SCAM ALERT-Mr Lee Chang

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX PREMIER PROPERTIES BK3109090

Good Morning to All:

This guy what ever his name is sent me this email a couple days ago:

Message details:
From: LEE CHANG
Email: leechang@administrativos.com
Subject: buy home (Sent via Activerain)

Dear Sir/Madam

I am Mr. Lee Chang currently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Everglory Int'l Trading Co, Ltd Website: http://www.everglory.com I will be relocating to your state for Good with my family, after searching the Internet for a reliable real estate agent I have decided to choose your firm to buy my permanent home, please forward me some property photos and link.

I need a 3 bed rooms/6 bed room's home with nice view and garage price range $300,000.00USD - $1,200,000.00USD in nice neighborhood in your city and state. Email is better than telephone due to my accent and English.

Regards
Mr. Lee Chang
Chief Financial Officer.
Phone: 862162330758
leechang@administrativos.com

So, out of the excitment of the email and before checking him out, I sent him a 1,200,000 property in Windermere FL and here was his responce:

Please I have accept the list offer on this property O4973940 11936 PROVINCIAL WAY, $1,200,000.00 WINDERMERE I would like my stock broker to forward your lawyer or your firm for a down payment of the property before coming and view the property.

 

My complete legal name is LEE CHANG my address 2000 Sheppard Ave Toronto, Ontario M3N 2K9 Canada and I am single

 

I will be in your city in 4 weeks time, please forward me a purchase contract agreement in docusign is an electronic way of signing document. I want the funds to be available before my arrival, the home will be a cash buy, and I want my stock broker to send your lawyer or your firm the funds, I don need a title company because when it come to disbusing funds they always refuse. It as to be your lawyer or your firm then you can pay the title directly.

 

Check Payable To:

Address to write on Check:

 

 

Contact Name Address to mail Check:

Phone:

 

Regards,


Mr. Lee Chang
Chief Financial Officer.
Phone: 86 - 21 - 62330758

leechang@administrativos.com

After getting this responce I new something did not seem right and had one of the girls in my office do some research for me,as I am not to internet savey but I did not get all my gray hairs for nothing, I sent him this email:

Hello Mr Chang:   This property is not my listing,it is a listing that I found in the MLS and here in Florida all closing are handled by a title Company or in bank owned properties a law firm legally Lic. as a title company and is chosen by the seller not the buyer. I would have to write the offer & email it to you for signature and once received back from you I would submit it to the listing office on your behalf for approval. I could preview the property for you or show it to someone that you know here and your stock broker would have to send me the escrow deposit/down payment in the title companies name or I can find out there wiring instructions & he can send it directly to them.   I would also need proof of funds from your banking institution or your stock broker and a copy of your ID.please let me know if you still would like me to write up the offer and here is what I would need to write up the offer:   Purchaser Name( If purchasing in a Corp. name I will need a copy of the Articles Of Corporation) Purchase price Escrow deposit amount( on cash offer usually 10%) Closing Date Purchaser's Marital Status Occupancy Status-primary residence,2nd home/vacation home,investment rental. Would you want a home Warranty-weather purchased by seller or yourself.
 
Angel L Ortiz Jr
One Way Realty & Associates
1028 E. Osceola Pkwy
Kissimmee,FL 34744
407-922-4332
angel@moveu2fl.com
www.Yankees2cfl.com
www.Yankees2fl.com

Is there anything that can be done with these scum bags that keep trying to get over on everybody.

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Thanks For posting! I received this today and thought it was fishy.  After about a minute of looking, I found this post and my thoughts were confirmed! Below is the e-mail i received!

First: Fang
Last: Lee
Phone: 718-997-6668
Email:Fan_glee@live.cn
Question/Comments:I Will Be Relocating For Good, After Searching the Internet For a Reliable Real Estate Agent i Found Your Address For Your Firm and Its Rating Was So High and the Home Will Be a Cash Buy. i Need a 4 Bed Room Home of $1m Usd - $3 Million

Apr 28, 2011 01:10 PM #76
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Erica Petway Realtor

Received this email this morning!  Busy person! Busy scammer!  I was suspicious as soon as I read his email. I googled his phone number and found that I was right!

