Be Aware Of All Of The Scams Targeting Realtors!!!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty of Newport

I'm sure I'm not the only one receiving these emails from multi-million dollar buyers, investors, and others that want to give me free money!!!   If it seems too good to be true, it probably is!

 

 

Here's a warning that came from another Keller Williams Realty office....

We received a check in the mail this week, drawn on a shipping company in Wisconsin, in the amount of $9500.00.  The check came in an envelope that was posted in Nigeria, with no explanation of why they were sending us the money.  It was made payable to Keller Williams Realty.

 

I found the telephone number for the shipping company, and called them.  Apparently their routing number and account number had been illegally appropriated about a month ago (the check was dated March 23), and the check was bogus.

I don't what the sender of the check would get out of it. Unless there is some way of getting our account number and routing number by tracking the deposit?  I don't know a whole lot about illegal banking schemes.

 

As I do not deposit a check if I don't know what it's for, there was no harm done to us.  I just want to warn everyone just in case there is some sort of scam going around.

 

 

 

I'm always looking for new buyers...right??? 

Hello Sir/Ma,
 
  I wish to introduce myself to you as Mr Bryan Seibert an aquatechnician by profession,I have been in the business for many years now  looking forward to retirement,I am in search for a  property of good investment in the your area. Anyway,I was very fortunate to find your advert for choice(s) of the property I want to buy through my search on the net.
 Therefore let me have the profile of property you have on a sale now with there asking price in a suitable location to live or lease as I am in need of a property like maybe a house with apartments which can be used for rental and all,within the range of 100,000 to 700,000($) in any nice location in your area.
 
 I look forward to your swift respond while you get back to me as soon as possible with any property that suites this criteria.
 
Warm Regards,
Bryan Seibert

 

 

 

 

Here's one from Nigeria...... 

NAME: DAVID HERMAN
COUNTRY: NIGERIA
ATTN: BELOVED,

GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF OUR LORDJESUS CHRIST. I AM MR DAVID HERMAN A CITIZEN OF THE REPUBLIC OF NETHERLAND BUT PRESENTLY IN  NIGERIA WORKING FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT,I AM50 YEARS OLD, I AM NOW A NEW CHRISTAIN CONVERT, SUFFERING FROM LONGTIME CANCER OF THE HEART, FROM ALL
INDICATION MY CONDITIONS IS REALLYDETERIORATING AND IT IS QUITE OBVIOUS THAT I WON"T LIVE MORE THAN 1YEAR,ACCORDING TO MY DOCTORS,THIS IS BECAUSE THE CANCER STAGE HASGOTTEN TO A VERY BAD STAGE.

MY LATE WIFE DIED LAST FIVE YEARS,ANDDURING THE PERIOD OF OUR MARRIAGE WE COULD N"T PRODUCE ANY CHILD. MYLATE WIFE WAS VERY WEALTHY AND AFTER HER DEATH, I INHERITED ALL HERBUSINESS AND WEALTH.

THE DOCTORS HAS ADVISED ME THAT I MAYNOT LIVE FOR MORE THAN 1 YEAR,SO I NOW DECIDED TO DIVIDE THE PART OFTHIS WEALTH, TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHURCH IN AFRICA,AMERICA ASIA,AND EUROPE.

I SELECTED YOU AFTER VISITING THE WEBSITE AND I PRAYED OVER IT.

I AM WILLING TO DONATE THE SUM OF $25,000.000.00U.USD( TWENTY FIVE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) TO THE LESS PRIVILEGED.

PLEASE I WANT YOU TO NOTE THAT FUND IS LYING IN A SECURITY COMPANY IN NIGERIA.

ONCE I HEAR FROM YOU, I WILL FORWARDTO YOU ALL THE INFORMATIONS YOU WILL USE TO GET HER FUND RELEASED FROMTHE SECURITY COMPANY AND TO BE TRANSFERRED TO YOUR ACCOUNT.

I HONESTLY PRAY THAT THIS MONEY WHENTRANSFERRED TO YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE SURE FOR THE SAID PURPOSE, BECAUSEI HAVE COME TO FIND OUT THAT WEALTH ACQUISITION WITHOUT CHRIST ISVANITY.

