If this has been discussed here, sorry for the re-post. I’m not a big poster here.
Got an internachi lead in my email yesterday from "“Corrinna Strausbaugh” asking for a quote with very little info on the home. I asked for more info and they only gave me the sq ft. Asked again for more info and they gave me an address. I googled the address and it does exist and is close to me and it is for sale.
They asked me to take a credit card for more than the inspection price and want me to give the difference to “the care taker”. Something smelled fishy. I asked for the caretaker’s, home owner’s and Agents name, address and phone numbers… that ended the conversation.
I called another local inspector on the other side of Baltimore who mentioned he was following up an internachi lead. I thought that was odd, two internachi leads in the same day when I have only seen one in a year.
Anyway, he got the same email from the same “Corinna Strausbaugh” and a home for sale near him about 40 miles north of here. He’s still stringing “Corinna” along. He’s trying to see can get the credit card number and check if the credit card is stolen. I don’t think there’s a credit card. I think they’re trying to gain enough trust to ask for a bank account number.
If ya’ll know about this, great. If you didn’t, you do now.