Spam prevention
Rainmaker
4,798,978
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Had this last night, pressed 9 to talk to them and asked for their information so I could report them.  The guy on the phone then said something I can't print here.  Really rude.

Mar 19, 2016 03:29 AM
Rainer
149,906
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Yes, pretty often actually. Not sure how they do that.

Mar 19, 2016 12:35 AM
Rainmaker
552,012
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Sounds like they are working really hard at this. Would they change the i.d. to every place they call or are other scam calls getting your number? I would report this to AT&T, my provider.

Mar 19, 2016 04:36 AM
Rainmaker
2,903,277
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

That would be my first clue ... and I would be sure to not engage in any manner.  I have not had that happen ... yet. 

Mar 19, 2016 03:09 AM
Rainmaker
2,570,523
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The games are being upped....? Good! So is my awareness too. Thank you

Mar 19, 2016 03:02 AM
Rainmaker
846,120
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

OMG NO! Very weird!

Mar 19, 2016 02:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,523,816
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I got one recently and the caller ID showed up as a family member.

Mar 19, 2016 01:50 AM
Ambassador
4,298,147
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hasn't happened...yet

Mar 19, 2016 01:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It is a trivial exercise for someone, who knows what they are doing, to spoof  your own phone number on your caller id.  I know a number of people who have had this issue.

Mar 19, 2016 01:47 AM
Rainmaker
5,444,175
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, that's never happemed to me....

Mar 19, 2016 01:40 AM
Rainer
433,057
DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

Never heard of that one, so it's NEWS to me.   What were they trying to sell or get from you ?   Let us know so we can warn others.

If it's the next coming SCAM ; I'd like to get the word out !

Mar 19, 2016 01:15 AM
Rainmaker
796,957
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

Not yet but I'm sure it will happen shortly.

Mar 19, 2016 01:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,174,508
Joyce Marsh
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Ormond Beach, FL
Premier Sotheby's International Realty

No, I haven't and don't want to 

Mar 19, 2016 12:51 AM
Rainmaker
831,918
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

My own number?

I'll do what everyone else seems to do....hit decline.  

Mar 19, 2016 12:50 AM
Rainmaker
5,007,140
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Vern,

No I have not...

Mar 19, 2016 12:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,101,839
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I hope not..... It is like a kitten sees its face on the mirror and gets excited.

Mar 19, 2016 12:38 AM
Rainmaker
4,444,537
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

That happens on my home phone often, and never answer.  

Mar 21, 2016 12:25 AM
Rainmaker
3,067,302
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

no

Mar 19, 2016 10:59 PM
Rainmaker
2,351,012
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Vern. Nothing surprises me when it comes to to scammers.

Mar 19, 2016 08:38 PM
Rainmaker
634,116
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No, that's a new one on me! 

Mar 19, 2016 06:55 PM
Rainmaker
3,734,008
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

One time that I recall --- kinda weird.  

Mar 19, 2016 06:25 PM
Ambassador
2,759,162
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I cannot say that I have seen this happen yet.

Mar 19, 2016 05:52 PM
Ambassador
3,372,618
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Scary stuff 

Mar 19, 2016 04:12 PM
Ambassador
4,307,769
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Vern Eaton - this is possible. They can play with any 'caller id'!

Mar 19, 2016 04:09 PM
Rainmaker
1,507,472
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I never had it or even heard about it. That is just wrong...

Mar 19, 2016 03:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,680,889
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Now that would be scary.  I have never heard of that.

Mar 19, 2016 01:51 PM
Ambassador
3,985,488
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have not but have heard about this one. I would not answer it.

Mar 19, 2016 01:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,316,492
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, that's a new one for me.

Mar 19, 2016 01:01 PM
Rainer
308,078
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

No, not yet.  

Mar 19, 2016 12:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,854,525
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

no - that is creepy

Mar 19, 2016 12:22 PM
Ambassador
2,216,058
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I haven't had this happen yet. That is strange. 

Mar 19, 2016 11:40 AM
Ambassador
4,845,979
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes I have, and they are masking many of the calls with local numbers these days in an effort to get us to answer them.

Unforutnate that do not call lists are only effective at harming legitimate businesses.

Mar 19, 2016 11:27 AM
Rainmaker
790,016
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Yes, how can they do that? Also, received an email from myself, but my mail wasn't hacked and there was no record of it in my "sent" file.  They are definitely getting trickier.

Mar 19, 2016 11:02 AM
Rainmaker
443,820
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

I haven't seen that.  Pretty clever. You glance at the call and the number seems familiar, so you answer -- and they've got you!

Mar 19, 2016 09:40 AM
Rainmaker
3,534,226
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Had this happen about a month ago.

Mar 19, 2016 09:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,599,188
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Now that IS special. Better buy a lotto ticket!

Mar 19, 2016 09:01 AM
Rainer
32,757
Leanne Carpenter
RE/MAX Realty Professionals - Mobile, AL

no fortunately they have not gotten my number yet

Mar 19, 2016 06:47 AM
Ambassador
3,716,408
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Now that's a new one!

Mar 19, 2016 05:19 AM
Rainmaker
3,575,805
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Never have had that happen.  I would not take a call from myself.

Mar 19, 2016 04:44 AM
Rainmaker
3,568,394
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

This is a new one on me... thankfully I haven't see it and won't (hopefully).

Mar 19, 2016 04:37 AM
Rainmaker
288,688
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Not yet - though see scammers on e-mail Vern Eaton

Mar 19, 2016 02:20 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,587
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, my wife and I both get these calls on our r espective phones...I get them on both my land line and cell

Mar 19, 2016 01:38 AM
Rainmaker
581,070
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

nope. not yet

Mar 19, 2016 01:14 AM