Threatening Death Messages to Agents Traced to Nigeria

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Those threatening e-mail messages -- which included death threats to Lancaster County real estate agents -- originated in Nigeria, police announced.

For the complete story, see my blog entry here.

According to the updated report in the Lancaster Newspapers,

"A number of local real estate agents reportedly received the e-mails two weeks ago, which happened to coincide with Valentine's Day, describing the correspondence as "just hateful."


The complete Lancaster Newspaper story is here.

Comments (4)

DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones
Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc. - Manassas Park, VA
The NorthernVARealEstateLady & DMVRealEstateChick
I will go read that is very interesting and weird.
Mar 01, 2008 12:47 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos
Hi George,   Can you imagine some of the replies from people to the attempted scams of these folks ? 
Mar 01, 2008 12:51 AM
Tricia Jumonville
Bradfield Properties - Georgetown, TX
Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense

Yes, there's been a lot of that going around.  Last report I saw was that the FBI had had 115 complaints filed with them, and, of course, there's lots that don't get reported. 

They're not directed at real estate agents in particular, by the way (I know people who've received them who have nothing to do with the industry), but someone wanting to gather email addresses to send them to would find ours particularly easy to get, it would seem, since we need for them to be out there in order to do our work.


Mar 01, 2008 12:52 AM

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