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investor: The “Nigerian Investor Scheme”, the FBI and You - 10/06/09 12:24 PM
Back in January I wrote an article for www.AgentGenius.com, called The Setup, The Pitch and the (Agent’s) Stolen Identity. This outlined a new threat to agents who have active listing, wherein people took your listing information and fraudulently relisted the house as a rental on Craigslist. The post showed the email exchange between the victim, as well as a passport and rental agreement. At the time, the FBI was contacted and they advised that there was little they could do. In June Sarah Stelmok journaled her interaction with an internet scammer, matching the same profile. You can read more at www.Sarahiouslyspeaking.com, (0 comments)
Matthew Rathbun is the Executive Vice President of Coldwell Banker Elite. After spending many years as a high producing REALTOR®, Matthew joined the leadership team at Coldwell Banker Elite and is now responsible for company operations, staff and agent development.
Matthew serves on a number of local, state and national committees that promote the development of real estate agents and their resources. As a national instructor Matthew has coached and instructed countless real estate agents and brings that experience to our Associates at Coldwell Banker Elite.
Matthew has been awarded the Virginia Association of REALTORS® Instructor of the Year and the Fredericksburg Area Associations of REALTORS® Rookie of the Year, President's Award, Code of Ethics Aware and the Honor "Role" award each year from 2007 to current.
He is an alumnus of the Virginia Association of REALTORS® Leadership Academy.
Additionally Matthew holds the following NAR Designations: ABR, ABRM, AHWD, CDPE, CRB, CRS, ePRO, GREEN, GRI, SFR, SRS
His primary focus is ensuring that our Associates have the best resources and training that could possibly be available to any real estate agent.
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