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KAREN SANCHEZ, ...Marketing your home like no one else will. ( Reputable Realty)

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Rainmaker
497,959
Matthew Sturkie, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805
Action Realty - Apple Valley, CA
CRS, GRI 909-969-3805

Karen,

Do not under any circumstance chat with anyone you don't already know on whatsapp. If you have whatsapp, do not give it out to those scammers. 

May 09, 2024 10:45 AM
Rainmaker
944,718
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Karen, it could be.  I will occasionally get a message out of the blue on Linked-In wanting me to go over and chat on WhatsApp about bitcoin or gold.  I politely decline after telling the individual that I invest in real estate- then block the sender.

May 09, 2024 11:21 AM
Rainmaker
142,313
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

I have no idea, but I do know this-- scammers are everywhere!!   I trust no strangers until I get to really  know them.  

May 09, 2024 10:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,562,767
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

No Clue, but I have deleted my WHatsApp from my phone because of so much fraud and spam on it. I'll use it when my clients in Mexico need me, other than that,  I never call anyone when I travel.

May 09, 2024 04:11 PM
Rainer
384,852
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

I just don't respond to junk texts and emails.  And whatsapp is a huge red flag.

May 09, 2024 01:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,063,851
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Scammer.

May 09, 2024 02:09 PM
Rainmaker
904,383
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

WhatsApp might be in countries that are blocked by other companies.

May 09, 2024 11:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,340,894
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

When they say, "Let's use WhatsApp", I say "no". I tell them that I communicate by phone, text and email and that is sufficient for my business needs.

Then, they ghost me.

Good riddance!

May 09, 2024 07:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,510,653
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Definitely a scammer.  Once they say Whatsapp, it's a scam.

May 09, 2024 05:47 PM
Rainmaker
2,790,645
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Insanity making the rounds is no myth. Some have not learned to control themselves and as a result, are controlled by their dysfunction. To them, it is their reality & normal to do and act using deception, manipulation & control. 

May 09, 2024 02:01 PM
Rainmaker
2,413,254
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Lost me KAREN SANCHEZ . I think I'd do the same as you but starting with "Who is your boss and could you spell that out for me?".

May 09, 2024 01:04 PM
Ambassador
4,757,155
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Ya, that sounds suspicious from the get go and I would likely just ignore it, haha.

May 10, 2024 04:42 AM
Rainer
421,278
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

They will bother you, impersonate people, try to get your passwords...

May 09, 2024 03:52 PM
Rainmaker
480,505
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

KAREN SANCHEZ 

Sorry, BLOCK:)

May 10, 2024 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,219,669
Peter Mohylsky, Destin BeachPro
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Scam

May 10, 2024 04:20 AM
Rainmaker
5,277,094
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never have used WhatsApp so no worries!

May 10, 2024 04:43 AM
Rainmaker
1,208,773
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I don't see any hint of Bitcoin being a topic. But be careful with your information

May 10, 2024 06:02 AM
Ambassador
6,458,239
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Inquiries that involve whatsapp get reported as spam and blocked.

May 10, 2024 02:31 AM
Ambassador
3,356,159
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

 

I delete those - I do not bother to respond.  Report as SPAM and the DELETE. 

Nor do I use WhatsApp or TickTok.

May 10, 2024 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
652,326
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

at the first hint of scam or time wasting junk I immediately go in ignore mode and if persistent, block...ain't got time or patience for those games.

May 10, 2024 06:33 AM
Rainmaker
769,539
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I always tell inquiries that I don't do business on WhatsApp as they are always phoney leads.  I don't even want to hear from them again so I block them.

May 14, 2024 08:12 AM