In this real estate market we are hearing about a lot of horrible things going on such as mortgage fraud, the collapsing of IndyMac, and Freddie and Fannie Mac's issues.
I don't know about you but sometimes I feel like our country's homeownership is in such perils that the American dream might slip away and not be for everyone. With all of the negative press around us I really try hard not to bury my head in the sand (however, some days it's a really good idea) but I try to find positive influences to keep me smiling.
We all want our business to pick up to a degree its keeps us on our toes. Not that those of us that are in this marketplace as a career are not busy because we have started re-engineering ourselves and gone back to some basics we forgot about when we were really crazy busy.
I know we have all heard about some kind of a Nigerian scams. I felt that I should pass this information on to share with others. When I opened my emails today this is what I read:
Dr Kareem Daouda wants to contact you:
Dr Kareem Daouda
Best Time to Contact
This is what Dr Kareem Daouda had to say:
Dr Kareem Daouda
Help Me For Real Estate Investment. So please I want to know if you will be of assistance but first I want to get to know you better. Indicate your interest towards assisting me by sending your name and your details, so that I can communicate with you at any time. I will be waiting for your response. You can call me +447031877566
Thanks Dr Kareem.
I immediately went to Google and entered the name Dr. Kareem Daouda and lots of information came up referencing a "SCAM". What tipped me off about this email? Simply, look at the telephone number then read the body. Oh yea, I can call him overseas to so he can get to know me better. Not to long ago I read an guide in eBay from a seller trying to sell their home and how they got involved in a check scam from Nigeria.
I know we all want more business but do you really want this kind of business?