 MAY THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS THE LOVE OF GOD AND THE FELLOWSHIP OF GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

PLEASE PROVIDE ME WITH THE FOLLOWINGINFORMATION SO I CAN FORWARD IT TO MY LATES WIFE LAWYER WHO IS GOING TOHANDLE THE TRANSACTION WITH YOU AND LEAD, ADVICE YOU ON HOW TO BESUCCESSFUL AND GET THIS FUND INTO YOUR ACCOUNT WITHOUT THE BRIDGE OFLAW.

                  INFORMATION NEEDED

FULL NAME :.................................................


FULL CONTACT ADDRESS........................................

NAME OF COMPANY :...........................................

COMPANY ADDRESS:............................................

POSITION:..................................................

MARITAL STATUS :............................................

RELIGION:..................................................

SEX:.......................................................

PRIVATE FAX NO..............................................

PRIVATE PHONE NO:..........................................

MY PRIVATE EMAIL CONTACT : davidhermanreal11@yahoo.co.uk

I AWAIT YOUR URGENT REPLY.

YOUR BROTHER IN CHRIST.

MR DAVID HERMAN.

 

 

Here's a warning from the Rhode Island Association of Realtors...

Most of us have received correspondence about “get rich quick schemes”; questionable companies that promise that save homes from foreclosures; a Nigerian or other diplomat who needs your help smuggling money out of his country, etc. The latest is a man who is trying to buy high-end real estate by posing as a new Patriots football player who has received a large signing bonus. Allegedly, he has tried this scam in other states as well is in Rhode Island and was arrested in Connecticut.

If you are approached by a person who is making these claims, please contact the NFL's Security Representative to the New England Region - Richard Farley at (860) 490-3480 and/or Inspector Phil Fazzino of the New London State's Attorney's Office at (860) 443-2835/(860) 443-5065.

 

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John, I'm always amazed by the number of these scams that are out there. 

 

Oct 09, 2007 05:58 PM #2
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Peter Difatta
Greetings.Iam in appreciation for your prompt reversal to my mail,i got your contact from the chamber of commerce.i implore you to
please handle my request with the seriousness and attention it requires  so as to be able to assure my family of their  continued safety.You will find included details of the home i require for my family and i have readily avaliable funds which will necesscitate a quick conclusion of the purchase.
 
 I require the  very best for my family in the region of between $750,000 - $1,000,000 USD  .But first and foremost you have to locate the type of house i require.
I am making arrangements  for my wife  and my 3 children  to come over
  as soon as possible, this will avail  my wife the oppourtunity to inspect the
property and  sign all the necessary documents in regards to the home
purchase.
What I require is a single family house, with five rooms self contained, a
big kitchen, a car garage that can contain up to 3 cars, a flower
garden and also a swimming pool in a very secure neighbourhood or a
very expansive family home.  I will be happy if you  can put the pictures
together and send it to me.
I have to express my concerns in a loud and unambiguous tone ,the life of my family is no longer safe down hear in Nigeria , my powerful political opponents and their backers
want to assassinate me and my family,
they have made several attempts to assassinate us , but the almighty  God has
always been with us. You know when you are into politics you bound to
have a lot of enemies.
Please I want you  to assure me that you have the exposure, the temperament, the maturity, the competence and above all, the experience to steer the ship of locating and helping me to conclude the purchase.please, it is imperative that my plans be kept  very confidential let it just be between you and me as these are dangerous times and a few desperate politicians who have no compunctions whatsoever about human life, can go to disastrous levels to achieve certain objectives.
 
 Please I await your feedback.
Thanks and God bless
Sen Dahiru Kuta
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Can anyone tell me what can be gained by Emails asking for information on properties here? It must be over my head because I just don't understand how anything monetary can be gained unless they are given some type of account information or sent money by the Email recipient.

What am I not seeing?

Has anyone received an Email past the one above? I received a phone call from Nigeria, but I wasn't able to get to the phone in time and there was no message left. I didn't return the call, but Emailed to ask if he had tried to call me and received an answer "Yes, but no one was picking"

I am so curious about what they hope to accomplish!

 

 

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