7 Screamin' Tips that the Mortgage Company's Website is a Scam

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Real Estate Agent with Prudential Calfornia Realty

The Federal Trade Commission's fake mortgage company site aims to educate about scams, but not just with a boring article and tips to prevent scams...

The site goes so much deeper.

The Federal Trade Commission created a "teaser" site which screams, "We guarantee a loan to fit every situation."

The FTC designed the site with keywords that people could easily find.  The point being to let you realize how easy it is to find a scammer site lurking in cyberspace.  This one isn't a scam, but it could have been.

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Rainmaker
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Brian Rugg
Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-966-3200 - Georgetown, TX
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Hello Krista:

An interesting post, but I didn't like having to be redirected to your site to finish reading it.  Just one man's opinion.

Aug 21, 2010 05:24 AM #1
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Krista Lombardi
Prudential Calfornia Realty - San Diego, CA

That's too bad, that's what I learned from Rain Camp.  Anyone else have an opinion?

Aug 21, 2010 05:27 AM #2
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Stephanie Reynolds
Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. - Santee, CA
East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408

It is great that you are taking the reader off to your site, however, you may want to consider having it open in a new window instead of taking one directly off the site they are visiting. When making a link it does give you the option under "target" in the pop up box to open up in a new window.

Aug 21, 2010 05:37 AM #3
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Krista Lombardi
Prudential Calfornia Realty - San Diego, CA

so the "target" should be set to "new window" and not "same"?

Aug 21, 2010 05:40 AM #4
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Joshua Zargari
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Very interesting!

Aug 21, 2010 07:58 AM #6
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Sergio DePinto
Royal LePage Maximum Realty.,Brokerage - Greater Toronto Area - Vaughan, ON

Krista,

Great topic and post. Nice to see you tweak it to make it shine... good work!

Aug 24, 2010 12:58 AM #7
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