Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate)

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
1,380,923
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yep.  Been going on for a while now.  I've called back a few unsuspecting people myself.

Apr 08, 2019 01:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,874,550
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Happens all the time Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! in fact it is so common that when people call me about it they always understand what has happened.

Apr 08, 2019 01:38 PM
Rainmaker
5,571,343
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the same few numbers call me every day.... once in the morning and again in the evening....I delete it...

Apr 08, 2019 01:36 PM
Ambassador
5,360,784
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Spammers spoof numbers everyday, and someone my have spoofed yours.

 

Apr 08, 2019 01:32 PM
Rainmaker
507,733
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I've had many weird calls, sales calls, and even text messages. Just ignore them.

Apr 08, 2019 03:12 PM
Rainmaker
1,715,678
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

Yep, ghosting local numbers is nothing new.  Also, I've received spam calls from people saying they have the information I requested... which I didn't.

Apr 08, 2019 02:46 PM
Rainmaker
378,712
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Yes, they will do anything to try to get you to listen to their pitch.

Apr 08, 2019 02:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,716,654
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Have had this for a long time. I was reading yesterday where 'YOU' are going to be calling yourself next as the spoofing technology picks up more momentum. I hope they make this stuff illegal. They say 30% of your calls are now spam.

Apr 08, 2019 12:44 PM
Rainmaker
888,545
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

AY CARUMBA.
I haven't gotten this yet, but I know it's happening. Also, a FB pal & I both got the same friend request from someone that neither of us would have been friends with and the guy told her she friended him which she didn't.
Some people just suck.

Apr 08, 2019 02:29 PM
Rainmaker
4,059,138
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I think that's happened once or twice, Wanda... thankfully not an epidemic.

Apr 08, 2019 02:29 PM
Rainmaker
3,999,736
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have not; however, have heard from others who have.

Apr 08, 2019 02:06 PM
Rainmaker
5,530,156
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, this has happened to us. 

Apr 08, 2019 01:58 PM
Rainmaker
846,260
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yep, I've gotten those calls. When I tell them I didn't call them, they actually try to argue and say my number showed up on the screen. BS, is doesn't show  up on my dialed calls.

Apr 08, 2019 01:14 PM
Rainmaker
985,552
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

That hasn't happened to me yet. 

Apr 09, 2019 06:52 AM
Ambassador
4,203,009
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes and it's so flipping frustrating!

Between the in-your-face spammers and the spoofers, the number of these calls is in the double-digits, every. single. day. 

Apr 08, 2019 08:56 PM
Rainer
52,247
Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®
klm Real Estate - Lubbock, TX
Residential sales and retail & office leasing

Yes, it happens on a daily basis. I know many people who just do not answer their phones because of it. They assume that if it is legit, the person will leave a voice or text message.

Apr 08, 2019 05:32 PM
Rainer
321,557
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Yes I have had that happen and I have had "people" call me too. I have not had this happen for a few years now.

An entity spoofed your number to have a local number to increase the likelihood of someone answering their call.

Apr 08, 2019 05:01 PM
Rainmaker
1,665,578
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Wanda, spoofing has been around for quite a few years. I remember seeing spoof cards in the local 7-11. You buy it, assign a phone number to it and call people. The assigned number shows up and the person answering is none the wiser. One caller called my office assistant using her cell phone number. Oops. Picked the wrong number. Happens here locally everyday.

Apr 08, 2019 04:49 PM
Rainmaker
441,110
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

A few times . I probably get about 5 local number cloned calls a day. Very frustrating!

Apr 08, 2019 04:09 PM
Ambassador
3,259,516
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

 We don't answer those spam ghost calls.  I got one this morning and I know not to take the bait. Ridiculous waste of time.

Apr 08, 2019 03:05 PM
Rainmaker
534,546
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Yes unfortunately.

Apr 08, 2019 08:50 PM
Rainmaker
524,636
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

It's always something. Just a total waste of our time.  I think these spammers and spoofers are one of the main reasons no one seems to answe their phones these days.  IMHO

Apr 08, 2019 08:49 PM
Rainmaker
3,430,808
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I haven't yet, nowadays spammers are very creative.

Apr 08, 2019 08:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,214,634
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

Mope. I never answer my phone unless it's someone I know; too many robo callers and sly dials these days. The phone has been bastardized.

Apr 08, 2019 08:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Just spammers getting clever.

Apr 08, 2019 04:26 PM
Rainmaker
2,634,637
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes...

Apr 08, 2019 02:51 PM
Rainmaker
4,161,791
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yep, it has happened to me! So sad!

Apr 08, 2019 02:32 PM
Ambassador
3,037,764
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes, the butt-wipes program a local number into the phone so caller ID shows a number that is NOT the number they are calling from.  So annoying. 

Apr 09, 2019 06:50 AM
Ambassador
3,727,236
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 If it’s not someone I know I believe it is a way to get their foot in the door...

Apr 09, 2019 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
709,884
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Sheesh.... not yet... they'd go to my vmail anyways. Or my spam filter app.

Apr 09, 2019 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
3,322,398
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

They have not use dmine, but i have gotten calls from numbers i knew where it was a scammer

Apr 09, 2019 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
520,651
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

My wife got a call from a deceased agent.

Apr 09, 2019 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
3,687,990
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Yup nothing new, the technology of scammers is getting better every time...

Apr 08, 2019 11:36 PM
Ambassador
3,034,690
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

yes, it's happened to me a few times and the idiots who "called me back" were just as bad as the spoofers/spammers who call me

Apr 08, 2019 11:07 PM
Rainmaker
956,131
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

It's called spoofing and has been around for some time here. The scammers "spoof" your number so it appears on their called ID and people think you called them.

The calls I get all have the same area code and first three digits as my cell but the last four vary. I have gotten a few calls from people telling me not to call them when I had never done so. And once my husband got a call that showed his cell number as the caller ID for the incoming call. Very annoying.

Apr 08, 2019 10:10 PM
Rainmaker
6,547,259
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Not this afternoon.

Apr 08, 2019 02:29 PM
Rainmaker
1,873,105
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not.

Apr 09, 2019 05:21 PM
Rainmaker
883,633
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I have missed calls and called back.  The person said they did not call me and wondered what I was up to.  Apparently, their number was being ghosted to call me.  I have an out of area cell number from a prior residence.  Anytime the call is from that area code/exchange I'm pretty sure it is a spammer calling me with a local bogus number.

Apr 09, 2019 11:22 AM
Rainmaker
896,173
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I recently got a call for which my phone identified it as an agent whom I know. I answered and the recorded pitch was in Chinese (I think).

On the other hand, I have butt dialed a few people from time-to-time and quickly disconnected and had to apologize when they called me back.

Apr 09, 2019 10:16 AM
Ambassador
4,558,844
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not that, but have had callers say they were trying to reach X, and when told they had the wrong number they say "well perhaps you can help me..."

Apr 09, 2019 07:17 AM
Rainmaker
3,972,761
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Scammer probably for sure.

 

Apr 10, 2019 04:28 PM