I had a potential client contact me by email. It is a scam.
Here are his messages.
This is mark,i will like to know if you available for the home inspection of the new house that i just purchase for my mother and what area do you serve then do you accept credit card payment too.
Thanks,i will be expecting your reply back asap.
Thanks for your reply back…I have hearing impaired that is why am using via e-mail to contact you now,i just brought the house for my mum and i want all the house inspection service done because have be looking for a good Home Inspectors and can you go into the house for the inspection.
(Full House Home Inspection: 4,000 square feet and Maintenance Inspections with Written Report)
Let me know so that i can alert the former house owner to have the house keys deliver to you,also need a little favor from you because haven’t payment the balance up fees for the house which is sum of $1500 to balance up and i will be expecting your reply back asap.
Okay fine,the favor is that am going to give you my card to charge the sum of $2000 you will deduct the sum of $500 as inspection service deposit and send the remaining $1500 to the former house owner for me via western union money transfer because the former house owner want to accept cash for the remaining balance and you can locate a western union money transfer outlet nearest your place…i want you to know that they will send the key to you and you can go there for the inspection service then can you give me your FULL NAME, OFFICE ADDRESS, CELL PHONE NUMBER for the house owner to send the house keys to your office immediately they receive their balance.
They can make the key to the house available for you to write the estimate inspection service and once you the inspection service done you can e-mail the report because i want to know the work to be done in the house before my family move inside the house,am asking for this favor due to my disability and am at the hospital to undergo surgery in 1 week time that why am asking for the favor.