Sacramento Street Scheme Pulls Money From Your Pocket

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Yesterday an email came through targeting 50 agents in Sacramento. They seem to all be top producers but hard to say how that list was pulled. The agent who created the list did not even take the time to group all the names into one contact list, so he exposed every recipient's email address.

The email started like this:

After 28 years of working with RE/MAX Gold I came over to Better Homes and Garden. They were able to show me a value added proposition that would grow my business, if you are looking to increase your business, we would like to show you how we can help.

A few ways we can help you grow your business.

And, then he listed a whole bunch of bullet points, one of which included cookbooks. Not sure from the way it was worded as to whether the Better Homes and Garden cookbooks were free but I found it amusing that a selling point to join a company would be a cookbook. Further, he did not deliver a way to unsubscribe from this email blast either.

It's pretty bad when you're spammed by another agent. But they don't think. If they actually created and processed well developed thoughts, they would not do it.

One of the agents on the list responded to the email to say she preferred to stay where she was presently working. Unable to resist a fun opportunity, I encouraged her to at least pursue the notion of free cookbooks and "thanked" the originator of the email for spamming everybody. A bunch of others jumped in, everybody replying all.

Still happening this morning. The last agent, hoping to be the last word, I imagine, suggested people stop replying all and instead make it a good 4th quarter. And you can't help but laugh at his willingness to become part of the problem. Makes a person want to say: Good, make it your own good 4th quarter. The 4th quarter is gonna suck no matter how you cut it, buddy. LOL. Except that would start more arguments.

Eh, what are ya gonna do? You can read more about a scam I encountered yesterday at Target -- which my husband says is happening at other establishments in Sacramento -- in my personal blog today at this link: Beware of Sacramento Con Artists on Cellphones.

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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Elizabeth- Larry and I always think the same thing...they probably need the money more than we do. But...I don't like scams like that one, and this is one I'd not heard of!  I remember an older lady here who was in front of me at the store. She was rummaging through her purse looking for the extra dollar she needed to pay for her groceries. I whipped out a dollar for her mainly because there were at least 4 people behind me. I don't know if she did this at all of the stores...I just wanted her to move on! LOL

Oct 09, 2018 12:15 PM #1
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, that was a very unprofessional way to recruit, and a cookbook?  What if you don't cook?    OH MY!

Oct 10, 2018 06:20 AM #2
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Value-added proposition huh? Selling cookbooks? Now, THAT is a step in the right direction, Elizabeth! I'm shocked you didn't jump aboard immediately!! 

Oct 10, 2018 06:54 AM #3
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