Gary Coles (International Referrals), Latin America Real Estate (Venture Realty International)

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hey we are on the same list. 

Feb 19, 2016 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
140,768
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Haven't gotten one like that.  My Gmail spam filter is pretty good.

Feb 19, 2016 11:24 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

No I haven't seen that email and know the IRS does not contact people by email but through snail mail.

Feb 19, 2016 10:42 AM
Rainmaker
4,898,703
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Scam for sure

 

Feb 19, 2016 09:50 AM
Rainmaker
4,972,976
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Oh yes..and I pressed the delete button!

Feb 19, 2016 08:31 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes . Today.

Feb 19, 2016 07:29 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No...thanks

Feb 19, 2016 06:12 AM
Rainmaker
897,698
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No. IRS famously does not communicate by e-mail or by phone - they send letters.

Feb 19, 2016 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
4,272,424
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My filters must be working...

Feb 19, 2016 05:04 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for the warning.  Haven't seen this one yet.

Feb 19, 2016 03:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

NO I would immediately delete something like this.

Feb 19, 2016 03:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Feb 19, 2016 03:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,498,138
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Thanks for the warning!  Thankfully haven't gotten one, but it is the season.  The FBI has the IFCC where you can send it to.

Feb 19, 2016 03:03 AM
Rainmaker
400,356
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I haven't received that one yet, but many that are similar.

"Your account is about to be suspended!  Click here to update your account information and avoid suspension..." 

Feb 19, 2016 02:35 AM
Rainmaker
634,482
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Haven't seen that one, Gary.

Feb 19, 2016 01:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Gary Coles (International Referrals) No I haven't, but I am sure I will get one. Good tip about putting the mouse over the link.

Feb 19, 2016 01:07 AM
Rainmaker
7,787,954
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

 

Feb 19, 2016 01:06 AM
Rainmaker
846,475
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Yes or something similar. I also got a notice from the IRS that I was due more $$, phishing tactics as well.

Feb 19, 2016 01:00 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Gary,

No, I have not had that one recently...have heard from the FBI who has found my long lost $$$.  A

Feb 19, 2016 12:24 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

YIKES!  I DID receive that a few weeks ago.

With all IRS filing now electronic, this seems so incredibly valid.

On the news yesterday, some cubicle worker clicked a link and the entire hospital system was victim of ranson-ware. The entire computer sytem not be used. They resorted to paper and white boards and could do no billing or admissions.  $17,000 later they are up and running. They paid the ransome in BitCoin. The FBI and other agencies could not overcome the ransom-ware. But the GOV is going to focus on Apple and the iPhone instead.

Feb 19, 2016 12:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not for me, but I don't open what I don't recognize as legit.

Feb 19, 2016 12:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,170
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Congratulations, you are selected by United States Army for induction, Click the following to decline.

Feb 18, 2016 11:59 PM
Rainmaker
530,966
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Several of you reminded me that the IRS does not use email.  I forgot to put that in the question.

The question is a warning and it might be something useful you can share with your spheres of influence.  

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Feb 18, 2016 11:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Thanks for heads up Gary Coles (International Referrals) Haven't seen this email.  Had a letter from car warranty company saying that my car warranty had lapsed & send $$ to renew. Trash can.

Feb 18, 2016 11:43 PM
Ambassador
5,032,236
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not yet and hopefully won't. The IRS does not email as far as I know so it's easy to tell it's spam, right?

Feb 18, 2016 11:31 PM
Rainer
43,981
Stephanie & John Webb
Latte Stone Realty LLC - Albuquerque, NM
Stephanie Webb Co-Owner, Latte Stone Realty, LLC

Thank you!

Feb 18, 2016 11:30 PM
Rainmaker
2,168,073
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Yes I talked to Agent Smith at the site and he said he also noticed I owed the IRS $5,000 . He told me he could fix it for me if I wired the money to a specific account ! Boy am I sleeping better !

Feb 18, 2016 11:23 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

omg...no... there's always some nonsense going on online....

Feb 18, 2016 11:23 PM
Rainmaker
4,850,663
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Luckly I have not.  Thanks for the heads up.

 

Feb 18, 2016 11:11 PM
Rainer
223,831
LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

No I haven't 

Feb 18, 2016 11:10 PM
Rainmaker
979,396
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Gary - Thanks for sharing. I had not seen this one yet, but know there are a lot of email scams out there.

Feb 21, 2016 02:48 PM
Rainmaker
5,848,314
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

They had this scam on the news, and don't open it! 

Feb 19, 2016 11:02 PM
Rainmaker
5,190,916
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not yet, but will be ready!

Feb 19, 2016 09:59 PM
Rainmaker
4,552,881
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Not yet.  Stuff happens.  So does SPAM.   

Feb 19, 2016 05:39 PM
Ambassador
6,352,310
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

That was a scam???

Feb 19, 2016 03:43 PM
Ambassador
3,159,779
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I get scam emails every day. Of course I've had the same email address for 18 years. I spot them, I delete them.

Feb 19, 2016 12:01 PM