Bob Ratliff Blog: You've received a contact message from ActiveRain

You've received a contact message from ActiveRain

We all get these emails from time to time and it reminds me of a recent post from Maria Gilda Racelis who wrote about

Did You Get an Email from Miss Miracle?

You've received a contact message from your Contact Form on the ActiveRain network.

Message details: 
From: Vril Oleh 
Phone: +22897176059 
Subject: Dear Bob Ratliff,

Dear Bob Ratliff,

I am Vril Oleh a solicitor and legal attorney to late Mr. D Ratliff, who was my client untill death,

Moreover, I am contacting you for assistance in repartriating his unclaime esate fund in the bank valued at Thirty Eight million dollars.

More details and informations of this fund will be forwarded to you upon receipt of your response,

Thanks for your understandings,

Vril Oleh(ESQ).



I'm  posting this to remind you all to report these types of emails as SPAM especially when they come from a member.

Notice the many typo's in the email I received today.


ActiveRain please delete the member below for SPAM.

Vril OlehReal Estate Attorney / Belle Haven, CTVRIL ASSOCIATES



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Comment balloon 32 commentsBob Ratliff • March 03 2016 07:30AM


Good Heads-Up Bob Ratliff . Thanks for letting us know about this con-man.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) almost 3 years ago

I'm sure you have receive your share of these silly emails Bob "RealMan" Timm thanks for commenting.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 3 years ago


Weekly, I receive 6-7 similar emails, but none from AR so far.  My faves are discovered loot in an abandoned warehouse, cancer victims who have weeks to live and want to gift us with SSS...All part of the cyber village we have all created.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 3 years ago

Good Reminder that there are scammers everywhere.  

Too bad we have to watch all the time.   Wishing you a day of no spam and a big sale!    Have a great day! 

Posted by Anna Hatridge, Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty (Goodson Realty) almost 3 years ago

Bob Ratliff You are flat out of luck. This POS emailed me first! At least I think he did. I will bet you he can find additional 'money' for you too!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty National) almost 3 years ago

There is so much spam these days Bob, I get sick of It.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 3 years ago

No way Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI  & Bob Ratliff, Vril emailed me first, for Mr. D. Schloemer. Get your sticky fingers off of my money!

Posted by J.R. Schloemer, CRS (Kentucky Select Properties) almost 3 years ago

If only these people used this time and energy to do something positive in the world.  Just think.....

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) almost 3 years ago


Re: Ticket 175880, solved

Dear Bob Ratliff

Hi Bob, 

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We have successfully deleted the user and marked his email address as a spammer to ensure that he will not be able to harm the community with his fraudulent schemes. We have also banned his IP address, although this maybe a temporary solution to tech savvy spammers, this might dissuade them from attempting to spam the website again. 

Thank you for your constant vigilance and concern for the ActiveRain community. 

Have an awesome day in the Rain!

Noel Decangchon
ActiveRain Help Desk


Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 3 years ago

Thanks Bob, hope he stays away!

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) almost 3 years ago

Bob, I got the same message and wrote a blog about it. My friend Endre Barath, Jr. told me today over $1.5 Billion was taken by these crooks with these Internet scams. Staggering amount to say the least. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) almost 3 years ago

Funny part is I received an email from the AR site offering lots of money too:)) had not had time to let AR know and you are right Robert (Bob) Gilbert  it is a staggering amount....Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 3 years ago

WOW Endre Barath, Jr. I think the older generation and not so educated are the unlucky ones....sad

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 3 years ago

Bob,It is sad indeed, I also give credit to foolish and greedy people who think they can get something large for virtually nothing....

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 3 years ago

He was busy this morning as I got an email from him as well, only the deceased had the last name of Silva

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 3 years ago

Bob I get this stuff all the time and always wonder what kind of idiot falls for this stuff???

OH I know a greedy idiot :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 3 years ago

I got this one. I don't get them very often, thankfully!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) almost 3 years ago

I reported the profile and I'm sure it's been nixed by now.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 3 years ago

LOL, Bob. That 38 Million seems to be a very common amount for today's spammers. I completely ignored the Ms. Miracle email recently.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, almost 3 years ago

He's a busy solicitor - he represents the late D. Kendall, too.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 3 years ago

Bob Ratliff  i received the same message except he represented someone named Williams busy guy  The nerve of him 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 3 years ago

I wish these people would find a more constructive use of their time. I hope you have a great weekend, Bob. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 3 years ago

Yep, I heard from him too, thanks for the heads up and reminder to other members.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 3 years ago

It is always good to be on the alert Bob Ratliff .  I didn't get a contact from this guy but thanks for the heads up to be on the lookout for these nut cases.

Posted by Bruce Hicks, Your Lifetime Friend/Helper! (Best Homes Hawaii) almost 3 years ago

Hi Bob Ratliff ,  I'll let you have this one.  I'll wait for the next email.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) almost 3 years ago

We would all be rich if these things were real!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) almost 3 years ago

yup, I got that one as well and immediately hit the 'spam' button on it!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 3 years ago

I'm thinking when I retire I might take up a career trying to scam the scammers. Sure I'll help you. Just send me a check so I can fly to Africa and claim the money.

Posted by Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker (KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist) almost 3 years ago

Scammers....they are so very annoying....

Posted by Debra Leisek ( Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska) almost 3 years ago

I believe Bob removed or blocked the ipaddress when I reported to support.

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) almost 3 years ago

The names are different but it is the same template. I wonder mail server why they have remove these annoying eMail. There is enough intelligence developed for detecting it... Constipate information highway..... 

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) over 2 years ago

I think if they are going to give me money then they need at lease get the simple words spelt correctly. 

Posted by Kevin Morris, Real Estate agent serving danville and surrounding (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty) over 2 years ago