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California couple wires $800,000 home down payment to scammer



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by Anonymousreply 117May 23, 2024 1:40 PM

The hubster is handsome but D-U-M-B.

by Anonymousreply 1May 15, 2024 7:54 AM

Greedy people. right?

by Anonymousreply 2May 15, 2024 7:57 AM

Excessively GREEDY trying to be "Christian" from their hundreds of self-attitudes as a Xtisn self-involved POS!

by Anonymousreply 3May 15, 2024 8:04 AM

The down payment was nearly a million dollars? It must be quite a house.

by Anonymousreply 4May 15, 2024 8:09 AM

Even if it was wired- why not go directly to the office to perform the transaction? Or write a paper check to deposit?

I could see having to use an NFC key the company would send in the mail that would have to be connected to the accounts directly.

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by Anonymousreply 5May 15, 2024 8:42 AM

The husband actually looks dumb - slack jawed. Stupid people are great fucks so he's probably got that going on in his favor.

The moral of the story is that these days you have to know exactly what you're doing and triple check everything to be certain that what you're doing is authentic. Any suspicions? Don't do it.

by Anonymousreply 6May 15, 2024 8:57 AM

R4 god fucking forbid you visit the link which contains the information being discussed here.

by Anonymousreply 7May 15, 2024 8:58 AM

Where do people that young and dumb get 800K?

by Anonymousreply 8May 15, 2024 11:54 AM

OnlyFans, R8.

by Anonymousreply 9May 15, 2024 12:04 PM

The husband should do OnlyFans, R9.

He'll make back all his money in no time.

by Anonymousreply 10May 15, 2024 4:00 PM

I hope their marriage can survive this uttaly embarrassing ordeale.

by Anonymousreply 11May 15, 2024 4:33 PM

I remember this story. It’s a bit old and if I remember correctly, they did get some or most of their money back

I’ve bought and sold 3 houses and was scared shitless that somehow I’d fuck up and wire t he money to a scammer.

by Anonymousreply 12May 15, 2024 4:38 PM

Can we get a wellness check on R11, please?

by Anonymousreply 13May 15, 2024 5:00 PM

The husband needs to sell his hairy hole to the gays, he'll earn that money back quick.

by Anonymousreply 14May 15, 2024 5:10 PM

The husband probably has a huge cock and could sell his services to the gays and make a lot of money. The wife, not so much

by Anonymousreply 15May 15, 2024 5:11 PM

That baby Declan is a giant!

by Anonymousreply 16May 15, 2024 5:15 PM

Kevin and Nicole Noar.

And Nicole is a MOMMY FRAU. No wonder this dumb bitch got scammed:

[quote] Nicole Noar

[quote] 💗Kevin's wife 💙Deklan + Roman’s Mommy

[quote] 👩🏻‍⚕️RN L&D, Reproductive Med + Lactation Consultant

[quote] 💁🏻‍♀️Founder @snuggleshield

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by Anonymousreply 17May 15, 2024 5:17 PM

I'd love to see what Kevin is packing.

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by Anonymousreply 18May 15, 2024 5:19 PM

Wow they are indeed still wed in their marital bliss with two wunnerful chillins and a baby sneeze gawde

by Anonymousreply 19May 15, 2024 5:28 PM

The husband's gay!

by Anonymousreply 20May 15, 2024 6:04 PM

[quote] The husband's gay!

No, he's a chef.

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by Anonymousreply 21May 15, 2024 6:06 PM

Too dumb to be homeowners.

by Anonymousreply 22May 15, 2024 6:11 PM

Does she ever let him speak or is he just there to lift things and look pretty?

by Anonymousreply 23May 15, 2024 6:12 PM

As a seasoned financial crimes investigator, just based on what they said in the video, my first impression is that it is likely the escrow agent who sent the instructions was in collusion with the recipient in Singapore. In other words, I believe it was an inside job.

by Anonymousreply 24May 15, 2024 6:33 PM

Was it really a matter of their stupidity? Could they have easily caught the problem in the routing number?

by Anonymousreply 25May 15, 2024 6:41 PM

Can someone summarize what happened?

by Anonymousreply 26May 15, 2024 6:43 PM

The husband could whip up a fresh batch of Bechamel sauce for me!

by Anonymousreply 27May 15, 2024 6:46 PM

If that's true, R24, it shouldn't be hard to track the money down.

by Anonymousreply 28May 15, 2024 6:50 PM

The routing number is simply to US bank identifier for the transfer. The problem is the beneficiary account happens to be a foreign entity, unless their is a further beneficiary bank in Singapore where the account is maintained, and they are using the US bank as the intermediary. The US bank they paid through has a regulatory and fiduciary responsibility to know their customer (KYC if a keystone of the US Patriot Act of 2021). The couple can actually sue the paying bank for housing a scammer as a customer and not having done proper due diligence when they onboarded them as a customer.

by Anonymousreply 29May 15, 2024 6:55 PM

Have they set up a GoFundMe yet?

by Anonymousreply 30May 15, 2024 8:03 PM

Actually R30, they did.

