Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (FALCON PROPERTY SOLUTIONS )

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Scam is scam. Fraud is fraud. Delete and move on. I wouldn't even respond as you don't know what they might do once they have your email address as valid.

Jul 18, 2016 03:19 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

One possibility - they want your bank account to "wire a deposit" for when you find the house. 

BTW, I live in a University town.  Everybody here has a PhD.  Everybody is a "Dr.".    It doesn't necessarily mean medical doctor.

 

Jul 18, 2016 03:16 AM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I'm with Nina Hollander ! Delete and move on!

Jul 18, 2016 07:52 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I just never stops, does it?! Delete and move on.

Jul 18, 2016 05:17 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The very least of this is they verify a working email address if you respond. Scams come later when they sell the address on the open market. The best of this? You have a busy doctor wanting someone to jump in. Realistically, why wouldn't they go with a recco from a friend, neighbor or associate?

Jul 18, 2016 03:40 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm guessing they want to get your email address confirmation as well as anything else in your signature so they can try and do some spoofing of your account.

Jul 18, 2016 03:06 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Interesting. Haven't gotten that one yet.

We managed to avoid a scam. Cool.

Jul 18, 2016 06:38 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I got the same one last week.

Jul 18, 2016 04:38 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

yes.  Same here twice.

The red flags are Dr and no phone # ; how they find you or referral name.

In our area, physicians can not afford above avg priced homes. They do not make enough to get adequate mortgages. May be two physicians wage.

Jul 18, 2016 04:25 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

The word is out, real estate agents can be fleeced.

Jul 18, 2016 04:22 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Just think of all the money we could have it we even got just a nickel!

Jul 18, 2016 04:16 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dr. Bradford,

Thank you for your letter.  I would be happy to discuss your needs.   Let's schedule a time when we can meet.   I can be reached at xxx.xxx.xxxx or email xxxx.   

Sincerely,

Mimi Foster

 

 

Jul 18, 2016 03:56 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

No, but it's different from the guy this morning who also wanted to buy something. 

Jul 18, 2016 03:29 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Don't doctors usually sign " Anne Bradford M.D." ? Family residential for investment?

Jul 18, 2016 03:08 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I got a different letter from Anne tonight. Avoid this one. 

Jul 18, 2016 02:31 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Maybe the scammers think that calling themselves Doctor will give them gravitas that could trick us into answering back!

Jul 18, 2016 01:46 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Thankfully, I am not getting them.

Jul 18, 2016 12:57 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

These are so ridiculous. The thing is they must be getting bites or they wouldn't continue doing this.

Jul 18, 2016 12:57 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Scam

Jul 18, 2016 12:47 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Move on

Jul 18, 2016 12:18 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

... then they will buy it site unseen and get an attorney involved and send a bank draft in excess of the amount and so on.

Jul 18, 2016 09:59 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Mimi,

They must be practicing all over the country...And if they were MD's they would not sign as Dr.  One of our best friends is a PhD and he never uses it  as part of his signature, unless it is for the University.  A

Jul 18, 2016 09:23 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Check out her credentials, maybe she is a new doctor in town.

Jul 18, 2016 09:23 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I have received similar requests ... no deal. Delete. 

Jul 18, 2016 09:03 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I delete emails without my name instantly, without thinking or regrets. 

 

Jul 18, 2016 06:47 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

LOL..if they were new to town wouldn't they need to buy a house? And, why would a doctor want an investment property.  Would they have time?.   I agree w/ your assessment.

Jul 18, 2016 06:10 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Don't cash any of her checks !

Jul 19, 2016 10:53 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No one says "family residential home" in the real world.  Someone pulled words from a real estate book for a scam.  Frankly, I'm shocked they didn't say "single family residential home".

Jul 19, 2016 09:15 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

scam is as scam does - just block the email address or the ip address - contact your isp they can help you as well

Jul 18, 2016 11:55 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Just delete them.

Jul 18, 2016 10:10 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

scam - yes - details - no

Jul 18, 2016 09:44 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Delete.

Jul 18, 2016 09:38 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Yes, that is an investor looking to fish for new leads.

Jul 18, 2016 08:40 PM