Bp user scamming....

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I received an email from "Brain Parks" it is pasted below. 

Title: About your post loan

"I read your message on biggerpockets.com, i want you to know that i was once like you looking for loan all over the internet until someone introduce me to TD Home Loan, where i was able to get my loan with the rate of 3% with a processing fee which i paid, i will advise you to also contact them because i believe they will be able to help you too, the email is [email protected]

After looking into the email it is littered across the web shadily offering loans. Looks like it could be an identity theft data mining ploy. I have no post like what he remembered and he linked back to BP leading me to believe that he is most likely a user. If you guys could find/ban him that would be great. The email he used to contact me was "Brain Parks <[email protected]>;". I could see a new desperate investor falling for this and just want to protect this awesome community. 


@Joshua Dorkin  @Brandon Turner  Thanks fellas!

Medium head icon colorRyan Dossey, Call Porter | http://Callporter.com

Weird I posted a whole thread and it just dropped the title..... 

I received an email offering loans. After looking up the email it is littered along the web in shady attempts to get people to apply. Looks like it may be an identity theft data mining ploy.  

Email is as follows:

Subject: About your post loan

"I read your message on biggerpockets.com, i want you to know that i was once like you looking for loan all over the internet until someone introduce me to TD Home Loan, where i was able to get my loan with the rate of 3% with a processing fee which i paid, i will advise you to also contact them because i believe they will be able to help you too, the email is [email protected]"

Email address that it came from: [email protected]

I could see a desperate investor falling for this and just want to protect the community. If he is a user and you guys could ban him that would be great. @Brandon Turner   @Joshua Dorkin  

  

Medium head icon colorRyan Dossey, Call Porter | http://Callporter.com

3 posts by one poster and nothing showing, is that the scam? Getting me here with nothing to read? LOL

Medium logoscopiccroppedblue2Bill Gulley, General Real Estate Academy | https://generalrealestateacademy.com

Hey Ryan D. - thanks for letting us know. We removed the guy with the problem - but keep in mind that when you have an email address in the Forum Signature - anyone on the web can find it and email you cause they don't need to have an account to browse! Just fyi!  Thanks again!

Medium fbprofileBrandon Turner, BiggerPockets | http://www.BiggerPockets.com | Podcast Guest on Show #92

Looks like the TD in tdhomeloans stands for Trevor Dustin.  Theres a lot of garbage on the internet.  Definitely looks shady.

I found this site where there is a Brian Parks claiming Trevor Dustin is a scammer and took his money.

so wierd!

http://startups.co.uk/forum/topic/hard-money-lending-investment-and-projects-funding/

I'm feeling left out that Brain didn't offer me the big bucks!!!  Man, between that and not being offered 1.5 million by a Nigerian investor, I'm beginning to wonder that it's not them, it's me...  ;)

It's true you get sent junk but more often than not I also get great connections from BP.

I have gotten so much business from my e-mail in my sig. line.

My Comcast screens out most of the junk before it ever hits my inbox, spam, etc.

The solicitors tend to be very vague and generic in responses. When fishing for money they tend to be lazy. Another tip off is writing style that is not the coherent and multiple spelling mistakes.

The real e-mails I get tend to be very, very specific in nature with phone and e-mail contact. A quick way to get rid of a scammer is get them on Skype where It records video of them etc.

It's just a cost of doing business. If I have to wade through 100 junk e-mails for 10 quality clients then it's worth it. This Brain thing is the first thing I have received in months for junk from BP. 

( I am not getting junk from BP per se but it's just these people are trying to use BP for phishing and solicitation.)

Medium allworldrealtyJoel Owens, All World Realty | [email protected] | 678‑779‑2798 | http://www.AWcommercial.com | Podcast Guest on Show #47

Unfortunately, due to our size and visibility, we do get folks who try to use the site with evil purpose. As Brandon said, the account of a user tied to the email you mentioned was terminated from the account (we closed it prior to your message).  We went ahead and banned that IP address too as a result of your message, so hopefully the individual can not troll any emails from the site going forward.

Medium fbprofileJoshua Dorkin, BiggerPockets | http://www.biggerpockets.com | Podcast Guest on Show #100

Thank you very much @Joshua Dorkin  & @Brandon Turner  

 you guys are great. I second that although I've gotten some junk mail I also get tons of relationships by having my email in the signature. I was more just concerned for folks who are maybe less educated with computers. 

Medium head icon colorRyan Dossey, Call Porter | http://Callporter.com

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