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Beware of Teaser Links!

Beware of Teaser Links

 

A couple months ago I made a the mistake of clicking on a link on Facebook and want to warn you: Beware of Teaser Links!  An incredible interest rate on morgages based on the Obama's Making Home Affordable Act caught my attention.  I thought it sounded too good to be Beware of Teaser Links true but wanted to see know more in case I could share the information with clients and friends.  

I clicked on the link and it started down a line of questions.  When they asked for a social security number, I knew it was not going to be good so I aborted the process.  

Having entered my phone number though was already a huge mistake.  For the first couple days afterward, we got 10 calls a day from lenders wanting to help me with my refinance.  The number of calls dwindled down but two months later, we are still getting at least 1-2 calls per day.  

I should know this being a Realtor, as we have companies constantly calling to sell us leads.  They get these leads in this same fashion and then sell them to us.  In this case, I'm sure they sold them to lenders.  

My advise if you see a tempting link like this, would be to search for the terminology that tempted you by yourself.  If you have to enter your phone number or email to get the answers you want, you may end up unsuspectingly being a lead like I was! Beware of Teaser Links!  

If you need a lender, ask a Realtor you trust.  If you need a Realtor in an area outside of your own, still ask a Realtor you trust if they can refer you to someone. I've found there's a lot more accountability that comes with referrals.  

 

 

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I am a REALTOR® in El Dorado Hills with Lyon Real Estate. I love living in El Dorado Hills, where homes with views have become my passion. Working with both buyers and sellers, my concentration on homes for sale includes not only El Dorado Hills, but also Folsom and the Cameron Park vicinity. For more information on me or our wonderful area visit my website at www.DeeDeeRiley.com or email me at driley@golyon.com. When you're ready to sell or buy a home – I would love to help! To read what my clients have to say about me and my service, visit my Client Testimonial page.

 
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Comment balloon 6 commentsDeeDee Riley • November 17 2013 10:45PM

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DeeDee, I am paranoid about any link these days.  There is so much garbage out there. Emails come in by the hundreds each day ... another product or deal to sell to those who don't want or need it. It is so frustrating!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 5 years ago

DeeDee - Great advice for everyone to be aware of - beware of teaser links they can do more harm than good!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) almost 5 years ago

DeeDee, I've fallen victim to these in the past and it's definitely not a fun experience. As tempting as it looks I refuse to click on any of these nowadays even if they may be real because the alternative would be an annoying loss of time. Thanks for the heads up though, especially if they're trying new ways to entice into clicking on these links.

Posted by Phil Stevenson, CRMP, Reverse Mortgage Expert in Miami and Florida (PS Financial Services 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630) almost 5 years ago

DeeDee Great Solid Advice, when I do have the urge I always stop as soon as I get to the dreaded phone number and a light goes off NO NO:)))))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 5 years ago

DeeDee I'm so glad I'm not the only who has clicked these links so I could help my clients.  Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate (Crown Key Realty, Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

DeeDee,  I saw that same ad and almost clicked on it!  Thank you for doing it for me!  I was curious.

Posted by Marge Draper, REALTOR, Keller Williams Realty, Menlo Park CA (Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto) almost 5 years ago

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