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Okay, we know Jeremy Blanton and other hardworking RAINER staff members are WORKING on this horrible SPAM ISSUE, but now it is starting to get ridiculous!  I am expecting Zombies to come busting in any moment looking to eat my brain & get a loan modification!  Clearly they have a great hardship and just need a little help with their LOX!


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First, the Bad news....

I received this today!

"Hi everyone. Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us. I am from Comoros and know bad English, give please true I wrote the following sentence: "It also has a light sensor that inverts the color making it visible in all light settings." With best wishes ;-), Abira.

 Good news...I got 10 points!  Woooo hoooooo..I showed those horrible foreign Spammers!

Then I got this....

"Sorry. Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant. I am from Denmark and now teach English, tell me right I wrote the following sentence: "Next day delivery and free returns on most items." Thanks ;). Pleasance."

Totally sweet...another 10 points! - Oh, and I do not want to be Cary Grant..but thanks anyway Pleasance!


My friend SPAMMY here is a little TOOOOO happy...I think he has been "smoking the google juice".

So Bob, Jeremy,Brad & team...what are you actually doing to curb this horrible infestation of spam?

In these very uncertain times we call a "Mortgage & Realestate Crisis", I get SO excited when I think I have another comment...(wait another 5 points or so), or better yet some PORN SITE from Denmark asking me USDA LOAN questions...that I almost jump out of my skin..

And Abira, are you selling Light Sabers or Sex toys?  Wait, I know, it is a flashlight right?


If you guys keep this up, I am going to get PISSED OFF and have my Dad kick your ass!!!

Can't we just keep talking Mortgages, and how hard they are to get??  Please?? Oh, and why FHA guidelines dont mean anything!   Oh, and is there any POSITIVE DATA SOMEONE CAN BLOG ABOUT regarding housing?  Come on, there has to be!!!!!

 I did forget that Mortgages are SO EASY A CAVEMAN CAN DO THEM!-



Sometimes, I dont think these comments are real...and maybe that Jason Sardi is playing a trick on me.



However, I know they are real, because I get points for them!

I also think Strippers like me for my cologne!-  wait...sorry...exoctic dancers!  I didnt mean to be insensitive!

I am going home now, but I will leave you with the Grand Daddy of them all....

Good morning!. I am from Andorra and learning to write in English, tell me right I wrote the following sentence: "Cash advance loans provide people some extra short term cash in between paychecks without having to lay themselves open to revolving debt." With love 8-), Long.




BRILLIANT!!!!  REALLY?  THANK YOU ANDORRA errrrr LONG...  Don't we NEED a paycheck in order to get an advance on it?   And what exactly are you laying open??  Love & kisses -) Short

People, please send me referrals!  I need to eat...and I am sick of spam!    I am only getting one food group right now, and that is not good! 

Remember.................report your concerns!  :)

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Comments (21)

Stephen Kappre
KW Hometown - Mantua, NJ
Helping You Home

I got EIGHT spams within like 5 minutes or so yesterday. No joke. They weren't even linked to anything, which makes me wonder what noob is totally wasting their time doing this!?

Aug 12, 2009 02:04 AM
Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

John...at Alexander-  Yep!  I couldnt resist when I found this pic!  I am hoping the boys & girls at AR read this!! -  Thanks!

Steve- Dude, I only gave THREE examples, I currently have 120 points for reporting spam...and I had already deleted probably 25 or so without reporting them! ARGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH



Aug 12, 2009 02:06 AM
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans

Darin... I just ignore them....  I report the spam and go back 1 day later to delete the comment... and then I move on. It's an inconvenience, but I won't spend time worrying about it.  The world we live in now, this will always happen. Once AR finds a better way to deal with it, those %$#$^$^@^# will find a better way to spam again.  I think of it this way, just part of life... it sucks, but deal with it.  ;o)

Back to helping fight crime amongst the FHA canidates that get taken advantage of.  That's my job.. leaving the spam fighting and complaining up to others...  ;o)

jeff belonger


Aug 12, 2009 02:12 AM
Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

Jeff B-  You got it!  Fighting the good fight as they say...you know..and we have talked about this....Ignorance has been around since the Garden of Eden...but if noone tried to fight it...it will only get worse...probably wont get better, but I dont mind trying to hold back the wall of water...You know??    Im just hoping AR will comment...!  Thanks!  Darin

Aug 12, 2009 02:14 AM
Tom Burris
NMLS# 335055 - Baton Rouge, LA
Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience

But the question is.... will i lose points when the spam is cleaned?

