Scam Alert! March 2018

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Inbound Real Estate Marketing L.L.C.

Dear Active Rainers,

 

On March 26th, 2018 I received the following email through my active rain contact form. 

 

Message details: 
From: William Thomas 
Email: williams.thomas5566@gmail.com 
Phone: 98556990 
Subject: Potential Lead from ActiveRain

Respected Friend, Please do accept my apologies as i do not wish to invade into your privacy. I am Hon Barrister Williams Thomas, a personal attorney of a late Engineer bat Newman, given the same last name with you. He died with his wife and their only child in a car accident here in Lome-Togo, My reason for contacting you is to present you to the bank as his closest relatives (Next of kin) for the claim of his fund valued Thirteen million five hundred and eighty thousand United state dollars. Please feel free to write me directly on my email (williamsthomas9999@gmail.com) Best Regards. Mr. Williams Thomas (ESQ) Principal Attorney @ Williams chambers Rue: 36, Boulevard Avenue. Lome Togo

 

THIS IS A SCAM! I GOOGLED THE SMAIL ADDRESS AND THE FIRST THING THAT POPPED UP? 

 

Scam Alert

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Robert,
I got the same letter today.  I reported it to AR.  Hopefully his account will be deleted and his IP address blocked.

Mar 26, 2018 10:55 AM #1
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have gotten dozens of these.  Anyoe who has not caught on to this yet deserves to lose.  Warnings on this type of scam has been our for years.

Mar 26, 2018 11:29 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

A lot of people died there recently, I got one as well, and amazingly they are all wealthy leaving millions for their relatives.

Mar 26, 2018 11:33 AM #3
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

I got it today as well. We should have a way to report scam when we get these.

Mar 26, 2018 05:55 PM #4
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