Mary Holder Wants to Buy My House!

mary holder scam

In tonight’s mail, I received a very interesting letter from “Mary Holder” – she and her husband want to buy my house. All I have to do is email her at or call her on (301) 841-7316 and she sounds like she’ll come running with a bucket of cash.

Sound too good to be true? Yep, sure ‘nuf does. Especially when a closer look at the handwritten-looking letter shows that its actually mass-printed, with only my name and address written by hand.

Then there is the matter of the reply address on the card. 611 Pennsylvania Avenue SE is a UPS Store, not an office, so dear mary is looking more suspect by the moment.

Last but not least, there is the problem (for her) that not only do I love my house, I can actually afford it too. So I’ll be trashing her letter and I suggest you do the same.

2 Comments so far

  1. kac8 on May 10th, 2008 @ 8:13 pm

    I just received the same letter, and yes, my name and address were handwritten into what appears to be a handwritten form letter. We called the number 301-841-7316, which turned out to be a message service. The person who answered asked, "Is this in regard to the letter Mary sent to you?" Apparently good ol’ Mary did a public search for homeowners in a certain zip code and that is how she got our names and addresses. Very annoying.

  2. turner on May 20th, 2008 @ 12:48 am

    We have a place in Truxton Circle and just received the Mary Holder letter as well. . .what’s the deal, does she really want to buy these houses? Does she think she’ll find a bargin in Shaw?!

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