Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): Something Phishy Here - American Express calling

Something Phishy Here - American Express calling

Phishing Alert - American Expresssomething fishy here

I think I know why it's called phishing - because it stinks.  Today I got a call from a man who claimed to be calling on behalf of American Express.  He said "what do you want to do about your account?".  He claimed I owned them $6,000. (such a nice round number!) and it was due by the end of the month.  So?

I hung up on him and he had the nerve to call back and continue with his harangue.  He said he knew I was a Realtor in Hawaii - he must have found my cell phone number on the internet.  Well DUH, don't you think that's a little fishy?  He really blew it when he couldn't even come up with a better middle name for me than Kelly (blame that on St. Paddy's Day today).  HELLO - since you saw my website you would know my middle name starts with an M.  Am I supposed to believe that American Express searches the internet to find their customers phone numbers?  Sure, I'll believe that!

Beware of calls from 1 - 800 448-9570

(I Googled this number and WOW - what a lot of info on these guys.)

And a few hours later, I get another call from this same number!  But it got cut off before I answered - lucky for him or he'd be needing ear surgery by now. 

REALTORS - watch out for these jerks who search sites like Active Rain to find unsuspecting victims.

PHISHERS - quit pestering me!

BUYERS AND SELLERS - Go ahead and call me, I'm waiting to hear from you if you're thinking of buying or selling your Maui home.

Aloha from Maui - Georgina M. Hunter R(S) e-Pro  808 283-0635  EMAIL  www.EastMaui.com

 

Comment balloon 9 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • March 17 2009 05:41PM

Comments

Thanks for the heads up....I do appreciate it!

Posted by Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty) over 9 years ago

These calls are so repetetive and if they are making that many calls maybe they should get their DRE license.

Posted by Michael Wayne Jackson, Realtor - Senior Real Estate Specialist (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

If some of these individuals would spend as much time in a career job, as they do trying to cheat someone out of their hard earneed money, they would probably be very successful.

Your Queen Creek Real Estate Specialists

Posted by Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD (The Celtic Connection Realty) over 9 years ago

nice post thanks for sharing!

Posted by Bryan Crabtree (Bryan Crabtree, The Real Estate Expert.) over 9 years ago

Hi Georgina~ Thanks for the heads up.  I guess they must eventually get some fools to give them the info they are looking for and htat is why they stay at it.

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) over 9 years ago

Georgina- I get the emails like those all the time from Paypal. It amazes me that people fall for these scams.

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 9 years ago

PHISHERS - quit pestering me!

BUYERS AND SELLERS - Go ahead and call me

That was hilarious!  Just the flow from one type of caller to the next, just went so seamlessly!  You are too funny but thanks for the heads-up!

Kathy

Posted by Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team (Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the comments everyone.

These a**holes are still calling me again today!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 9 years ago

Georgina - I have a rule of thumb - if it is 888, 866 or 800 I let it go to voice mail. If it is real (which it never is) they will leave a message.

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 9 years ago

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