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How Many Of You Are Being Harassed With Offers To Buy Your Home Or Business Property By Investors?

I get more text messages and mail from these people than from phone scammers these days. They are being really aggressive. They might as well fly a plane pulling a banner with their offer to buy our homes.
greenmountaingal · 70-79, F
I am an old lady, born toward the end of WWII, and all I get is sales calls, some of them outright scams. My favorite one is when a voice on the phone, usually with a strong foreign accent, tells you they are the IRS and if you don't give them money you will go to jail. I tell them I am old, have little money and no family. If they put me in jail, they will have to take care of me. They will have to feed me, do my laundry, and give me medical care; I'd actually be better off in jail! So I tell them to come and arrest me. I ask them if they need directions to my house.
SweetMae · 70-79, F
I get the auto warranty stuff the most!
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@SweetMae I get that a lot too but these offers to buy our homes is getting to the point of ridiculous. They are also harassing small business owners. One I know said he would sell his business if they give him $3 million and they aren’t interested any more but others are doing the same to him. He is also getting phone calls.
SweetMae · 70-79, F
@cherokeepatti That is excessive!!
4meAndyou · F
Thankfully you haven't taken anyone up on it. I hope you are thinking about Mortgage Identity Lock. If they are all over you like that, I have heard about people who actually steal your house by taking over your mortgage documents without your knowledge.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@4meAndyou Don’t have a mortgage, the house is paid off.
4meAndyou · F
@cherokeepatti Make sure no one is taking out loans with YOUR home as collateral. It's a lousy world out there at times.
Piper · 61-69, F
I do get a lot of emails about the mortgage I dont have on my house, and both kinds of mail about a potential buyer for it. No text messages that I've seen, but maybe because I rarely even look at those.
I'm getting a lot of promo emails from an American take away company these days... I don't think that their food will be edible by the time they deliver it here to England... 🤭
Driver2 · M
I am all the time , the phone company has to get a handle on this
Driver2 · M
@MarineBob wonderful
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@Driver2 they have spam blocker and warnings on some calls but not all. But even with the warnings the phone is ringing and the small business owners have to stop what they are doing to answer the phone. It is very disruptive to their business.
Driver2 · M
@cherokeepatti they buy up local disconnected numbers and just rotate them
LunarOrbit · 56-60, M
Vehicles are in short supply up here. Car company keeps bugging me to trade in my vehicle so they can resell it for a profit…FO.
SubstantialKick · 31-35, M
I keep getting calls about an extended warranty for my car. I block one number and I get a call from another one 😂.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@SubstantialKick well blocking generally doesn’t work because these a-holes are in India spoofing other people’s phone numbers to use to trick you into picking up the phone. They use random phone numbers and many times local numbers so you think it’s someone you might know or you might have real business with.
Jeffrey53 · 51-55, M
I get those 3 times a week. I don’t even own a home. My address is a house. They probably think I own it.
MarineBob · 56-60, M
Was made an offer on our propane exchange that isn't even opened yet
Keepitsimple · 51-55, F
I am. I just block them
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@Keepitsimple they are greedy f*ckers
Keepitsimple · 51-55, F
I think they need to bring lawsuits to these companies so others will stop with this junk. It’s getting old now.@cherokeepatti
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@Keepitsimple I wonder how many are trying to take advantage of older Americans who may not be very knowledgeable on the prices that real estate is going for these days. Make them a quick offer and it sounds like a big profit but in reality the homeowner won’t be able to find another home for the money they offer.
Me but I ignore it
Nayla · 51-55, F
eMortal · M
TikTok is full of those. I just deleted that app all together. Bunch of idiots.
Azlotto · M
No. Just one letter from a realty group, so far.
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