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by Anonymousreply 31May 15, 2024 8:10 PM

^^Ha ha, i LOVE that kid's expression at r31.

It screams: "I got stuck with these losers, and I can't find my receipt to process a return." (SIGH).

by Anonymousreply 32May 15, 2024 8:14 PM

It’s Solana Beach. A 1932 1 BR cracker box costs a million.

by Anonymousreply 33May 15, 2024 8:27 PM

This story is 4 years old.

by Anonymousreply 34May 15, 2024 8:51 PM

The wife could be prettier with short hair and a bit of makeup

by Anonymousreply 35May 15, 2024 9:19 PM

oof imagine the trow-ma!

by Anonymousreply 36May 15, 2024 9:34 PM

THE GARBAGE SITE "US SUN" publishes this 4 year old story - for god knows what reason - in APRIL 2024. Because the INTERNET IS FILLED WITH CRAP.

3, 2, 1

An idiot Datalounger posts it in MAY 2024.

Why? Because for 33% of Datalounge posters, time stands still. It might as well have been yesterday or the Weimar Republic. Who cares! It's all the same!

by Anonymousreply 37May 15, 2024 9:38 PM

Yup, Solana Beach is a nice area. However, they put down $800K. How much was the house?

by Anonymousreply 38May 15, 2024 9:45 PM

So what's happened in the last 4 years? Did they get the money back? Did the escrow agent get fired?

by Anonymousreply 39May 15, 2024 9:49 PM


by Anonymousreply 40May 15, 2024 9:55 PM

the hot husband hunted the scammer down and fucked him relentlessly.

by Anonymousreply 41May 15, 2024 10:08 PM

[quote] Yup, Solana Beach is a nice area. However, they put down $800K. How much was the house?

I watched the video back again, and the reporter said that they were buying a house in CARLSBAD, but ended up staying with family in Solana Beach.

Also, he states that the $775,000 was SIXTY PERCENT of the total purchase price.

By my calculation, the purchase price of the house was about $1,291,000.

Does that sound about right for Carlsbad, California?

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by Anonymousreply 42May 15, 2024 10:09 PM

Carlsbad is also a nice area. It's in North County San Diego. $1.2 million sounds OK and maybe low.

by Anonymousreply 43May 15, 2024 10:14 PM

How did they have that kind of money? One of the articles said they "saved" for their dream house, but you'd have to be earning a hell of a lot to save $800K at that point in your life.

by Anonymousreply 44May 15, 2024 10:20 PM

Their parents probably helped them.

by Anonymousreply 45May 15, 2024 10:34 PM

They raised $21,000 on GoFundMe.


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by Anonymousreply 46May 15, 2024 10:35 PM

Mama’s mussy is twitching like an addict’s trigger finger at a bank robbery!

by Anonymousreply 47May 15, 2024 11:02 PM

[quote] Was it really a matter of their stupidity? Could they have easily caught the problem in the routing number?

No. It is a rather sophisticated scam. Buyers typically only communicate with escrow by e-mail. Then their own financial institution would have no way of knowing if the account number is fraudulent. It is a cautionary tale. Even smart people should call to confirm wiring instructions.

by Anonymousreply 48May 15, 2024 11:16 PM

I work for a bank and I can't tell you how many times I see this scam. I feel bad but there is nothing we can do, Even when we see the red flags the client insists we send the money. They get pretty nasty about it too. "Just send it!" or I'll report you to the CFPB. Then of course they want our help and blame us when they realize they got scammed. Fuckers.

by Anonymousreply 49May 16, 2024 2:17 AM

Rich people putting their hands out for GoFundMe donations? Yea, no. Also Carlsbad is boring as fuck. It's full of old people playing golf all day. Young people would and should be bored to tears there. And look at the bright side: They were gonna lose that $800k anyway when the real estate market inevitably shits the bed. $800k should've been the PRICE of the home, not the 60% downpayment amount! A fool and his money are soon parted in one way or another.

by Anonymousreply 50May 16, 2024 3:34 AM

I thought you guys were overhyping the husband but he really is that hot and totally my type. If he's not going to do OF we should try to bait him for some nudes & a jerk off video.

