Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Every time a car goes up for sale on CL you immediately get tons of texts like this.

I just block the numbers right away.

Dec 15, 2017 06:35 PM
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

hey... it's amazing that the phone number was accurate... 

Dec 15, 2017 04:31 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

That's a good one Hella, apparently they didn't know who they were dealing with. Now think about the many who took the bait!

Dec 16, 2017 05:07 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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  Sounds like Craigslist!

Dec 15, 2017 07:40 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

Thanks for the warning. Imagine if all these f*@#er$ just put all that energy to positive use: we'd solve global warming, renewable energy and hunger in a year.

Dec 15, 2017 04:35 PM
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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

Good catch Hella.

Dec 16, 2017 05:39 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It was a right thing to do. I never pay anything extra before a check is fully cashed. 

Dec 16, 2017 12:02 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I was trying to sell some furniture on CraigsList and the scammer wanted to pay 10x the amount I was asking. Finally, she just cussed me out and hung up.

Dec 15, 2017 08:57 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Hella,

You had plenty of red flags, you were very smart to heed.  Weird how some people try to scam.  A

Dec 15, 2017 08:20 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This scam is brilliant for its dark cleverness. Woe unto the scammer in life

Dec 15, 2017 06:31 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I've heard that one before.  Good to hear you didn't fall for it.  BTW did you call the police?

Dec 15, 2017 05:29 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes, I had three messages about buying for their father from three different locations all with the same terms.

Dec 15, 2017 05:24 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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I had a few try but my way was cash at the Licensing bureau for my signature on the title with my plates off the car.

Dec 16, 2017 05:52 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes something like that happened on CraigsList. I never gave it another thought but it seemed very over the top with the check & everything.

 

Dec 16, 2017 05:42 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I have not, but have heard about this scam. I had a client who fell for it before they had hired me to sell their home. They lost quite a bit of money. It is a good warning to others

Dec 16, 2017 05:40 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No

Dec 15, 2017 08:39 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I have heard this one several times over the past decade Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® 

Dec 15, 2017 06:21 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I've never been scammed..... the only thing I advertise for sale are houses....

Dec 15, 2017 05:22 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

That stinks, glad you went to the bank and did your due dillegence.  This type of scam has been going on for quite some time now for a variety of products.

Dec 16, 2017 10:20 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

They can come get my jelopy. Tow truckers say it contaminates their truck.

Dec 16, 2017 09:00 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

It's a clever fraud and a shame that we can't find a way to stop them.

Dec 16, 2017 06:57 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® You were wise to check it out first.

Dec 16, 2017 06:34 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Oh wow! That's a new one on me.

Dec 16, 2017 05:57 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

WOW! So sorry to hear that Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®! What these scammers won't do!

Dec 15, 2017 10:51 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope. Thanks for sharing your experience.

Dec 15, 2017 04:18 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

Alan May nailed this one!

Dec 16, 2017 06:37 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not....

Dec 15, 2017 08:41 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Dec 16, 2017 11:25 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Things happen all the time! Sad but true.

Some people just don't want to work but want to make money!

Jan 21, 2018 09:47 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow, never knew this one before.

 

Dec 18, 2017 04:13 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sad to hear more scams out there, but have not tried to sell a car.

Dec 18, 2017 07:50 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
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No I haven't Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® 

Dec 16, 2017 02:55 PM