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Home Builder with St Louis Home Improvement and Painting Companies

Just when you think you have protected yourself from the Nigerian wealth scam...along comes one that makes one believe it is creditable!


How about getting a call from "Relay".  Relay is a service to hard of hearing individuals who with a special phone have a keyboard where an operator takes the message and then calls an individual whose replies they type and communicate with the person on the other end.


after lst phone call:

email #1

Thanks so much for taking your precious time with me on the relaycall, i really appreciate it. Much as i would have really loved to give you a call directly, i can`t cause am hearing impaired and my husband that would have done that is presently in the hospital `cause he had accident last week. i just rent 5 bedroom in a city nearby and i want you to paint inside of the house, i will like to know  when you will be able to view the house, Actually am relocating to your state from my old house in NY. currently am engaged and i have am 8 year old son and the reason for us moving down your city is cause we have a baby on the way and we need a new house to start a new live. we just rent the house 3 weeks and i wan to paint the house before moving in after completing the payment with my credit card,so that i can contact my private delivery shipper in NY to move the car down to the house.

Thanks for your time.

responded asking for address and other questions about the property



Actually the keys are with me here in the hospital i would like you to drive by the house to take a look, i have the pictures with me here i can attach the pictures to the mail and get it send to you so that you will be able to make the estimate. i was planning to make half deposit with my credit card once you get back me with estimate. so that i can contact my private delivery shipper in ny to move the car down St Louis with the house keys so that you will be able to take a look at the house and paint it before i move to the house. after completing the work the balance will be making by check or cash. Presently am receiving my hearing impaired treatments at the hospital and am going to have a surgery soon. get back to me so that i can provide you with the house address.


***You first want to believe but then you get that gut feeling and you must always listen to your gut.**


Hope you protect yourself from schemes that make you want to believe that they are creditable.

Comments (5)

Sonny Landau
St Louis Home Improvement and Painting Companies - Saint Louis, MO

Did you see the clues?


May 31, 2011 12:45 AM
Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert

Its crazy what scammers try to pull off these days.  You think they what feel bad about there actions...

May 31, 2011 12:54 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning sir-I spotted at least 7 how many are there?


May 31, 2011 12:57 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Anything this involved can't worth the effort. Sorry.

May 31, 2011 01:01 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

How does the person have a husband and engaged?  If you can't hear, are you even allowed to drive.  Not once have I had a customer tell me how they would pay before even getting an estimate (except to ask if I offered financing).  Nice English, too.

May 31, 2011 06:05 AM