Today I received two emails from someone asking for my painting services on Vancouver Island. They said they found me from Houzz and they were relocating back to Canada.
(NOTE: I would never list my business with Houzz so that was the first red flag)
After researching keywords to the emails, to my suspicion this is without question a scam so to those thinking they may have some business coming from Houzz... beware not to get sucked into this scam.
Here are two emails I got. If you get an email like this... its a scam.
I'm Kelly, i saw your profile on houzz, when i was going through professional
painter page, i need a painter to help me do some painting in my house.
Kindly get back to me Asap so as to give you the job details.
Hi,Thanks for the response as i mentioned in my previous email i saw your profile when i was going through pages of professional painters. I need your service for some painting in my house. Have been in USA for 2 years on a work project but i'm done with it now. Im in the process of relocating back to Canada with my family and we should be back on 23rd MayHouse description:- Single HouseHouse Location:- Song Sparrow Way, Nanaimo, BCYour job is to paint the inside of the house which includes the walls, ceilings, trim, frames and window frames) and we want everything to be done before our arrival on 23rd May.We have already ordered for the paint to be used (ie same color, type, model and number) and everything has already been labeled for each room so all you need to do is to follow the label.Below are the rooms details to be paintedLiving Room: 13 x 18Bedroom I: 10 x 10Bedroom II: 10 x 10Dining Room: 11 x 11Hallway: 10 x 3Kitchen 10 x 13The condition of the old paint in the rooms is still good we did the painting a month before we traveled so everything is like new no stain or damage.Pls Note : The house is not accessible for now because we have the keys here with us and no one is there to show you around but you will surely have access into the house on the 27th April when my shipping agents delivers the paints and some other items to the house, so you can start your job same day, i will keep you posted about the delivery so you have nothing to worry about.Based on the rooms details mentioned above i would like to know how much the painting will cost(total/estimate/deposit/retainer ) and if you accept certified check for payment. I would appreciate if you get back to me soonest because we really want things sorted asap as the date is fast approaching.Thanks
CEO: Ocean Holdings
Call/Text: 956 410 0259