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Mike Luzzo,  in Orlando, FL

BEWARE: Have you heard of Ramsesy Alexander?

Asked by Mike Luzzo, Orlando, FL Thu Sep 15, 2011

Please see what I recieved today.

Dear Michael,

Thank you for responding to my inquiry. I am Ramsey Alexander, a Canadian citizen presently in India for official exploration. I need a 2-4 bedroom, it’s going to be cash buy, with a car garage and 2- 3 bathrooms with or without swimming pool price should not be more than $900,000.

Please send me list of homes that fit my criteria so that I can review and choose from.

I look forward to your response.



Help the community by answering this question:


Think I sold this guy a house!! In all seriousness, are we to believe ANYBODY would buy a home sight unseen AND what is there to explore in India exactly?
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 15, 2011
Thank you for the heads-up Mike. I've added this message to our spam database. Also, please don't forget that you can mark messages as spam within the My Leads section of your Trulia account.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 21, 2011
I just got my second email from this Alexander Ramsey (name taken from historic Minnesota Governor. I got the same message that Michael got from him.

Just an fyi!!

Glad everyone is looking out for these scammers!! And alerting the real estate community.

Myke Triebold, GRI. LMC
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 18, 2011
Oh brother...a dime a dozen!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 16, 2011
Please flag spammers. Below is a post that should help some folks avoid these bad guys.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 16, 2011
I think as a community of sales people...we should keep these notices alive....send it to your brokerage...send it to Facebook, Google it, Trulia, Active Rain.

As we know there are many of our fellow realtors who get "in trouble" believing someone is buying a 2-4 bedroom home for $900,000.

You can almost see them figuring their commission checks...when this happens.

Realtors, expecially new or commission starved agents are an easy targets for creeps like this.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 16, 2011
Just hit delete unfortunately, there will be another one from another name.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 15, 2011
My intent was to notify...I realize its a scam....

Mark...I agree with you

I wrote this guy back with a big sure I can help...lets see that proof of funds! He probably deleted and went on to anther realtor.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 15, 2011
I received one similar to this. Also a Canadian buyer and also in another country but the name was different. I deleted it. The delete key can keep us out of trouble and cut down on headaches. Thanks for sharing.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 15, 2011
SCAM by any another name (and there are many). Same scenario. Always out of country. Seem to always be Canadian residents. Always paying cash.

And always SCAM!

They aren't necessarily craigslist scammers ---- these folks could have found you via Trulia, Yahoo, Google, Zillow, etc. Since realtors' names are out there on our company websites, or attached to our listings, we will be subjected to scams like this.

Remember: if it's too good to be true, it is!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 15, 2011
I get 2 or 3 of these a month. Sometimes I string them along just for the fun of it. Nothing better than wasting a scammers time on a slow day.

You know, I'll bet PT Barnum would have made a fortune on the internet.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 15, 2011
It's a scam.

Move on.

Hope that helps.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 15, 2011
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
The nature of our business opens us up to people who we know nothing about. Dealing with strangers is what we do. It is difficult at times, sifting out the good from the bad. We all need to be extremely careful dealing with anyone from the internet. The internet, unfortunately, can be a playground for predators.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 15, 2011
Don't do it! It's one of those craig's list scammers. They find homes for sale and then list them for rent. I have seen this scam a million times. And, sadly, tenants actually have wired the first month's rent and security deposit to a bank account in a foreign country and show up with a moving truck only to find they have nowhere to live and no money either!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 15, 2011
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