Another real estate SCAM...be on the lookout for "Siam Rai"

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Real Estate Agent with Alain Pinel BRE 01367196

Here'a new scam email  BE ALERT!  BEWARE!

"My name is John Weans a Real Estate Consultant. My client, Siam Rai, Software Manager in TISCO BANK PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED in Thailand is retiring soon from office and he is planning to relocate to the USA to establish a private Consulting office on security softwares, Oil & Gas.

He want to buy a permanent home there in your locality,

I need you to negotiate with a Realtor or property owner on a particular house, he needs a choice property that would worth between $2,000,000,00 and $2,500,000,00; a 5 bedroom,5 baths, swimming pool and garage for 3 cars in an urban town.

I want to retain your services to assist me in locating a property for my client. The payment for the property is ready,if you have a property on ground now, kindly reply me. johnweans@consultant.com

Update on the other scams.

One agent said

"...another agent from another company brought me an offer from one of these scammers and said the check was being overnighted but he sent more than was needed could I wire the buyer the difference.

They were quite put off when I informed them of this scam going around and I got a wrath of bs from them thinking I was squashing the deal. 

...once the check comes, take it to their bank and bring me funds from our local bank.

I havent heard from them in a week. I think they are embarrassed they were almost taken."

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Rainmaker
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Derenda Grubb
CENTURY 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s - Lake Charles, LA
GRI, ABR, CRS

Pacita, always nice to have a "heads up" on the latest scam. Thanks.

Jun 15, 2010 07:05 PM #1
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

After a while they all start to have a familiar ring (odor) to them.

Jun 15, 2010 07:42 PM #2
Rainer
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Julissa Jumper
Keller Williams Realty - Fayetteville, NC
Fayetteville, NC Real Estate

They certainly get old! And, the Craigslist scams have become so bad that almost all of my listings are posted there for rent by an "out-of-country" owner looking ofr a security deposit. I guess the internet has its downsides, too...

Jun 15, 2010 07:46 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Michael Delaware
Troxel Realty Co. LLC - Battle Creek, MI
REALTOR®, CRS

Too many scam games on the internet these days. 

Jun 15, 2010 07:54 PM #4
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Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

I reported this latest scam, and urge others to report such attempts

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Jun 16, 2010 02:31 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS

The horrendous part of this is that someone, somewhere will fall for all of this...and just give these folks more fuel to continue with their artistic scams....grrrr.

Jun 16, 2010 07:24 AM #6
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - San Jose Probate Agent

Hi Pacita, I have actually seen that email myself. I also wonder ...who would be foolish enough to believe that garbage. It has scam written all over it ... it stinks like a rotten egg!

Jun 16, 2010 11:09 AM #7
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Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro

I honestly, really, can't believe that ANYONE would actually fall for that ploy.  Did they just fall off a turnip truck?

Jul 03, 2010 12:45 AM #8
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Pacita Dimacali

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