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ATTN REALTORS 602-541-6275 Targeting Female Agents with Calls & Texts

REALTORS across the country need to know 602-541-6275 is apparently targeting Female Agents with phoney calls & texts. Claiming to be a home buyer, any additional contact or conversation apparently leads to some 'Freaky Stuff'. This AZ Verizon number has called agents from New York to California, and now here in Las Vegas.

 

Real Estate Agents phoney calls and texts from 602-541-6275

Having been a Business Owner for most of my life, and established in Real Estate for some time, I know that as much as you may want to grow your business and provide excellent customer service, it also pays to be careful. Unfortunately there are those out there that try to eploit our helpfulness as a weakness. You don't let them do this, simply by working smart and turning something like this into a positive by informing others in the industry. I hope this helps you stay safe, so you can enjoy working with all the 'for real', great clients out there in search of their next home, or in need of the services and expertise of a professional listing agent.

For safety's sake please pass along to your Real Estate industry friends and co-workers.

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Comment balloon 33 commentsRoberta LaRocca • April 19 2014 03:40PM

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It's amazing how these things can go "viral" and cross our country in no time. Thanks for the heads up!
Posted by Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty) over 4 years ago

Thank you for the warning Roberta! I remember a few years ago, we had a freak call our office and always ask for my co-worker and I. When we took the call we always got not-so-pleasant ... ummm ... sounds. We ended up posting the number at the front desk to make sure nobody answers his call.

 

Posted by Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond (Thompson Company, REALTORS®) over 4 years ago

Carol and Andrea, glad to pass it along. No one need this irritation and waste of time, or anthing worse that could come from people like this.

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Roberta I'm glad I Googled the number.  I just got the exact same text. Thanks for posting.

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (Keller Williams Realty) over 4 years ago

Glad to Charita! Appears this person is stalking agents across the country, and worth a heads u.

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 4 years ago
that JUST happened to me! and I am here in Boston, MA.
Posted by Crystal Roach over 4 years ago

Crystal, this seems to be happeneing at random all accross the country.

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 4 years ago
I thought it was strange to receive a text message from someone I had never talked to before. so I googled it. Now i am certainly glad I did!
Posted by Crystal Roach over 4 years ago

Yes, same here. While I have existing clients that may prefer updates, viewings or showings and the like via text, it's pretty odd to have initial contact like this, and worth checking.

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) over 4 years ago

YEP!!! JUST GOT THE SAME TEXT! creep

Posted by Kimberly Tocco about 4 years ago

Yes kimberly, some people need to get a real hobby.

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) about 4 years ago

This same number just text me...pretending he was interested in ordering my Scentsy products! And started with the glorified foot massages! I snapped a photo of this website and told him to go take a hike!

Posted by Michelle about 4 years ago

I just got a text from him and I am not even a realtor! I am a Scentsy consultant!!

Posted by Megan Evans about 4 years ago

Apparently found another source of women to harrass.

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management (Simply Vegas Real Estate) about 4 years ago

I'm also a Scentsy consultant and just got a similar text asking to meet for lunch. Yeah, no.

Posted by Michelle Savage about 4 years ago

He's been texting agents all over Phoenix for months now. I first heard about this guy from a AZ real estate group on Facebook.

Be careful - he's still at it. Best advice is to put the number in your phone and block it.

Posted by Emmary Simpson, Serving Tucson AZ (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert) about 4 years ago

He also targets massage therapists he messaged me and sexually harassed me extensively and i ended up having to block him. His name is ANTHONY and he is a serious creeper. AVOID>

Posted by C about 4 years ago

well, Now I he has changed his number because the same messages are nowing coming from 602-292-0450 But, now his name is Joseph or Jason but, same thing is said.

Posted by Michelle Weese over 3 years ago

I got texts from him today as Jonathan.. phone number is 602-292-0450

Posted by Sarah over 3 years ago

I'm a massage therapist and got a text from the 602-292-0450 number asking for a massage. I screen all new clients and this popped up. Be safe ladies

Posted by Jess about 3 years ago

Just continue to be vigilant ladies.  You can't be overly concerned about situations like this.

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (Keller Williams Realty) about 3 years ago

This guy is a real big perv and is now harassing my daughter who works in a salon asking her to rub her feet and such. His new number is 6022920450. She isn't even 18 yet.

Posted by D almost 3 years ago

Hi, I'm in Gilbert, AZ and I just got a text from this guy too. 602-292-0450 is the number that came up. At first, I thought it was a girl responding to my Craigslist ad for Coach bags. He said he was interested because he is opening a boutique. I said we could meet at a Starbucks. He started talking about being in reflexology and kept bringing it up even though I was talking business. I knew as soon as he added the word sensual in explanation of his foot massages that it was a guy and not a girl. So I told him that if he provided me some references, I might be interested for my husband since he's on his feet all day. I just tried to act like I didn't know what was going on, and kept it to business. I get the feeling that he has a foot fetish with all the talking about high heels and reflexology and foot massages.

Posted by Monica Burgos over 2 years ago

There are some sick people in this world.  We have to stay on high alert.

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (Keller Williams Realty) over 2 years ago

I'm a state licensed massage therapist. He just texted me for a massage and suggested he give me a foot rub, asking if I wear high heels. Used Anthony and phone # (602) 292-0450. I recommend that everybody who gets such text messages report them to the local police - only way to get these guys stopped before they do something real dangerous. You should also file a complaint on www.reportacaller.com.

Posted by Julia over 2 years ago

just got a call .. felt weird about the call and the text messages.. so i looked up the number and sure enough. Im so glad i did.

Be careful!!

Posted by daisy over 1 year ago

Thanks for this thread ladies! He messaged and called me yesterday said his name was "Anthony". I felt super uncomfortable even though he kept it super legitimate at first. We hung up and he texted me "you help me find a house, I'll give you foot massages". I didn't respond then he asked me if I wore heels. I knew something was off so I googled his number and found this thread.

My 21 year old daughter was murdered by her boyfriend in Feb and since then I have been super vigilante and don't have the patience for crappy human beings like this scum bag. I reported him to the local authorities already.

Posted by Local Az realtor about 1 year ago

It's a really creepy feeling getting calls like this and worse when they text.  My condolences to you for the loss of your daughter and this is a tremendous sign that we all need to be vigilant.

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (Keller Williams Realty) about 1 year ago

I just received a text from him today. I am a Realtor also. He used the name Anthony, said he was in reflexology and told me the following: "You show me homes and if you want I will give you reflexology sessions". The number he used is 602-292-0450.

Posted by Kriste about 1 year ago

He came to our realty group through a Zillow lead today. He would only text. Used the name Anthony, same number 602-292-0450. Received the same story as above comments. He said he was in reflexology and that he would love to give me a foot massage. Asked if I wore heels. Upon suspicion I too came across this forum. I blocked his number, filed police report and notified my broker.

Posted by J 11 months ago

Same name and phone number, he texted me asking to see houses in zip code 85027, I asked for proof of funds and email address and looks like I got it off guard. Thanks for the warning.

Posted by Carmen 10 months ago

602-292-0450 Thanks allot everyone got a call an missed it , then a text.
He found me on Backpage. It really helps keep people safe with reports keep up the good work, and Thanks.

Posted by jj 9 months ago

What's amazing is that here it is 4 years later and this creep is still calling from the same number(s).

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (Keller Williams Realty) 9 months ago

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