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Scammers trying to sell homes they don't own is on the rise

Original post made on Oct 15, 2023

A growing number of scammers posing as property owners have been contacting real estate agents to sell vacant lots and vacation or rental properties that are not occupied by the owner in a new scam that's on the rise in California.

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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 15, 2023 at 10:19 am

Michael Austin is a registered user.

Those greedy, no ethics realtors involved with this type of transaction must be suspended immediately and jailed.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 20, 2023 at 9:19 pm

Michael Austin is a registered user.

Realtors Are a Neighborhood nuisance.
Realtors tend to think every homeowner wants to sell their home. They are in the neighborhoods distributing their unrecyclable literature. I have emailed multiple realtors and asked them to remove my address from their mailing list. They all promise to do so. However, they do not follow through. I follow through with additional emails, they eventually dry up. One realtor said he would give me $100 if I got another of his unrecyclable flyers. I do continue to receive their flyers addressed to the "postal Customer," with no name and no address. I mark them all return to sender; the mail carrier is picking them up and taking them with him.

I admonished several realtors for being cheap, and not using the U.S. postal service to distribute their flyers. Many of those realtors started using the postal service. Occasionally I get a flyer on my doorstep from out-of-town realtors, which is particularly bothering because I must bend my aching back to pick it up and put it in the garbage. I contacted those realtors and explained the local realtors are professional, not cheap, they use the postal service.

The high gloss finish on realtors' printed flyers is typically achieved through a process called "U V Coating." The toner used to print the high gloss flyers is mostly powdered plastic. The plastic is milled into super fine powder. Probably contained staples and other fine metals. Under ultraviolet light, they achieve a static charge (radiation) to enable printing with a high gloss finish.

Years ago, there was one professional, very nice realty lady, every year before the 4TH. July holiday, she placed the American flag next to every residential driveway throughout the entire neighborhood. It was on a wood stick, cloth flag, and recyclable paper note. Then, there are a couple of silly realtors, who describe themselves as "580/680 expert," Vintage Hills Specialists", "West Side Exclusive listing."

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