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Old 07-28-2020, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Hoover, AL
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Anyone else had this happen? The person knows my name, address, and mobile number--obviously. "Hi, M***, I use a service that helps me match public property records with owner contact info for houses I'm interested in, and your name came up. I'm Lori, and I'd like to speak about purchasing ((my address inserted)). Are you interested in selling?

My response was...What is your last name? I've received no response to that.

I wouldn't immediately write it off as a scam because when my husband and I were looking to buy our condo (student housing), we used public database to locate owners in the complexes we were most interested in. Then I would try to find the owners on social media. I was able to contact several via Facebook. I was surprised how many were willing to engage. Most would have been willing to talk, but needed to hold onto the property for another year or so.

I just can't figure out how this person could get my mobile number.
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:23 PM
Status: "I'm already tired of winter." (set 29 days ago)
 
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It's a white hot market.



Look her up online.
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Hoover, AL
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well, she has to give me her last name first!
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Old 07-28-2020, 08:05 PM
Status: "I'm already tired of winter." (set 29 days ago)
 
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well, she has to give me her last name first!

Either she's the world's worst realtor or it's a scam.
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Old 07-28-2020, 08:07 PM
 
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The question you need to ask yourself is, "Do I wish to sell my house?"

If the answer is NO, tell the enquirer that and don't engage in any further discussion.

If the answer is YES, make proper enquiries as to the value of the house first before engaging with this person further, watch out for scams.
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Old 07-28-2020, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Up North in Cold County-Brrrrrr
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Seems like I get post cards every 5 months from someone wanting to buy my house no matter what condition it is in.

Public information is out there displaying property owners and if the home is owned outright. I just put it in the recycling bin and that is that. When I am ready to sell, it won't be with someone who solicits me and will offer below price. No thanks. I'll work with a realtor if I choose to sell. Have to be careful nowadays.
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Old 07-29-2020, 12:45 AM
 
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i get them about once a month, its the people they will pay you cash for your house, Like 25% of what its worth. they also send a lot of mail too.
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Old 07-29-2020, 06:16 AM
 
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Anyone else had this happen? The person knows my name, address, and mobile number--obviously. "Hi, M***, I use a service that helps me match public property records with owner contact info for houses I'm interested in, and your name came up. I'm Lori, and I'd like to speak about purchasing ((my address inserted)). Are you interested in selling?

My response was...What is your last name? I've received no response to that.

I wouldn't immediately write it off as a scam because when my husband and I were looking to buy our condo (student housing), we used public database to locate owners in the complexes we were most interested in. Then I would try to find the owners on social media. I was able to contact several via Facebook. I was surprised how many were willing to engage. Most would have been willing to talk, but needed to hold onto the property for another year or so.

I just can't figure out how this person could get my mobile number.
SCAM. End of subject. The very BEST, but highly unlikely, possibility is one of those "Cash for your house" - which is a kind of scam anyway.

What amazes me are the number of answers to wouldn't just delete this message. You shouldn't even reply to them. Your mobile number, your name, and possibly more probably exist on hacked lists for sale on dark websites.
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Old 08-11-2020, 05:54 PM
 
Location: plano
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All the big tech entities use phone number to text a code to you. So they've been hacked or sold the info to someone how will pay for it. I got one earlier this week.
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Old 08-11-2020, 06:53 PM
 
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i get them about once a week, they going offer you about 25% of what its worth
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