Annie Adjchavanich, CRE LA, Orange Co, SFV, South Bay, Inland Empire (Secret HQ, Inc)

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
935,867
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

No, but the catfishing is pretty good off our backyard pond.

 

Jul 27, 2016 08:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I did not receive it; however, I do like catfish.

Jul 27, 2016 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Yes, catfish makes a very tasty dinner.  Let's serve him on a platter

Jul 27, 2016 09:38 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have 4 new wives because of this

Jul 27, 2016 07:53 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,178
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I did get an email and did not respond..... I deleted it..... as soon as I saw the word relationship.... 

Jul 27, 2016 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Nope, he has not been fishing over here...

Jul 27, 2016 02:46 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Yes, I've had a few "interesting" propositions over the years.  That's one of the main reasons I do not allow public comments on my blog.
 Glad Bob shut this loser down!

Jul 27, 2016 08:16 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Annie, I learned a new phrase today!  Yeah, I think that he'd do better on Match.com if he's looking for love.  And I've heard that everyone misrepresents their identity there.  But that many aliases?  (Not sure what the plural of alias might be).  That's a little creepy.

Jul 27, 2016 07:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The old I want to know you better line? This reminded me of the time I was in the Mall, minding my own business, walking around and some desperado, singles me out, comes up to me and says pssssst...Do you want to make a lot of money? ME: NO.   He is dumbfounded because I didn't hestiate and asked again. ME: NO....using my firm, no-nonsense, eye-contact with voice/demeanor authority. The guy left & quickly too. 

                                                       KNOW YOURSELF

        Did I want to make money? Of course! But not with this guy or way.

Jul 27, 2016 07:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

We have actually had some imfamous fake people on AR thru the years !

Jul 27, 2016 06:04 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I had no idea what catfishing was... but I've had that occasional emal and I just delete.

Jul 27, 2016 08:26 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thanks for the warning - talk about multiple personalities!

Jul 27, 2016 07:46 PM
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634,482
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I've received some "fishy" messages but never respond to them. Glad this Catfish got caught!

Jul 27, 2016 06:27 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No never. You are probably lucky:) JK.

But thanks for cleaning AR from ''those''. 

Jul 27, 2016 04:56 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annie Adjchavanich - what it means is, your posts are read.... (just kidding!)

You did exactly what one should do! Thanks for getting rid of one spammer on ActiveRain.

Jul 27, 2016 04:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Good detective work!

Jul 27, 2016 02:09 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Thta guy is getting around and thing is he probably doesn't look a thing like that picture.

Jul 27, 2016 12:56 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Good catch Annie Adjchavanich and good job Bob Stewart for shutting him down!

Jul 27, 2016 11:51 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I received the same text. He's good looking, but I'm not interested. 

This is the second one I've received because of AR. 

Jul 27, 2016 11:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,820
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Annie Adjchavanich 

Last time I got one of these calls was from a man who walked into my open house earlier.  My wife says good luck to you!

Sam

Jul 27, 2016 10:37 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Wonder whose photo he is using?

Jul 27, 2016 09:32 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Wow - I didn't get that particular email. Glad Bob handled it so quickly.

Jul 27, 2016 08:06 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Catfish are bottom feeders.

Jul 27, 2016 08:00 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I haven't been catfished, nor do I care for it. But off and on many of us have gotten emails expressing interest in getting to know us or establishing a relationship, etc. Often a number of people have gotten the same email. Glad you pursued your research and let Bob know, and us!

Jul 27, 2016 07:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annie,

Glad you let Bob know.  Like Richard Weeks I like the catfish you can get in Chinatown.  A

Jul 27, 2016 06:38 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

You are right to be cautious. I haven't had this happen to me.

Jul 27, 2016 06:17 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Willis, TX
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

That is really scary.  Glad you did the research and caught the guy!  Thanks for letting all of us know!

Jul 27, 2016 06:03 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No

Jul 27, 2016 11:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have not received this particular message.

Jul 27, 2016 03:30 PM
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John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Looks like you were HOODWINKED!! LOL!

Jul 27, 2016 07:46 AM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Yes this stuff has been going on for years but we bring em down as soon as we can by reporting them.  Such a waste of enery!

Jul 27, 2016 07:03 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

hey !! he approached me and said he thought i was sooo cute !! i got a dozen roses from him and i gave to my wife... he said he wanted to marry me.... ooops..i got him mixed up with hillary who has been stalking me :)

moral of the story..buyer be ware

Jul 27, 2016 06:34 AM
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Coal Infantino
Coldwell Banker - York, PA
Realtor specializing in south central PA

Yikes! Always trust your gut!

Jul 27, 2016 06:23 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I won't respond to any thing that sounds fishy.

Jul 28, 2016 12:58 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've gotten a couple of these.  One from a "consumer" who was allegedly an attractive single woman in Santa Maria.  Have to love scammers for a laugh.

Jul 28, 2016 04:32 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Yikes.  I'm glad the issue was quickly resolved.  

Jul 28, 2016 01:03 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Jul 27, 2016 11:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I do not allow comments when posting listings.

Jul 27, 2016 11:33 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Many times, I just hit the spam button and the profile gets deleted in a few hours.

Jul 27, 2016 10:29 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience. 

Jul 27, 2016 09:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I hate scammers! Thanks for the alert, but I'm not pretty enough for this loser!

Jul 27, 2016 09:56 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

no - not yet!

Jul 27, 2016 09:40 PM