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golfbrat0369, Home Buyer in Morgan Hill, CA

Where do we report the spam adds?

Asked by golfbrat0369, Morgan Hill, CA Mon Sep 17, 2012

There are a couple of rental listings that I've received response emails on that are obvious spammers.

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Debra Tsai’s answer
Hi Golf,

I had dealt with a scammer when I listed my rental property in Morgan Hill. Usually, the scammer won't show the property to the prospects for whatever their reasons.

You may click the link on "flag" or "spam" or to "report" for the scamming ad. As consumer, you may go to the website for filing the complaint:

http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2004/07/newspamemail.shtm

Debra Tsai Realty – Meeting Your Real Estate Needs
Debra Tsai, Broker
REALTOR®
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 17, 2012
Hi Golf:

Almost every website will have a "flag" or "spam" button at the bottom or top of the ad. In the case of Trulia and Postlets, there is a flag to "report" problems with an ad. Once you do that, it takes only 24 hours for Trulia to remove the advertisement AND the poster's account. I know because I reported a fake rental offer yesterday and it was down less than 24 hours later.

So use the flag or report buttons, and almost every service provider that I work with here in the real estate world will remove the ad. Trulia just seemed to do it the fastest!

Sincerely,
Grace Morioka
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 17, 2012
TO REPORT UNSOLICITED E-MAIL OR SPAM:

Spam@uce.gov

FTC Unveils New E-mail Address for Deceptive Spam: Spam@uce.gov

http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2004/07/newspamemail.shtm
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 17, 2012
You can either click on the "Flag" link or "Report Issue" depending on where you saw the ad.
Web Reference: http://www.terrivellios.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 17, 2012
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