Beware of the scam!!!!!!!

By
Home Inspector with Melandro Home Inspectiions

Everyone beware of this scam. I got an e mail asking for a price for inspecting 8 homes in CT. I submitted the price and received a confirmation on performing the inspections, they e mailed the credit card number for the deposit, this management company wanted there commission before I performed the inspections of 800.00, 100.00 per inspection and wanted to be sent western union, I checked all the home address they were for sale, I didn't take credit cards so I signed up with a company for this deal when the rep checked the credit card it was good but when he checked the address for the credit card it did not match up with the management company when he checked futher the adddress they were using was a bank in london and the card must have been stolen and not reported as yet. We caught the scam, the rep called me back a few days later saying he got calls from law enforcement about the card number and explained the scam to them. Two weeks later I heard from a RE agent with the same scam of buying 4 houses in CT and wanted there commission up front they checked out what I said and it was a scam also. So beware of these scams they can be costly.

Comments (9)

Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

Welcome To Active Rain. We would encourage you to read the Active Rain Guidelines and Terms of Service. before proceeding. If you were to have any questions, refer to the Help/Faq group. All the best- 

Active Castellum ( Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Real Estate )

Jan 11, 2009 06:34 AM
Anonymous
Tony M.

Can't warn against scams. whats the problem.

Jan 11, 2009 07:16 AM
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Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi Tony and welcome to active|rain.

Personally I thank you for the heads up on this unscrupulous company. I really hope you stick around. 

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Jan 11, 2009 01:21 PM
Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

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Jan 11, 2009 10:53 PM
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Jan 12, 2009 11:15 AM
Dan Magstadt
Paramount Residential Mortgage Group, Inc - Lake City, FL

Congrats on your first post - Welcome to ActiveRain!!

DM

Jan 12, 2009 01:45 PM
Jean Terry
Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg, SC

Hi and welcome to Active Rain, a great site to network, share, learn, and have fun. Good Luck

Jan 12, 2009 02:34 PM
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

Welcome To Active Rain. We would encourage you to read the Active Rain Guidelines and Terms of Service. before proceeding. If you were to have any questions, refer to the Help/Faq group. All the best- 

Active Castellum ( Castellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Real Estate )

 

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