What is happening on AR?

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Real Estate Agent with Realty Professionals, Inc.

Today, I was checking to see some of the AR members that I commented on and wanted to go back and check to see further discussions after my comments.  One of the lines said

Larry DeGroat, Searcy Homes For Sale

Well, this is the first time I received a contact like this and I clicked on it to see what it was about. ( I was hoping it was a lead that I hear many other members get, but it wasn't)  This is what it said

Larry DeGroat, Searcy Homes For Sale

Well, I am flattered that someone is interested in me! lol  If this person actually read my profile, they would have realized that the first line of my profile said I was married and have three children. 

AR Guru's, is there any way of blocking such trash?  WOW! You can't get away from junk mail anymore, even in the virtual world.

My name is Larry DeGroat and I am a Realtor at Realty Professionals, Inc. in Searcy, Arkansas 72143 and I sell new homes, existing homes, commercial property, farms and land as well as manage and own rental properties. If you are looking for real estate for an investment or a home, I will be glad to assist you! You can call my personal cell number at 501-278-7659 or e-mail me at Larry@Searcy4Sale.com. Visit my website at http://www.searcy4sale.com if you are looking for Searcy homes for sale or other areas.

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Rainmaker
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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Larry:  Sounds like you are a glass-half-empty kinda guy.  You should be glad that with emails like this, you can now cancel your membership in the Great Expectations dating service, and also the one on Match.com.  LOL.

Honestly, I wonder what kind of scam this really is ?  Some kind of slasher, perhaps.  I dunno... but if this woman is being honest... it makes me sad.  Thanks for sharing.

By the way... my advice... do not respond... LOL.

Jun 16, 2009 03:23 AM #1
Rainer
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Wendy Welborne-Kimery
Keller Williams-Lake Norman Mooresville,NC - Mooresville, NC

Funny thing, I received something very similar in my junk email account this morning.  It said something to the effect of "I found your profile on Active Rain".  It "weirded" me out.

Jun 16, 2009 03:23 AM #2
Rainer
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Lori Isaacson
Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

This same message was on another post yesterday. I guess even the sanctuary of AR is not safe from the wackos!!

Happy Tuesday!!

Lori

Jun 16, 2009 03:48 AM #4
Rainmaker
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John Mulkey
TheHousingGuru.com - Waleska, GA
Housing Guru

Larry, I guess she figured out that you aren't interested. : )  I received the very same message. They've messaged a number of AR members.

Jun 16, 2009 03:55 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

If the serious leads were as plentiful as the offers for love (matters allot)!

Jun 16, 2009 03:58 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Amanda Wilson
EWM International Realtors, Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Real Estate Advisor

Larry, I wonder how many other members got his love interest email...???  These types of scams never cease to amaze me!!

Jun 16, 2009 04:06 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Robin Scott
Robin Scott, REALTOR® - Austin, TX
Broker, CRS, ABR, SRS, REALTOR® - Austin Texas

How funny. And yet annoying that we have to filter everything. Larry, I doubt she cared if you were married. She was just looking for your credit card number.

Jun 16, 2009 04:22 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Larry--I got a similar email through AR today...Trashed the spammer.

Jun 16, 2009 04:26 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

I think we all got one like that, Larry.  It was rather interesting.

Jun 16, 2009 02:26 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb, MI
Macomb County Michigan

Larry, Now we feel left out ! the only kind that we get are sad pleas to help the relative of, business partner with, or "..I looking at you listing on Craig's list...please to answer me soon" with some astronomical amount of money being offered. Only one such from the Rain---SO those of you who have been contacted via the Rain are much more popular than we. BUMMER

Jun 17, 2009 03:55 AM #11
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Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant
Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision - Lake Geneva, WI

Larry,

I get these emails every couple of weeks.  Kinda funny and yes spammers are everywhere.  I am fond of my delete button.

Jun 22, 2009 03:44 AM #13
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