No, I am not in Spain!

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Hamm Homes

 

No, I am not in Spain!

 

No, I am not in Spain, maybe I wish I was but no I am not there.  Yesterday morning started out with my daughter calling me to say that she received an email telling her I was in Spain and needed help and to reply to the email.  Of course, I just talked to her on Sunday and she knew I was not on vacation.  Next a cousin in Pennsylvania, email me and asked how she could help.  She hit the reply button and it was a long story of how I was beat up and my wallet was stolen and my luggage was gone and I needed Euro to get by till the police could track down the guy and get everything back.

 

It gets better, I had one of my clients that I sold a 203k home to in November and she wanted to know how to get $100 to me (how nice).  So the hackers got into my email addresses somehow and emailed every one of them.   My business partner, Belinda Spillman, got phone calls from builders that know us to find out what happen to me, she could not believe how many people called.

 

I do not know how people hack into accounts and have people fall for this but I am ok.  I AM NOT IN SPAIN, so if you want to help me, just say a prayer that this does not happen to you.  I have also changed my email address.

 

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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes
Metro Brokers Marina Square
Denver, Colorado
HammHomes@ymail.com
303-358-1147

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Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR
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Will, I can't believe how many people actually seem to believe this stuff but on the other hand it's nice to know they care enough to check up on you.
July 10, 2012 06:44 PM
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Jill Sackler
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Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!"

I've heard about this happening quite a bit. It's so awful but the bright side is finding out how many people want to help you.

July 10, 2012 08:07 PM
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Kristin Hamilton
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Keller Williams Realty

Hi Will,

 In the past two weeks, I have had 3 friends hacked and they send me a message that is pretty easy to figure out. 5 names across and all in alphabetical order. Plus the first on, McAfee Opened up and said "Whoa are you sure you want to go there?" NO I do not so I closed it immediately and sent it to my spam folder. The hackers are busy so everyone needs to be careful.

July 10, 2012 08:56 PM
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Peg Barcelo
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Will good to know you haven't taken off on a whim! Crappy that you've had such an invasion of privacy! Hope you get it all worked out. On another note, how heartwarming to see how many people would step up to the plate and help you! =D

July 11, 2012 11:24 AM
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Brian Rugg
Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est
Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-966-3200

Hello Will:

Wonders never cease!  Not in Spain, not beat up, and no wallet stolen.....good for you.  The crooks are getting ever so clever about how the scam works.  Hope you can recover with minimal damage.

July 11, 2012 07:27 PM
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