Anyone else noticing a big jump in real estate-oriented fraud signs?
In California housing prices has taken quite a downturn and foreclosures are up by a large percentage. The street spam fraudsters have been quick to react. The past three days I snagged 275 signs, and probably 85 percent are real estate related (i.e. "Get Cash in 10 Days for your Home!", "Real Estate Investor Seeks Apprentice," "We Buy Houses--Any Condition, Any Location," "Avoid Foreclosure," etc.).
The large quantities of each sign type tell me the street spammers are smelling blood in the water and their criminal minds are calculating how to make a quick killing. If the real estate market accelerates its drop, I suspect the fraudsters will up their efforts.
Just wondering if any of you have seen a increase in real estate spam as well. In California it used to constitute about 60 percent of the illegal signs I yanked; it now makes up the vast majority of the coroplast theat is now sliced and stuffed into the garbage can.
Of course, none of the signs ever have a company name or show any real estate licensing information. Cockroaches like to remain anonymous.
"It's 10 p.m. Do you know what Dumpster your street spam is sleeping in?"
#1. "RE: SPAM WATCH: REAL ESTATE SIGNS" In response to Reply # 0
The housing market is stable here, so I don't see many real estate signs. There one persistant pest. A daily round of I take them down in the same location every day for a while. Guess he thinks he's going to wear me out.
Sign, Sign, everywhere a sign. Blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind. Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign? And the sign said long haired freaky people need not apply. ----Song by Five Man Electrical Band 1970