Husbands usually lose some of their attraction to their wives once she start popping out babies.

by Anonymousreply 51May 16, 2024 4:20 AM

He has lovely hair.

by Anonymousreply 52May 16, 2024 4:43 AM

Aren’t a lot of these “Cali” houses used for porno movies?

by Anonymousreply 53May 16, 2024 5:23 AM

That's in the San Fernando Valley. ^^

by Anonymousreply 54May 16, 2024 5:27 AM

“$800k, was that the down payment?”

by Anonymousreply 55May 16, 2024 6:17 AM

A few years ago, my bank contacted me to query possible fraud on my account. I said thanks for calling but that I was going to hang up and dial a number that I knew definitely belonged to my bank before proceeding.

Anyway when I rang my bank it turned out it was a genuine call. I'd made a few small transactions in a row, which were genuine, but it triggered their anti fraud software so they put a freeze on my account.

So I'm surprised their bank didn't contact them to query such a massive transaction.

by Anonymousreply 56May 16, 2024 8:23 AM

Why would you “wire” that much money? Get a certified check.

by Anonymousreply 57May 16, 2024 10:13 AM

[quote]Why would you “wire” that much money? Get a certified check.

When my husband and I recently bought a home, the closing attorney/escrow would only accept a wire transfer, no certified checks allowed. So, after receiving the wiring instructions via encrypted email, I called their office just to confirm the account number. Even so, I was nervous as hell wiring over such a large sum (for me) and was so relieved when the transaction was confirmed.

by Anonymousreply 58May 16, 2024 11:05 AM

What I don't understand is how the scammer was able to intercept the email with the wiring instructions and then replace the routing number with a fake account.

by Anonymousreply 59May 16, 2024 11:27 AM

The husband is not that hot.

by Anonymousreply 60May 16, 2024 11:28 AM

The hubby has been selling his hairy ass for the last five years.

by Anonymousreply 61May 16, 2024 3:52 PM

He’s not, R60. His eyes are kind if beady and close together though so he’s most likely bisexual.

by Anonymousreply 62May 16, 2024 4:02 PM

I work for a bank and deal with this nonsense all the time. You'd be surprised how many millions of dollars people are defrauded of and think we can magically get their money back. I got news for you once it's gone it's gone. The banks have no power to get it back. Verify people!

by Anonymousreply 63May 17, 2024 1:59 AM

Millennials want to do everything not only with a phone, but with the shortcut app. They've probably never held a pencil.

by Anonymousreply 64May 17, 2024 2:03 AM

If the fraud is noticed right away, preferably on the same day, or at most the next day, it may be possible to get the funds back.

by Anonymousreply 65May 17, 2024 2:05 AM

If you’re paying by credit card.

by Anonymousreply 66May 17, 2024 6:40 AM

wire transfers for real estate are required in CA so there is no alternative... in addition, once a wire transfer las left the issuing bank, there is no getting the money back unless the recipient agrees to it... period

by Anonymousreply 67May 17, 2024 8:51 AM

When did Morgan Fairchild start working at ABC 10?

by Anonymousreply 68May 17, 2024 10:39 AM

R67 REQUIRED?! That's fucked. Now I have complete sympathy for them. I figured they were being lazy.

by Anonymousreply 69May 17, 2024 10:44 AM

In TX, every title company and realtor has language in their email signature saying something like, “wire scams are on the rise. Always confirm with your title officer by phone before wiring any money”. Etc etc

by Anonymousreply 70May 17, 2024 12:14 PM

R67 Wrong on getting the funds back. It depends on the paying bank and the circumstances. If the sending bank alerts the receiving bank that the wire was fraudulent they can freeze the funds in the beneficiary's account and investigate before allowing access.

by Anonymousreply 71May 17, 2024 1:39 PM

Escrow is a California thing and I have to say, it felt way less secure to me when we did it.

I bought and sold homes in other states where in addition to realtors, you had a lawyer involved plus your bank/lender. The lawyer was mostly involved in the initial review of the contract and negotiations (not debating the price per se, but accounting for any discoveries during inspection, etc.) But then they were involved at the end, confirming wiring instructions, etc. (And no, you would not get a cashiers' check for anything this large, it would be sent via wire transfer).

