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...you get some strange words.

Today I got an email from someone called igor. The subject line read IK.

I have no idea who that is or what IK means, but he said: 

"Hey, it seems like it’s been a while since you checked out my emails so I wanted to make sure everything is alright."what did he say??

​"Are you still looking for ways to make a full-time eenkam from home?"

It took me a minute to figure out what he was trying to say.

His email was offering a free book that would tell me how to make big money from home. I only needed to pay for shipping and handling. And no, I didn't go see the title of the book or the amount of the shipping and handling.

I guess - maybe gotta give him an E for effort!

Comments (15)

Charita Cadenhead
eXp Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

 In his case Marte, it might be an "F" for F-fort. 

Dec 13, 2023 04:34 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I suppose the intent was for you to open the link and see what the ransom was to get your computer back.

Dec 13, 2023 05:36 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

You could be right, Charita Cadenhead!

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 - I think he just wanted to sell me a book, poor guy. It didn't work.

Dec 13, 2023 08:51 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Haha you had me laughing I get many how to get rich emails too and when they cannot even spell simple words correctly my delete button is in full force:)Ende

Dec 13, 2023 11:14 PM
Marte Cliff

Endre Barath, Jr. What I have to wonder is if anyone actually clicks and follows through. Guess I'll never know!

 

Dec 14, 2023 09:27 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It seems that daily I get emails and text messages such as this and I have stopped even reading through them to try and decipher if they provide anything worthwhile, haha.

Dec 14, 2023 03:55 AM
Marte Cliff

Brian England This one was so short - it took no time at all to see a word that make me look twice!

Dec 14, 2023 09:28 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Marte. Being asked to pay shipping and handling to discover the secret to full time eenkam requires me to put too much skin in the game for me, ha, ha. Enjoy your day. 

Dec 14, 2023 05:01 AM
Marte Cliff

Me too, Wayne Martin!

Dec 14, 2023 09:28 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Income = eenkam. Interesting!

I'm thinking he's making money on the shipping & handling so I guess he figured out how to make eenkam from home!

Dec 14, 2023 05:38 AM
Marte Cliff

Kat Palmiotti That could be. I didn't click to find out how much he was charging for those.

Dec 14, 2023 09:29 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

The book is free, but he gets your CC # with the shipping fee. That's where the risk lies.

Dec 14, 2023 09:17 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Carol Williams That's a solid possibility.

Dec 14, 2023 09:31 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It is best to just delete these posts and move on.

Happy Holidays!

Dec 17, 2023 01:12 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Roy Kelley - I would never click through from that sort of email, but I did think this one was funny.

Dec 17, 2023 02:37 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Marte Cliff - I cracked up reading this one! I think he gets an "F" for fraudster.

 

Dec 21, 2023 07:06 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I'm glad to hear that you share my sense of humor. The fact that it made me laugh is the reason why I shared it!

 

Dec 21, 2023 08:16 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

How many of these "E" efforts are a total waste of time. People buy from people they know and trust. I wish others would understand this simple concept.

Jan 01, 2024 04:23 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Yes they do, Leanne Smith. But we all do need to start somewhere before we become known, so I give him credit for trying at least. 

Jan 01, 2024 04:38 PM