Real Estate Scams

Posted By Georgia Bell @ Jul 22nd 2010 3:46pm In: General

Scam artists have come up with yet another scam to try to cheat homeowners, realtors an even attorneys

I have personally jus

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1988 MINOTT ST
1011500 - Residential
Charleston, SC

4 bedroom home with gorgeous views of the Intracoastal Waterway from den, kitchen,bedrooms and screened porch! Undergoing renovations now - new kitchen with all new appliances. Private gated point of Riverland Terrace. This home even boasts a lovely swimming pool!


 

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1988 MINOTT ST
1011500 - Residential
Charleston, SC

4 bedroom home with gorgeous views of the Intracoastal Waterway from den, kitchen,bedrooms and screened porch! Undergoing renovations now - new kitchen with all new appliances. Private gated point of Riverland Terrace. This home even boasts a lovely swimming pool!


t had an incident that I would like to make you all aware of - so you don't get burned!

I received an email from someone from Tokyo who said he/she (I could not tell) wanted to purchase a listing of mine from the seller for cash and gave me the instructions as how to write the offer.

This person said that it would have to be handled by an attorney and that I could contact his/her financial advisor who lives in Toronto. I called the number given to me and spoke to the supposed financial advisor who then sent me by email the potential buyer's financial statement

I called the financial advisor back and told him that I needed a certified copy of the buyer's statement from his/her bank - an email version would not work. I asked him to get it overnighted to me.

The financial advisor then said that it would take a few days. When I tried to call him back the next day and many days thereafter, and when I tried to email the potential buyer back - neither would respond to me.

It was obviously a scam of some sort - we did not get far enough into it for me to see what they were trying to do - but I have never heard from either of them again;

 

You just can't be too careful these days...

 

 


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