Great Opportunity OR FRAUD? What are the telltale signs in Atlanta GA?

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Great Opportunity OR FRAUD?
What are the telltale signs in Atlanta GA?

 

Is the following a Great Opportunity or Fraud? Let's examine the elements of the email that I received to discern whether the offer is a Great Opportunity or Fraud.

Hello Lynn B. Friedman ,
 
I want you to know that am ready to secure and buy this Property and I want you* Please send me the contract for me to sign and return immediately this will be my retirement home* and it will be a cash buy*.
1. I will want to close on Feb 30 , 2014*
2. I want to put down $5,000.00 Earnest money* + $190,000.00 down* payment towards home.
3. I want to put contingency on inspection on the contract.
I will prefare to deposit my funds in the company of your attorney*, because my friend had issue with title company* in the past, so I don't want to deal with them direct.
 
Please forward me a purchase contract agreement in docusign format, docusign format is an electronic way of signing document. http://www.docusign.net [1] or you send it as Scanned copy so i can print them out and signed and send back to you. And I will issue payment in US Funds $190,000. 00USD for the earnest money and the down payment for the property payable to your attorney, the cashier's check* will deliver to your attorney.
 
NOTE: Here is my number (703) 745-7872* you can reach me it so we can talk.   Please I need the following information for your attorney immediately
at my own expense*
Law Firm Name & Address.................................................
Law Firm Telephone.........................................................
Lawyer's Name ...............................................................
Lawyer's Email ...............................................................
 
Regards
Mr Young Zani.
 
Lynn's comments - I suggest that you look at the * and decide for yourself!!!A ten question quiz for you!! Wonder who will win?  You decide - Great Opportunity OR FRAUD? What are the telltale signs in Atlanta GA?
Have a happy day -
Lynn
 
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Lynn it is a fraud, I have actually went through this and opened the lines of communication and they wanted to use DocuSign which I liked....long and short when we got to the point of I suggested that we have a physical inspection and get credit back instead they wanted to pay more....instead of wire transfer they actually sent a check to Escrow via Fed Ex....and needless to say our Escrow officer first contacted the bank and it was a forgery so my answer is run away from it, Endre

Jan 28, 2014 02:43 PM #1
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Hey Endre -
Well, you got the right answer. My reply to him? 

"Thanks for your inquiry. We appreciate your offer of business but we only work with WIRED FUNDS - no Cashier's Checks. Best of luck, Lynn"

Thanks for the comment!
Have a happy day -
Lynn

Jan 28, 2014 02:55 PM #2
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
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February 30, huh?  LOL

I don't even reply, Lynn.  I just hit "delete".

   Hope you are warm and safe in Atlanta this morning! 

Jan 28, 2014 10:30 PM #3
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Dear Fred, 
Yes - warm and safe in Atlanta after my return from a CE Class that should have taken 25 minutes took FIVE hours! I made it home but my car didn't! Guess I will have to post about it!
Have a happy day - Lynn 

Jan 28, 2014 10:51 PM #4
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Dear Fred, 
Yes - warm and safe in Atlanta after my return from a CE Class that should have taken 25 minutes took FIVE hours! I made it home but my car didn't! Guess I will have to post about it!
Have a happy day - Lynn 

Jan 28, 2014 10:51 PM #5
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Yes I am already booked up with closings on February 30 so we will have to move it March 32.

Jan 29, 2014 03:29 AM #6
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Lynn thanks for your call and your message!   Best to you, Fred

Jan 30, 2014 12:10 AM #7
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