 

First: Fang
Last: Lee
Phone: 718-997-6668
Email: Fan_glee@live.cn
Question/Comments: I Will Be Relocating For Good, After Searching the Internet For a Reliable Real Estate Agent i Found Your Address For Your Firm and Its Rating Was So High and the Home Will Be a Cash Buy. i Need a 4 Bed Room Home of $1m Usd - $3 Million

Apr 29, 2011 08:06 AM #77
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Paola

The sane of above, I thought he was suspicious and then I found him on the blog!! Thank you, here is his email I´ve just received, the second one, fortunately I didn´t work much, I just sent him one property!

Thanks so much for your email, I will like to offer Cabo San Lucas (Pedregal because
I love the curb appeal The indicated price is $550,000 please note my offering price is $550,000 for this property, please send me the contract with docusign for me to sign and return immediately this will be my retirement home and it will be a cash buy

1. I will want to close on 25th September, 2011
2. I want to put down $5,000.00 Earnest money + $250,000.00 down payment towards home.
3. I want to put contingency on inspection on the contract.
 
My legal name is Chang Lee of 2000 Sheppard Avenue, Toronto Ontario Canada M3N 2J1 and I am single, I will not be in Canada before the closing date to wire the funds to an attorney so I will advice you to send me an attorney information for a check to be drawn to give enough time for check
clearance since I wont be in Canada to wire funds for closing.
Please forward me a purchase contract agreement in docusign format, docusign format is an electronic way of signing document.
My Canadian Rep Mr. Peter Andrews Esq will Issue payment in US Funds $250,000.00USD for the earnest money and the down payment for the property payable to your attorney, the check will be deliver to your attorney.
I strongly advice that I need an attorney to represent my interest in this transaction, my lawyer can pay to seller so therefore I would like to deposit all payment with the lawyer.
Please I need the following information for your attorney immediately at my own expense
 
Law Firm Name...................................................
Law Firm Address.......................................................
Law Firm Telephone......................................................
Lawyer's Name...........................................................

 

Jul 27, 2011 05:30 PM #78
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Angel L Ortiz Jr

I am sorry to see that this Foul is still at it,seems like he took a little break because I had not heard from him in a while.

Jul 27, 2011 08:02 PM #79
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Paola

He just sent me a copy of his passport, I would like to attach it here, but I don´t see any option to attach files, I guess it´s fake anyway!

Jul 28, 2011 11:12 AM #80
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Carine icproperty
Hi everybody, Sunday 24th of July 2011 we are in playa del carmen, we receive the same email from Chung lee I sent him an offer and the contact of our lawyer, something seems wrong for sure but I don't understand his goal... Can you explain me please.
Jul 28, 2011 11:52 PM #81
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Lynn

Aug. 12, 2011

In Ct and recieved the same email but from Inamoto Tanaka.  The only difference in wording was he has come down in his price range and he wants a view!!!

Aug 12, 2011 10:38 AM #82
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Jeff Dowler CRS
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Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360

Another name clearly is Hu Lee with wife Cho Lee in Toronto. Larry McCoy from McCoy Investments is sending out fraudulent cashiers checks on his behalf.

Oct 08, 2011 07:01 PM #83
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Jackie

I received the exact same email today, with the exception of the client being Inamoto Tanaka from Japan and is supposedly the CEO of Everglory Int'l Trading Co.  Only thing is, Everglory is a Chinese Company.  Too funny.  Wish someone could find a way to stop these scams.

Oct 31, 2011 05:26 PM #84
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DANNY

Here is a new name to add to the list!!!

 

Hello,

 

I am Mr Inamoto Tanaka a Japanese currently the Ag.Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Everglory Int'l Trading Co, Ltd Website: 

http://www.everglory.com. I am currently preparing for my retirement and intend to relocate to the United States for good with my family. 

After carefully searching the Internet for a reliable real estate agent, I have decided to choose your firm to buy my permanent home from.

 

Please forward me with some property photos and listings of 4-5 bedrooms home with nice view and garage in a very peaceful neighborhood. Price should range between $350,000.00USD - $900,000.00 USD.I have decided to communicate you via email rather than telephone because of my of poor English and accent.

