Safety Alert...

Real Estate Agent with Tomson Burnham, llc Licensed in the State of Oregon

A man in southern Oregon has been calling female agents up asking to see million dollar homes.  He wants them to pick him up at his motel.  He says he has cash, but when asked for proof of funds says his attorney says that he can't give it to a real estate agent.  He used the name Matthew Fox in Medford, OR but his real name is Matthew Fuchs, a registered sex offender in Wisconson. 

Thankfully three female agents were concerned enough that they called the local police about it, and they questioned him.  Chances are he will move onto another city, so careful out there.

Here is the police flyer about him. 

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Comments (9)

Deepak Chauhan Asso-Broker, MLO
Versailles Property - Irvine, CA
Your Solution-Oriented Realtor

Thanks for letting everyone know

Sep 24, 2011 04:13 PM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Melina - isn't that a reason to be glad I am not a lady? (LOL) Seriously, there are weirdos out there, and the idea of selling a million-dollar home may be very tempting

Sep 24, 2011 04:14 PM
Melina Tomson
Tomson Burnham, llc Licensed in the State of Oregon - Salem, OR
Principal Broker/Owner, M.S.

Jon exactly.  I'd hate to see an agent go meet him out of financial desperation.  Many agents have financial stress and may ignore the red flags from this guy. 

Sep 24, 2011 04:15 PM
Lisa Dunham
Alexandria, VA
Associate Broker, Alexandria Virginia Real Estate

Melina, thanks so much for passing this information along!

Sep 24, 2011 04:16 PM
Carlotta Remong
Berkshire Hathaway HS N.E. Prime Properties - Newport, RI

Thanks for the warning..important information to have...better safe than sorry

Sep 24, 2011 04:19 PM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

I think it's great that you posted this. We can't be too careful.

Sep 24, 2011 06:04 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Thanks for getting the word out on this individual.  Hope he is caught before someone is harmed.

Sep 25, 2011 12:39 AM
Nancy Pav
Century 21 Redwood Realty - Ashburn, VA
Nancy Pav, Your "GottaHave" Realtor

That's great information for the REALTORS in your area.   We should all make sure we do our due diligence before meeting prospective clients.

Oct 06, 2011 02:09 AM
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

I think I received 3 emails about this warning, I am so glad we have such alert associates in our area.  

Oct 07, 2011 06:26 AM