Here comes another tsunami - SPAM emails for donations to Japan

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Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

DON'T DO IT - DON'T CLICK THE LINKS - DON'T DO IT - THESE EMAILS WILL COME LIKE A BAD WAVE

I just got this email aimed at Realtors, so be wary and don't get sucked in to their scams! Delete all emails that smell fishy.  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

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Estator® Fund for Victims of Earthquakes

An 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck Japan
We are a Real Estate Association working everyday with families dealing with their homes and we know the importance of a family to have a home. 

An 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck Japan triggering massive Tsunami. You can help rebuild the lives of people affected by this natural disaster.

Many families lost their life and their relatives. It is in your hands to give them some relief 

We work with all the people that wants to help others that are affected by natural disasters, specially with people on the Real Estate industry, people that know how important is to have a home for their families.

 

Our mission and our work are to build links between Estators® around the world and their equivalent organizations in the developed world.

You will receive only one time this email

   Support others and one day other will support you

Donate now

PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!

 


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Rainmaker
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Nancy Conner
Olympia/Thurston County WA
Managing Broker - City Realty Inc

And isn't it just amazing that people would stoop so low as to victimize the people who truly do need help by running scams like this?

March 15, 2011 05:58 PM
Rainmaker
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David Spencer
Chicago Area Commercial-Residential R.E.
Keller Williams Team Realty

If there's a catastrophe, there is a scam for it.

March 15, 2011 06:11 PM
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Gary Woltal
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Keller Williams Realty

Scams pop up all the time like this Georgina, amazing....

March 15, 2011 06:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Juli Vosmik
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ

Thanks for the warning, Georgina.  I'm alway amazed (although I don't know why) that scammers will take one of the worst tragedies and try to make an illegal profit.  Shame on them all. 

March 15, 2011 08:21 PM
Rainmaker
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Ted Tyrrell
Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria
DFH Real Estate Ltd.

Georgina, unfortunately you are right. All kinds of people attempt to prey on people who are inclined to give money for a good cause. Give money to well known organizations like the Red Cross.

March 15, 2011 08:42 PM
Rainmaker
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Doug Anderson
Doug Anderson's Bay Area Real Estate Views
Executive Brokers Real Estate Group

Gerogina: Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Nothing is lower than capitalizing on the suffering of others.

March 15, 2011 09:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Georgie Hunter
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers

Thanks for the feedback.  I hope you can help spread the word about this latest one that pretends to be coming from Realtors.

March 15, 2011 09:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Jane Peters
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate scene
Power Brokers Int'l

That is just too bad, Georgie.  Thanks for the heads up.

March 15, 2011 11:29 PM
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Kate Elim
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land at LA
Dockside Realty

Hi Georgina...It always amazes, and hurts, me to know that there are so many people that immediately try to take advantage of any tragedy.  The same for those that take advantage of people that are already hurting whether those that are elderly or deeply in debt, whatever.  They are heartless.

To think that some unsuspecting people will donate money to this scam while so much is needed by the Japanese that have been directly affected by this disaster.

Kate

March 16, 2011 07:06 PM
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
Palm Harbor & Dunedin FL Residential Real Estate
Charles Rutenberg Realty

Georgina - great reminder! If it isn't an organization that you are sure is legitimate, don't donate a dime!

March 17, 2011 03:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Sussie Sutton
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.
UTR Texas Realtors

Ahhhh the leaches of life!

March 18, 2011 05:11 PM
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Karen Crowson
Livermore Wine Country Homes
Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA

I got one I was happy to donate to.  My kid's dad lives in Southern Japan and is very involved with a church organization helping in a relief effort. Citizens and soldiers at the naval base in Yokouska are purchasing blankets and other much-needed supplies and personally driving them north to the affected areas. The funds can be donated online and they upload videos of the volunteers bagging, loading and delivering.  We see our dollars at work, right away and I know there is no large administrative body taking a slice. Love that.

March 25, 2011 08:30 AM
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Georgie Hunter
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers

Karen if you would like to post a link right here to that organization, it would be great!

March 26, 2011 01:06 AM
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Georgie Hunter

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