I felt more secure with that because a lawyer and the bank were involved, both regulated industries. Whereas an escrow company seems to have limited liability, and all of the employees seemed to be no smarter than waitresses. Instead of an actual legal professional we had Maria Conchita Consuela Velveeta Melendez, with foot long fingernails, pushing escrow along. I had to correct several errors found in our paperwork, which was astonishing considering the importance of the transaction.

Sad but not surprised that these people got shafted.

by Anonymousreply 72May 17, 2024 1:56 PM

[quote] If the fraud is noticed right away, preferably on the same day, or at most the next day, it may be possible to get the funds back.

With wire transfers, it's rare, and it depends on the receiving bank. Transfers going to international accounts/banks are unlikely to be retrieved.

by Anonymousreply 73May 17, 2024 1:57 PM

that's preposterous r71, who would make the determination that the wire was fraudulent? even it were, there would have to be a process to make such a determination... if it is, then of course the funds may be frozen, but by the sign such determination is made, the receiver could most certainly have already moved the funds elsewhere

by Anonymousreply 74May 17, 2024 2:08 PM

The husband should do some jerk off videos on a porn site.

by Anonymousreply 75May 17, 2024 2:17 PM

[quote] Escrow is a California thing and I have to say, it felt way less secure to me when we did it.

Funny how California regulates everything to DEATH, except for the things that really matter.

Like this.

by Anonymousreply 76May 17, 2024 4:33 PM

Looks like their legal case is still pending.

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by Anonymousreply 77May 17, 2024 4:42 PM

R73 As a bank financial crimes person I can confirm having obtained refunds from foreign banks for fraudulent wires many times. It's a combination of timing and whe5ther the bank is reputable. And afterwards as part of our bank's risk acceptance policy we would add suspected non-compliant foreign banks to our real-time blocked list so that future payments involving that bank will be flagged and not processed until the payment had been fully investigated. Some foreign banks are actually complicit in wire fraud.

by Anonymousreply 78May 17, 2024 9:04 PM

R78 I worked in similar roles for a bank. OFAC and all that sort of fun stuff w/foreign banks. We used to tell anyone sending money to India, in the nicest way possible, that we had no control over their transfer once it left our hands (translation: you'd be better setting the money on fire).

by Anonymousreply 79May 17, 2024 11:20 PM

Has anyone mentioned yet that the husband should do jerk off videos on a porn site?

by Anonymousreply 80May 18, 2024 1:40 AM

Yes, I also had my hands in the OFAC responsibilities in both commercial real estate and mortgage lending. Nothing else to add here except how important it was to run all parties involved to see if there were any hits for anyone, and if there were, that was a hard stop for us in terms of the deal, until and unless there was very good evidence the person/entity with the hit could prove they weren't at fault, etc. I've never seen a successful fraud happen though, hopefully because we were pretty careful about our hits/investigations.

by Anonymousreply 81May 18, 2024 1:48 AM

R80, Or, that he’s really not that hot?

by Anonymousreply 82May 18, 2024 2:42 AM

He's ok... not a lot of charisma... and his bolognese doesn't even look that good!

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by Anonymousreply 83May 18, 2024 4:08 AM

Why is he using a single burner to cook this instead of an actual stove? Just curious.

by Anonymousreply 84May 18, 2024 4:23 AM

R84, I'm going to assume it has something to do with losing 800k?

by Anonymousreply 85May 18, 2024 4:32 AM

ROFL R85 - good answer, you made me laugh.

by Anonymousreply 86May 18, 2024 4:39 AM

They'll be making their next down payment in pennies.

by Anonymousreply 87May 18, 2024 4:55 AM

You all are so mean!

They can't help it if they're dumb.

The husband, especially. Therefore, he must be really good in bed.

That is, when he's not stressed out from losing $800,000.

by Anonymousreply 88May 18, 2024 5:29 AM

This could have happened to anyone, really.

Dumb hot husband or not.

by Anonymousreply 89May 18, 2024 2:27 PM

So the scam depended on someone being able to hack into the mortgage company emails and know when they were closing a deal.

by Anonymousreply 90May 18, 2024 3:01 PM

It was probably the husband. He looks gullible.

by Anonymousreply 91May 18, 2024 3:07 PM

husband should sell some selfsuck videos

by Anonymousreply 92May 18, 2024 3:18 PM

R90 The scam likely had to do with an insider job at the mortgage company collaborating with an outside source to send an email with a different beneficiary entity on the wire transfer information.

by Anonymousreply 93May 18, 2024 9:36 PM

[quote] The scam likely had to do with an insider job at the mortgage company collaborating with an outside source to send an email with a different beneficiary entity on the wire transfer information.

