Safety on the Web! The Russians are coming

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Robert Ratliff Realty 492107

Beware!! The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming. Not all are Russians but you get the point.


I’ve noticed in the past few hours that there are  many Russian escort blog post and other blogs with links in them. It doesn't  take a rocket scientist to know not to click on these links but fair warning for those who are stupid enough to click.


Wikipedia describes “Internet safety or online safety is trying to be safe on the Internet and is the knowledge of maximizing the user's personal safety and security risks to private information and property associated with using the Internet, and the self-protection from computer crime in general.”


If you come across a blog post that appears not to be ligit report it and the ActiveRain fairies will remove it. I have reported at least five today.


Have a wonderful day and enjoy your week.


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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Bob Ratliff I noticed the "working girls" were back again.... business must be slow.... T'is the season! 

Dec 18, 2018 03:31 AM #1
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Yes, you got to be watchful on reading, liking and clicking on any link in the blog from unknown authors!!!

Dec 18, 2018 03:41 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

HI Bob... I could probably be a millionaire in AR just from points gathered for reporting this kind of spam!

Dec 18, 2018 04:04 AM #3
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Yes, the spammers are joining A/R. Do you think they are doing it to add "points" to their nonsense???

Dec 18, 2018 04:08 AM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

All of us need to be alert while on the internet.

Thanks for the reminder.

Happy Holidays!

Dec 18, 2018 05:12 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Bob. It really is no joke and it makes me very nervous.

Dec 18, 2018 05:56 AM #6
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Anything I don't know about i don't click through. The best imternet security idea is use you head with some common sense. Curiosity killed the cat.

Dec 18, 2018 08:52 AM #7
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Bob, I do not understand what people get out of all the spam in the rain or any place.

Dec 18, 2018 09:28 AM #8
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Bob by now you would think people would know not to click on websites unless it is recommended by a trusted source.  Makes me wonder what compels people fall for this stuff.

Dec 18, 2018 12:37 PM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


As if the Russians spend their days writing posts!  We have enough strange posts here, and like everyone else, we have reported them.  A

Dec 18, 2018 12:52 PM #10
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Ashburn, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Bob, it's almost a full time job these days to steer clear of spam and scams. They do seem to come and go in the Rain. I wish they'd be gone for good!

Dec 19, 2018 05:40 AM #11
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Bob.  Thanks for the heads up.  My wife would kill me if I clicked on one of those links.

Dec 19, 2018 05:43 AM #12
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Bob - that is a reminder that we can all use.

Dec 19, 2018 12:59 PM #13
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob what about when the Call Girls from India came? you must have been busy with the Russians:))Endre

Dec 19, 2018 10:19 PM #14
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, it has been busy the last couple of days, and had not noticed the increase in these spam posts.  Would NEVER click these links.

Dec 20, 2018 07:11 AM #15
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

I agree with Barbara Todaro the working gals are back in abundance!

Dec 21, 2018 01:16 PM #16
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, on the flip side, we do get points while reporting these stupid posts! 

Jan 20, 2019 06:30 AM #17
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Sometimes you just have to shake your head at such crazy posts.  My favorite one was the stupid facebook message on messanger that was getting everyone hacked when they forwarded it.  Anyway, stay safe out there people.

Jan 24, 2019 05:35 AM #18
Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM
Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale

We have all experienced a  lot more spam recently. The internet is a good tool, we just need to keep our guard up since some people do not want to use it the way it was intended. Stay alert and safe :)

Jan 24, 2019 07:00 AM #19
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob, the Russian working girls have taken a back seat but now the Keto Diet helpers are her to make you healthy and fit:)Endre

Feb 09, 2019 10:04 PM #20
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