Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate  (KD Realty - 408.972.1822)

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
805,117
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No, F those spammers. I shrink them with my mind, till they are gnat sized and then I swat them!
Yes, we need to be careful. 

Feb 19, 2018 03:01 PM
Ambassador
2,461,750
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I am wearing out my delete button.  These clowns need to give it a rest.

Feb 19, 2018 02:48 PM
Rainmaker
577,189
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

No, but thatnks for the heads up!

Feb 19, 2018 03:32 PM
Ambassador
4,695,442
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I wrote a blog post about this scam yesterday.

 

Feb 19, 2018 08:20 PM
Rainmaker
1,164,168
Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
Regal Christie's International Real Estate

Yes I have received in the past. Very annoying to say the least. 

Feb 19, 2018 03:33 PM
Rainmaker
772,692
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Spam comes in many shapes an sizes in addtion to the metal rectangular can which has been around for so many years.

Thanks for the heads-up, Kathleen.

Feb 19, 2018 03:33 PM
Rainmaker
379,188
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I haven't received that text message yet, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time until I do.

Feb 19, 2018 03:29 PM
Rainmaker
5,355,176
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no, I haven't..... I delete that stuff....

Feb 19, 2018 02:24 PM
Rainmaker
526,070
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Thanks for the warning!

Feb 19, 2018 01:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,027,150
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I have not, but I have seen this question asked in several real estate agent groups on FB.  

Feb 19, 2018 01:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,300,752
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yep, been making the rounds on Lab Coat Agents for a few weeks now.  Some people fell for it too... like Redfin would be selling a lead!

Feb 19, 2018 08:27 PM
Rainmaker
258,667
Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

I think 50% of agents did...
Just send $10!

 

Feb 19, 2018 04:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,609,196
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No, lucky you.

Feb 19, 2018 03:48 PM
Rainmaker
783,921
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Don't think so. If I did, I deleted it.

Feb 19, 2018 03:45 PM
Rainmaker
3,646,572
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Not today or in the recent past but I recall a conversation"  with Redfin many years ago.

Feb 19, 2018 03:35 PM
Rainmaker
3,167,257
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have not and hope not to. I am hoping they stay out of NH on that note too. I do not click on text links, can corrupt your phone

Feb 19, 2018 02:43 PM
Rainmaker
3,589,328
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Thanks for the heads-up. I have been getting hit with some suspicious stuff lately!

Feb 19, 2018 02:33 PM
Rainmaker
3,462,640
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have several times in recent weeks... it's an immediate block and delete.

Feb 19, 2018 02:02 PM
Rainmaker
3,938,368
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Very annoying! I hit the delete button!!!

Feb 19, 2018 06:39 PM
Rainmaker
458,194
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I have not - but thanks for the warning!

Feb 19, 2018 04:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,911,336
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

no, lucky you 

Feb 19, 2018 04:44 PM
Rainmaker
5,818,688
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Feb 19, 2018 04:37 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,569
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not but I bet I do soon

Feb 19, 2018 03:45 PM
Rainer
105,039
Dorette Oppong-Takyi
Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
The perfect home is a means of self-expression

So out of Curiosity, I took the bait and paid the $10 through Paypal, ( which can be disputed if necessary, also it's a lunch money missed, could go without the extra calories) to see what will happen.

They did send the full details of the the lead, phone number and email back by the same automated text, after I saw it immediately online.

I called the phone number and left a voicemail.

I will update you  on the progress.

Mar 18, 2018 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
581,787
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

I get them all of the time but they are always taken before I respond and I respond immediately.  Redfin is unfair in their practice of going to the first responder since some have faster service and others have auto-respond.

Feb 20, 2018 03:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,406,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Kathleen Daniels No, I have not seen one. If I do it will get deleted.

Feb 20, 2018 06:41 AM
Rainmaker
3,417,394
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have not, and hope I didn't just jinks myself.

Feb 20, 2018 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
4,798,663
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have not.

Feb 20, 2018 04:55 AM
Rainmaker
3,064,654
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We have not...

Feb 20, 2018 04:52 AM
Ambassador
1,706,647
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Thanks for the alert.

Feb 20, 2018 04:47 AM
Rainmaker
331,182
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

None from Redfin, but Facebook messenger has been frequent of late with them

Feb 20, 2018 04:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,472,473
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

One more scam to watch out for!

Feb 20, 2018 04:19 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,838
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Feb 20, 2018 03:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,568,961
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Thank you for the warning. I haven't (yet).

Feb 20, 2018 03:46 AM
Ambassador
4,220,117
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yep I got one last week. Delete!

Feb 19, 2018 10:36 PM
Ambassador
3,698,554
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

One more number to block - good GRIEF!

Feb 19, 2018 09:49 PM
Ambassador
4,306,594
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kathleen Daniels - thanks for heads up.

Feb 19, 2018 09:00 PM
Rainmaker
1,083,602
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

No, they want $10 for the lead.  That name did not look right. At any rate it is NOW linked to Redfin that I need to log in my account. They must pass on surplus inquiries to agents.  Mine was meant for 95127.  

Feb 19, 2018 08:43 PM
Ambassador
3,985,140
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have not but will be on the alert. Thanks.

Feb 19, 2018 06:47 PM
Rainmaker
4,860,882
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

More SPAM?  Thank you for the announcement

Feb 19, 2018 04:07 PM
Rainmaker
301,055
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

This looked pretty official but I am pretty sure it is not actually Redfin.  I just received one of these and forwarded the message to my computer so I could dig deeper.  The domain it comes from is  actually "com-pre-qualified-lead.info"  The leading "redfin." is a sub domain from that website.  

Here is the data from Whois.com:  https://www.whois.com/whois/com-pre-qualified-lead.info showing it is out of Delhi India.  

Apr 01, 2018 01:36 PM
Rainmaker
546,128
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

No yet, but I received tons of calls every day from other companies. It’s so annoying

Feb 20, 2018 08:35 PM
Rainmaker
3,025,326
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Kathleen Daniels I haven't yet, but I receive real estate lead generations texts which I don't fallow.

Feb 20, 2018 03:37 PM