Protect Yourself, for Crying Out Loud!

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I always shake my head when I hear about people who are duped into something which looks so very obviously like a scam to me.

A dear friend of mine, whom I consider to be street smart and rather savvy about life in general, actually deposited the check that strangers sent her claiming they just needed her to open the account, deposit the check, give them the account number and they’d pay her well for her trouble.  She was stunned when the FBI got involved.

In the interest of full disclosure, I will admit to allowing my feet to be photographed while in a mall parking lot by a guy claiming he was doing a print ad about shoppers.  He wanted me to take off one shoe and rub my foot as if it was really paining me after a day of shopping.  I was okay until he asked me to take off the other shoe and show the arch a bit more.  Then the warning bells went off and I scrambled into my car and drove away.

SO, because of the fact that anyone can be taken in, even in the best of circumstances with all their faculties in good working order – Freddie Mac made this video about foreclosure scams.  It echoes what I’ve said time and time again.  Talk to your lender if you’re having trouble making your making your payments. Don’t be taken in by people pretending to help.

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Cari McGee

My husband and I came to the Tri-Cities in 1994, and we thought it would be a temporary stop on our way to larger cities. He was a television sports anchor at the time, and we planned to go wherever the "next step up" took us. Twenty-plus years later, we're still here and we've loved every minute of it! We have two children now, and we've found the Tri-Cities area is a wonderful place to raise a family. It's a great place to do outdoorsy things -- I like to hike Badger Mountain or run along the river path. I also love reading ... by a cozy fire in the winter or a beautiful picture window in the summer (with the A/C on!). I've been a licensed Realtor since 2004. I earned my managing broker's license in 2016, which means I can run my own brokerage, or create a team of real estate agents and supervise them, which is exactly what I did when I formed the Cari McGee Real Estate Team in 2018! We have administrative and marketing personnel, as well as additional agents to serve you. I became a director of the Tri-Cities Association of Realtors Board of Directors in 2016, became Secretary/Treasurer of the organization, and was elected to Vice President in 2019. Want to talk about real estate? Click here to schedule a meeting with me!

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