Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker)

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Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Alan May reported it to Noel and Noel's already removed the account.

Looks like the spammers used the Facebook tactic of duplicating an existing profile and then posting.

Dec 28, 2018 08:58 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Holy moly! Time for AR to do away with free accounts.

Dec 28, 2018 09:00 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Yes, I got one too and posed a question a few minutes ago... with a call out to Bob Stewart 

Dec 28, 2018 08:43 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Looks like it's been removed already.  My guess is it's sounding like a spoofed account.  I've reached out to Bob Stewart through his profile page in the past to report accounts.  You can also click the "Report" button on the blog itself, regardless of if it's members only, public or has comments disabled or not.  If someone else has reported it though, it will be unable for additional reporting.

Dec 28, 2018 09:36 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It is time for every member to change their password.

Dec 28, 2018 09:49 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Luxury Homes & Interior Designer

Sending a direct email to Bob Stewart usually does the trick. 

Dec 28, 2018 08:53 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I'd send an email to Bob Stewart.

Dec 28, 2018 08:45 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Geez, I missed all the fun. Sounds like it got taken care of. You can click the report button but not sure how effective that rally is these days. Support@ActiveRain.com or message Bob Stewart.

Dec 28, 2018 08:44 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Thanks, Bliz for telling us that Noel took care of it.

Dec 28, 2018 03:55 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I am with Roy Kelley 

Time to change passwords.

Dec 28, 2018 03:34 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Great question Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents . With out scrolling down to see the other answers I think I'd first check with Sheila to see if she was indeed hacked and if she was let her run with reporting it.

Dec 28, 2018 02:40 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

We are not expecting a Spam-free 2019!

Dec 28, 2018 02:12 PM
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Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

"To the mother ship"

Dec 28, 2018 01:36 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Scary; hope someone is watching this and it's not a trend.

Dec 28, 2018 10:35 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

You can't stop them.

Dec 28, 2018 09:34 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Facebook hackers have been doing this for quite a while - and it seems like they've now included the AR platform in their antics... This is troubling and concerning!!

Dec 28, 2018 09:11 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I got that too...

Dec 28, 2018 09:01 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Call AR support AND let Sheila know

Dec 29, 2018 04:20 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

I missed that...

 

Dec 28, 2018 07:48 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

The spammer was deleted, as were the posts and comments the 'fake' Sheila Anderson made.

Dec 28, 2018 02:29 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

There is a report button at the top of each post, and at the bottom of each comment.

Dec 28, 2018 01:05 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

contact support

Dec 28, 2018 12:43 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Glad our Rain friends are vigilant.

Dec 28, 2018 11:00 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Thanks for the heads up, I have not seen any this morning! A

Dec 28, 2018 10:22 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Good-eye

Dec 28, 2018 10:02 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Contact support!

Dec 29, 2018 03:49 AM
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Jeff Dowler, CRS Thanks for giving me the email to report an issue I have no other way to report. You are the only person who really answered my question, LOL.

Dec 28, 2018 09:04 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I think you can still REPORT -BUTTON a blog post even if comments are disabled Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents 

Jan 03, 2019 08:10 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

It looks like it has been removed.  Otherwise, just click the report button.

Dec 29, 2018 08:46 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Thanks, Liz and Bill Spear  and Noel and Happy New Year!

Dec 29, 2018 07:52 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It appears to have been handled.

Dec 29, 2018 07:02 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The spammers are stepping up cloning accounts here now. I am happy AR removed it so quickly

Dec 29, 2018 05:59 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Dec 29, 2018 05:12 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Good question.

Dec 29, 2018 05:03 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I saw that too and called Sheila.  She was able to contact support and got it taken down, and removed comments.

Jan 01, 2019 06:59 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

AR support

Dec 29, 2018 09:04 PM
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

I contacted Bob by email. When he didn't immediately respond I called and left a message. Eventually Debbie suggested I contact Noel and he took care of it.

Dec 29, 2018 12:13 PM