Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate)

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
2,634,031
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes to scamming every which way....on the rise

Apr 03, 2017 02:12 PM
Rainmaker
808,847
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Yikes.  I haven't noticed.  How did you discover that they contained worms that allowed the sender to read the emails and discover when buyers were due to wire funds?

Apr 03, 2017 02:00 PM
Ambassador
4,557,465
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I'm not sure there is an increase, there are just so many to be careful of these days, including that wire fraud one!

Apr 03, 2017 01:03 PM
Rainmaker
4,053,919
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I see them multiple times a day... it's never-ending. Don't know what my clients are seeing as no one has ever reported the issue to me.

Apr 04, 2017 03:47 AM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lynnea Miller - you are right - getting more such emails now than ever.

Apr 03, 2017 11:13 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I see many scams coming across my e-mail but I dont' see to many falling for them

Apr 03, 2017 08:10 PM
Ambassador
5,357,189
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It is a continual battle to keep the less sharp folks from opening such links and exposing all of us to the liability that it generates.

Apr 03, 2017 07:54 PM
Rainmaker
580,681
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

When an unexplained email like that comes out of the blue, I hit the "forward" button creating a draft. There it will show you the real email it's coming from.

Apr 03, 2017 07:51 PM
Ambassador
3,986,660
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

There are several scams that keep going around about looking for a high priced listing and the buyer is paying cash.

Apr 03, 2017 07:46 PM
Rainmaker
1,873,665
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I had a couple of scammers call about three months ago. I was surprised at how bold they were. They even so bold as to involve my attorney and try to pass a phony check off on him Lynnea Miller .

Apr 03, 2017 07:18 PM
Ambassador
3,723,311
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

More and more spam and scam...

Apr 03, 2017 07:13 PM
Rainmaker
3,321,246
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

YES and also being sent as DOCUSIGN docs, HUDS, and as you say referals. I guess do not click on any attachment you were not expecting

Apr 03, 2017 05:07 PM
Rainmaker
3,427,302
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Lynnea Miller I always receive scam emails.

Apr 03, 2017 03:32 PM
Ambassador
3,258,460
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Lynnea I'm seeing 'faxes' coming into to us that no way will we open the link. Who does fax these days anyway.....

Apr 03, 2017 03:27 PM
Rainmaker
5,571,310
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, I haven't nor have I heard of anyone in my office dealing with that....

Apr 03, 2017 02:05 PM
Rainmaker
3,995,106
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Have not noticed email scams; however, several new cell phone scams going on in our area.

Apr 03, 2017 12:28 PM
Rainmaker
1,716,018
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Nope, they've always been around. Agents just not paying attention when they need to.

Apr 03, 2017 12:20 PM
Rainmaker
1,635,442
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sure, in fact we got hit by one right here in Activerain by a company. Fortunately, I saw it coming and reduced our exposure. Steer clear of Jeremy Marquez working under  the bogus company name of

My Biz i$ Your Biz

 

This guy uses established agent names to induce others to sign-up for his non-existent services. I have had several out of state agents calling me asking about him

Apr 04, 2017 01:40 PM
Rainmaker
3,967,720
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am seeing more once again in our area.  

Apr 04, 2017 01:14 PM
Rainmaker
915,773
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

not more than we've had in the past

Apr 04, 2017 11:08 AM
Ambassador
1,616,354
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

excellent discussion

Apr 04, 2017 08:59 AM
Ambassador
3,036,887
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes. Ever-increasing.  Not just emails ... phone calls from people using bogus phone numbers that show up on caller ID.  

Apr 04, 2017 08:35 AM
Rainmaker
4,059,091
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm not sure if there is an increase but scammers are a part of life.  

Apr 04, 2017 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Don't track it

Apr 04, 2017 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
4,156,948
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Absolutely! Thanks to the guy who developed the "delete" button I pass them by!

Apr 04, 2017 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think it's on-going.

Apr 04, 2017 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
598,659
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Yes, it seems the are targeting real estate because large amounts of money are involved.

Apr 04, 2017 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
6,540,549
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

All of us need to be alert for scams.

Apr 04, 2017 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not really.

Apr 03, 2017 07:51 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,583
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Apr 03, 2017 07:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,213,561
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I ignore 80% of my email-it's deleted opened.

Apr 03, 2017 06:34 PM
Rainmaker
639,862
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Scams are getting trickier and trickier.  Hover over the link and see if it is different than what is typed.  That's one sure way of not opening a Phishing email

Apr 03, 2017 04:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,456,727
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Lynnea Miller I have not seen this.

Apr 03, 2017 03:11 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Apr 03, 2017 03:08 PM
Ambassador
4,200,509
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes!  Actually had a horrible thing happen last week...

A scammer sent wiring instructions from, what looked to be, the buyers' attorney's email account, to the buyer. The buyer just HAPPENED to arrive at Closing and proclaimed, "I should have confirmation from my bank that the funds have hit your Wells Fargo account very shortly!"  

The attorney doesn't have a WF account - so, they IMMEDIATELY got on the phone; the Feds were able to intercept the wire, thankfully. Had the buyer waited just a few more minutes or not said anything at all about the wire (most people don't say anything other than, "the wire has been sent"), he would have lost nearly $100K...and of course, who knows if the house would have Closed!  

One thing that they warned us of...

Using my email address as an example:  My real email address is CharlotteBroker@icloud.com.  The scammers may use Charlotte.Broker@icloud.com - just a simple period (.) is what they had used. The buyer thought the email was actually from the attorney - he didn't look closely enough at the return email address. Supposedly this is happening with real estate agents' emails also. 

We just can't be safe enough these days!

Apr 03, 2017 02:28 PM
Rainmaker
5,524,500
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lynnea,

No, no one here is complaining.  A

Apr 03, 2017 12:05 PM
Rainmaker
212,655
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Yeah, always check the sender's email is my policy. Most of those scams come from overseas so most likely it's the entire county at once for any given scam.

Apr 07, 2017 10:47 AM
Rainmaker
4,882,867
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I receive many emails stating I have closing statements, and are all scams.

Apr 06, 2017 09:45 AM
Rainmaker
876,883
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Lynnea - I haven't noticed an increase, but I know there are a lot of people looking to scam others in the real estate industry.

Apr 04, 2017 10:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,380,183
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Not in my area, seems pretty regular levels.

Apr 04, 2017 01:52 PM