 

Regards,

Mr. Inamoto Tanaka

Nov 02, 2011 07:38 AM #85
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I recieved the same thing. he even mailed me a check of 420k

Nov 16, 2011 11:08 PM #86
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Bev Poindexter

This is the second time I have gotten an email from someone like him. I don't know...it may be the same person. He is now going by Ichiro Kadota and is with Everglory International Trading Company and the verbage of the email is the same as everyone else. He wants a home on the lake here north of Indianapolis between $800,000 and $1,200,000. I was immediately suspicious after the last time. The last one ended abruptly when I emailed him the money had to be wired. Never heard from him again!!! It is now May, 2012....still going.

May 09, 2012 03:38 PM #87
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Rick Horne

Same type of email is now in SC with the new name above, Ichiro Kadato.  I spoke to my closing attorney/friend who told me that while there were red flags,  see how it plays out. 

I just gave the listing agent a heads up about my correspondence and then sent the offer for $750,000 to him.  He had the good sense to google the name and found this blog.

While this is not my first rodeo, I don't quite understand the scam.  If anyone can enlighten me as to how the scammers make a buck, let me know via email.

Aug 15, 2012 05:26 PM #88
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Garret Lepaw
The Corcoran Group, NYC - New York, NY

Just came across this thread.

A few years ago (March/April 2010) I received a similar email from a "Wu Gregoery" wanting to buy a $100,000,000 condo from me here in NYC sight unseen.  It sounded fishy from the start but I played along for a while and told them they'd have to send a contract deposit for $10,000 to lock in the property.  After some back and forth emails, they soon sent via International UPS a (fake) check from AXA Insurance (CANADA) for $96,000!  "Mr. Green Sound" was the alleged account manager.  

The explanation for the BIG $86,000 difference you ask?? Simple.  I was to use the $10,000 for the contract deposit and the $86,000 balance was for me to purchase for them .....(here's the best and quite honestly FUNNIEST part....yes I see some humor in this unfortunately):

"Chinese home style furniture, Chinese style home entertainment, Chinese home decoration and Chinese kitchen appliance in Japan that I will be bringing to this property I love my tradition and I want my home to look like little China Mansion."

I called them on it and told them I was reporting them to the Feds, Interpol, the Internet Police and I even made up some organziations just for the fun of it.  

The upside for me??  I have a fake check for $96,000 pinned to my board but more importantly I got some really great home furnishing ideas from them and now my home also looks like little China Mansion!!  ;)

Sep 25, 2012 09:58 AM #89
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Janice

Thank you All for your comments. As of  Oct 18, 2012 the poser is determined to "buy" in Silicon Valley CA. The email I received today is below. Further in his explaination he defines his needs as 5 beds and 5 baths for $800k to $1.2 million. If he were lunching with CFO's in San Jose he would know that is an impossiblilty.

I am Mr Ichiro Kadota currently the Ag.ChiefFinancial Officer (CFO) Everglory
Int'l TradingCo, Ltd Website: http://www.everglory.com I will berelocating to
your country for Good with myfamily, after searching the Internet for a
reliablereal estate agent I have decided to chooseyour firm to buy my
permanent home, pleaseforward me some property photos and link.

Hope springs eternal, or else the con does produce with some people. I am always grateful to have your input on Active Rain. Keep sharing!

Janice LaVergne,

CENTURY 21 Alpha

 

Oct 18, 2012 09:53 PM #90
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James Endo, Altera Real Estate

Yup, I got this here in Silicon Valley too and here is the original email:

 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mr. Ichiro Kadota [mailto:kadota_i@07168.cn]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 11:42 PM
> Subject: Property Needed
>
> I am Mr Ichiro Kadota currently the Ag.ChiefFinancial Officer (CFO) Everglory Int'l TradingCo, Ltd Website: http://www.everglory.com I will berelocating to your country for Good with myfamily, after searching the Internet for a reliablereal estate agent I have decided to chooseyour firm to buy my permanent home, pleaseforward me some property photos and link.
>
> I need a 5 bed rooms and 5 bath rooms homewith nice view and garage price range$800,000.00USD - $1,200,000.00USD in niceneighborhood in your city and state.Email is better than telephone due to my accentand English.
>
> Regards
> Mr. Ichiro Kadota
>

 

If it is too good to be true, it probably is.

