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SAFETY ALERT: New Cases of Member Harassment

HAR members are reporting new cases of harassing calls, texts and emails from a man who uses a different name each time and often includes “you’re so sexy” in his messaging. The latest name he is apparently using is Jackson. Members have told us that the calls come in at all hours of the day and night, in some cases to multiple agents from the same brokerage, with no caller ID displayed. One agent reported receiving 19 calls in one night. They are from the 331 and 470 area codes and possibly others, all outside the Houston calling area.

HAR urges members to report any such harassment to Judith Delossantos in the Sex Crimes Division of the Harris County Constable’s Office at judith.delossantos@cn5.hctx.net or 832-927-6753. Your information could prove helpful in her investigation.

We still occasionally hear from members receiving calls from the infamous “foot fetish creep.” He, too, typically uses a blocked number with no displayed caller ID, which has made those cases harder to investigate. Nevertheless, we urge you to block those calls when possible and immediately call 911 to report them to your local police department.

Your safety comes first, and HAR urges you to act swiftly in reporting any such incidents. Please be sure to share this information with others.

David Mendel

David Mendel

Public Relations Manager
david.mendel@har.com

23 comments

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  • I received a call from the foot fetish guy about a year ago. Caught me off guard. Thankfully it clicked quickly and I hung up on him and he never called back. Be safe out there!

  • I have been receiving calls consistently for the past 1 year day and night, close to 20 calls in every 24 hours. It does not give a number. It shows as ‘ private number’ or ‘unknown’. there is no way to block these. I called T-mobile and they said you have to change your number as we cannot block them either.
    I have an android phone. Any help will be appreciated.
    Thank you

  • For No Caller Id’s I use TrapCall thru Apple App Store. I also had the police come out and he was great. He called thru the police department to the number I had for the foot fetish man. And told him he knew what he was doing and it had better stop. I haven’t received a call so far. He asked me about the other caller that says “your sexy” and I told him I hadn’t gotten one of those and that he probably thought I wasn’t sexy enough. Lol

  • This happened to me the evening of 9/10/20 he called 13 times starting at 10:12 pm and and then again 6:57 am next morning 2 times and then the next evening 2 times. I had to turn off my phone to stop getting them. I have the AT&T app to block and that did not stop the calls. I filed a harrassment complaint with HPD and have a case #. If all the agents that receive them file a complaint, Major Assaults unit will take over. This is seriously interfering with our business and safety. I answered the first 2 times thinking he is just a sick harmless person. Then he becam beligerent and threatening. Then my husband answered 2 times. He just started calling more after that. He may be harmless, but are you really willing to wait and find out if he isn’t?

    • Patti, thank you for sharing this information. I’m sorry that you had to experience this. HAR urges EVERYONE to take these calls/threats seriously and report them to HPD or the police department serving their community. If law enforcement believes these are isolated cases as opposed to the widespread nature of them, it’s unlikely that anything will get done. They need to understand how persistent and menacing this suspect has been. Please stay safe!

  • Thank you! I received calls at midnight from a blocked caller Thursday night. 8 in a row… I finally answered and it was a man speaking low….I immediately hung up. This freaked me out, tried to research how to see the number but couldn’t figure it out! Reading this now really freaks me out!

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