This email scammer might be contacting you next...

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Real Estate Agent with Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers HRE# 58089 - RS

This email scammer might be contacting you next..WARNING - SCAM ALERT

When you know it smells fishy, it's not that hard to Google the email address, phone number, name, or even the whole message.  Sure enough, this was a stinker.  Watch out for Andrew Becker and his emails coming your way next.

I did reply to Andrew, as that's what we do, and I haven't heard back from him yet.  Just a few simple questions to help me help him. But maybe he already found somebody on Maui to assist him in buying a new house!  Good luck Andrew.

 

From: ANDREW BERKER

Subject: NEW HOME

Date: May 9, 2015 10:56:19 AM HST

To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Reply-To: housesales7@hotmail.com

Hi,

I'm new in town looking to purchase a home, Please let me know if you are available to assist me i just sold my other home in Texas, so i can buy a new house. I will wait for your email.

Andrew Becker
270 240 0069

 

But seriously, if you are really are looking to buy a home on Maui you can start your Maui real estate search here.

Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers

127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779

direct: 808 283-0635

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Bob Crane
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Plenty of scammers in the email everyday, I worry about the victims who make these emails worthwhile for the scammers.

May 09, 2015 01:17 PM #1
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Georgie, thanks for the heads up.  I would think it entirely plausible that someone would want to buy  a home in paradise on Maui;  it would be highly suspicious if someone wanted to move to Indiana, on the other hand!

May 09, 2015 01:19 PM #2
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Debra Leisek
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more and more we get the bogus request and the scammers... even up here!  some are more believable than others.... thanks for sharing!

May 09, 2015 06:18 PM #3
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 Some of these scammers are believable. We must constantly do our due diligence.

May 09, 2015 06:49 PM #4
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Georgie Hunter We have hundreds of so-called leads that are in our website and we can never get a response from them after the inital contact. Scammers? You bet they are. They waste out time, money and use our services for free.

May 09, 2015 09:44 PM #5
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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Georgie...I just wish these scammers would spend their time trying to do good instead of trying to steal from others.

May 10, 2015 01:06 AM #6
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Too many spammers and scammers.  I use ESET Security Suite software that scans email for viruses and sends spam to the spam folder.  Don't click on any email web links.

May 10, 2015 01:16 AM #7
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Thanks for feedback. I hope you're all enjoying Mothers Day with somebody who appreciates your attention.

May 10, 2015 03:41 AM #8
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I had one that I showed homes to several times but when he refused to sign a buyer/broker agreement, I cut him loose.

May 10, 2015 07:42 PM #9
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional At least he was a real person and not just a phantom on the internet!

These ones who say they want to buy a home on Maui when they've never been here... I have to wonder about that.  I have had clients do that, but at least they will write a real letter and tell me a little about themselves first and we have a conversation and I can tell they are genuine.  This guy just sounded too fake from the start.

May 11, 2015 10:28 AM #10
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Georgie, I haven't heard from Andrew yet, but have heard from some of his buddies I think.  I used to have a little fun with them and play along, but now I wish they would just go away.

May 21, 2015 06:58 AM #11
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