 

James Endo, Broker

Altera Real Estate

San Jose, CA

Oct 20, 2012 08:24 AM #91
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Kathleen Jones

Received this one today:

 

I am Mr Young Young zani currently the Ag.Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Everglory Int'l Trading Co, Ltd Website: http://www.everglory.com I will be
relocating to your country for Good with my family, after searching the
Internet for a reliable real estate agent I have decided to choose your firm to
buy my permanent home, please forward me some property photos and link.

I need a 5 bed rooms and 5 bath rooms home with nice view and garage price range
$800,000.00USD - $1,200,000.00USD in nice neighborhood in your city and state.
Email is better than telephone due to my accent and English.

Regards
Mr. Young zani

---------------------------

So glad I saw this blog!

 

Kathleen Jones

A Jones Home

Orange County, CA

Jan 07, 2013 06:22 PM #92
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Alisha - The Kirbo Law Firm

New one!  Just received Jan 26, 2013: 


I am Mr Young Zani currently the Ag, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Everglory Int'l Trading Co, Ltd Website: http://www.everglory.com I will
be relocating to your country for Good with my family, after searching
the Internet for a reliable real estate agent I have decided to choose
your firm to buy my permanent home, please forward me some property
photos and link.

I need a 5 bed rooms and 5 bath rooms home with nice view and garage
price range $800,000.00USD - $1,200,000.00USD in nice neighborhood in
your city and state. Email is better than telephone due to my accent and
English.

Regards
Mr. Young Zani
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Jan 29, 2013 12:32 PM #93
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DNguyen
Dear All, this was sent to my business partner from Young Zani: I want you to know that am ready to secure and buy this Property and I want you Please send me the contract for me to sign and return immediately this will be my retirement home and it will be a cash buy. 1. I will want to close on Feb 28 , 2014 2. I want to put down $5,000.00 Earnest money + $190,000.00 down payment towards home. 3. I want to put contingency on inspection on the contract. I will prefare to deposit my funds in the company of your attorney, because my friend had issue with title company in the past, so I don't want to deal with them direct. Please forward me a purchase contract agreement in docusign format, docusign format is an electronic way of signing document. http://www.docusign.net [1] or you send it as Scanned copy so i can print them out and signed and send it back to you. And I will issue payment in US Funds $190,000. 00USD for the earnest money and the down payment for the property payable to your attorney, the cashier's check will deliver to your attorney. NOTE: Here is my number (703) 745-7872 you can reach me it so we can talk. Please I need the following information for your attorney immediately at my own expense Law Firm Name................................................... Law Firm Address....................................................... Law Firm Telephone...................................................... Lawyer's Name........................................................... Lawyer's Email........................................................... Regards Mr Young Zani.
Feb 01, 2014 10:01 AM #94
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Gustavo Lopez
This is the email this person sent to me and yes it did not seems right but with all the signs of being a scam. Hello Gustavo Lopez , I want you to know that am ready to secure and buy this Property and I want you Please send me the contract for me to sign and return immediately this will be my retirement home and it will be a cash buy. 1. I will want to close on Feb 28 , 2014 2. I want to put down $5,000.00 Earnest money + $190,000.00 down payment towards home. 3. I want to put contingency on inspection on the contract. I will prefare to deposit my funds in the company of your attorney, because my friend had issue with title company in the past, so I don't want to deal with them direct. Please forward me a purchase contract agreement in docusign format, docusign format is an electronic way of signing document. http://www.docusign.net [1] or you send it as Scanned copy so i can print them out and signed and send it back to you. And I will issue payment in US Funds $190,000. 00USD for the earnest money and the down payment for the property payable to your attorney, the cashier's check will deliver to your attorney. NOTE: Here is my number (703) 745-7872 you can reach me it so we can talk. Please I need the following information for your attorney immediately at my own expense Law Firm Name................................................... Law Firm Address....................................................... Law Firm Telephone...................................................... Lawyer's Name........................................................... Lawyer's Email........................................................... Regards
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