Aug 12, 2009 02:20 AM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Darin -  As I've mentioned in other posts, I've got more spam than a poverty stricken family with five kids.  What I don't know is the point in it.  They don't seem to be peddling anything in particular.  But hey, if they get you to talking about strippers, porn sites, & light sabers... maybe their ultimate goal has been realized?

Aug 12, 2009 02:21 AM
Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

TB-  You know, I changed the COUNTY my business FOCUS was in on my profile, and lost 3883 points.  I dont dare publish the email I got back from AR...it wasnt cool....They will never feature me again!!! -  So...i dont know...what they are going to do!  I am hoping THEY Will comment!


Jason-  I am happy that I can talk about strippers, porn sites,light sabers, and the uSDA all in one blog!  Man, Im proud to be an American!

Aug 12, 2009 02:24 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Darin, I've had my share of spammers from several foreign countries as well. I just reported them and received 10 points...cha-ching! The best to you and thanks for a very entertaining post!

Aug 12, 2009 02:31 AM
Gary Miljour
American Financial Network, Inc. NMLS#207208 - Southern Pines, NC
Mortgage Originator NMLS Licensed in AZ and NC
My favorites are spam telling me that they have the best mortgage leads. :)
Aug 12, 2009 02:36 AM
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

Dude.....I live on spam.  I don't even have to work here on AR ever again  I have so many posts and the spam keeps stacking.  Pass the mustard please!

Aug 12, 2009 02:42 AM
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Darin~ I haven't had much spam in here since I changed my settings to no anonymous comments.  Have you changed your settings? 

Aug 12, 2009 02:46 AM
Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

WANDA-  THANK YOU AS ALWAYS!  You know, I loved your pig in a poke post today!

Gary-  I have some great mortgage leads for you, what is your email so I can spam you with them>?   They are called The BUCKY TRIGGER LEADS!!!-  :)  Oh, and I am selling some AIR JORDANS too!

Larry B- Aka:  FLANDERS....  will doo................. 

Aug 12, 2009 03:29 AM
Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN

Vickie-  Thank you..no, I had not done that!  Im a moron!  >>>> :)   Seriously...thank you! 


Aug 12, 2009 03:30 AM
Brian Lee Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Lone Tree, CO
Broker & Advising Expert-Kenna Luxury Real Estate

I had to stop allowing outside comments as well. It stopped the spam for me! Darn, now I get no extra points... oh well it's better this way. ~Rita

Aug 12, 2009 05:11 AM
Darin Osenberg
Funky Quail Vintage - Nashville, TN


I just went in and did that today!  Kinda stinks...but hey, if that is what it takes!! -  Hope all is well in Colorado!


Aug 12, 2009 05:29 AM
Bill Ladewig
LoanOfficerSchool.com - Escondido, CA
Experience Is Your Advantage

Your FHA GuruHey Buckaroo, come on dude, love the spam, I got 40 points in one day just by "Reporting a Concern" four times.  Click 10... click 10... how easy is that?

Thanks Gary, I hadn't even thought about reporting the Lead spam.  hehehe I am on it.  click 10... click 10

Aug 17, 2009 10:21 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


Your blog says Wisconsin, but your profile page says Nashville, TN.  Either way, I've lost touch with you, and am glad to find you in the Rain!

Mike in Tucson

Dec 12, 2009 07:32 PM
Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb, MI
Macomb County Michigan

Darin...really good and fun, too bad that it deals with actual situations; Let me get this clear--if we move to another area [ which we plan soon] and change the location on our profile [which we will do once we have a new Broker] ARE you telling me that we too will lose points? Yikes--don't know what points are 'For', but do like to see them appear,
Thanks for the info & the Laugh


Mar 15, 2010 11:57 AM
Tammie Jungling, NMLSR ID 455110
Clearwater, FL

Great post.  Made my evening. 

Jul 20, 2010 04:45 PM
Bill Ladewig
LoanOfficerSchool.com - Escondido, CA
Experience Is Your Advantage

Hey Daren, I was cc'd on the latest response to your great post. 

Haven't heard from you for a while and hope everything is going well for you.


Jul 21, 2010 04:07 AM