Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South)

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
3,184,297
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Spammers don't have a conscience.  As if you needed additional information. 

Mar 16, 2019 09:45 AM
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2,746,293
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Yes.  I am getting more and more spam calls. They do program local numbers. I called a number back the other day just to see - the number on caller ID was disconnected. 

Last night, at the end of a long week, I answered a call that I knew was spam. I knew it because I get lots of calls from that number - programmed to be a PG&E number. 

I answered the call ... and boy did I have FUN!!!
What a way to end the week ... I could not stop laughing. Even as I lay in bed and prepare to slumber ... I was laughing! 

Mar 16, 2019 09:23 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes this happens all the time. When I see my prefix I just ignore it. It's sad that we have to do this to get things done.

Mar 16, 2019 09:35 AM
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1,528,819
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Not yet Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! and I probably won't being I usually delete their number after they cross over to the other side.

Mar 16, 2019 01:32 PM
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430,158
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have not had that happen, however I have received lots of Robo Calls from Local Numbers and numbers that were an old number of a past client, etc.  

Mar 16, 2019 10:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

What a shock that must have been, Wanda!   I haven't had THAT happen but I get lots of spam calls from spoofed local numbers.  Mostly, unless I know the caller, I don't answer. 

Mar 16, 2019 09:43 AM
Rainmaker
4,794,116
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I hate getting those spam calls...and I answer the phone because it's a local number.... ugh

Mar 16, 2019 09:42 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

I just told someone about that yesterday - the MOST frustrating spammers are not the 800 numbers that we know not to answer. It's the local numbers that we answer, thinking we will miss a buyer or seller customer or local agent calling about one of our listings.

The number of spam callers is increasing almost daily. UGH!

Mar 16, 2019 07:18 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Spammers drive me crazy. 

Mar 16, 2019 05:25 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am okay with some telemarketers, but when they start the call with the dishonesty of a spoofed number they just get a lecture from me on honesty.

Mar 16, 2019 04:50 PM
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180,377
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

The ghost of Realtors past?

Mar 16, 2019 11:49 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

If I cannot get a live one to call back may I assume they are dead and a spammer as well!

Mar 16, 2019 11:25 AM
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503,405
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I have seen Spam coming in under local #'s. Had no idea this was what they were doing. Knowing why the dead person is calling is a relief. 

Mar 17, 2019 05:50 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Not as of yet....

Mar 16, 2019 04:46 PM
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Unconscionable!!

Mar 16, 2019 04:32 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

While this is certainly spooky, could it be that the number was simply reassigned to someone else especially since it's been a while?

Mar 16, 2019 04:04 PM
Rainmaker
1,503,694
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

That is so bad!  These scammers have no soul

Mar 16, 2019 03:42 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Never heard of this.

Mar 16, 2019 03:26 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

That must have been quite a shock. No, I haven't had that experience yet.

Mar 16, 2019 03:26 PM
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264,193
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

I get quite a few of the robo calls from my cell  numbers first six Numbers daily ...Very frustrating !

Mar 16, 2019 03:21 PM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

No, but I did have a call from a "real" person awhile back that was calling from the same number as a deceased client from years back.  An odd coincidence to have the person with the "new to them" number needing real estate help from the same agent.  Bill

Mar 16, 2019 02:54 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! nowadays spammers are very creative.

Mar 16, 2019 02:42 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Mar 16, 2019 02:36 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

yes, ghosting local numbers has been going on for a few months out here.  Usually a restaurant or some such.

Mar 16, 2019 01:48 PM
Rainmaker
633,309
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I get numerous phone calls that show on my phone as a number not associated with anyone in my phone data base but within my area code...and many from area codes far away. If thats all I see, the are dead to me and I do not answer. If the really want to connect with me they can leave a message. That rarely happens since they are spam callers.

Mar 16, 2019 12:32 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wanda,

How crazy is that.  No one dead has called us, yet...A

Mar 16, 2019 12:31 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Spam calls are definitely on the increase. I am beginning to think the "do not call" list is a source for these spammers! 

Mar 16, 2019 12:14 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Oh good grief, no, that hasn't happened to me. 

Mar 16, 2019 11:38 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

So sad

Mar 16, 2019 11:25 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Oh my

Mar 17, 2019 04:47 PM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

The good news is that number spoofing is going to become more difficult later this year as all the major cell phone carriers have agreed on a process that closes a loophole that makes this particular egregious activity more difficult.

Mar 17, 2019 04:52 AM
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970,030
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Haven't had one pop up like that before Wanda but since I know that's how they try to scam us its happening is getting closer every day. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Mar 17, 2019 04:05 AM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

The spam calls that are most annoying... when they ask for my late husband. It used to bother me now I have some great responses.

Mar 16, 2019 10:32 PM
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Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®
Egenbacher Real Estate - Lubbock, TX
Residential sales and retail & office leasing

No, that has not happened to me, but I have been called by an irate woman who said "she wasn't buying any damn insurance". We quickly realized a scammer was using my number as a mask. She was very apologetic, and we had a good laugh.

Mar 19, 2019 06:49 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not yet

Mar 17, 2019 07:39 PM