I received an e-mail from Inspector-Seek about a client looking for an inspection, who also checked the box for “I am ready to book an inspection”.

I answered and some e-mails went back and forth because the client is “hearing impaired” she claims, so e-mails would have to do. No problem.

Finally, I received this, which I am pasting as she sent it to me:

"Hello ,

 Thanks for the quote. I am OK with the quote and i would have everything put in place for the inspection,first of all i will like 

you to know that the house if for sale by the owner and not by Realtor,I will like you to know the house is still occupied and it will be vacant next weekend,I want you to know that the caretaker will send you the key and you can go there for the inspection,i need you to send me your full name and office address and a valid phone number as requested by the caretaker he would need it to contact you to schedule the inspection and get the house keys to your office immediately they receive their balance,I will like to know what kind of credit cards you accept for payment so i can make the payment asap,I would have to seek a little favor from you and i would be happy if you can be able to grant me the favor i seek from you.Due to my present health condition,i would provide you my credit card details for you to charge for the total cost of the service and also i would like you to charge an extra sum of $ which would be used to balance up fees for the house,I am sorry if i am asking for too much but i would have forwarded the balance to him myself but i am held down with health issues right now and am still at the hospital and the seller stated he wants the balance by bank transfer that’s why i am seeking your favor on this, i would be willing to compensate you if you can assist me on this.

Your urgent response would be appreciated.

Warm Regards"

My answer: "Hello Keisha:

I will not be able to help you, as I do not do business this way. Please contact another inspector who might go along with your wishes.

Thank you"

If they spent all this energy doing a legal, valid job instead of trying to steal your hard earned money, this would be a wonderful world.

Gee thanks for nothing. She email me twice in the last two days:shock:


It makes sense that she would mail everybody. Still, I feel betrayed: I thought I was the only one.:(:frowning:

Nope, I’m in the club too, only I immediately recognized the “hearing impaired” scam from earlier this summer. It just triggered my “spidy sense”, when her first email requested my hours of operation.

I got that same Email!

I’ve lost track, but I think we’re up to around 50 different threads on this topic.