They probably smelled a couple of suckers.

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by Anonymousreply 94May 18, 2024 9:48 PM

To be fair even reasonably savvy individuals could for for the wire transfer scam.

by Anonymousreply 95May 18, 2024 10:14 PM

[quote] I'd love to see what Kevin is packing.

Me too, hoping for major meat and nice full balls

by Anonymousreply 96May 18, 2024 10:15 PM

[quote] The husband could whip up a fresh batch of Bechamel sauce for me

Sure, but I’d prefer he whip up a fresh load of man cream and deposit it down my throat. That sounds quite tasty.

by Anonymousreply 97May 18, 2024 10:22 PM

[quote] the hot husband hunted the scammer down and fucked him relentlessly.

Yup, he left his hole raw and gaping, and completely blown out and busted.

by Anonymousreply 98May 18, 2024 10:26 PM

It can be yours, for the low, low price of $800,000!

by Anonymousreply 99May 18, 2024 10:35 PM

He's a Chef and she's a Lactation Nurse

And they have 800K saved at such young ages???

Lemme explain something to y'all --- [bold]Some rich grandparent died[/bold] and they, dumbly, put it ALL down as a 60% down payment on a house.

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by Anonymousreply 100May 19, 2024 7:42 AM

[QUOTE]wire transfers for real estate are required in CA so there is no alternative... in addition, once a wire transfer las left the issuing bank, there is no getting the money back unless the recipient agrees to it... period

Are you sure about this, r67? I just sold my home a month ago. It was a private sale to neighbors. No real estate agents were involved. I filled out the buyer/seller agreement and addendum with all the relevant conditions. We sent the paperwork off to Stewart Title. Their lawyers reviewed and gave the OK. We signed the paperwork at closing and I received a cashiers check for the down payment then and there.

by Anonymousreply 101May 21, 2024 3:27 AM

Scammers are getting smarter. Soon everybody will have fallen for a scam or two.

by Anonymousreply 102May 21, 2024 4:21 AM

An 800k down payment? I know it's not that crazy in HCOL areas - it's 20 percent of $4 million, and they could be paying more than 20%. Still, must be nice.

by Anonymousreply 103May 21, 2024 4:50 AM

They probably made it up for attention and to start a GoFundMe.

by Anonymousreply 104May 21, 2024 4:52 AM

R104, Who would do something like that?

by Anonymousreply 105May 21, 2024 6:26 AM

30 yr olds.... buying a 1.4 million dollar home and now setting up a go fund me..... give me a break.

by Anonymousreply 106May 21, 2024 6:45 AM

Sorry, I tried to post this with link and got rejected. Link to follow.

Either r67 is woefully misinformed or blowing out his ass, for reasons unknown.

[QUOTE]A cashier's check or wire transfer are really the only options for a safe and reliable closing transaction, says Steve Hill, lead mortgage broker at SBC Lending in Southern California.

by Anonymousreply 107May 21, 2024 6:47 AM

I tried to link again and got rejected again. Well, here's the text about permissible payments:

[QUOTE]"A cashier's check or wire transfer are really the only options for a safe and reliable closing transaction, says Steve Hill, lead mortgage broker at SBC Lending in Southern California. "Most escrow companies won't accept a personal check due to fraud," Hill says."

From US News article. I tried to post link, but DL rejected the link, twice.

by Anonymousreply 108May 21, 2024 6:54 AM

99% of the posters on this thread couldn’t hope to have $800k to make a down payment on anything.

by Anonymousreply 109May 21, 2024 6:57 AM

All the money I've ever had in my possession, added up over my lifetime, still would not amount to $800,000.

That's depressing.

by Anonymousreply 110May 21, 2024 7:03 AM

What does it have to do with anything, r108, besides you banging on the the big obvious?

by Anonymousreply 111May 21, 2024 7:03 AM

What do you mean, dear r111? Some of us are too dense to get your swift deftness!

by Anonymousreply 112May 21, 2024 7:15 AM

Why would you wire directly to a mortgage company? They wouldn’t be the escrow agent, a title company would be. Wire into the agent and at closing/settlement wire out by the agent—with the appropriate verification process..

by Anonymousreply 113May 21, 2024 9:21 AM

R109 And?

by Anonymousreply 114May 21, 2024 11:21 AM

You’re not very bright, are you, R114?

by Anonymousreply 115May 21, 2024 8:12 PM

Does the husband have any nudes?

by Anonymousreply 116May 23, 2024 4:35 AM

r116 Yes -- if you have $800,000.

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