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If you received this message earlier you can ignore because i had some technical issues with my email. I am in search of a home builder and was recommended to you by the home builders directory. I have a building project to start soon and also another building of mine needs renovation, Just waiting on the bank to finalize and grant my loan. Can you build out of your building design? I have a certain pattern and plan for the kind of home i might be interested in.
I look forward to your reply.
Thomas HarryThis is actually about the 10th variant of this email that I have received in the last year. The others were in gobbled English, which brought immediate concern to their legitimacy. When responding with trepidation to the first one, the sender immediately wanted to dropbox drawings to me for review. Then they said there was a problem with their account and asked to log on using my password to transfer the drawings to me. The discussion obviously ended there, but later we heard that locking dropboxes and demanding money to unlock them is a real deal scam. When I think of the myriad project and philanthropic organizational information that I share back and forth in Dropbox, if it was removed or locked, it could be devastating.Peace, I hope things are well in the CRAN world.Fondly,David
Good-day,My name is Wendy Edwardo,I am hearing impaired that is the reason why contact you through via email,I will like to have a Design for Six Bed Rooms Bungalow All Suit with Two Living Rooms, foyal. master suite, playroom, kitchen, kitchenette, laundry room, and double Garage and will like access the Living from the Garage also have link with the Master Bed room ,If there is anything that can suite my taste which i am yet to included . Please Advice,Hope you accept credit Card as mode of payment for the Drawing , plan and Designs ,and i will appreciate if you can get back to me with the following details Estimate of Yours i will appreciate if you can get back to me with this Information Require from you
Your full name...
Company Phone Number..
Your Cellphone Number..
what is your position in the Company:
I will be looking forward to hear from you any moment from now and also let me know the major credit card that you accept for payment as soon as possible . till i hear from you remain bless and a nice day
I too received a similar email in November and again in January, although the first was addressed to another architect's email address but arrived in my email....which of course made me suspicious. The other architect dismissed the inquiry. I suspect that many were sent.
"Tony Richard" listed his home address as a $90k condo in Louisville, KY, but was not the legal owner of that unit. He described his new property as a lot in Clear Spring, MD, which proved to be a lot with a value of only $39k. I asked "Tony" to send a copy of his deed, since he was not listed in the Maryland Land Records and the property he listed was sold in May 2017 to another individual and then listed as sold again in December and again in January. I told him the property, in my opinion, was not appropriate for a $2m home in an area where the median home price was $250k. I never heard from him again.
The entire fiction, I suspect, was a fishing expedition for bank information, since he wanted to pay by credit card.
Greg Wiedemann, AIA
WIEDEMANN ARCHITECTS LLC
Yep, been happening here in Texas too.
My friend in Seattle has been making a game out of it and has been trolling one scammer for over a month.
Adding crazy things to the Program for no reason at all, just to see the reaction from the scammer. It's quite funny actually.
My personal favorite was adding an "underground firing range" which would increase the budget and extend the schedule.
The scammer flipped out.
Stay true out there!
Sean K Garman, Architect
MArch | AIA | LEED AP
3525 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, Texas 75219
I had the EXACT same client who wanted the EXACT same house with the EXACT same program but the site was in Illinois! I always reply to them by requesting a call to discuss their project. Twice now I've actually gotten a call from a guy with a deep accent. I ask them to send me the survey and request to meet in person, which always stops the communication. It is hard to believe that someone would actually spend time doing this!
Suzie Van Cleave, AIA
4421 N Oakland Ave #200 O 414.204.8917
Milwaukee, WI 53211 C 847.778.1625