Beware of the Scam!!!!!!!!!!

Home Inspector with Melandro Home Inspectiions


Beware of the scam!!!!!!! (edit/delete)

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 (5)

John Mulkey - Waleska, GA
Housing Guru

Tony, it's a shame that in these tough times we can't just focus upon building our business, but instead have to always be on the alert for criminals such as these who stay awake at night developing new and creative ways to steal our money.

Jan 11, 2009 04:00 AM
I know.

You have to be carefull in todays times.

Jan 11, 2009 04:07 AM
Sandy Childs
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Realtor - Spartanburg, SC

Congratulations on joining Active Rain. This is a great professional networking and referral site. Our Team is working here in the Spartanburg / Greenville areas of South Carolina. We would be thrilled for any referrals you might send our way - or any referrals that we could send to you. Hope you enjoy this site as much as I do.

Jan 12, 2009 10:06 AM
Peg Gilliland
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
Broker, GRI, CDPE

I see that you are new to Active Rain and I just wanted to welcome you. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do and that you find it a great resource.

Jan 14, 2009 06:06 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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