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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Never in my 28 years. I don't think it is a trend, at least yet.

Feb 17, 2018 05:36 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Never heard of that Jeff Pearl 

Feb 17, 2018 04:59 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

No, just another thing home owners and title companies have to look out for. 

Feb 17, 2018 04:43 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have not heard that one and hope to never see it

Feb 17, 2018 05:26 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Wow, that's a new one & a problem that you have to pay to get rid of.

Feb 17, 2018 05:15 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

I have now!

Feb 17, 2018 04:54 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Wow, that's a new one. But, I'll bet they're manipulating some of those ancient CCR's all older neighborhoods once had and technically still do. 

Feb 17, 2018 08:00 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Oh my gosh ... what next?  That is outrageous. 

Feb 17, 2018 07:55 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good grief.  I had no idea. 

Feb 17, 2018 07:39 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 That is bizarre.

Feb 17, 2018 07:15 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No, but every thing these days is vulnerable to scams. A

Feb 17, 2018 06:59 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Now that's a new one.. haven't heard of that one before..

Feb 17, 2018 06:28 AM
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Haven't heard of this, but as you say new scams all the time.

Feb 17, 2018 06:26 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

you got that right....scams in real estate are never ending....

Feb 17, 2018 06:13 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Its an arms race. We become aware & dark forces find another way

Feb 17, 2018 05:41 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

That is one of the problems with the ability for anyone to file a 'mechanics lien' another persons real property.

A fake HOA is easier to deal with than a spoofed government authority.

I have seen this used as a defensive mechanism to discourage 'others' from filing a lien. The OWNER files a fake lien of great magnitude communicating to others there's nothing left to scavenge.

 

Feb 17, 2018 05:38 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

A realtor bought a city street in SF where HOA has filed a tax return. He was going to charge members a due and parking fees.  It is in lawsuit right now.

Feb 17, 2018 09:33 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

That I have not, but the "gas line inside your home insurance plan" scam comes around every couple months.

Feb 17, 2018 09:19 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

OMG... scammers everywhere.

Feb 17, 2018 08:48 AM
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Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

No I have not

Feb 17, 2018 07:34 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Pearl This is unbelievable! Not having enough manpower to legitimize the liens is no excuse.

Feb 17, 2018 06:51 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Right now I am positive that the perso or persons doing this don’t even want to come to Erie, PA and deal with all the snow Erie gets.  So far this season 154 inches and the groundhog predicted another six weeks of winter.

Feb 17, 2018 06:10 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

This is truly a new one for me. Did have a group of homeowners claiming they were an association, but they were not and could not force buyers to join. Strictly voluntary!

Feb 17, 2018 05:55 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Now that is a new one on me, Jeff. These scams really never do seem to end. Wish the scammers would put all that creativity to bettering our lives instead.

Feb 17, 2018 05:47 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is a new thing for me too....

Feb 17, 2018 10:19 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Scammers never run out of ideas, and people will likely pay these out of the proceeds of the sale without much real thought.

Feb 17, 2018 10:04 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

There are some very innovative scams.

Feb 17, 2018 09:36 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

new to me

Feb 17, 2018 08:49 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Never heard and that but it doesn't surprise me. What will it be next?

Feb 18, 2018 07:57 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Jeff Pearl I have not heard it until now.

Feb 18, 2018 06:37 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Darn! I got a recorded phone call from the IRS yesterday saying that a warrant is being issued for my arrest for a tax problem! Now I must worry about a potential lien on my house. No HOA here, of course.

Life can get weird!

Feb 18, 2018 09:01 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's a new one. There's no end to the creativity!

Feb 18, 2018 07:52 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

New one on me.

Feb 18, 2018 05:44 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Feb 18, 2018 03:43 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Pearl - where will this stop? People want free money and they'd go to any extent for this.

Feb 17, 2018 10:33 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

That is a new one!

Feb 17, 2018 09:04 PM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Jeff ~ I have not heard of this particular swindle... but they do seem to be getting more creative as the old ploys fail.

Feb 17, 2018 02:19 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh my gosh! That's scary, Jeff...and not cheap to remedy either. 

Feb 17, 2018 10:44 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Goodness, new scams every day.  Have not heard of this.

Feb 20, 2018 10:53 AM