Michael Vollbrecht, Industry observer

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
699,077
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Delete.  Someone obviously got in here and grabbed your e-mail address. It's rare but it does happen.

Jul 16, 2015 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
684,082
Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

Well..Michael you can respond by saying you are a Real Estate Student, and that you are not interested.

Jul 16, 2015 06:51 AM
Rainmaker
5,309,871
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michael,

It is spam.  Report to AR, they will block the ISP of the sender.  A

Jul 16, 2015 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
864,676
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

What message?

Ignore. There is no light at the end of this tunnel

Jul 16, 2015 06:41 AM
Rainer
239,437
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

Never received something like that through AR. Typically I block andthe delete the message.

Funny how people are so willing to give away secrets to investing. Why not keep the info to yourself and make... BILLIONS!

Jul 16, 2015 11:58 PM
Ambassador
948,775
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Ignore em & they'll go away.  Report em & they'll go away faster.

Jul 16, 2015 07:14 AM
Rainmaker
2,801,972
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, this is spam.  Others got the same message w/ Canadian number.  Just ignore (and/or report it to support).

Jul 16, 2015 07:08 AM
Rainmaker
344,730
Yolanda Hoversten
Self Employed - O'Fallon, IL
Referrals for O’Fallon, IL & the Metro East

Hello. I'm not following you but your question is on the Q&A section where every member and non-member can read and answer the question. As to the message, it could be legit, but most probably spam. Spammers don't discriminate whether you're a newbie or experienced. You can engage by asking a few questions, but since you're not available to work with anybody anyway, refer the person out or ignore it completely. Best of luck!

 

Jul 16, 2015 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
409,447
Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

 I have received something like this in the past.  I think since your profile clearly states that you are real estate student.  I would delete it and move on.  

Jul 19, 2015 01:09 AM
Rainmaker
414,530
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Good morning Michael Vollbrecht,

Delete and place as spam.

Jul 16, 2015 11:22 PM
Rainer
12,067
Anne-Laure Touchard
Charles Rutenberg, LLC - Manhattan, NY
Agent immobilier à New York - USA

Sounds like a scam to me, some sort of phishing, people trying to get your SSN or something like that. You should definitely classify this mail as spam!

Jul 16, 2015 10:35 PM
Rainmaker
3,830,820
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Hit delete.

Jul 16, 2015 09:58 PM
Rainmaker
1,508,951
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yeh, any agent got that messages that translates: I want you to work hard for nothing. Those people do find someone too desparate to work for drops hoping that one day that 'big pay of working with investors'' will come. Good luck.

Jul 16, 2015 05:04 PM
Ambassador
3,986,518
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Spammers are members of AR too and have access to the membership roster until they are banished.

Jul 16, 2015 02:02 PM
Rainmaker
2,441,966
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I have not seen that kind of a message.

Jul 16, 2015 12:10 PM
Ambassador
3,015,702
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

forward the email to support@activerain.com and let them know you think it's spam.  

Jul 16, 2015 11:48 AM
Ambassador
945,807
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Spam!

Jul 16, 2015 10:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,683,050
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Report it to Active Rain as Spam and ignore it.

Jul 16, 2015 10:52 AM
Rainmaker
634,272
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Delete and report it as spam.

Jul 16, 2015 09:45 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,765
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Delete!

Jul 16, 2015 09:34 AM
Rainmaker
826,688
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Ignore it Replying just verifies to them they have found another working email address to send more spam to.

Jul 16, 2015 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
3,854,157
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Delete!

Jul 16, 2015 07:56 AM
Rainmaker
178,919
Kim Johnson
Signature Realty Inc. - Coral Springs, FL
Selling South Florida

It's spam!

Jul 16, 2015 07:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,440,727
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Vollbrecht Do not respond this email is spam.

Jul 16, 2015 07:03 AM