagine him ever needing any of us to pick up gift cards for him.

Mar 01, 2021 07:57 PM
Rainmaker
263,484
Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
South Florida Residential Real Estate

Can't wait until they regulate spam. Thankfully my phone carrier alerts me of many.

Sep 17, 2019 02:04 AM
Rainmaker
5,268,518
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Luckily, no, I have not.

Sep 12, 2019 04:20 AM
Rainmaker
2,066,074
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

No, I don't

Aug 20, 2019 08:02 PM
Rainmaker
1,598,130
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Ha ha ha

Soon you get one. :)

Aug 20, 2019 05:41 PM
Ambassador
3,387,421
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Isn't this spam thing so much fun! I have my ways with dealing with the idiots via email and phone.

Aug 20, 2019 03:54 PM
Rainmaker
377,993
Mayra Espinosa Realtor San Mateo Pacifica Homes
Mayra Espinosa Broker- Realtor | Call 650-996-8961 - Pacifica, CA
San Mateo County Real Estate | Buy | Sell | Invest

I am getting is a lot of spam on Instagram, I don't know if you are getting them too.

Aug 20, 2019 03:00 PM
Rainer
302,367
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

I have gotten neither, my wife has gotten both.

Aug 20, 2019 12:45 PM
Rainmaker
5,579,429
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm NOT.....  

who's luckier that YOU???

Aug 20, 2019 11:45 AM
Rainmaker
601,261
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Yes!   And as I am the owner of the company, our agents let me know several days ago that they received text messages from me asking them to pick up gift cards!

Aug 20, 2019 11:39 AM
Rainmaker
706,330
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Haven't see them in a while.

Aug 20, 2019 10:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,425,400
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, I just get IdealEstate and your run of the mill spams.

Aug 20, 2019 09:40 AM
Rainmaker
938,800
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No, probably because I have a cocoon of light surrounding me. LOL plus if I ever find them I'll be feeding their body parts to my dog. Sauteed of course

Aug 20, 2019 08:19 AM